Friday, March 30, 2018

My Favorite Things–April Release Countdown Day 4!

Hello Again!


I’m back again with another fun April Release Countdown project!!   Today’s project features the new Rain or Shine Stamp Set and coordinating dies, as well as the new Mini Raindrops Stencil!


Okay, before I get into the project, I want to preface this by saying it didn’t dawn on me that the feathered creatures in this stamp set are ducks . . . not little blue birds.  But I was all done coloring them when I realized it.  Ugh!  So, I decided to go with it, using my “creative license” that I always carry in my wallet!  LOL  They’re now blue birds!!  Anywho, I used a super fun interlocking fold for this card that is really easy to create!  I scored my card base at 3.25”, folded there and then scored it at 5.5”.  When I folded both ends towards the middle, they meet up perfectly to create an A2 gate fold.  I then die cut the Stitched Circle Frames three times – once from Sunshine Card Stock, and twice from Smooth White Card Stock.  I adhered the two inside circles (one on the front flap, one on the inside flap) to the largest flap, and adhered the sunshine circle frame and one of the Smooth White circle frames to the upper flap (the sunshine circle frame on the front flap, and a Smooth White circle frame on the inside flap).  When you fold them together, the large circles interlock and fold perfectly into the circle frames!  I stamped the “blue birds,” sunshine, cloud, puddle and splashes from the Rain or Shine Stamp Set, and colored them with my Copic Markers.  I blended a light application of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the inside circle as well as the card front using the new Mini Raindrops Stencil.  The sentiment is from the Rain or Shine Stamp Set!  I know you’re going to love this set as much as I do!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below. And here’s a pic of how the card interlocks.


Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my genius teammates have created for your viewing pleasure!  You’ll be blown away, I assure you!  While you’re there, please be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique. The April Release will be available for purchase on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 9:00 PM EDT.

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with another April Release Countdown Project, so I hope you’ll come back to visit again soon!  Have a great day!



Tracy Boyd said...

Great card, even if you birds are blue! Lol I like the technique you used for the card base. I've never seen that before.

Connie H. said...

I love this! So unique.

Linda Pahuski said...

Cute card! Love the unique gatefold. (Looks like I'll be doing some experimenting with this in the near future.)

Barb Kirkwood said...

You need to do a tutorial on that card design, I'll never figure it out - love it.

Cyndi Morris said...

I personally LOVE those blue ducks! Such a sweet card -- love the style.

Bev Page said...

Hi Karolyn. Am loving your beautiful, colourful cards. You have such a fabulous imagination. Am also loving the new products out by MFT - adore the birdies, the kids with their pretty umbrellas, the so so cute tortoise, etc. etc. Thanks for the inspiration.