Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MFT Release Countdown: Geek is Chic and so are stencils


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.


Welcome back! Today I have three very different cards, all showing off August release products. This first card is my favorite of the day, but shhh, don't tell the other cards!


First I applied watermark ink onto Black Licorice cardstock through the new Stencil Jumbo Polka Dot. I was curious how it would work for heat embossing, so I poured embossing powder over the dots and removed the excess. Then I heat set. Happy, happy, happy with the results! Then I stamped the small heart from Love's The Ticket and heat embossed those with a blue embossing powder. Having this idea work out is fantastic because now I can create my own "patterned paper" on dark cardstock too!


I added a piece of Blu Raspberry cardstock that had been cut with Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX. It was also stamped with Striped Backgrounds in Sweet Tooth ink. The word hello was cut from Die-namics Happy Hello. To make the bright pink cardstock match the duller tone of my embossing powder, I inked over the word with Natural ink. Remember that--need to change the cardstock color slightly? Ink it!


This card was inspired by the sentiment from Geek is Chic, "stay focused." I wondered if I could somehow blur the letters in the background, but keep what was under the glasses in focus. (Can you tell I just had my annual eye exams and tests? :))


Black Licorice cardstock was cut with Die-namics Bottom Line Alphabet and random letters were adhered to a panel of Primtive White cardstock. Then I trimmed a piece of Vellum to size, leaving it long on both ends. I cut the vellum with Die-namics Geek is Chic Glasses, using low-tack tape to keep the glasses exactly where I wanted them. Then I folded the long ends of the vellum over the letter panel. I did that so I could adhere the vellum without it being visible on the front of the card. Another pair of glasses was cut with Die-namics Geek is Chic Glasses, this time from Electric Red cardstock.


I put the sentiment from Geek is Chic on the inside, along with a stamped image of a pair of glasses. 


Final card, with more eye inspiration! I stamped the Eye Chart sentiment onto Primitive White cardstock with Nightshift Blue ink. Then I cut the cardstock with Die-namics Fishtail Flag STAX. I added a heart at the bottom using Die-namics Heart STAX and Blu Raspberry cardstock. To the bottom of the heart, I added a piece of metallic gold cardstock to add to the "bottom" part of the sentiment.


I made my own "patterned paper" again with stamps. This arrow is from Geek is Chic. Its randomly stamped on Primitive White cardstock. A few of the arrows were heat embossed with gold powder to coordinate with the bottom of the heart.


One last quick look at the heart and sentiment.

Be sure and visit the MFT Blog for a better look at all the products being shown today! They always have video tutorials that show the products in use! They always inspire me!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Stenciled Hello card:
Supplies for Stay Focused card:

Supplies for From the Bottom of my Heart Card:

15 comments:

Debbie Nelson said...

Great cards! The first one is my fav too! Love the embossing!

T Blevins said...

Great cards! Love the vellum over the eye chart.

Amy Seigler said...

Great cards! Love the embossing! That background really turned out amazing with the embossing you did! Love all the cards!

Wendy said...

These are amazing!!!

Tracey said...

Wow! These are all amazing Kimberly but I love that second one! So creative!!

Sharon Harnist said...

I absolutely love the arrow patterned paper you created, Kimberly -- no one would ever know it wasn't pre-printed ... gorgeous!

Detra said...

Love your cards. I haven't tried any of the stencils yet, but your card makes me want to....

Kendra Hernandez said...

These are fabulous...love them!!!

Amy Rohl said...

I'm in LOVE with those arrows and the blurred vision - so stinking creative. Thanks for the tip on inking card stock!

icardeveryone01 said...

Wow... that focus card is ingenious!!!
=] Michele

The Whitworth Family said...

Love how you used the polka dot background! Super cute cards. I want this set!

Kathy Krug said...

How clever to use the glasses to bring the focus to the letters. So great with the inside sentiment.

Parker said...

I like all your cards, but I've never before seen one like your vellum card. That is so clever and unique. Great job.

Julie said...

That stay focused card is so clever. Good job!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your stencil card!!