Monday, September 10, 2012

MFTeaser - Hello

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

Today we're focussing on the new Die-namics for this release. I created a clean and simple card that uses the High-rise Alphabet Lowercase Die-namics.


I used the die cut letters to spell out the word "hello" directly onto my white card front. I used the negative space from the cut out letters and backed it with Kraft card stock for contrast. It was super easy to do. I simply placed the letters face down on my cut cardstock, centered them and lined them up, then taped them in place and ran the card stock through my Vagabond. The only tricky part was the two "l"s, because there's only one in the High-Rise Alphabet Lowercase Die-namics set. So, I placed the first "l" then I used the "i" as a spacer guide since it's the same width as the "l". I removed the "i" before running it through my Vagabond then just ran it through a second time with the "l" in place for the next letter. I stamped the bottom of the card with the Distressed Diamonds set using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I wrapped some Hemp Cord around the layers and added a Kraft button.

Here's the view of the negative space.

On the inside I chose one of the sentiments from Clearly Sentimental about Coffee and stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa. I used the smaller diamonds from Distressed Diamonds to stamp the pattern under the sentiment with Memento Desert Sand ink.

Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT. But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally! Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last. We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique. And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new?  Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list. Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on September 10 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on September 10 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • If you'd like to see all the designers' posts 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 September 10 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

23 comments:

Christine Pennington said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing how you did the letters.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Always love the tips, the how did you do it. I love those diamonds.

Gypsy 2 said...

Very clever way to use the negative of your die cut as a feature on a simple but very effective card.

Mary J said...

Oh I love this!

Michele Boyer said...

Love those diamonds! Simply adorable!

Sue Ann said...

Love this card ~ the diamonds are the perfect with these letters!!!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and stitching.

zehra said...

Lovely card

Heather Jensen said...

Too cute! Love anything coffee related. :)

maryanns said...

Great looking card! I love the inside of the card; it gives the card such a finished look.

wendy said...

lovely, what a great job lining up the alphabet ...love how you used it!

Angie said...

VERY cute card!! I LOVE the inside sentiment!!! Too cute! Love the front!!! the "hello" is so striking!

Kelly Braund said...

Very nice & clean. Love that alphabet!

scrappingnana said...

Cute card. Love the new dies.

Nancy K said...

Great idea for the letters!

BethieJ said...

A FABULOUS CAS card!!! Love that BIG hello!!
Have a GREAT day!

Emily said...

Love the simple design! It's very striking.

Liz said...

How can noone love Coffee swoon My heart has not stopped since I seen this set.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, love the new alpha dies and the distressed diamonds together, fabulous.

Alina said...

beautiful card, Karen, I love the way you used the negative!

Caroline said...

Oh this is my kind of card! I love that you die cut the letters and used the base of the card as the color! One day I will learn how to sew on my cards. Your card it so awesome!

Shari said...

Karen, I LOVE this card! I love that you used the negative to show the kraft background through!

Hugs;
Shari

Leslie said...

How very clever this is!!