Saturday, June 30, 2012

MFTeaser - It's Your Birthday

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


It's à la modes day and I have a fun card using à la modes On Safari. I just love those big binoculars and her cute safari hat!!!

I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black then I coloured it with copic markers. I coated the lenses of the binoculars with clear glaze pen for a more realistic look. For the sentiment I used on of the new Sentiment Strips Die-namics to cut out the Fossil card stock piece then I stamped the sentiment and stitched it to the image panel. It's a bit of an unconventional placement but I like the result. The image is layered onto Jellybean Green card stock.

I love the new Jumbo Cloud STAX Die-namics and I used two sizes of them to cut out the Puff Cloud White felt. Here's a tip: I like to back my felt clouds with white card stock to keep them rigid and it also makes them easier to adhere with foam boosters.

For the skyline I combined the new Solid Skyline Die-namics with the original Skyline Border Die-namics. I LOVE that they are exactly the same shape so it's now super easy to get the glowing "lights are on" look in the windows.

I used the Solid Skyline Die-namics to cut out the Lemon Drop card stock and the Skyline Border Die-namics to cut out the Fossil card stock.

Then I just used some liquid glue to adhere the two layers together (I use liquid glue for this because it gives me a little working time to slide the two layers around and get them perfectly lined up). I topped it all with some twine and a Sunflower button.

On the inside I stamped her again with Memento Peanut Brittle and added another sentiment from the set. The patterned papers are all from the October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection.



Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 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 July 3 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 July 3 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

28 comments:

Angel said...

YAY, a solid skyline!!! wahoo!!! this card is WAY COOL!!! awesome coloring!!

Alina said...

lovely card, Karen, beautiful papers! and I love the stitching!

Inge said...

Gorgeous card Karen! We obviously had the same paper in mind LOL;-)

Gypsy 2 said...

Great colouring.Love the skyline dienamic

Janice W. said...

Awesome card! Great job coloring her!

Kristy Hansen said...

Thank you for the tip about the felt clouds. She is colored up just great. Thank you for sharing the colors you used. Love the new solid skyline border. great to add to my collection. ksh

zehra said...

Lovely cards, love the felt clouds and the skyline, real sweet

jonim52 said...

Fabulous love the cityscape

Susan said...

CUTE! I didn't realize we were getting a solid skyline dienamic! Yippee!

Cindi Flass said...

Great card! Love your papers and the skyline is great!

Sherrie said...

Love how you did your skyline and those papers are so sweet with this image....very cute!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable. Love the city scape and the new solid background is perfect for lighting. I love the tip and plan to try it out, my felt cut outs are so limp and lifeless, I do not enjoy using them, so this tip could turn all that around, thanks!

Elle said...

I love all of the details that you but into your card. Lovely!

DawnBeery said...

LOVE all your cards you have been making with the new MFT products!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Awesome coloring Karen!! LOVE the colors!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Angie said...

Fabulous!!! I love the yellow windows on the skyline!!! Cute sentiment!!!

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love the skyline, felt clouds and the end of the binoculars. TFS

Queen Mary said...

Thank goodness the solid skyline is new -- I thought I'd missed it! Ack! So, I love the clouds, the paper I would never have been smart/brave/creative enough to choose, and the city in the background! Love it!

Stephanie said...

In love!

Denise Marzec said...

Beeeeeautiful coloring and details!

Coleen said...

Awesome card!

artjunkie2 said...

Great card! love all the different layers you used creating it!

mplsbetty said...

Love how you combined the new a la mode On Safari with the city skyline! Fun twist! TFS!

Flo S. said...

I love all the details on your card, the die cuts, the coloring and the patterned papers. It looks like a safari.

Shari said...

Karen, what a great card! Thank you for the little tutorial on the skyline =)

Hugs;
Shari

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful post! Love your tutorial on the new skyline die! A great pair! :)

Rosemary said...

super, super fun card!

Wendy said...

Sweetheart, I love your card for the new a la mode!