Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My Favorite Things–October New Product Launch!!

 

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It’s time!!  The October My Favorite Things New Release is available NOW!!  This month’s release is probably one of my most favorite of all time!!  Here’s one of the projects I created, featuring the new Deer Friends Stamp Set, coordinating dies, and the Stitched Circle Scallop Edge Frames Die-Namics!

 

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I love creating clean and simple winter scenes.   I find them to be so serene and happy.  I’ve used an ink layering technique on the solid deer image to bring him to life, and a partial die cutting technique to cut his body and the antlers so that it’s one cohesive die cut.  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  1. Trim an A2, top-folding, vertical card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half, and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. LAYERED INK TECHNIQUE:  Using a Mini MISTI, stamp the solid deer from the Deer Friends Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock, as follows:
    a.  Ink up the deer with some Biscotti Hybrid Ink, and stamp it onto the Smooth White Card Stock.
    b.  Ink up the deer a second time using Latte Hybrid Ink, this time carefully removing some of the ink with a tissue.  Stamp on top of the previously stamped image.
    c.  Ink up the deer a third time using Safety Orange Hybrid Ink, again removing some of the ink with a tissue.  Stamp on top of the previously stamped image.
    d.  Remove the deer stamp from the Mini MISTI.  Position the deer antlers stamp (from the Deer Friends Stamp Set) onto the Mini MISTI, and ink it up with Safety Orange Hybrid InkStamp the antlers onto the deer.
  3. PARTIAL DIE CUT TECHNIQUE:
    a.  Position and attach the coordinating antler die (from the Deer Friends Die-Namics) to  the stamped image with some temporary tape.  Position the top cutting pad from your manual die cutting machine so that the antlers cut out, but are still attached to the deer’s head.  Once run through your manual die cutting machine, carefully remove the antler die from the image.
    b.  Position and attach the coordinating deer die (from the Deer Friends Die-Namics) to the stamped image with some temporary tape.  Position the top cutting pad from your manual die cutting machine so that the deer’s body cuts up to the top of the deer’s head.  Once run through your manual die cutting machine, carefully remove the deer die from the image.
    c.  Using some detail scissors, trim around the area of the deer’s ears and head to remove the excess card stock that did not get cut out in the partial die cutting process.
  4. Using a Quickie Glue Pen, line the antlers with liquid glue.  Sprinkle some gold glitter onto the antlers.
  5. Use a dark brown Copic Marker to darken the deer’s nose.
  6. Trim an A2 image panel from Smooth White Card Stock, and die cut it using the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics.
  7. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, lightly blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the bottom, blending up towards the middle, of the image panel, and gradually fading out.
  8. Using the Circle 1 STAX Die-Namics, die cut a circle from the image panel.
  9. Using the Snowfall Stencil, apply some snowflake texture paste to the image panel, carefully remove the stencil, and allow to fully dry – about 15 minutes.
  10. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, lightly blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the card base, in the area where the circle will be once the image panel is adhered to  the card base.
  11. Die cut some trees using the Birch Trees Die-Namics from Smooth White Card Stock.  Arrange them, trim them to fit the card base, and adhere them to the card base with a tape runner.
  12. Stamp the cardinal from the Pure Innocence Season’s Tweetings Stamp Set onto some Cherry Crisp Card Stock using Cherry Crisp Hybrid Ink.  Use the coordinating Season’s Tweetings Die-Namics to cut it out.  Adhere the cardinal die cut to the branch of the birch tree using some foam tape.
  13. Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam tape.
  14. Die cut a scalloped circle, just slightly smaller than the previously die cut circle aperture, from Smooth White Card Stock, using the Stitched Circle Scallop Edge Frames.  Adhere it to the image panel using foam tape.
  15. Using the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-Namics, die cut two snow drifts from Smooth White Card StockStamp the sentiment from the Deer Friends Stamp Set onto one of the snow drifts using Cherry Crisp Hybrid Ink.
  16. Using the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics, die cut the outside edges of the die cut snow drifts.
  17. Adhere the snow drifts to the image panel with foam tape.
  18. Adhere the deer to the snow drifts with more foam tape.

 

There you go!  It’s detailed but very simple, I promise!!  The effort is well worth the final result!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below!

 

Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other spectacular projects that my sweet teammates have created using the October New Release!!  There are chances to win MFT Gift Certificates, so be sure and leave some love along the way!  Oh, and ALL of the October New Release products are available NOW – you can find them in the MFT Stamp Boutique by clicking on the graphic below.

 

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That’s it for me today, friends!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – I am thrilled to little bits that you decided to spend part of your day here with me!  I hope the rest of your day is amazing!!

 

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79 comments:

Rowena Miniaci said...

Such an elegant card!!! Love the design

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Lori said...

Oh Karolyn, this is adorable! That deer is stinkin' cute!!

blaze said...

Thank you always for giving us details! the card is adorable!

yesenia herrera said...

