I know you are all excited that the teasers have finally started for this month's MFT Release! There is soooo much yumminess this month! I don't know if you all can handle it! lol If you would like to check out all the fabulous cards that the design team has created for you today, head on over to Kim's blog about 11:00am EST. She will have the complete list available for you there.
My first two cards today feature the fabulous Love Birds stamp set. This was available as part of a Kit a few months ago but it is now being released as a set. The images in this set are so cute! I just love how the smaller bird has her leg curled up and she is leaning in to the other bird! Too Sweet!
I stamped the images using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a White Perfect Paper Panel. The images were then colored with Copics. I'm not sure if you can see this or not, but the birds are actually puffed up on this card.
Here's how I puffed them up. After I had finished stamping, I flipped the paper over and I held it up against the light. I used a pencil to trace the outline of the birds on the back of the paper. I then placed the paper on my paper piercing mat, I used a Stylus and I pressed out the image of the birds. This gives it a bit of extra dimension but I wanted a bit more so I grabbed a cotton wool ball. I added a bit of glue to the back of the image and I filled it with some cotton. I covered the cotton with a piece of packing tape and then I placed the image on top of the patterned paper! It's a super easy technique and a great way to add dimension to a card!
For this card I used MFT's Hot Fudge and Sno Cone card stock, along with October Afternoon's Farm Fresh Designer Series Paper. The ribbons are both from MFT. The Edger Punch is from Martha Stewart.
My next card has a completely different look and feel to it. I've used the same Love Birds stamp set but a different collection of papers. For this card I used the new Basic Grey Line, Sugar Rush. I am so thrilled that Kim is now carrying this in the store!I also used MFT's Sour Apple card stock.
If you joined us last month for the new release you saw some of Mel's amazing work. I was so inspired by her bead work that I had to try some on this card. I stitched seed beads around the edges of the label die. I love the texture and dimension this adds to the card!
Finally, I have a Flopsey card for you! Aren't you glad to see our old friend Flopsey back again? This months set Basket Full 'o Flopsey, is full of all sorts of treats. There are a number of options to fill Flopsey's basket with, I decided to go for the flowers. It will be months before we see flowers here in Calgary! lol
My color combination on this one is a bit bright but it definitely screams spring! I used MFT's Sour Apple card stock, along with Summer Sun and Lavender Lace. The patterned paper is October Afternoon's Farm Fresh. To add a touch of bling, I added some small Swarovski Crystals to the center of each flower.
Check out this month's Guest Designer Contest in the MFT Forurm, it's all about Spring! You could be the lucky winner!
I hope you have enjoyed my teasers today. Don't forget to check out Kim's blog for the full list of designers participating in today's Teasers.
It's going to be a great Release Party on Wednesday night! Make sure you join us in the MFT forum for all the fun!