Saturday, March 3, 2012

MFTeaser - Friends are like Rainbows

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

My card today is quite fitting. I used the new Umbrella stamps and Die-namics set and I was creating this card yesterday as we were under a severe storm and tornado watch. If you know me, you know I'm a total weather wimp...it scares me! But luckily my BFF Dana knows me all too well and stayed on the phone with me for a couple of hours during the height of the storms. She basically kept me sane...thank you for being my rainbow! Thankfully we were spared from the worst weather, but my thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by the severe storms and tornados the past few days.
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So I made this card in honour of our friendship. The Umbrella Die-namics die is so fun with the different layers. I cut it out of patterned paper from the Paisley Road paper stack and layered the panels onto Hot Fudge card stock. The large circular pink layer was cut out using my Coluzzle (had to blow the dust off of it first) and Razzle Berry card stock. I cut out the orange oval using the Oval STAX set 1 Die-namics. The layout is FTL177 from the Clean & Simple blog.

I added heart accents to both the front and inside of the card using the Hearts a Plenty Die-namics to cut out English Toffee and Blue Skies felt.

The sentiment on the inside could really be changed to "during" the storm in my case, LOL! I used the Rainbow Die-namics to create the bit of rainbow falling into the heart shaped clouds.

Here are the details about the upcoming release on March 6th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th 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 March 6th 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 March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Here are the Die-namics I used:


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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

40 comments:

Heather said...

Such a pretty card :)

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

What fun colors you chose for this card. I love it! And such a sweet sentiment too. Very nice card!

XoXo,

Katie

zehra said...

Wow, pretty striking card, love the inside too

Kelli Jo said...

Great card but I thought being on the phone attracted electricity..,,VERY glad you are safe

Mary J said...

How beautiful Karen, fab colours!

Kristy Hansen said...

Love your card. I have not seen the paper you used for the umbrella--but I love it. Very bright and colorful! ksh

Cindi F said...

Gorgeous card! Love the bright colors and the layout.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Omigosh! Love the brelly....and that rainbow on the inside is gorgeous! Wow!

wendy said...

cute card...love the rainbow that you added so perfect...glad you were spared the worst of the storms we were too...crazy weather right now

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, love how you used the dies.

Elle said...

What a fun, retro card!

Coleen said...

Wow, this is awesome! Glad you survived the storm!

conil said...

Wish I had an umbrella as pretty as this. Just wonderful how you paper pieced it and the new set makes it look so easy.

Laraine R said...

Awesome card!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Love your card. It has so much texture and vibrant color.

Dawn said...

So cute Karen!

Dawn said...

So cute Karen!

Megan McDonald said...

What fun looking card. Love the bright colours and layout.

Trisha said...

Very pretty card, Karen. Love your hot pink and orange color combo.

Angel said...

love the bright colors with the pop of black! SO COOL!

Angie said...

Sweet! What wonderful bright colors! Love the black behind the colorful umbrella panels!

tweetybugshouse said...

very nice

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What pretty colors!

Leslie said...

That is a perfect card for you BFF!! So glad you had company during the storm! Love your bright umbrella and I LOL at the dusting of your coluzzle! :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colors and your stitching is perfect!!!

Dana White said...

Your card is fabulous & you know I'm always here fir you- hopefully no more warnings this year!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Such bright and cheerful colors, very happy card.

Jan Garber said...

That umbrella is gorgeous! I want one just like that! LOL! This die looks like so much fun!

Mommy said...

Love the umbrella you made and so happy you have a friend to weather storms with! I remember being scared of the big storms that came through in Illinois where I grew up...we don't have them as bad here in Seattle which is nice. Man were they LOUD! I know your friend will love the card you made! It is so sweet!

Maria C said...

love it. awesome.

Lisa H. said...

oooo! I love this, Karen. Unique and sooo pretty! the inside is awesome.

miatagal said...

Karen,

Great card! Love your choice of bright colours and your layout!! Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly S. said...

Pretty card! I love the rainbow on the inside!!

mplsbetty said...

Your umbrella really pops. Love the papers you chose. This die has so many possibilities.

Barbara said...

So bright and cheerful! I need *that* umbrella, too, LOL! And another rainbow inside the card--why didn't *I* think of that?

Miriam Prantner said...

Great mix of textures on this card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVE the papers!!

PaperDoll said...

I really like the way you used a combination of both solid and patterned papers when creating the rainbow on the inside of the card... that's something I wouldn't have thought of, but it works brilliantly! :)

Crafty Cath said...

So glad that you are safe and weathered the storm! Your card is so bright and cheery you'd never know you went through an ordeal. I love the bright bold colors of your rainbow! And the sentiment is heartwarming!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is TOO CUTE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)