Wednesday, February 1, 2012

MFTeaser - Let's Chat

Welcome to day one of seven fabulous days of MFT teasers!


Here are the details about the upcoming release on February 7th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on February 7th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on February 7th at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on February 7th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Today the design team is sharing samples created using Who's That Girl? - Let's Chat. She's such a tech-savvy modern girl with her iPhone...LOVE her!!!
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I started out using the Deconstructed Sketch DS30, but I ended up moving the image panel a little. I pulled out some new Bo Bunny Garden Girl paper and paper pieced her shirt with one of the patterns. I coloured the rest of her with copic markers and added a touch of shading on her shirt.

Check out the new Chat Bubbles Die-namics...swoon!!!!! I actually shortened my chat bubble a little to better fit the sentiment, and I'll show you how at the end of this post with a photo tutorial. Do you see the new Monarch Border Die-namics tucked under the flower? It's a smaller version of the jumbo monarch border Die-namics that was released last month.

I had lots of fun creating the flower embellishment using a mix of previously released Die-namics: flower and leaf trio, perfect petal trio, upsy daisy (for the leaves), and fancy flourish.

On the inside I stamped the largest sentiment from the set onto a piece of kraft card stock which I cut out with the new Oval Dainty Doily Duo Die-namics and I added a small flower for the final detail.

Photo Tutorial - Shortening a Chat Bubble:

1. Cut out the chat bubble and stamp the sentiment.

2. Use a pencil to mark where you want to cut off the chat bubble. I just eyeballed it against the die.

3. Place your card stock chat bubble back into the die, leaving the end hanging out, using your pencil mark as a guide.

4. Tape the card stock to the die so it doesn't move.

5. Run the die through your die cutting machine and back it out after the end is cut off. If you do happen to run it all the way through you run the risk of the card stock slipping in the die and possibly being ruined.

Voilà! A shortened chat bubble!!!

Here are the Die-namics I used:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

44 comments:

StampOwl said...

gorgeous card Karen, love that DP you used for this

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Love your color combo!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

fabulous, love how you made the chat bubble smaller, I so have to have these now, lol.

Kary said...

Hi Karen! Love her purple phone!! Such fab sewing, and I adore the sweet flower ;) Lovely card!!

Kelli Jo said...

the paper you chose it SO funky and techy looking and that phone... Yummm, I WANT THAT PHONE!!!! ;)

Great card and love the shortened bubble!!!!

Caroline said...

What a lovely card, and thanks for giving us the tip abut shortening the dies! What a neat idea. x

Cindi F said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for adding the tutorial :)

Rachel said...

Awesome card!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card! love her top!

Maria C said...

Love it. Awesome.

wendy said...

terrific...love that colorful flower!

Michele Boyer said...

LOVE the bright colors of the flower! SO pretty!

scootingranny said...

Great card..love the colors and the tutorial is a great tip!

JessicaK said...

Love how the flower just pops - POW! and thanks for the tutorial on just how to shorten that text bubble.

JessicaK said...

Love how the flower just pops - POW! and thanks for the tutorial on just how to shorten that text bubble.

Coleen said...

Love all of the paper piecing on this stamp. Thanks for the tutorial on shortening the die too!

Leslie said...

How did I know you'd make your Iphone purple?! :) I like the shading you did on her shirt and the tutorial to make those fab little bubbles shorter! Lovely card my friend!

Elle said...

I LOVE the paper pieced top. What beautiful papers!

tweetybugshouse said...

love all the details in your card.

Megan said...

I love the pops of purple. Very pretty!

Dawn said...

So cute Karen!

jeanne girl said...

Love your practical ideas!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What FANTASTIC colors and papers!!! THis is SO gorgeous girlie! LOVE how you shortened the Chat Bubble Die-Namics too! You are a smartie!!

Ann Kranitz said...

I want a shirt just like this image has on. Great choice of paper and thanks for the great tutorial on how to shorten the bubble. AWESOME

Dana White said...

Oh my friend this is fabulous - the chat bubble is perfect for this image

Cindy said...

Very cool, funky card! Coloring's awesome too :)

Trisha said...

Gorgeous card. Your colors are so stunning and just love her shirt. Thanks for the instructions on shorting a word bubble.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

I just CRAZY love the colors Karen!! BEAUTIFUL! And thanks for the great tip!!

Crafty Hugs!!
Meredith

zehra said...

I love the dp on her shirt, the colors are so cool, lovely card

Angie said...

Beautiful card! I love the inside as much as the out. TFS the chat bubble tutorial!!!!

Jan Garber said...

Wow, what fantastic paper you used! This image is going to be so much fun!

Susan said...

Fun set and great tutorial.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love that flower!!!! Can't wait til the release!

Barbara said...

SO pretty, Karen! Great minds and all that on the chat bubble, LOL!

Clarissa said...

Fun colours! Thanks for the tutorial.

steph said...

Fun, fun card.

postalorphan said...

Great card, and fab tutorial on using that little bubble die!

Tara said...

Beautiful card. Love the tip on shortening the bubble- that is great!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Pretty card. Love the colors you used. Thanks for the tutorial for shorting the talk bubbles.

Lori said...

Gorgeous card!! Can't wait to get this set!!!

Kimberly S. said...

Ooooo....love the tutorial for shortening the chat bubbles!! Such a pretty card....muted in places, bold in others....I love it!

Diane said...

Such a cute card. Love the flower and pop of color it adds.

mplsbetty said...

Love the fun colors on this one. Thanks for the tutorial on the chat bubbles. They are so cute! Becky S.

Wendy said...

I think this is you and Dana doing Facetime on your iPhones!!! :)
Love it my friend!