Monday, October 7, 2013

MFTeaser - Happy and Merry Christmas

Welcome to day six of seven fabulous days of MFT teasers!

Today I have two cards to share and they're completely different from each other. These are cards number 23 and 24 for Project Christmas 2013. Yay!

All the new products will be available in the MFT Boutique on October 8th at 10pm EDT.

I'll start out with my Happy Christmas card using Pure Innocence Happy Christmas.

I absolutely adore how this card turned out. You know when you make something and it just makes you smile? Well that's how I feel about this card.


I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then added a layer of Sno Cone. Next I used the Swiss Dots Die-namics to cut out the Sweet Tooth background. I love how the holes show a peek of Sno Cone underneath and it looks like falling snow. I used one of the sentiments from Pure Innocence Happy Christmas, stamped with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink, stamped in the bottom right corner.

For the image I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending Card then coloured her with copic markers. I used a yellow Spica glitter pen on the star for a little sparkle. I fussy cut around her and mounted her on foam tape for dimension.

The background trees were fun to create. I started with the Tree Lines Die-namics and cut it from Sour Apple card stock. Then I cut it again from Sweet Tooth and trimmed off the white trees. I stitched the two layers together, leaving just a peek of green along the top of the white hill.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from Pure Innocence Happy Christmas then I stamped the girl again with Pink Lemonade Premium Dye Ink.

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Next up I have a clean and simple Christmas card that uses FTL260, but I flipped it to make a wide card instead of a tall card.

I started with a Primitive Cream card base then built the card on a layer of Kraft.


The sentiment was created by using the Christmas Greetings Die-namics to cut out Paver Red card stock. Then I simply adhered it to the Kraft layer.

I used the new More Washi Patterns stamp set to create the two vertical line patterns. I did it by creating a reverse mask. I used the Washi Patterns Die-namics to cut out two strips of plain copy paper, then I used the cut openings as a mask for the stamped images. The two patterns were stamped with Kraft Premium Dye Ink and Nightshift Blue Premium Dye Ink. I added a Timber Green button tied with Hemp Cord for a dimensional accent.

Be sure to hop over to the MFT Blog for a list of today's participating designers and for the amazing prize info. You could win a $75 gift certificate to the MFT Boutique just for commenting!

Here are the supplies I used on the Happy Christmas card:
(note: links to the new products will be live on October 8th at 10pm EDT)



Here are the supplies I used on the Merry Christmas card:
(note: links to the new products will be live on October 8th at 10pm EDT)




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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

38 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured image and love the trees in the BG creating the scene.

Crestajune said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love the PI. It is so adorable!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your PI card is ADORABLE!! Love the second card, too. So pretty, Karen!

Gabby said...

Nice cards! Love your pink Christmas PI. :)

Natalie said...

Sweet cards! Especially love the PI card, great design and very pretty!

Gypsy 2 said...

Fabulous cards.Love your PI scene..she is so cute.

Tammy H said...

Love your little tree carrying girl and the awesome tree line and snowdrifts behind her. Also love the simple beauty of your second card. The washi tape patterns are so attractive. The card has so much dimension and yet very little bulk.

Tracey said...

Two very different cards - but both BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kim O'Connell said...

ACK! Your PI is adorable!

phyllis zimmerman said...

PI is a awesome card. Love the second card too!

De hobby droom said...

Two gorgeous cards!! The first card is so sweet :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love the colors of each of them!

Nancy K said...

Beautiful cards!

Wendy said...

Crap...my poor Visa this month!!! Love your work GF!

Lisa H. said...

two amazing cards! love that kraft one, BUT REALLY love your PI cutie. the scene you created is amazing!

Kristie Goulet said...

Two amazing cards!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty cards. Love the kraft & red card, but my favorite is the first one. That PI image is so cute and your coloring is fabulous. Love the trees in the background also.

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, those are two different cards...not sure how to choose a favorite between them! Your coloring is beautiful on the first and that is such a interesting and graphic layout on the second. If I had to choose...card #2 would win as I am the world's worst colorer!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Hi Karen! I'm not sure if I've already said this, but I love the new pic! I also like both cards -- seeing the scale of the trees next to the PI is a surprise to me, but/and I love them together -- how perfect are they together! So cute! And these new dies with the words are so fun too, perfect for a quick hostess gift card is what I'm thinking, those last minute things like when the kid says, oh yea mom, I said I'd bring brownies tomorrow.... I do love the large sentiments too though! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us!

Leslie said...

LOVE, LOVE, L.O.V.E this!! Love the snowy scene, the trees, the shading, the peek-a-boo snowflakes - love everything!! Your best of the year in my humble opinion! Oh and Christal says "really cute, awwwww". :)

Leslie said...

Ooops, forgot to mention card #2...nice...I just couldn't get past card #1! :)

Gladys Cravitz said...

I adore your PI card - the background, the tree line just way too cute!

Kim said...

I love them both, Karen!

Kari V. said...

Fantastic! Love that Christmas tree die...it really looks great!

Debbie Nelson said...

Precious PI...my favorite!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Love them both and would never be able to choose a favorite. Your combination of die-namics with the adorable PI is fabulous but so it your clean, striking graphic card with the washi patterns. Like I said, Both are amazing.

Colleen said...

Love both of your cards, both are just great!

Maria said...

Absolutely fabulous cards!!!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

These cards are FAB! Love the coloring and color choices. Bravo!

Brian Naus said...

Adorable!-Jen Naus

wendy said...

wowzers Karen, fab card, terrific coloring and gorgeous colors!

Janelle said...

The first card is Just HAPPY and the 2nd is so sophisticated. Love it!

Julie Ann said...

Very sweet card love the PI card.

Barbara said...

Very different but both totally awesome!

Dana White said...

This is fabulous. Love that die naminc

Dana White said...

This is fabulous. Love that die naminc

Dana White said...

Oh and the PI girl is so sweet. I must get that stamp!

Cathy said...

Two great cards, especially the PI Happy Christmas card!