Tuesday, September 9, 2014

MFT September Release Countdown + Video Tutorial



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.

Wahoo! Its time to start the MFT Release Countdown for September! This month its about fall, back to school, and warmth, and warm cuddly things, hint, hint, wink, wink...Its one fantastic release so stick around and check out the happenings each day!


Lisa Johnson's latest, Out on a Limb, is fantastic. The tree, the leaves, the sentiments! Best part is, you can use this set with any season, fall winter or spring! 

This school year, I need dude cards. Guy cards. Cards that won't make a man gag. E has the only male teacher in the building as his teacher this year. Its awesome! They have lots of interests in common, but he doesn't need or want anything girly or homemade girly. Its going to be a chore coming up with ideas, but this first card fits the bill perfectly!


As I looked at the solid stamp images, I wanted to add more dimension and texture. I immediately went back to the old kissing technique. I have a video tutorial below for you. Plus a tip on how to line up the stamped images.




To finish off the card, I stamped these awesome text circles from Out on a Limb on my Kraft card base. Then I added a Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX pennant cut from Electric Red cardstock. It was stamped with Typewriter Text Background with Electric Red ink. And don't forget the apple for the teacher. :)


For my second card, I used the same stamping technique, just layered up the card with Die-namics Blueprints 19. Die-namics Blueprints 19 helps design a square card, about 5x5". It includes lots of layers and so many pieces to play around with! 

The sentiments in Out on a Limb are wonderful, as well as the tree image. I feel the need to create fall-colored leaves with these stamps very soon, but I am not quite ready for fall yet! :)


The Electric Red cardstock background was cut first with Die-namics Blueprints 19, was stamped with Wood Plank Background. That background just seems to fit brilliantly with these images, along with some inking on the edges with Natural ink.


One more card today because I cannot resist when I can create negative-space die-cut cards! Die-namics Out on a Limb coordinates perfectly with the stamps of the same name and its a lot of fun to use! 


To die cut these two images out together, it needs to be done in two steps. As you can see, I started by die-cutting the tree trunk image out of Kraft cardstock first. 

I placed the tree trunk on previously die cut leaves (to the right of the photo above) to illustrate how high up the group of leaves the tree trunk can be placed. Once I saw that,  I knew how to line up my Die-namics to create the tree in the card above.


I slid the Die-namics leaves waaaay up the trunk and adjusted the Die-namics until I couldn't see any leaf edges showing through the opening.


Holding the Die-namics in place, I flipped the whole thing over and secured the Die-namics with low-tack tape.


I passed it through my manual die-cutting machine again, and yay! A lined up tree ready to be used!


Behind the tree, I layered strips of Electric Red, Tangy Orange, and Orange Fizz cardstocks. Each strip is about 1/2" wide.

Whew! That was a lot of information and fun! See how creative you can get and its only day one?!! Stop on over to the MFT Blog for lots more details and peeks at other products!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Thank You Tree card, available Sept. 16:


Supplies for Thinking of You card, available Sept. 16:


Supplies for Out on a Limb card, available Sept. 16:



30 comments:

Kathy Krug said...

My favorite is the negative space card. Love the colors.

Karen Wade said...

Loved your autumn tree so much I pinned it!!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

genius use of that tree die!! love!

Dianne Guilinger said...

super cool, love the wood grain on the tree!

Sosa's Wife said...

Beautiful cards! Love the layered strips of paper behind the negative diecut card! And thank you for the video!

Alina said...

very beautiful cards, Kimberly, thanks for the inspiration!!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love your cards...thank you for the video and tips....much appreciated!

Lisa H. said...

amazing and beautiful cards! i love the kissing technique BUT I looooove the striped tree. beautiful!

Julene VanKleeck said...

Both these cards are beyond amazing! I love the kissing technique and this is the first video I have watched for it...you have just changed my stamping world!

icardeveryone01 said...

Kimberly... look at you go... Love each and every one, and MUST have that tree die!! OH! and electric red? In my basket next time!
=] Michele

Amy Rohl said...

These are soooo fantastic, and I love all of your tips, tricks and tutes!!

Pam Beatty said...

Oh, I love all of them, but especially the red & orange one!

The Whitworth Family said...

This is my most favorite card with the tree Ive seen. I love everything about it AND how you did it was super helpful. Thanks!!

Donna said...

My favorite is your second card, Kimberly. The coloring,the attention to detail is spot-on. I love the cut out idea. Nice job.

Parker said...

About the first card, the kissing technique is fabulous, and the banner's red on red with the stamping. Cool lookin' card.

JAVAGIRL said...

So many supplies these days...
How I love the cards.

Pam Young said...

I'm speechless!! As if!! I love your cards especially how you used the negative with the different colors behind it!!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Hellllo Kimberly! What beautiful cards and two techniques learned! You rock lady! Thank you! Love the wood grain!

Lucinde said...

Great cards! Love the trees

Marie said...

Spectacular cards, so different from each other. How versatile!

ruth m said...

I love the pop of color on each of your cards-TFI!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wow!! Such pretty cards and absolutely love the way you created the card using the negative die. Also, thank-you so much for explaining how to do it.

Nora N. said...

Stunning cards!! I love how you used the same set for all three. So many ideas!!

itzamitzi said...

Love, love, love that orange and red tree! But the textured one is really nice also. Definitely fit the bill for masculine.

Denise Evans said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Janelle said...

All of your cards are lovely. The red really makes them pop. The last one is my favorite...you are so creative!

Julie said...

Absolutely Fabulous, Kimberly! I love all of your cards and your video is fantastic!

Tracey said...

Loving your cards!! Gorgeous!!

Wendy said...

Ok, all of these are amazing! But I might love the last one, it really pops and I love anything with Kraft paper!

Jackie Parkins said...

Love the Autumn tree and thank you for showing how you did it.