Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MFT March Release Countdown Day 6

Welcome to this month's Release Countdown with My Favorite Things! You will find complete details each day on the MFT Blog, including how you can win prizes and full reveals of featured products.

Oh my word! Can you stand the cuteness? When I heard that Birdie Brown designs would be having a line of stamps with MFT I jumped for joy! This is very exciting! And what is even better is the fact that there are coordinating Die-namics too!

I started by die cutting Die-namics Sunflower Sweetheart from Blending Card by X-Press it. Then I stamped the Sunflower Sweetheart images and colored them with Copic markers. Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to see all the amazing details in this stamp set and Die-namics set!

For the card base, the new Wood Plank Background was stamped in Chocolate Brown ink onto Kraft cardstock. The panel was layered on a Tangy Orange cardstock card base. Then I added the images.

A few more die cut images and a sweet sentiment finished off the inside of the card.

Here is a look at the Copic markers that I used on both of my colored cards today. Hope that helps.

Because I couldn't put all the adorable images from Sunflower Sweetheart down, I came up with this card. I thought the small pot looked like it could be a birdbath for those two cuties! I made the base post by die cutting the fence from Die-namics Sunflower Sweetheart and trimming away the rest. Coloring the single post with Copics seemed to work perfectly.

The blue sky got a fun touch by embossing a stencil that will be released this month called, Sun Ray. For more about how to emboss your stencils, you can check out a video tutorial I did here: Embossing Stencils.

The inside was stamped with images in Natural Ink onto the Kraft cardstock base. A couple of colored and die cut images finished things off.

I just HAD to play with this Sun Ray stencil more! I used it as a stitching template. Maybe a little crazy, but the way it turned out made all the time worth it! The sentiment is from Words of Inspiration and was stamped onto vellum. I kept the strip of vellum long, so that I could wrap it around the front part of the card, because adhering that to the front would ruin the look.

A quick look at how I stitched with Stencil Sun Ray.
I placed my stencil onto a foam pad and pierced along the openings with a paper piercer.
(My foam pad is made for this kind of piercing but a mouse pad works as well.)

Good thing I was watching a good movie to pass the time... :)

I used basic embroidery floss to stitch. Wanting the stitches thinner in appearance, I used only two threads from the skein at a time.

I used a running stitch, which makes a solid line of stitches. Start stitching by bringing the threaded needle up through the bottom.

Go back down the next opening.

Bring the needle back up the next opening.

And go back down the previous opening. (There will be thread in this opening already, if not, try again.)

Continue bringing the needle up through the previous hole until you complete your stitching.

Another fun way to use your stencils!

And as always, head over to the MFT Blog! Full images of new product, links to the fabulous design team, and a chance to win! Yay!

thanks for stopping by!


Supplies for Sunflower Sweetheart:

Supplies for Birdbath:

Supplies for Caring Spirit:


Tammy H said...

Love your little girls "straw" hat. So creative. And the little birds and their birdbath is so creative.

Judith said...

Oh, those lovely birds!!! Love love love the scenery.
And the sun rays are just PERFECT!!! You are so creative (-:
Have a nice sunny day,

Tracey said...

Wow!! Loving your cards!!!! That stitching on the last one is awesome!!!

Debbie Nelson said...


zehra said...

Beautiful cards, love the bird bath ur stiching is awesome

Carol L said...

Oh my, such creativity with all of your projects! I love the little "bird bath" and especially how you used that stencil! NJ on everything!

Amy McCue said...

I love all the fun fun things in this release!

Wendy said...

Goodness, how long did it take you to do that sewing...all our adorable!

gmanshk said...

love the card, but when I click on the product info below, it shows no product available. thx

Amy S said...

Love all your cards! Great use of the new products! I believe you showcased them all very well. I love the stitching you did on the last one. I can't even begin to imagine how long it took you. I will have to give it a try sometime.

Donna Brown said...

I love stitched cards. Thank you for showing us how you did this one.

lynda said...

I took the Steciled class at Online Card classes recently. There were so many techniques I learned to use with stencils. But they left out your technique! I LOVE your idea & it looks fantastic!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Wow GF, you Rocked all of these cards and I know that stitching took a lot of patience. I'm sure that's going to someone Veeery Special. Uhhh need my address? (lol)

Amy Rohl said...

Wow, wow and wow! LOVE her straw hat and that stitched sunrise is awesome sauce! You.rock.

a1983alaskan said...

Oh I love the SunRay card. I have never had much luck with stitching. Somehow, I tend to tear the cardstock when I stitch. Maybe I'll give it a try again, as I am inspired by this card :-) Thank you so much for sharing.

Deborah said...

Wow you are a busy bee all your cards are wonderful but my favs are the stitched sun rays and your first card is so awesome I think because you chose such a different color pallet and background great job!

Joan V said...

Wow, I think you went above and beyond the call of duty. I just love, love all your cards. I am so happy that you showed so many ways to use this set. Thanks a million. I just love them all. Wow, and the stitching is awesome.

Patt H. said...

I love all the cards! Would not have thought to stitch the sunrays. Clever! Love the little birdbath also. Great job!

Diane Bolton said...

your cards are my favorites!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Kimberly I am completely blown away by these cards. I am a sewer -- quilter, so I love the sewing; your cross hatching on the hat is beautiful and using the vellum for the sentiments is spot on. Beautiful cards.

Shanna Shands said...

Thanks for showing how you stitched that. I really love the first card with the woodgrain!

Sarah said...

Oh snap! Did you really just stitch that sun ray stencil?? L-O-V-E it!!!
God's blessings,
Sarah :)

Mardi Weber said...

All of your cards are beautiful! The stitching is fantastic, you gave me something new to try. The way you used the stencil on the birdbath card made me laugh! It's like a big exclamation point showing the birdies happiness in their bath.

jj said...

Love all the ways you showed how to use stencils. I am a certified stencil junkie now.

Leslie said...

Such a sweet girl that new image is! Thank you for showing what copics you use - very helpful for me, who is still new and untrained in copics :)