Hey everyone! Welcome to the start of the January / February release week for Winnie & Walter!
Day 1 is the Premier of The Big, the Bold and Baby stamp set / cutaways, Scenery: Stripes 2, In a Word: Baby Cutaway, In a Word: Congrats Cutaway and In a Word: Precious Script Cutaway – as usual, there are some really lovely sentiments in these sets! Here’s my first card:
I took one of the border stamps from Scenery: Stripes 2 and mounted it onto the door of my MISTI, with a bit of a curve rather than straight on. I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the image in different colour using Distress Inks. The gridded paper that comes with the MISTI really helped me to keep each impression equally spaced apart.
Once I’d stamped the whole background, I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted it to the card front. The sentiment comes from words in The Big, the Bold and Baby stamp set and was heat embossed in white onto black cardstock.
I foam mounted the sentiment onto the card front and finished off with some wood veneer embellishments. Here’s my second card:
I began by creating a colourful background simply by swiping a range of Tombow markers onto a piece of white cardstock and then spritzing with water to blend them together. After heat setting the panel, I then stamped each of the borders from Scenery: Stripes 2 with black dye ink onto the panel.
The panel was trimmed down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted to the front. I then used the Welcome die from an older release (The Big, the Bold and Blessings cutaways) and die-cut it out of the copper foil cardstock and adhered it to the card front.
The second part of the sentiment comes from The Big, the Bold and Baby and was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock.
Be sure check out projects from Julie and the rest of the Talent on the Winnie & Walter blog. The new release will be available at 22.00 CST on Friday, 3rd of February!
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This set has got to be one of the most versatile ones I have ever used, especially when paired with non-seasonal colours – I opted to go back to my trusted Distress Inks and stamp one of the outline tree images with rainbow colours.
I began by die-cutting an aperture out of a panel of white cardstock using the Pixelated Heart die and stamping a sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black ink underneath it. I then marked up some guidelines on a white card base for where I would stamp the tree in rotation in rainbow colours.
Once the stamping was complete, I foam mounted the die-cut panel to the card base, allowing the design to show through. To finish, added some Gold Mix sequins.
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Hello there! Time to showcase another gorgeous stamp set for the Neat & Tangled November Release!
Day 2 is for Elfs and their Shelf, designed by Elena Roussakis, and its such a cute stamp set – here’s my first card:
I went for a clean and simple look and only used one stamp from the set. I began by creating some coloured swatches by simply sponging various Distress Inks onto a panel of white cardstock. I then used the co-ordinating snow globe die from the set and repeatedly cut the shape out.
I stamped the matching snow globe image onto the die-cut pieces and arranged them on a white card base before stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
I then foam mounted all the snow globes to the card front to finish off.
Here’s my second card:
I began by creating a background pattern by repeatedly stamping the largest, solid flower from Paper Cut Flowers with a rainbow assortment of Distress Ink onto a panel of white cardstock.
I die-cut the panel down to the same size as my card base, adhered it straight down and moved on to the focal element – I stamped the presents from Elfs and their Shelf onto some white cardstock and simply coloured them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.
I also used the gold metallic shades from the Finetec Mica Watercolour Paint set for a bit of interest. I then fussy cut the presents out, die-cut the shelf out of some kraft carsdtock and foam mounted both to the card front.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment below the shelf 😉
Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – there’s also a giveaway! All the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 11 November at 8am EST!
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Welcome to the start of October release week for Neat & Tangled!
For Day 1, I’m showcasing the new Maple Thanks stamp set and co-ordinating dies – this is such a great set, and actually so very versatile – I created 2 cards because I had so much fun playing with them! Here’s my first card:
I went for a slightly watercolour vibe on this card, and I began by stamping the large maple leaf several times with Versamark Ink onto a panel of white cardstock. I then sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.
I then took a rainbow assortment of Distress Inks and painted the background loosely, starting with Seedless Preserves at the top, and ending with Picked Raspberry at the bottom.
When the panel was dry, I took a soft graphite pencil and went around the edges of each leaf to help them stand out. I smudged the pencil lines a little with a paper stump, trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card base.
I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of dark coloured cardstock, again with Versamark Ink and heat set in white. I trimmed the sentiment into two strips and foam mounted it at a diagonal across the front. To finished, I added a mixture of sequins. Here’s my second card:
I did a little double partial die-cutting with this one – I’ve detailed this process on this card – its a favourite technique of mine 😉
I had an inky panel on my craft desk that was just waiting to be used, so I trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card base, before foam mounting my double partial die-cut panel on top.
I left some of the pieces intact so that I could add the foam pieces behind the panel without them being seen – it also makes for a great effect 😉
The sentiment was stamped with black dye ink and a few sequins were scattered across the front to finish off.
Pop by the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be available from Friday, 14 October at 8am EST in the shop!
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Just popping by to share one final card using product from the MFT November Release:
How quickly did this come together?! Well, I literally swiped several Distress Ink cubes onto the Bold Diagonal Stripes Background, spritzed with water, and stamped onto a panel of white cardstock. That’s how quickly 😉
Misting a bit of water really helped the ink move a little, and also helped me get a decent impression – I don’t mind that its not crisp, as that wasn’t the look I was going for…
I trimmed the panel out and stamped a sentiment from Hand Lettered Holiday with black dye ink into the top right hand corner. I then adhered the panel straight down onto a white card base.
