We’re so pleased to have Lori Craig joining for a guest post today! If you’re looking for ways to streamline your die cutting process while still being able to achieve a colorful result, you’ll find her ideas for adding Copic color to white die cuts intriguing. You’ll love the soft and beautiful look she achieved – read on to learn more about her project and technique!
I am so excited to be guest blogging for MFT this week! I have always been a huge fan of the products that MFT offers, but lately, I am really enjoying mixing the stencil and Die-namics lines with my Copic markers.
I love the look of the detailed Die-namics, but sometimes I shy away from playing with them because of the little parts and pieces that need to be cut from different colors of card stock. More than ever, I’ve been enjoying a more clean and simple approach to paper crafting, and then it hit me – I was originally drawn to Copic markers because of the beautifully vibrant and smooth color that I could achieve when I used the pens…can’t I translate that to use to my benefit and style on some of those detailed Die-namics?
(YES. We’d say Lori achieved her goal with flying colors! You’ll agree after you see what she did!
Here I have cut the Die-namics Cute Cameras 2 from X-Press It Blending Card.
It was super easy to color each component with Copic markers,
and then inlay them back together to create a cute tag accent.
The other thing I have enjoyed is using the MFT stencils with my Copic Air Brush System. When I work with the stencils, I like to work with a Copic product called Mask It film that is re-positionable and removable. This lets me use just the portion of the stencil that I need for each specific project.
In this case, I wanted to play on the photo theme and the popular bokeh idea and create a little ‘bokeh’ for my background. I used the Graduated Circles stencil but the Graduated Hexagons would work well, too! I used Copic BG13 and R22 to accent a piece of MFT Sweet Tooth Card Stock.
I put my card together with the tag, a little strip cut from Blueprints 2 Die-namics and colored with Copic Marker R35, and a button finished with twine. Very quick and fun to put together. This one is perfect to pop in the mail for a fun girlfriend hello!
Amber, of Damask Love, has been wowing us with her innovative projects featuring MFT stamps and Die-namics for awhile now, so to say we are thrilled to have her joining us for a couple of guest posts is an understatement. We are confident that her talent and ingenuity will blow you away as well! Let’s just get to her project so you can see what we mean.
We are so lucky to have Jennifer McGuire joining us today to share a fantastic video detailing three different ways to use your Die-namics collection to create beautiful and unique elements for your cards and projects.
Jennifer claims to be addicted to die cutting and with results like this, we can see why! In her stunning example, she’s blended in lifelike color to simple white die cuts, boosted the shine and depth of a classic sentiment die cut, and added texture and dimension by debossing her card background with the Modern Morocco Cover-Up Die-namics.
Along the way, she’s shared an incredible number of great tips that you won’t want to miss.
You can see Jennifer’s video HERE or by simply playing the embedded video below. Subscribe to our Youtube channel TODAY and never miss another MFT video.
Hey there MFT friends! I am super excited to be guesting today on the MFT blog and sharing a couple of projects using some of my favorite MFT products. On my blog, Damask Love
, I do a lot of everything – from stationery to gifts, I pretty much love to make anything, especially with paper. For today’s project, I’m going back to my card-making roots and sharing a design that will be a show stopper for any
This tri-fold notecard has awesome depth and is sort of a mini work of art! Let me show you how I made it:
The Wildflowers Centerpieces Die-namics
is currently one of my absolute favorites! The detail is amazing, but so easy to execute. Even though the set does come with little coordinating petals, I opted to add color to each flower with my Copic markers.
You’ll need to add a little sunshine to your trifold card. First, I used a craft knife to cut a rectangle frame from the center portion of the trifold card. To do this, close the card, and use the border of the already die cut Wildflower Centerpiece as a guide for where you’ll need to cut the center panel. Next up – some sunshine. This is easy to do by adding a 1″ circle die cut from the Circle Stax Set 1
and coloring it with shades of yellow. Then, simply adhere it to the inside of the frame so that it’s peeking out.
Last up, you can tackle the third panel on your notecard. Use Post-Its or masking tape to create a frame that matches the previously cut rectangle. Then start blending away with the MFT Inks. I love the look of this pretty blue sky!
Here’s a peek at how your fully assembled notecard will look:
Now, since the majority of the card is covered by your beautiful artwork, you can go ahead and write your note on the back of the card. Think of it as a postcard that’s been given a hefty dose of awesome
Thanks so much for letting me hijack the MFT blog today! Hope you’re inspired to make something pretty.
