Today is day four of the MFT teaser time for October new products. I don't know if you visited their blog today, but the die-namics they introduced are AMAZING!!! I've been playing with a few and I am seriously in love. But I MUST get that snow globe!
Today I made a very detailed (aka: time consuming) card, so I thought I would do a little photo tutorial of how it came together. I have to say, i don't think of myself as a card maker - I am a scrapbooker by nature. I like photographs to be included in everything I make. But my new stamp sets are making me enjoy some other paper crafting - tags, cards, and who knows what will come next! So today is card day. The next three days will be a layout and a project life spread, but now, back to that card...
- I started by cutting a 5x7 card out of Smooth Primitive White Cardstock (I have just discovered MFT's cardstock and it is so thick and smooth and awesome - best I have ever used!). I used a corner rounder at 1/2" for the bottom corners.
- I used my finger, because I'm a messy crafter, to apply some Lumiere Pearl Turquoise paint to the top of the card and let it dry.
- Next, I applied (yes, with my finger) a layer of crackle medium - any brand works just fine. Make sure it is a thin layer so the paper doesn't buckle too much.
- I then applied a thin layer of clear Stickles by Ranger to give it a glittery effect.
- I stamped five gingerbread men with my new Sweet Christmas stamp set. I colored them in with Copic markers and added some glitter glue to give them some shine!
- Next, I attached the brand new Swiss Dot Stencil to a piece of the white cardstock using washi tape to hold it in place and keep it flat on the paper. I first sprayed it with the pink Mr. Huey.
- I then wiped the top of the mask off with a paper towell and moved it just slightly so the pattern stayed even and the dots would go between the pink dots. I resprayed it again with light blue Mr. Huey, wiped it down, and removed the stencil.
I love how this turned out - so pretty. I will be using this new stencil and the matching die-namics a lot! After this step was done, it was time to put my card together. And I'll go through this part in a very condensed manner as this post is getting WAY too long!
- I cut a piece of the dot sprayed paper for the front of the card, rounded the corners, attached it to the blue painted background, added some gingerbread men over it, attached some ribbon and tied a bow below it, added some washi tape to the top of the ribbon, glued on some sequins, doodled a border on the dot paper, AND added another die-namics cut using electric red cardstock called Looped Border to the bottom edge. Whew...done!
I must say - that looped border goes perfectly with my doodled stamps!
Last, I decorated the inside of the card:
- I added one of my tags from yesterdays post, another cut out gingerbread man from my Sweet Christmas set, a candy cane and mint candy from the same set and another loopy border from the die-namic. I layered these items over the leftover sprayed paper.
And it was done (seventy-two.five hours later!). Ok, so maybe this isn't a project you want to make 100 times to send out as a Christmas card, but it was oh-so-fun to make and will definitely be going to someone special this year! Thanks for following along with this detailed tutorial!
Leave a comment on any blog post (or one on each if you want!) and I will be giving two stamp sets away during the New Product Tour when the sets go on sale on the MFT website on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm pst... Now return to the MFT blog to see all of today's releases and visit the design teams blogs to see all their lovely creations with them! xoxo (be back tomorrow!!!) Suzy
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