Saturday, February 4, 2012

We Don’t Know How Strong We Are!

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Hi everyone,

It’s day 4 of the MFTeasers, in preparation of the release of the new stamp sets which are all due to be released by MFT Stamps this coming Tuesday 7th February.

Today the Design Team are featuring the three sets that will be released, these are “Vertical Greetings Die-namic & Stamp set”; “Ring Me Die-namic & Stamp set” and “Finishing Flourishes Stamp set”.

For my first card today I used the Vertical Greetings Die-namic & Stamp set, I love being able to use sentiments that go in the opposite direction to normal! If you are wondering how I layered the black panel behind the greeting, it is so simple. Just die cut another vertical greeting from black card and then cut this in half, this is then adhered at the back on the top and bottom of the main panel so you have a little showing. Then just cut a rectangle from black card to fit the centre portion.

I decided to create another Double Dutch Fold card if you haven’t made one of these before you can find a tutorial in the resources section of Splitcoast Stampers. I also added some Charcoal Twine to the top portion of my card.

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Here you can see the inside of my card with the top portion of the front of my card lifted up.

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And here you can see my card fully open. I have used another stamp from the Vertical Greetings Die-namics and Stamp set.

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After I had finished my first card you saw at the top of my post, the sketch for a recent Clean and Simple sketch challenge (FTL174) came up on my Google Reader. I thought it was the perfect sketch for the Vertical Greetings Die-namics and Stamp set so I had to make another card Smile. This time round I added a flourish from the Finishing Flourishes stamp set also being released on Tuesday.

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Here is the inside of my card. The sentiment and flourish used on the inside are also from the Finishing Flourishes stamp set. I also added a border along the designer paper which was cut using the Die-namics Monarch Border also being released on Tuesday 7th February.

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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</ a> 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.
Stamps: Vertical Greetings; Finishing Flourishes – MFT Stamps
Paper: Kraft; Kraft Funday DP – My Mind’s Eye
Die-namics: Vertical Greetings; Monarch Border – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Tea Dye Distress Ink; Charcoal Twine; Button; Foam Tape

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38 comments:

zehra said...

Lovely cards

Cindy Haffner said...

Very strong card Frances!!~

Kelli Jo said...

WOW!!! I'm printing this baby off Frances, this is simply put, GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the color scheme and the style just flows SO smoothly!!!

Silli said...

Fabulous Frances, LOVE the papers! xoxo

wendy said...

fantastic...love the unique card style and super fold!

Lisa H. said...

oh, I adore these, Frances. great paper choices....soooo great!

Debbie Carriere said...

Frances, both of these are fantastic!!! Love the papers you chose. I totally forgot about that little trick to create a mat!! Here I am cutting it out - LOL!! This for reminding my old brain :)

Kristy Hansen said...

love your cards always..I am going to try one of the folded cards you made for the 1st card. love how unique it is. thank you --ksh

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love the dp you used with this, so rich and beautiful and those brads, swooon, so perfect with this.

Cindy said...

Amazing stamps. You did them justice, your cards are both beautiful!

Cindi F said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you made the backing on the first one..great tip!

Maria C said...

awesome work - love them

Nancy Thomas said...

These are both outstanding - love your paper choices especially. You are always inspiring with your fancy fold type cards.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a neat card with the fancy fold. Just a perfect way to use that die!

Lori said...

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

Connie and Jack said...

I'm in awe of your creativity. Beautiful cards.
--- Connie C.

Laurie said...

Great cards! love all the geometric patterns you've used

jeanne girl said...

Fances - these cards are so amazing!!! Love the use of sentiments and flourishes!

Dawn said...

Wow! So gorgeous Frances!

Coleen said...

Awesome card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....these look fabulous

Clarissa said...

You always do such cool folded cards! Love it!!

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards, Frances!

Angie said...

Both your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!! So many details!!!

Kimberly S. said...

Wow!! BEAUTIFUL cards!! I love the double Dutch card. I've never made one, but now I'd like to!

Susan said...

Great cards! Love the unique layout.

Trisha said...

Beautiful cards. Love the shutter effect on your first card.

Elle said...

So nice! A very good choice of papers and design.

Liz said...

I so neex this set oh my

Megan McDonald said...

Wonderful cards, love the kraft.

Diana said...

Nice cards, love the designs

crafternz said...

Love your card and the use of the Vertical Greetings Die....

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just beautiful Frances!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Virgo5 said...

Awesome Frances! I'm going to have to give that card design a try!

Jan Garber said...

Great folds and colors on the cards! This sentiment set has to be the best ever!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Both of your cards are elegant. Thanks.

Lea L. said...

Fabulous card! Love the neutral colors you've used for it!

mplsbetty said...

Such a great layout on the first card. Love both of these.