Thank you so much Jennifer, for sharing your time and talent with us.
Today, Kim O’Connell is back with us to share a sweet card with dotty appeal. Doesn’t she look a little lonely there sitting on that bench with an open spot beside her? Whomever receives this card will know immediately that the sender is reserving a spot in their heart just waiting to be filled by the recipient’s presence.
Here’s a nice trick to add to your repertoire: that amazing sky detailing was done by using the Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border as a template for sponging on the clouds in our Premium Dye Ink in Berrylicious. It’s a subtle bit of detailing that really packs a punch in the overall design.
Kim shares more of her work at Paper Perfect Designs.
The key word for this delightful design from Kim O’Connell is “depth.” The impeccable shading, stamped pattern details in the wallpaper and flooring, and a little extra lift on a cute, furry friend make this card one that demands to be touched and admired.
The hair…amazing, right? Like the sun is glinting off her perfectly pig-tailed hair and causing a slight blush on her cheeks.
Do you love Kim’s work as much as we do? Head on over to Paper Perfect Designs to be inspired by more of her irresistible designs.
Also, don’t forget to check out our 75% off Retirement Sale. Over 100 stamp sets that will be gone for good after Monday, December 23rd. Quantities are limited, so click on over now to see what’s available!
We have SO MUCH wonderful stuff in the works for our January release that we’ve decided to have a retirement sale to make room for all of the new goodies. From now until the end of Monday, December 23rd, save 75% on over 100 stamp sets! If you’ve been eyeing one of these sets, NOW is the time to grab a last minute gift for yourself because once the sale ends, so too does your chance to nab them. These sets will be retired forever and quantities are limited. See all of the included sets here (and while you’re at it, don’t forget to Celebrate Big by adding your Free with $60 set to your cart for orders over $60.)
Now, back to our regularly scheduled blog post with Guest Designer Kim O’Connell.
“I’m sorry” can be one of the toughest sentiments to convey. Kim joins us today to share a sweet card sure to go a long way in mending hurt feelings.
Between that darling girl knitting her heart out and charming details like the subtly stamped houndstooth pattern from the Spring Backgrounds set, your recipient is sure to let bygones be bygones.
With that face, how could they not?
You can find Kim and more of her lovely work on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.
Do you love Scrapbook & Cards Today
as much as we do? Our friends there are presenting 12 days of holiday giving. Since we know you always
have more room for beautiful My Favorite Things product, you might just want to make a stop over to their blog
today (wink, wink.) Too subtle? OK, you definitely
want to make a visit a priority because MFT is sponsoring a prize today. Don’t miss it!
Keisha Campbell continues to spread Christmas cheer with four more fun and original Christmas cards! She has transformed simple card stock into Christmas miracles using our Die-namics, stamps, stencils and more. And luckily for you, she is sharing her secrets!
This card has cold-weather charm thanks to the Snowflake Splendor set and a nice message for friends and family. The candy cane print and jeweled embellishments make this card a sweet treat for anyone who receives it!
When friends and family live far away, it gets difficult to connect with them over the holidays. Send them a heartfelt message in this unique Christmas card! The Cheerful Greetings stamp set spells out a simple but thoughtful message on the front, and it’s up to you to fill the card with words of love!
The perfect gift isn’t truly wrapped until you’ve topped it with the right bow. Keisha created this one using the Beautiful Bows Die-namics, with just the right amount of shine added in with a large gem. You can even customize images in the peek-a-boo cut outs using your favorite old holiday cards!
Let loved ones know, “Tag, you’re it!” with this joyous greeting! Using our Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics and Sunny Day Doodles Sweet Christmas stamp set, Keisha has created this lovely greeting that will be sure to please no matter who is listed under “To:”!
You can see more of Keisha’s wonderful work on her blog, A Bit of East-coast.
Kim O’Connell is back again today with a holiday project that is perfect for the whole family to participate in. Get your kids involved in creating these Christmas ornaments for their teachers, coaches, and friends. Making Christmas ornaments is a holiday tradition that your family will look forward to year after year.
Are you ready to start?
- Stamp small strips of card stock with the patterns from the Washi Patterns or More Washi Patterns stamp sets.
- Cut additional strips of solid card stock in coordinating colors.
- Curl the card stock by wrapping the strips of card stock around a pencil.
- Insert the curled card stock in the ornament.
- Finish off your ornament with a holiday greeting and a bright bow.
Now it’s your turn! Show us your hand stamped Christmas Ornaments on our Facebook page.