Tuesday, October 8, 2019

My Favorite Things - October 2019 Release




It's the big holiday release day at My Favorite Things and I feel very honoured to have been invited to join them for their MFT and Friends Feature with these four cards I'm sharing below.  The release is packed full of holiday goodness so be sure to check out what the rest of the design team have been creating both on Instagram and over on the MFT Blog.

For my first card I put the new Christmas sELFies front and centre.



For this A2 sized card I used the new Ho Ho Ho background stamp and Versamark Ink then I heat embossed in red.



I chose two of 6 optional images from the sELFies stamp set, stamping them onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and then watercolour painting using Kuretake Zigs.  Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and I used Stickles glitter to add the necessary Christmas twinkle!



I framed out the images using some now discontinued square frame dies by My Favorite Things but you can easily recreate what I've done with other square frame dies or even their Precious Poloroid Die-namics of course.

The card was assembled by slightly trimming the background panel and adhering it to the card base (a nice and sturdy 110lb weight) and then the selfie pics were applied with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped and applied and a few sparkling clear sequins finish out the scene.

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My second card today uses the new Merry Wishes stamp set as illustrated by Stacey Yacula.



This is one of my slimline cards measuring 8 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches.  A card of this size fits a size 9 envelope perfectly.

To create this card I ink blended a panel with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and stamped the sentiment.  I used a white gel pen to hand draw in the falling snow and applied it to a 110lb white cardstock base.



I used dies that cut 'hills' from Surf & Turf another discontinued die set but I'm sure you have some dies that are up to the task and I die cut two lengths of hills.   I used a little more Peacock Feathers to softly edge the snow edges and applied them to the background.



On Bristol Smooth cardstock the images were all stamped then watercolour painted using Kuretake Zigs.  They were die cut, backed with foam tape and applied to the scene.  I used Stickles glitter to glitter up some areas like the snowy roof and the edges of the snow and I used Nuvo drops for the tree lights.

Here's a couple of close-ups!







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My third card is a young and fun gift card holder that uses the new Christmas Crew - Reindeer Die-namics on an A2 card.



The die-namics make this card a breeze to create.   I started with the background which was created by ink blending Distress Ink in Lucky Clover and then deepening the edges softly using Distress Oxide Ink in Black Soot.  I splashed some white acrylic paint across the panel that I'd loosened with a little water and set it aside to dry after attaching to the card base.



I created my own gift card pocket by trimming two pieces of kraft cardstock to 4 inches x 2 5/8 inches.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the front to the back along 3 edges.   I die cut all the other components from the Christmas Crew - Reindeer Die-namics from the relevant colour and type of cardstock and adhered everything in place.



Finally, points were highlighted with a white gel pen, the gift card pocket was attached with dimensional foam tape after stamping the sentiment.   A variety of sparkling clear sequins finished out the scene.

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For my final card I returned to the Merry Wishes stamp set illustrated by Stacey Yacula but I also used the new Merry and Bright Die-namics.



This is another of my slimline cards and I ink blended a panel which Distress Oxide Ink in Blueprint Sketch leaving a loosely faded line for where the snow starts which gives the illusion of blowing snow across the surface.  I then splattered on some white acrylic painted loosened with a little water.



I die cut white cardstock with the Merry and Bright die 3 times and adhered each to the next then applied to the scene.

The characters from Merry Wishes were stamped and watercolour painted then backed with foam tape and adhered.

To finish out the card I stamped and heat embossed the word Christmas on a strip of pink cardstock and backed it with foam tape before applying.

Finally I delved into my substantial sequin and embellishment stash and found these dimensional snowflakes and hearts and glued them into place.



Thank you for stopping by my blog today to share in the fun that I had working with this fabulous holiday release.  Hope you enjoyed everything.

Happy crafting!

Nicky x

38 comments:

  1. Wowww! These cards are so adorable!! Love your coloring and the darling scenes! <3

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  2. Love the slimline cards. All of your cards are fantastic

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  3. Gorgeous cards! So cute! Love the backgrounds.

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  4. Amazing set of cards. So fun.

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  5. Wow! You've been busy, what an amazing bunch of cards you created there! I'm especially fond of that lovely background you created with the Lucky Clover and Black Soot, really nice, I haven't tried that combo before, but I love it!

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  6. Your coloring and backgrounds are FABULOUS! I LOVE the selfie one!

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  7. WOW! A lot of creative ideas, love the colors on the 2nd card and that reindeer with the green glitter bow is amazing!

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  8. All of these cards are so cute!!

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  9. So cute!!! I love all of your creations!

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  10. Awesome cards, full of colour and fun!

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  11. Absolutely amazing projects! I love the colors and critters!

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  12. wow, such a wonderful set of festive cards, love all your designs. Thanks for sharing these on this blog hop.

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  13. Fabulous projects- I'm absolutely in love with that 2nd card; it's just precious!

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  14. ok wow wow wow everything you created is so fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. The spunky snowmen are very cute. Nice job making all of your cards. They are all cute.

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  16. Your decorating scene is precious. All of the animals are so sweet. I am hoping to learn to color like that some day. It looks so soft and pretty.

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  17. All your projects are so cute! Great Job!

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  18. I love the colors you used! It really makes these characters stand out!

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  19. Going gaga over your beautiful coloring!! This is perfect for holiday season!

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  20. Wonderful cards I love how you decide to use the longer format cards it just looks so unique.

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  21. Such great cards, love the blended backgrounds

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  22. Fantastic selfies. I would like to get it - it's so great for funny cards!

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  23. Love all 4 of your cards! Just gorgeous.

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  24. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to see your Christmas cards today-ay. These are great. I love the scenes you've created with Merry Wishes. Your selfies look very cute, as does your reindeer.

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  25. OMG! What a fabulous array of cards Nicky! Love them all, from the playful selfies to the sweet SY characters and all the die cuts, oh boy, my shopping list has grown! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. wow such stunning card designs - I LOVE the sweet reindeer card with its awesome blended background

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  27. So many fabulous cards! I really like your red HOHO background!

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  28. What awesome cards! Love all the cute critters and your beautiful coloring! Your 'merry and bright' card is a favorite!

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  29. Youve done a fabulous job showcasing these great new releases!

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  30. All your cards are just wonderful - thanks for sharing them :)

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  31. Wow, what a talent you are! Amazing cards with such fantastic coloring, compositions and details. Fantastic!

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  32. Oh my gosh! I don't even think I can pick a favorite! They are all so cute!

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