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We love how crafting brings people together. Emily Leiphart and Kalyn Kepner have taken their crafting friendship to the next level through their Two Many Cards series in which they both create cards in their own unique styles using the same set of products. For their latest installment in the series, they’re featuring Mod Birds and Sassy Pants Best Friends — what a fun combo!
Here’s a peek at both of their beautiful projects. Head to their blogs to find more project images, see their process videos, AND learn how you can win a gift voucher from MFT!
February 14-16, save 50% on almost every in-stock Hybrid Ink Pad & Refill! It’s the perfect time to stock your ink stash with color in anticipation of the spring season…it’s coming, promise! There’s no code required so fill your cart and stack the savings using our Shop to Save discounts! Not valid on previous purchases.
Please join us in welcoming Lea Lawson to the blog today for the first of two beautiful projects she’ll be sharing this month!
Hi crafty friends! This is Lea, and I am thrilled to be guesting again for My Favorite Things today.
Today my card features the adorable Party Penguins, along with the Happy Birthday Blend stamps and Die-namics. I can’t get over how CUTE these penguins are!
I started by blending the background using Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks. I die cut the Happy Birthday Blend from the middle of the panel, then splattered with watered down white acrylic paint before setting aside to dry.
As the background dried, I worked on the elements from Party Penguins. I found that it was best to die cut the penguins first, and then do the stamping. If you keep the card stock block that you cut them from, you can just place a little bit of washi tape on the back, and then place the die-cut pieces back into it in your stamping platform. This makes lining up your stamps so much easier!
You could also do the above process with the party hats as they are two-step stamped pieces as well, but I found that it wasn’t really necessary. I stamped the balloons and hats in light pink and purple inks with clear blocks then cut them out with their coordinating dies as usual.
At this point the background was dry, so I placed it on top of an unfolded A2 white card base in my stamping platform, and held it in place with washi tape and magnets. I proceeded to stamp the Happy Birthday Blend sentiment in light pink & light purple inks. I love how they blend together in places – such a fun element that MFT Stamps added to this set!
Next, I stamped the second part of the sentiment directly onto the blended background, along with the balloon strings. After doing all of that work, I ended up accidentally smudging the sentiment and couldn’t fix it. I’m not one to waste time, so I stamped the secondary sentiment again on white card stock and cut it into a thin banner. Then I adhered it over top of the smudged sentiment with a thin foam strip, and I think I actually like it this way more — you’ve got to love happy accidents!
Finally, I adhered the penguins, party hats, and balloons to the front, popping parts of them up with foam dots. Lastly, I accented here and there with some iridescent jewels.
I hope you liked my sweet birthday card today and I hope that I helped give some tips on how to overcome mistakes, as they do happen sometimes and that is okay! Thanks for hanging out with me today!
Those soft colors provide such a sweet counterbalance to the adorable black & white penguins. Lea’s pink and purple blend is such a pretty spin on the Happy Birthday blend sentiment! We love her tip and encouragement when it comes to turning mistakes into opportunities as well…she’s absolutely right about happy accidents. Now we want to see your blended masterpieces…happy accidents or not! You know what to do — tag #mftstamps to make it easy for us to find our new favorite project from *you*.
It’s the final day to save 15% on all in-stock Die-namics. What a perfect opportunity to grab coordinating dies for your stamp sets, stock up on essential shapes, and round out your die-cut sentiment options. Use code DIES at checkout to apply your discount. Excludes brand new. Not valid on previous purchases.
If you love colorful cards and playful characters, you’ll love today’s guest! Check out what Caly Person has created to share with us today…welcome, Caly!
Hi, Friends! This is Caly, and I’m thrilled to be guest designing for My Favorite Things today!
My card features the new Birth-Yay stamp set. I colored the images using Copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating Die-namics.
Copic colors used:
- Hippo, Toucan: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5
- Cake, Hats, misc. accents: R00, R20, RV11, R22
- Gift, Toucan beak: BV00, BV000
- Toucan beak, Cake candles: Y00, Y13
- Monkey, Cupcakes: E000, E30, E31, E35
- Cake icing, Balloon: G000, BG10, BG11
- Turtles: G40, G24, YG61, YG63
The background is ink-blended using Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, and Festive Berries Distress Oxide inks. Then I used the Card-Sized Confetti Stencil Set to dab white pigment ink and create the soft confetti on the background.
The sentiment is from the Birthday Wishes Die-namics (free with $60 with purchase while supplies last!) die cut three times using heavyweight card stock, and stacked for dimension before adhering to the card panel. Then the images were adhered to the card front using a combination of foam adhesive and liquid adhesive.
I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today and hope that you enjoyed this project. Have a fabulous day!
We’re loving the versatility of the new Card-Sized Confetti Stencil Set — from layers of color to a subtle white bokeh effect like Caly has created here, there are so many ways to integrate this fun design! Let’s see how you’re using it — tag #mftstamps when you upload so we can check it out!
Today and tomorrow, save 15% on all in-stock Die-namics. What a perfect opportunity to grab coordinating dies for your stamp sets, stock up on essential shapes, and round out your die-cut sentiment options. Use code DIES at checkout to apply your discount. Excludes brand new. Not valid on previous purchases.
Our Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.
The multi-step Party Penguins stamp set makes it so easy to create colorful party looks without any need to pull out your favorite markers, pencils, or paints. With just a tiny bit of extra effort though, you can take your look to the next level. Head to Debbie’s blog to see what she did to elevate these dapper dudes, and pick up some tricks for working with multi-step designs like these.
Debbie and Rachel are both featuring these adorable images today — head to their blogs for all the details!
If you love dimension on your cards, THIS is the video for you. A steady hand to do a bit of fussy cutting, as well as patience to create layers of foam adhesive are a requirement, but the result is absolutely worth the effort!
From straight on, the dimension isn’t readily noticeable but tilt the card to the side and WOW, what a cool effect! A composite image like the stacked animals in Birth-Yay provide ample opportunity to accent various accessories found within.
Watch MFTv – Creating a 3D Card with Stamp Layering on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!
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