"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

MFT & Friends... April Release

Hey friends!!   Today My Favorite Things is debuting a new feature called MFT & Friends and I am so excited because I get to participate and share with you some projects I made using products from the MFT April release!  Make sure you head over to the MFT blog to see the list of other designers participating in today's event and to check out their projects.   I'm sharing some cards today that use the Birdie Brown Rain or Shine stamps and dies, BB Puddle Jumper stamps and dies and the Mini Raindrop stencil.   My first card uses the Puddle Jumper stamps and die.  I have two boys and when I saw that cute little boy holding his umbrella ready to jump into a mud puddle it made me think back to when they were little and jumping in a mud puddle was something they both would have loved to do!  I stamped the little guy in VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist ink on Arches watercolor paper and then colored him with Faber-Castell Aquarelle color pencils.  When he was dry I die cut him with the matching die.  A piece of white cardstock was die cut with a MFT Stitched Mini Scallop rectangle die to stencil on the tiny drops with the Mini Raindrops stencil.  Because I wanted the raindrops to look like they were falling all around him I die cut a positive image from white cardstock and adhered it to my panel with removal adhesive.  I then stenciled in the raindrop using Stormy Sky (what else??) distress ink.   The little sun and clouds from the Rain or Shine set were stamped in Morning Mist, watercolored and die cut.  I then arranged everything on the panel.  I used some light blue/gray paper from the now retired MFT Farm Fresh Gingham pad as a mat and then adhered my scene panel.  Finished everything off with the sentiment that was embossed in white on vellum and then die cut with a now retired MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die.

For my second card I just had to feature the cute little ducks that are in the Rain or Shine stamp set.  They are just too darn cute.  I stamped them on the light yellow polka dot paper from the MFT Dots & Stripes Sorbet pad using MFT's Daffodil ink.  I had to stamp them multiple times so that the outline would show up.  The same was done for the little sun.  I used some of that light blue/gray gingham to stamp two puddles and three clouds using MFT's Blue Breeze ink.  Everything was then die cut with the matching dies.  I inked up a piece of white cardstock with MFT's Blue Breeze and Sour Apple inks to create the sky and some grass and then adhered everything to the card.  To finish it off I added little tufts of grass that I created using the little top part of the piñata from the Pinata die set and some more patterned paper from MFT!  Love it when you can stretch your dies!!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today and I want to say a big thank you to MFT for asking me to participate in the first ever MFT & Friends release!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  MFT smooth white, Sour Apple, vellum; Patterned Papers:  My Favorite Things:  Inks:  My Favorite Things and VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne, Morning Mist, Ranger Stormy Sky Distress ink, VersaMark watermark ink; Stamps and dies:  My Favorite Things; Watercolor Medium:  Faber-Castell Aqurelle Art Grip watercolor pencils; Stencil:  My Favorite Things; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts


Ardyth said...

These are adorable! So happy to be MFT Friends together!

Lagene said...

SWEET cards!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Rosemary--these are fabulous! MFT couldn't have picked anyone better! Love your coloring & how you put everything together!

Lisa Elton said...

OH what fun news Rosemary, I'm so happy for you! CONGRATS!! Your cards are just as cute as they can be. I love that cute little fella with his red umbrella and those darling polka dot ducks!!

Anita in France said...

They're so lucky to have you, Rosemary ... many congratulations! Your cards are so sweet ... that's such a cute and beautifully coloured little puddling jumping boy ... and your tiny polka dot duckling scene is simply adorable! Hugs, Anita :)