Very cute card I love it!

Preety said...

love this card!!! so so pretty. that birdie peeking out is awesome :) thanks for sharing such a detailed post!! love the pointers you have given on all the techniques used. very useful for newbies like me !

Stacy said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the layering of white with punches of colour and the dimension using the snowfall stencil :) I have to try that.

Susan Gosman said...

Clean and simple and sweet- CASS!

Linda Carson said...

Quite a delightful beauty! Love this sweet, peaceful scene!

Annette Snyder said...

Fabulous!

Colleen Howell said...

So pretty

DebiKT said...

Wonderful scene and the deer is my favorite part! I appreciate you sharing the instructions... Thank you!

Peg in CR said...

What a unique idea! Love the spotlight with the cardinal!

Cindy said...

Love the wonderful detail in your card!

loulou said...

What a lovely scene, so beautifully executed. The white with just a few pops of colours is wonderful.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Very peaceful and tranquil winter scenery.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

A winter wonderland with a sweet bird proviving comfort and joy to the deer and me!

Cheryl B. said...

Love that pop of red!

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful scene, love your card!!

Suzanne said...

What a fun card, love it.

House Chef said...

Karolyn, Great card! I love that you put the cardinal among the birches! Says "Winter" perfectly! An amazing amount of technique and creativity in this little gem of a card!

Alaska .Kris said...

That is such a sweet cad!

Maureen Jones said...

Adorable! I love all of the texture!

Kendra Hernandez said...

stunning card - love everything about it!

Sue McW said...

Such a beautiful card. I love all the special details.

Nana Griffin said...

So pretty.

Kari V. said...

I love the little bird in the trees and the deer in the foreground. What a fantastic design!!

Natasha said...

Such a fun scene card! Gorgeous!

Jayell said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant too.

Sue McW said...

Beautiful card. Love all the fabulous details.

Tess Hackett said...

I love all the white with the little pop of color.: )

DJ Rants said...

What fun, fabulous layers!! Love it!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work!!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the layering and design of this card - the dimension that you created is fabulous and very inspiring:)

Abby said...

Great card!

Patty said...

Very elegant card! ! Love the mostly white setting with color emphasis on the deer and bird. I absolutely Love my Misti for stamping also!

Patty said...

Very elegant card! ! Love the mostly white setting with color emphasis on the deer and bird. I absolutely Love my Misti for stamping also!

SabineV said...

Fantastic card!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful and elegant! Thank you so much for your tutorial!

Rosemary said...

so very sweet!!

karenb said...

How soft and beautiful!

Becky Carafa said...

Love your scene!

Helen Gullett said...

Such a beautiful scene card! Love all the layers.

astarr said...

Cute card... I also love how descriptive you are in your steps... really helps us to follow along!

Karen B. said...

Such a cute card!

Kim Faucher said...

Such a beautiful detailed scene. Thanks for all the step by step instructions.

Marianne said...

Oh my, such a beautiful and serene scene. Love how you've managed to keep the design clean despite all the layers.

Yvonne Kadinger said...

Superb card, thanks for sharing all your creative details.

Craftyfield said...

So much work... but well worth it! A fabulous scene made with die-cuts!

Charity Chamberlain said...

What a magnificent scene! Very pretty!

joy said...

Love this adorable scene!

Sue D said...

Cute animals--I like the white on white scene you created.

Iris Esther Lopez said...

What a pretty card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet, love the little window with the bird!

Karen Weingartner said...

Love your winter scene!

Marilyn said...

Love the winter scene.

Patty said...

Love your adorable card and the scene is so lovely.

JessicaK said...

Beautiful card for the winter. I love that pop of red right at the center, it really catches the eye.

Cindy Jorquez said...

Such a great card! Love it!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh I really like that window like peek into the blue sky

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! So festive and cute!!! Love it!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very sweet winter scene.

cincyem said...

It was worth the time and effort!

Tammy H said...

A peaceful winter scene. Nicely done.

MulticrafterAmy said...

Lovely card! Makes me think winter.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the layering. Makes a wonderful
winter scene.
thanks for sharing.

Amy C. said...

These woodland animals are the sweetest!

Judie said...

Lovely wintry card! Beautiful!

byAnnette said...

Like how your background snow looks like real snow!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING the New Release and your Sweet Card!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your card and that little cardinal!

Raluca Vezeteu said...

Simple, yet so delicate! Love it!

maria f. said...

Serene? Yep! Love the extra touch of extra inking.

jan metcalf said...

Love your card and love that deer!!!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous card!

Linsey R said...

BEautiful!!! I just love this card! Then again, I always love all your cards!!! thank you for the wonderful inspiration!!!

Kay said...

So pretty!

KirstenNB said...

Lovely card. And such a great tutorial.
Thanks for sharing!

Kate B said...

What a sweet card - I just love those scalloped circle frames!

 
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