I used the two largest dies from the Stitched Star STAX Die-Namics to die-cut a star several times out of white cardstock. I adhered them all together to make a thicker embellishment and then brushed on lots of Gold Wink of Stella.
I adhered the star to the card front, and then covered it with Glossy Accents. Then waited ages for it to dry, but the result is so shiny and sparkly! To finish, I added a couple of clear sequins.
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Thanks for joining me at the start of October release week for My Favorite Things!
For Countdown Day 5, we’re showcasing the Lisa Johnson Designs’ Trim the Tree Stamp Set and Die-Namics, the Gift Tag Greetings Stamp Set and finally, the Tag Builder 4 Blueprints Die-namics! Here’s my first card:
I love a good old, one layer card once in a while, especially when you can create the illusion of dimension with embossing paste! I began by stamping the tree image from Trim the Tree first with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, and then with a range of rainbow coloured Distress Inks along the bottom of the card base.
I quite like the mottled, uneven look to the stamping – adds to the feeling of something that’s been hand made 😉 I stamped a sentiment from the same set with black ink and set the card aside to dry. I then reached for the Snowfall Stencil (being showcased tomorrow), laid it on top of the card and masked off the sentiment area before swiping through some embossing paste.
I removed the stencil, gave it a quick wash and while the paste on the card was still a little wet, I sprinkled some iridescent embossing powder all over, tapping off the excess. After about an hour, I heat set the powder, and the card was complete!
Here’s my second card:
This one is pretty quick, clean and simple. Oh and that background? That’s created using the new Basic Stitch Lines Die-Namics, being showcased on Tuesday!
I ran those dies several times across a card base to create a bit of interest. For the christmas tree, I wanted to go for non-traditional colours, and ran the tree die from Trim the Tree Die-Namics out of some pink, purple and grey cardstocks, scoring the pieces down the middle to make them easier to fold in half slightly.
I then adhered all the tree pieces together, applying glue only in the centre and popping the sides up for a little dimension.
I foam mounted the tree to the card base and stamped a sentiment from Trim the Tree beneath it with black dye ink.
Pop by the My Favorite Things Blog for today’s full product reveal, giveaways and links to lots of gorgeous projects from the rest of the MFT Design Team members!
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Hey there! Thanks for joining me for the My Favorite Things September Release New Product Launch!
Today, I am sharing two cards with you – one featuring the Stitched Oval Frame Die-Namics and one showcasing the Fleur de Lis Background – I used them separately, but I think they could also work quite well together! Both cards were created using some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens – here’s the card that features the Stitched Oval Frames:
I basically die-cut a few of these ovals out of some white cardstock, and loosely watercoloured them with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.
I then arranged the oval rings on a card front, making a few snips along the way to make it look like some rings were interlocked with others.
When I was satisfied with the arrangement, I foam mounted the rings to the card front, and trimmed off any excess.
I stamped some of the images from the Soda Pop set with black dye ink – the sentiment was stamped onto a strip of black cardstock, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. To finish, I adhered a few sequins.
Here’s the card that features the Fleur de Lis Background:
I love how the background came together so quickly – I began by stamping the Fleur de Lis pattern with Versamark ink onto a piece of white cardstock and heat set with white embossing powder.
I then swiped a rainbow selection of ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens along the top of the cardstock, down to about a quarter of the way down. I then spritzed liberally with a solution of Perfect Pearls and water.
The water reacts beautifully with the markers and blends the colours together so well, while trickling down the card.
I trimmed the inky panel down with the largest frame die from Blueprints 25 and adhered it down to a card base. I then die-cut the Streetlights Die-Namics out of some black cardstock, and adhered one of them down to the card.
I stamped one of the words from Label Maker Sentiments onto a scrap piece of cardstock, fussy cut out and tucked it behind the street light.
Thanks for joining me this week while we showcased the September Release products! Be sure to check out the amazing projects from the rest of the MFT Design Team members for more inspiration on the My Favorite Things blog 😉
Welcome to another day of exciting previews from the My Favorite Things September Release!
For Countdown Day 2, we’re showcasing the gorgeous Soda Pop stamp set and Bottles Die-Namics; the Bottlecaps Die-Namics; the Bottlecap Letters and Numbers Die-Namics (all from Laina Lamb Designs), and finally, the Concentric Circle Grid stencil. Here’s my card:
I began by die-cutting the soda pop bottle out of several colours of cardstock and then arranging them in rainbow order on a card front. I drew some guidelines to help me position them accurately around a half-circle.
The bottles were foam mounted in place and I realised that the half-circle space on the right hand side would need a sentiment of some sort, but nothing seemed to fit! So, instead, I stamped sentiments from the Soda Pop set onto strips of black cardstock with Versamark ink and heat set with white embossing powder.
I stamped a smaller, circular sentiment from the same set onto the card front and then foam mounted the embossed sentiment strips.
To finish, I adhered a selection of sequins.
Don’t forget to check out the My Favorite Things Blog for today’s full product reveal, giveaways and links to lots of fabulous projects from the rest of the MFT Design Team members!
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