December 01, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 5th at 9pm EST.

As soon as I saw the new Our Town Die-namics, I knew I wanted to create a snowy winter scene with the houses along the bottom. 

I created the background on watercolour paper by adding Distress inks onto the panel with ink blending tools. I wanted it to get darker as I went up so I started with Cracked Pistachio and then went upwards with Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and finally Black Soot.

I added water droplets to the panel to distress the sky and then I used white paint with some water mixed in to add the snow flecks all over the background.

Once the background was completely dry I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I love how bold and bright it looks against the background. To finish the card I added two rows of the Our Town die along the bottom of the card - one cut from white card stock and one cut from Silver Sparkle card stock. 

I also wanted to share a fun, colourful card I created for this months free release class that will be available for download on release night. I used the same Our Town die to create a rainbow of the houses going up the card base.

I layered all of the houses one on top of another to create the rainbow and then I adhered them all to the card front. I added cloud detail above the houses with the Mini Cloud Edges stencil and stamped a sentiment from the Lots of Hugs stamp set onto a strip of black card stock and heat set it with white embossing powder.

You'll be able to see a video sharing the card creation on release night and download a PDF with the instructions and supplies to recreate this card. 

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 5 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!!



Nandini said...

Such fun cards! Especially love the rainbow houses.

Maureen Reiss said...

Your cards ae soooo Beautiful!!!

Mary W said...

WOW - that rainbow car is good enough to eat!

Purple Princess said...

Amazing cards! I love the rainbow one!!

Unknown said...

Love the houses in the background. It looks very nice.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are two wonderful cards !

Lagene said...

Absolutely love the night sky city scape! The rainbow scene makes me think of exotic towns with the colorful houses!

Kleri said...

Beautiful cards!Especially the first one!tfs