Tuesday, 16 March 2021

MFT & FRIENDS March Products Launch

Hi Friends!
Today is the day! Woohoo! The My Favorite Things March 2021 Release is finally available!
Soooo....who's excited? I had such a blast playing around with this months stellar offerings and I cannot wait to see what you make!


Ok, so those who have been following me for a while know this kind of card is not what you usually see from me...where is the Copic colouring?!? I have to say I had a blast not colouring...I cannot believe I just said that.

When I was making this card I decided I wanted to just play around with the More Brilliant Butterflies stamp set as well as the new Premium Dye inks from MFT...being a new design team member I had never even tried them until I made this card. I AM HOOKED and now I NEED to have all the colours that I don't have yet. The premium ink pads from MFT have a foam pad to them rather than a felt one and I was a bit surprised at first, but was excited to give them a whirl...MAN do they ever stamp AMAZING!!! If you are on the fence about them, seriously just try the ink cubes to see what you think but I guarantee you will be splurging to get the full size ink pads cause they are that great!

I stamped my favourite butterfly from the More Brilliant Butterflies stamp set in Poppin' Pink and Princess Pink Premium Dye Ink and then gold heat embossed the ornate wing pattern overtop and I love that they come with coordinating dies.

For my background I did some simple ink blending using Poppin' Pink and then layered the new basket Weave stencil overtop and did more ink blending with Poppin' Pink. I wanted to kick it up a notch so I added some glitter paste and some splatters. I love the texture it added to my card.

I die cut and layered 6 HUGS from the Twice the Hugs Die-namics and then head embossed the bottom portion using gold embossing powder and I love the effect it gave...it literally looks like liquid gold.


To finish off my card I added a frame of Poppin' Pink card stock around the boarder of my card and stamped the "& kisses" sentiment from the Lots of Hugs stamp set. 

I hope you like my card creation for today and thanks for stopping by!

Always follow your creative heart

38 comments:

  1. The butterfly does look crisp but well-saturated, and I love all the techniques you used to create a cohesive card. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  2. I love this butterflies and you made a beautiful card!

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  3. Absolutely stunning! I love the gold over the two pinks, and putting the dark pink above the light pink really works on the butterfly.

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  4. Wonderful butterfly card just stunning

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  5. That is just beautiful. You are so good at putting different elements together and making it look cohesive. The look is really wonderful. You have a really good eye for this sort of thing. You used several different elements, and it all looks incredible together. I just noticed that you also do weaving, quilting, spinning.....I am going to see if you also post about those. I love the old crafts, and like to learn about them (in the past when I was "allowed" to travel and learn) when I travel in the USA and abroad. It is so interesting, and the final product means so much more, in my opinion, when it is hand made.

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  6. The gold embossing is a gorgeous touch.

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  7. Love your layers and glitter. They make such a glamorous card.

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  8. Your butterfly card is very elegant!

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  9. Love all the pink mixes! I also love your hashtag! My hubs is a woodworker and ties flies for fly fishing. He hates when I call it "crafting". :) Lovely card.

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  10. This is beautiful! I LOVE all the pinks!

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  11. I love all the pretty details on this beauty!

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  12. Beautiful! Love the colors!

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  13. Beautiful! I love the glitter paste and the gold embossing powder on the bottom half of the hugs die. It DOES look like it is melting off. Beautiful choice of colors.

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  14. So beautiful! Love the background!

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  15. very nice - love the gold accents!

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  16. I really like the textures, great card.

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  17. Beautiful card I really like the gold embossing on the bottom on for the hugs sentiment.

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  18. Love your card and all the colors look so good together. I love how you did the gold embossing on the hugs. It looks just like you dunked it in gold.

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  19. Love the use of the basketweave stencil in the background. I was not drawn to the butterflies immediately but through the artisans who chose to feature it - as you did - I am seeing that the butterflies have to move up the list to the "must put in cart" group.
    Thanks!
    Lori S in PA

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  20. You sure did kick it up a notch. I love your cards.

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  21. The texture and details you have put into your design are stunning! And the gold embossing truly looks like liquid gold!

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  22. This is gorgeous!! I love the touches of gold and the sparkle on that fabulous background!

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  23. Stephen, you are so talented and this is no exception! I saw that set in their new release email yesterday and really enjoyed it; you totally made the simplistic, classic BEAUTY of the set shine through! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Chrissy

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  24. Dear Stephen
    go and use dies you have nailed it. Love your coloring and the elements you add to pop the card.tc Stay safe

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  25. Beautiful! Enjoy the excitement in your words for the inks and this card shows how beautiful they are! I dont color so seeing this background is amazing. Yup liquid gold for sure. Love the Hugs die, need to be sending bunches right now. (((Hugs)))

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  26. LOVE those gold tipped letters!

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  27. Wow! Fantastic background! I love the colors on your card!

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  28. Beautiful background and sentiment to go with this beautiful butterfly! Love your card!

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  29. Great combination. I like the background created.

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  30. Wonderful background! And the double colored sentiment rocks!

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  31. Wow so beautiful! Love the colors and texture, just amazing!

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  32. Beautiful card design with this butterfly. I like the background.

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  33. Very nice butterfly and such vibrant colors. Thank you.

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  34. I love all the interest on your background! Gorgeous!

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