Welcome to MFT&FRIENDS November 2019 Release! I feel super lucky to be invited to join them for this exciting event so I could get to know more crafty people in this loving crafting society. I always love how My Favorite Things combines variety of styles and designs for their stamps and dies. So it’s fairly quick for me to create those three cards below.
Do you believe it’s November already?! That means we’d better make sure we’ll have enough amount of Christmas cards before the holiday arrives. To start my first card, I stamped all images from Polar Penguins Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah solar white 80lbs card stock paper. Then I die cut them with the Coordinating Dies. I colored all images using Copic alcohol markers and set aside for later use. Since I was in a Pink Christmas mood I made sure to have add it to all accessories.
Now it’s time to prepare the frame and background scene for all characters to be in. To create the frame, I die cut my frame using Inside&Out Stitched Rectangle Stax out of a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. I inked the frame with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry to match the color scene.
To create the nighty sky. I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot onto the negative part of my frame die cuts.Then I splattered white watercolor paint over the background by tapping the paint brush handle. Once it’s dry, I die cut couple pieces of clouds using Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics to mimic snow banks, then I attached it onto my inked background using liquid adhesive and foam tapes.
I attached all color images onto the background and white embossed the sentiment “Have a Cool Holiday” to add to this card.
I love to color whole bunch of images at one time, so it is really easy to put together my second card. I went for the traditional Christmas color combo which is red and green, and I added a little bit blue to pop out of the main colors. The images are still from Polar Penguins Stamp set and cut with the Coordinating dies. As a MFT friend of this month, I got to have a few cool products to play with. I combined some of them onto this card to make it more fun.
I stamped my background using VersaMark ink onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powders. Then I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron. My background is slightly busy, so trimmed a rectangle piece out of vellum paper and attached it to the center of my background. I die cut the piece using Mod Link 2 Die-namic out of white card stock and glued it onto the lower portion of my card to create snowy ground
I arranged my colored images onto the background and added the sentiment “Have a Cool Holiday” by stamping and embossing with embossing powders. I finished the card with some Sparkling Clear sequins.
Raise your hand if you love giraffes! They are so stinking cute from this new stamp set called Giraffes on Ice! Who cares if they can really ice skating or not, LOL, Anything can happen in our stamping world! To make this card, I first used one of stencils from Winter Stencil Strips to create my upper and lower pattern on the background by blending Tim Holtz Distress ink in Candied Apple over. Then I cut two pieces of 3.5″ by 4′ panels. I ink blended one with Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink and cut the circle window using Wonky stitched Circle Stax, and I created the snowy hills and sky using the image within this stamp pairing ink blended Salty Ocean oxide ink with white paint splatters.
I layered the window frame over the background using foam tape and attached the whole piece onto my HoHoHo card base. The main background is made. I stamped the images from Giraffes on Ice Stamp set an die cut with the Coordinating Dies, then I arranged them onto the background. I stamped the sentiment “Happy Freezin’ Season” onto a piece of black card stock paper and embossed it with white embossing powders. Then I hand cut the strip and added it on the card for the final touch.
I am so glad to be here hanging out all of you and I hope you will have lots of fun playing with this release. Can’t wait to see what you will create!