Three Things for Your Weekend: 1. Retirement Sale Steals 2. November Vault Launch Winner 3. A Flurry of Inspiration from MFT Friend Kelly Lunceford
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Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected November Vault Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Shopping Spree to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!
Yoshiko Glenn (November 20 @ 11:17 am)
Yoshiko, check your email later today for your prize!
We're welcoming Kelly back to the blog today, this time with a duo of cards featuring the latest from Birdie Brown — the exuberant Snow Buddies collection.
I'm thrilled to be back again today sharing a couple more cards as a MFT friend for the month of November. I was so excited to see that the darling Snow Buddies stamp set is back in stock. This is one of those sets that I will be reaching for ALL WINTER LONG! I love all of the different images and accessories that you can mix and match to get different results each time!
To begin both of these designs, I did some masking and ink blending using Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks. Before I removed the mask, I added one spritz of Shimmer Spray for shine, a few stamped snowflake images that are included in the set, and some white paint splatter. I just love how each of these added elements really makes a realistic snowy scene!
I removed the masks and set those aside to dry while I got to work on the rest of the stamping and coloring. I stamped the images that I planned on adding to my cards using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. I colored them with an assortment of Copic markers, using cool tones for these snowy scenes.
I used the coordinating Snow Buddies Die-namics to die cut the different images. I added them to the panels once they were dry using liquid glue and foam squares for dimension. Before I did that though, I used my mini MISTI to stamp the sentiments for perfect alignment and saturation.
I used a 2-way glue pen to add tinsel glitter to the pom poms on the hats and coarse glitter to the snow drifts on the fence line and the snowman. The dog got a dot of Crystal Glaze on his nose for a fun detail and realistic shine!
I added a trio of sparkling clear sequins to each of the two cards using liquid glue. Once that was done, I attached each of the panels to top-folding A2 card bases using foam squares. I love how fun these snowy scenes turned out! These will be perfect to send out during the winter months when things can seem bleak. I've had so much fun this month – thanks for stopping by!
It's the weekend! What are you working on? Hopefully you have some *you* time set aside to do something you love. If crafting is on the agenda, tag us with #mftstamps when you share — we always love checking out your MFT creations!
Such adorable cards! I love the design with the making! I love the colors, and especially love this stamp set! It’s my favorite!
I love the design and colors used!
This gives a magical effect and very winter to these two cards!
Fabulous work, thank you for sharing!