Tuesday, May 7, 2019

MFT & Friends - May 2019 Release

Hello everyone! It's release day for My Favorite Things and I'm very happy to be joining them this month for their MFT & Friends feature.  Be sure to visit the MFT Blog where you'll find lots more inspiration for the May release.  


I have two cards to share today using some of the new stamps and dies. I loved the new Watermelon Slice Die-namics so much! Watermelon always reminds me of summer and picnics.  I used the classic red and green watermelon color scheme for both cards. 


Featured on the first card is one of the adorable girl images from Sweet Besties.  I started with an A2 size panel of white card stock.  I masked off the top and bottom of the card with post-it tape that I die cut with an older MFT scallop border die.  With a light hand, I blended on some Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink to the open area of the panel.  


Next I die cut the hello and then stamped a sentiment from Sweet Bestie in black ink.  I adhered my Copic colored images with low profile dimensional foam squares.  Lastly, I added just a few clear sparking sequins.  I love how the girl looks as though she's dancing over the hello and scattering flowers as she goes.  


For the next card, I used the Watermelon Slice Die-namics as the focal points on a slimline design. I die cut all the watermelon pieces from white card stock and blended on some Distress Oxide Inks to color each piece.  Festive Berries for the red parts and a combination of Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover for the green.  I then die cut the seeds from black card stock and added highlights with a white gel pen.  


My card base measures 8.5 inches long by 3.5 inched wide.  I stamped the striped detail along the bottom edge of the card front using the Watercolor Stripes Background stamp. I adhered the watermelon slices with dimensional foam squares.  I then added a combo stamped and die cut greeting using the Sweet Sentiments and Sweet Die-namics.  For a little emblelliment, I added Rose Water Nuvo Jewel Drops and a few tiny acrylic hearts. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Have a wonderful week!






26 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards!! The girl one is so happy and fun, and I like the way you diecut the hello sentiment! The watermelons are yummy :)

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  2. Great card, love the colors.

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  3. Love both cards, she is absolutely adorable, well done with the coloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are both adorable!! I love your fabulous coloring on the little girl and those watermelon slices are just perfect!

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  5. Awesome cards! Love the cute Bestie & the watermelon slices are colored so beautifully!

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  6. Love these!! They're so happy and sweet! I love the addition of the white gel pen on the watermelon seeds!

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  7. The watermelon card is my favorite.

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  8. OMG! I love them both! The watermelon is striking!

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  9. Sweet cards! Love the girl from the Sweet Besties set... cute as can be! And yummy melon slices! Beautiful coloring on your adorable cards! Great details!

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  10. Leanne,
    I love the cards! I love the colors and design! The girl is darling as is the watermelon die! I love this release! Can't wait to get crafting!

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  11. Loving the color scheme on both of your lovely cards!

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  12. Adorable and sweet cards!!! Beautiful colors!!!

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  13. cute and colorful card designs.

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  14. Very beautiful sponging and shading on these cards.

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  15. such darling cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  16. I love how you made the dancing girl have a little watermelon outfit. So sweet! And the white gel pen highlights on the seeds are the perfect touch to bring the watermelons to life. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Such happy cards. Both are done very well... or should that be good? :)

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  18. So Lovely!!!! This is one of my favorite release of MFT!!!!!

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  19. Both of these cards are so sweet and happy - love the colors!

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  20. Fantastic card! Love the watermelon card, and your girl is so sweet!

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