Saturday, February 4, 2012

MFTeasers - Vertical Greetings

Welcome to day four 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.
There's lots to see on the MFT design team blogs today and I've created a couple of elegant cards using two of the sentiments from Vertical Greetings.
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I used FTL174 from the Clean & Simple blog for the layout...it just seemed so perfect for this sentiment!! I used the new Monarch Border die-namic and cut out the pink strip along the left edge of the sentiment panel but I tucked it pretty far under so just the circles show. Then I added some pearl accents. The patterned papers are from the Glitz Pretty in Pink 6" paper pack.

I created the heart accent with three different Die-namics: hearts a plenty, homespun birdhouse, and button quartet. The scalloped heart was cut from corrugated cardboard and the pink heart was cut from strawberry ice cream felt. I need to use the button die-namics more often because they add the perfect touch without adding more bulk, which means the card is still easy to mail!

On this next card I started out on a more masculine path but I couldn't resist adding the gorgeous kraft flower and sparkly rhinestone brad.
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For the sentiment panel I cut out patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Breeze paper pack using the clearly sentimental label Die-namics. I added the chocolate brown detail using the Monarch Border Die-namics and wrapped some cappuccino twine for a little texture. The flower was cut out using the prima donna petals Die-namics, cut from kraft card stock.

Here are the Die-namics I used:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

39 comments:

zehra said...

I love these cards, these sentiments are gorgeous

StampOwl said...

gorgeous cards, love the pearls on the monarch border

Kelli Jo said...

I will NEVER figure out the trick of having the button with the threads UNDER the button but you can't find the tails... I have TRIED... TRUST ME I'VE TRIED!!! LMAO Great Cards my friend!!! I am LOVING this set!!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Two gorgeous cards - I especially like how you used the monarch die on the first one.

wendy said...

whow awesome cards!...love the added pearls such a pretty touch

Kristy Hansen said...

love your cards....but the pink one really appeals to me--I like the pearls on the edge and your sewing too. ksh

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are so beautiful. Love the great card designs and the colors you used. the die cut with the pearls is so great.

Debbie Carriere said...

Both of these are beautiful!! Love how you embellished the bottom of that vertical panel on the second one!!

Cindy said...

Your second card makes me realize that I need this. Beautiful job.

Cindi F said...

Stunning cards! I love your color combinations and designs.

Jessica said...

these are both so pretty! what fabulous sentiments! :)

Maria C said...

awesome work - love them

Laurie said...

The blue card is wonderful. love the heart doodad on the pink card!

Connie and Jack said...

Lovely cards; awesome stamps!
--- Connie C.

jeanne girl said...

That new set of stamps and die combo is awesome - love the cards you made with it!!!

Dawn said...

Wow! Stunning cards Karen!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What beautiful cards! I really like all the details on the bottom one. Perfect!

Lori said...

I am totally in *love* with these vertical sentiments! Gorgeous card!

Dana L Cheney said...

I love all of the texture you put on your cards, yum!

Tanya said...

these are beautiful! I love the kraft!

Angie said...

These are beautiful!!!!! Gorgeous layers and use of dies!

Leslie said...

Both cards are very nice and what lovely sentiments!!

Coleen said...

What elegant cards! Awesome!

Kimberly S. said...

Both of these cards are just too GORGEOUS!! I absolutely LOVE them!

Trisha said...

Your cards are just beautiful. Love the sentiments. I just made my first die namics flowers today and, now, I need to get more of the dies.

Susan said...

VERY pretty. Great use of the monarch dienamic!

Mommy said...

Elegant and lovely cards! Love the button die! :)

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Karen these are AMAZING!!!! Both cards have such a beautiful vibe and message.

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Dana White said...

These vertical sentiments are fabulous - love both cards

Elle said...

Two beautiful cards.

Megan McDonald said...

I love sentiments that go vertical. Great cards love how you have used the monarch die.

Clarissa said...

Love the way you've used the Monarch border. Amazing cards!

Virgo5 said...

Wow, gorgeous cards!

Wendy said...

I should of waited and left MFT after this release...LOL!!! This set is awesome, I love those sayings and the size of them! Wicked job on both cards!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Your cards are cute. Thanks.

Jan Garber said...

These sentiments are perfect for my cards! I love it that they are a bit larger than some!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful cards! I am really loving this Vertical Sentiment stamp & Die set!!

mplsbetty said...

Both your cards are just beautiful! The papers are so pretty and love those new sentiment sets.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh my. I just LOVE these Karen! The way you used the Monarch Border Die-Namics on the first card is just AMAZING!