Tuesday, January 12, 2021

MFT & Friends January Release

 

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog. I'm very happy to be joining MFT and Friends for the January 2021 release. I can tell you that this release does not disappoint. I really enjoyed creating with some of the new stamps and dies and have two cards to share today.  First up is a slimline Valentine's card. 


I started with a kraft slimline card base (3.5" x 8.5").  I used white pigment ink with a cloud stencil and a blender brush to create the billowy white clouds over the entire card front. 

I made a super cute little die cut hot air balloon with the Heart Air Balloon Die-namics. I stamped a polka dot pattern onto the heart balloon with the Splotchy Dots Background Stamp.  I added the stitched lines to the balloon by hand with a white gel pen. No hot air balloon would be complete without a passenger, so I tucked a little koala into the balloon basket. This little guy comes from the Koala-ty Time Stamp Set


For the greeting, I combined a large "love" die cut with skinny sentiment strips.  I used the Free with $60 Loopy Love Die-namics for the word love.  The stamped words, sending and your way, come from the Bitty Hugs & Kisses set. Lastly, I added some sequins and little die cut clouds and hearts to embellish the background.  

This next card is A2 size and features the new Bitty Banner Alphabet with a really sweet image from Hug It Out.  


First a made a two-toned background panel. To create the pretty aqua blue shade at the top, I combined Speckled Egg and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks.  The bottom blend is Pumice Stone and Tea Dye. I die cut the panel with the largest die from the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX

I made a banner saying hugs to hang across the top of the card. It was very easy to create with the Bitty Banner Alphabet Die-namics.  



I Copic colored the adorable little fox and bunny hugging along with several heart flowers images from Hug It Out.  I created a very simple scene to go below the banner.  To complete the scene, I stamped the sentiment which also comes from Hug It Out.  

Both the images and sentiment were stamped with a Copic friendly brown ink. Copics used to color the images: fox - E13, E15, E17, E71, E74, E77, W1, R00; bunny - W0, W1, W3, R00; heart flowers - R14, R27, BG72



40 comments:

  1. Love both cards but that slimline card is wow! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  2. Love both of your cards so much. Your combination of dies on that slimline card is perfect.

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  3. Love these adorable cards. The slimline card in particular is just spectacular. Love the color combo you used for these.
    <3 J

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  4. Two wonderful cards--I'm also a huge fan of that slimline card!

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  5. Love that slimline card, what beautiful coloring!

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  6. Such sweet cards, Leanne! Your slimline is just adorable!

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  7. Both wonderful cards! I love the slimline with the many clouds and that wonderful balloon. The banner card is cute with the hugging critters. Thanks for sharing such lovely cards.

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  8. Two gorgeous cards! Wish I had half your creativity.

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  9. Fabulous palettes on both your cards, I adore the red, pink and kraft combo on the first! Lovely placement of elements on both, thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Oh my goodness such beautiful cards <3 thanks for sharing it was a delight to visit

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  11. The koala in a hot air balloon is so cute. Great job on the stenciled clouds, too!

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  12. These are so adorable! Love them. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  13. Awesome slimline! I LOVE the cloud background!

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  14. That HUGS card is oh, so cute....I love the colors, the images, and the layout!....Wonderful!

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  15. Both cards are adorable. I love your color choices.

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  16. Love both of your adorable cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. Both of your cards are so impressive.

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  18. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  19. This release set is just adorable! I would never think of a coffee colored sky, but it's beautiful! The inspiration is outstanding and the message perfect.

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  20. These cards are amazing! The slimline card is my favorite so far but both are very inspiring!

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  21. I love both of your super cute cards!!

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  22. Love your beautiful coloring on these awesome cards! The critters are absolutely charming! Such sweet cards!

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  23. I love your card! I just know it's yours even without looking at the watermark. Love every single thing you make!

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  24. These cards are so cute, but I really love the slimline card.

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  25. Stunning cards! Perfect backgrounds!!

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  26. Oh my..... these are so cute!! It will be a present in someone’s mailbox!! Love both of your cards!

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  27. Both of your cards are so adorable, can't make up my mind which one I like best!

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  28. Wow! Awesome cards- fantastic color combinations! I love the texture and different patterns on your slimline!

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  29. I like the added textures to the cards.

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  30. Love your composition in the two cards.

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  31. Oh, my goodness!! These are soooooo adorable!!! LOVE the "Hugs" card; it is just so cute!

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  32. Love your cards Leanne. You have given me great examples to inspire me. Hope I can do something that is even close to your creativity! ❤️

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  33. I like the backgrounds on these sweet cards.

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  34. Such darling cards! Love the kraft cardstock worth the clouds! And the sweet critters on the second card is just so precious!

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  35. So much to love. Thanks for the inspiration

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