Friday, January 1, 2016

ewe are the best: MFT Stamps January Release Countdown



Welcome to the start of the MFT Stamps Release Countdown! For the next 5 days we will be sharing projects featuring the new stamps, dies, stencils, and colors that will be releasing this month. You will be able to purchase any of the products you see over the next few days on Tuesday, January 5, at 9 pm Central. 

Birdie Brown brings the cuteness again this month with Ewe Are the Best. With stamps and coordinating dies that are sweet and punny and everything a stamper and card maker could want! 

Ewe Are the Best is full of images that will allow you to build a scene around the adorable sheep images. I love this windmill image. I die cut it twice from Sweet Tooth card stock using Die-namics Ewe Are the Best. Then I colored it, and all the images, with color pencil. I cut it twice because I wanted to make the windmill interactive.

By trimming away the blades of one of the windmills and then attaching it to the complete image underneath, I could make the blades turn! How fun is that?! 

From the moment I saw the sheep in Ewe Are the Best, I immediately went digging in my stash for my Liquid Applique. How old school is that?! If you are not familiar with Liquid Applique, its in a tube like glue. You squeeze it out onto your paper where you desire, then heat set it with your embossing tool. It goes from looking like paint to all puffy. Perfect for fluffy, sweet sheep! As you can see, I became obsessed and I had to make all my sheep fluffy! 

As you can see, I was also unable to stop stamping! Before I left for the holidays, I stamped several sheets of sheep from Ewe Are the Best with Hybrid Black Licorice ink. I colored them while hanging out with our families. The new open dies in Die-namics Ewe Are the Best make it easy to cut after stamping! The images line up easily and I simply hold them in place with low-tack tape.

There are two different grass images and this fence in Ewe Are the Best. Along with quite a few mix and match sentiments.

And my fluffy sheep. They make me smile. Huge.

One last card, this time with the party sheep. There is one in every group, isn't there? :)

He is resting on a panel of Sweet Tooth card stock that was water colored with Summer Splash ink. The panel was cut with Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangle STAX.

And more fluff. Someone stop me! :)

Visit the MFT Stamps blog for all the information you will need about the upcoming release. That includes product images, product videos, links to the design team projects, and more! Plus, there always seems to be a chance to win!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

Supplies for Wool Ewe Be Mine, available January 5:

Supplies for Ewe Are the Best, available January 5:

Supplies for Happy Birthday to Ewe, available January 5:

40 comments:

Heather Ferguson said...

Awesome cards- love the puffiness of the sheep and your paper choices. All super sweet!

Lisa said...

Omg. Adorable and windmill very cool! Love that ewe set!

Christy Bray said...

hey, sometimes old school is best! and you've sold me on the appliqué! ha!

Shirley said...

Neat cards. I like your interactive windmill and the Ewes look real...like the puffiness.

Aileen (mum) said...

Love the windmill and after looking at the sheep I can see us all dashing off to the art shop to try and get that puffy stuff. The sheep look totally brilliant.

Auntie Em said...

Your fluffy little sheep are adorable! I like the way you did the windmill. Something touchable and something interactive on a card always makes it more special.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Colleen Howell said...

What an awesome job on all your cards. I love the fluffy wool on the sheep, you are so clever. And the idea for the windmill is awesome too!!

ESTILO COUNTRY PINTURA said...

Oh oh the sheep!!! Iove it

Nathalie Paquette said...

Really cute cards !!!

toni kwaiser said...

So adorable!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Inspired use of puffy paint- makes me want to pet the sheep! Beautiful1

Donna said...

I Love punny sentiments. These are just adorable! The texture on the sheep really makes them pop.

Nora N. said...

These are adorable!! I LOVE that you went old school with the Liquid Appliqué. I have some but not even sure it works anymore!! Fabulous design!!

Daniela Dobson said...

These are too cute!!!

I Card Everyone said...

EWE are too, too clever! Kimberly, LOve the puffy sheep, and the windmill? SO fantastic!
=]

Elchi said...

Love your cards!
And the idea with the windmill and the puffy sheep!
Hugs Elchi xx

Celeste Goff said...

What fabulous and adorable cards! Love the interactive windmill idea and how adorably fluffy you made all of your sheep!

Keti's Projects said...

OMG totally cute. Happy New Year!

marcar said...

Love the wooly sheep. So precious

Michele Henderson said...

That little ewe is the best! Adorable!
Take care!
Michele

TheCraftBunny said...

Adorable cards!! I love the liquid appliqué too! I just used it on my lawn fawn sheep for Christmas! Now I gonna dig it out again to get ready for thiscutie!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

You can never have enough poof!! Super cute projects...thanks for sharing!
*reaches for liquid applique*

Debbie Nelson said...

LOVE your fluffy sheep!

Jana Bolster said...

Too cute!

Janelle said...

LOVE your fluffy sheep and all your details on these very cute cards!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards love the dimensions and the puff sheep so cute!

Brenda Lee said...

Oh my cuteness!!! I love how you created such fluffy ewes. Absolutely darling!

Amante del Papel said...

I love the puff sheeps, there are so cute!

akwmwhite said...

Thanks for showing the puff paint. I have some and can't wait to use it. Kudos to great cards.

Laurie Pickerel said...

Love your "fluffy" sheep! Great idea!

Judy said...

Adorable cards! Love the way the windmill turns and that liquid applique is so fun on the sheep. Love the colors on your last card. Thanks for sharing.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!

Melissa C said...

Super cute cards! The new stamps from MFT are really cute! Love the fluffy sheep!

Jan & Eric said...

So cute but you had me going with that liquid applique. I would think it takes some time to figure out how to control it. I did a lot of guessing before reading---tips of Qtips, cotton, hardened toothpaste...

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donna mikasa said...

Get out! Fluffy sheep AND an interactive windmill?? Awesome!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Kimberly, I almost pulled out my Liquid Appliqué too, but I never, ever thought about making the windmill spin--GREAT touch!!!

Lucille K said...

OMG! Love the interactive windmill and the "puffy" sheep are so darn cute :)

Chris said...

love lvoe love the puffy paint !

Nandini said...

Cute cards! Love the use of puffy paint.

Sharron said...

Wow--so awesome! Love your designs! The spinning windmill and the fluffy sheep are amazing!