Hello Scrapbook Expo friends! We are back today with another great giveaway from one of our friends. This week, I had the pleasure of working with stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. I really enjoy working with clear stamps that have coordinating dies. These coordinated sets make it much easier to cut out the small characters that are so fun to work with. For these projects, I worked with the Birdie Brown You Gnome Me stamps and dies, Pure Innocence Heart Bouquet stamps and dies as well as the Die-namics Blueprints 23 set.
I started off by die cutting a series of items on white cardstock and stamping their coordinating images onto the cut shapes.
I then used my blendable colored pencils to colour a series of images. I always colour more than I am going to use so I can see how the different colours affect how the characters will look on the white and/or coloured cardstock base. It also means I have lots of images for later as well 🙂
On this first card, I used the large rectangle panel to mount the image and sentiment. I really like how the rectangle has the appearance of stitching on both the top and bottom edges.
On this next card, I added a few enamels dots to the coloured images to add a little bit of dimension to the card. hehe … I love this sentiment … “You Gnome Me So Well.”
For this last card, I created a shaker card. I started by cutting the navy cardstock piece to the full size for mounting on the card base and then used the rectangle panel die to create the opening space. I adhered a single red heart on to the heart bouquet that the little girl is holding. I then filled the shaker space with matching foil hearts. The sentiment was stamped using a rainbow stamp pad and is raised on foam dots above the clear acetate piece of the shaker.
This last project includes a few project life style cards. Given that I have been filling my albums with a combination of both 12×12 layouts and pocket pages, I often create 2×3 and 4×6 project life style cards that I can use later.
As soon as I saw the Birdie Brown stamps, they reminded me of moments with my kids when they were small. The card on the left reminds me of my daughter when she was small. She loved to wear orange and used to pick flowers from our garden and bring little bouquets to me all the time. I can’t wait to find one of her photos to use with this card!
So there you have it. Wasn’t that fun! I am a new fan of the Birdie Brown and Pure Innocence collections.
Now that you have seen how much fun that I had using the stamps and dies from My Favorite Things, would you be interested in winning some for yourself? Of course you would!
Our friends at My Favorite Things are offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend. For your chance to win this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us what stamps and/or dies you would choose from My Favorite Things if you won this giveaway. The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, April 30th. Once you have left a comment on this blog post, why not visit My Favorite Things at one or more of these locations:
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- Website: http://mftstamps.com/
- Blog: http://mftstamps.com/blog
- Challenge Blog: cardchallenges.com
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7BW_DbtLb_0CV9FgdRmvoA
Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Stampendous. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! Lots of you have jumped in and gotten your hands messy, and lots more of you are excited to jump in and get your hands messy. I sure enjoyed turning my fingers blue! The winner of the Stampendous prize pack is Evelyn.
Congratulations Evelyn! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Stampendous winner’ in the subject line.
Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from My Favorite Things, you need to leave a comment on this post telling us what stamps and/or dies you would choose from My Favorite Things if you won.
Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you have a fabulous weekend! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative.
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