Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MFTeaser - Howdy, Reach for the Stars

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

I've gone a little country today and created two western themed cards. In this first card I used the new Inspired by the Wild Wild West stamp set.

I started with a Whip Cream card base, then added a layer of Kraft. The sentiment is stamped onto Natural cardstock then I coloured it with copic markers. The images in the Inspired By line have the shading built into them so they're super easy to colour, although I did use a ton of markers...sorry! I didn't do any blending though, only shading according to the image.

I pictured this cowboy riding in the background with a fence in the foreground so I used the new Barbed Wire Fence Die-namics to cut out the fence from Hot Fudge (for the posts) and Steel Grey (for the wire). I wanted the wire to have a bit of shine though so I coloured over it with my Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen.

For the Howdy sentiment I used the previously released Howdy Frames Die-namics to cut out the arrow then attached it with two brads.

On the inside I used the new Western Sentiments to turn this into a get well / feel better card. The sentiment was stamped with Kraft Premium Dye Ink.


I've used the new Triple Scoop set for this month, Western Sentiments, for my second card today. In case you don't already know, the Triple Scoop set changes with each release and you'll receive it FREE with a qualifying $60 order. Yay!

I used DS85 for the layout and kept everything pretty simple to let the sentiment shine. I started with a card base of Whip Cream cardstock then added  a layer of Kraft. I chose starry patterned paper from the October Afternoon Campfire collection.

For the sentiment, I inked the top half with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink and the bottom half with Kraft Premium Dye Ink, then stamped it onto Whip Cream card stock.

For the accents I used the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics to cut out the Wild Cherry flag, then I used the new Button Border Die-namics to cut out the button accents from patterned paper. I added some Hemp Cord to tie up the buttons.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on February 4 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 February 4 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • 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 4 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Here are the new products I used:

Here are the supplies I used on the Howdy card:

Here are the supplies I used on the Reach for the Stars card:

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Lori said...

Fantastic cards, Karen! I love the buttons and the barbed wire :)

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE the scene you created on the first card! Second card is awesome, just like you!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, love the scene you created and the button card is fabulous. Great designs and colors.

Larissa Heskett said...

Loving your cards for today!! ;)

Gypsy 2 said...

Fabulous cards Karen.
Great colouring but do like the buttons and barbed wire.

Tracey said...

Two very different cards but both amazing!!

stella said...

Great cards! I LOVE the barb wire!

Elizabeth said...

What an amazing scene you created in that first card. Really stunning.

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous cards! I fell in love with the scene on the first one. That barbed wire looks so real.

zehra said...

Wow the first card. Is amazing, love ur shading, love the button border

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Great cards! The barbed wire is very cool and I love the reach for the stars card with that dp!!


wendy said...

SUPER fantastic cards the western scene and fun buttons!

Liz said...

Anazing cards

BethieJ said...

Both cards are FABULOUS!!
Have a GREAT day!

Sandra said...

great cards - love the die cuts!
Sandra ltb

scrappingnana said...

Great cards. Love the cowboy scene and barbed wire dies.

Angie said...

Beautiful coloring on the image on the first card! Love the silvery barbed wire! So love your 2nd card! The button border adds a touch of whimsy with the colors you chose! The sentiment looks great in 2 colors

Elle said...

I love both of your cards. The buttons are a nice touch.

Amy said...

Love the barbed wire die!!! Beautiful cowboy coloring and I love the bright colors in the other card.

Tricia Barber said...

Fantastic coloring!

Diana said...

What a fantastic idea! Loving both cards but the barbed wire on the first card really caught my eye!