Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Crazy for Plaid...MFT New Product Tour

Hello!!!  Happy MFT Release Day!!!  Today my son also happened to turn 6!!!   So a double happy Tuesday in my house :)  All the new My Favorite Things products we have been teasing you with over the past week are now available in the Brand Spankin' New Department of the MFT Boutique.   Before you shop, the Design Team has some more inspiration to share with you. Check the MFT Blog for links to all the designers participating tonight.

I have the pleasure of showcasing the new Plaid Background Builder stamp set!!!!  I love, love, love this set.  Really I kind of could. not. stop. stamping. plaid backgrounds (see below for exhibits a-f)!  Here is the first card I made.

Kind of classy, I think.  How perfect would this be for a recently engaged couple?!  I stamped the solid line images vertically on Steel Blue card stock and embossed with silver pearl embossing powder for that gorgeous shimmery finish.  The embossed panel was popped up on foam tape over a Smooth White card stock base.  I had already stamped the sentiment from Grand Greetings in Steel Blue ink.  The Steel Blue strip across the bottom edge is actually the widest solid image from the Plaid Background Builder set - perfect to give the illusion of an additional layer without the bulk!!!  Here are links to all the MFT products I used on this card.
Up next is a card a bit more graphic.

For this card, I stamped the same solid image in a blue pigment ink on the diagonal.  I had first masked off a horizontal section of the Smooth White card stock to leave a space for my sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment in the new Fuse Green ink and cut the panel out using the new Mini Album Torn Notebook STAX Die-namics.  This sentiment is from the Sending Thanks stamp set - the latest stamp set you can earn free with a $60 purcashe (before shipping and tax).  I adhered the notebook panel to a Smooth White card base using foam tape and added some Kraft Star STAX die cuts to finish off this CAS card.  Here is a closer look.

Here are all the MFT products in use on this card.

Switching gears again to a more cute card.  I couldn't resist creating a plaid apple!

I created a mask using an Eclipse masking sheet and the Red Delicious Die-namics.  I overlayed the mask on a piece of Smooth White card stock and stamped a plaid pattern using the new Brick Red ink.  I also stamped one of the Plaid images on the Kraft stem I cut for a little bit of texture.

The leaves were cut from Jellybean Green felt.  Here are the MFT products I used for this card.

And now for a completely different look...

I used all three new inks - Brick Red, Fuse Green, and Olive - on Kraft card stock for this pattern.  Now, I have received a couple comments about the ease of stamping, lining this Plaid Background Builder stamp set up.  I found it VERY user friendly.  Of course, if you have a stamp press with a grid or acrylic blocks with grids - go ahead and use those.  I found it just as easy to eyeball it.  Practice on scrap paper and you will get the feel for it rather quickly!  The spacing is actually very forgiving because the varied width and spacing of the stripes within the set itself varies and camouflages very well any spacing differences you introduce :) To demonstrate, I will let you in on a secret.  This pattern that I stamped right here was in my cast off bin.  I royally messed up the order of colors - did you notice?  I was also not happy with my stamping in general, but in the light of day I saw that in fact I quite liked it especially once I had stamped a focal panel and placed it over the stamped panel!  And how about that collage-y focal panel I created?

I used Mona's new Collage Backgrounds along with Sending Thanks.  Of course I couldn't resist cutting the entire thing out with a Postage Stamp STAX!  The plane from Accent It - World Traveler was the perfect accent.  The mail stripes were stamped in Brick Red and cut out.  Here are all the MFT products I used on this card.

Just in case you are not tired of my plaid infatuation yet, I did want to share one more photo.  Lest you think, plaid is only for guys!

Oh, just one more with my favorite MFT colors - Sno Cone, Berrylicious, and Blu Raspberry!!

Told you I could. not. STOP!!!  Step away from the inks, Debbie!  LOL.

Thanks so much for stopping by & sticking with me!!  If I haven't at least tempted you to get your plaid on, then you are beyond temptation!  HA!  Be sure to visit theMFT Blog for all the information about tonight's release and links to all the designers posting this evening.  And Happy Shopping!!!

Classy Congratulations card - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Stamps:  Plaid Background Builder,  LJD Grand Greetings (MFT)
Papers:  Steel Blue, Smooth White (MFT)
Inks:  Steel Blue (MFT), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  silver pearl EP (CTMH), foam tape

Diagonal Thanks card - 4-1/4" x5-1/2"
Stamps:  Plaid Background Builder, Sending Thanks (MFT)
Papers:  Smooth White, Kraft (MFT)
Inks:  Fuse Green (MFT), Navy pigment (Amuse)
Accessories:  Mini Album Torn Notebook Paper Die-namics, Star STAX Die-namics (MFT), Foam tape, Jody boosters

Plaid Apple card - 4-1/4" x5-1/2"
Stamps:  Plaid Background Builder, LJD Grand Greetings (MFT)
Papers:  Smooth White, Brick Red, Kraft (MFT)
Inks:  Brick Red, Kraft (MFT), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Red Delicious Die-namics, Jellybean Green felt (MFT) foam tape

Sent With Love card - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Stamps:  Plaid Background Builder, Sending Thanks (MFT)
Papers:  Primitive White, Kraft, Brick Red (MFT)
Inks:  Fuse Green, Olive, Brick Red, Kraft (MFT)
Accessories:  Accent It - World Traveler Die-namics, Postage Stamp STAX Die-namics (MFT) Jody boosters


Annheidel said...

So many different looks! I especially love the plaid apple. :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh my word!! I love these! The plaid apple drew my eye, but I gasped when I saw the one on kraft. GORGEOUS! I love that!!!

Karen Giron said...

I LOVE how creative you are with this background! The apple is my absolute fave! Yum!

Karen Motz said...

You go girl with the plaid! I can't seem to stop using it either! I love the classy embossed stripes and that apple is to die for!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, I love how you used this background, so fabulous.

Lyn said...

Love all the plaid and have this set on my must have list :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Beautiful cards, Debbie! Love the plaid apple with the felt leaves...and those plaids...swoon. I esp love the last one in all the blues. YUM!

karahoward said...

Glad to know the plaid builder is easy to use. How many individual stamps are there? Totally love the apple (pinning it) and the blue plaid. Thanks!!

Melody said...

I love all the plaid combos you came up with! I love this stamp set! Love that plaid apple with the felt leaves.

Alina said...

beautiful cards, Debbie, I love the apple!!!

Gypsy 2 said...

Great projects..what a fabulous way to finish this release!

wendy said...


Pam said...

I love all these different plaids! I think I need that stamp now. Thank you SO MUCH for the blog candy goodies I received the other day. You are so generous! I can't wait to play.

Michele Boyer said...

LOVE these, especially the last one! It looks just like fabric!!

Virginia L. said...

Loving the plaids!! You make it look easy! GREAT showcase of these stamps!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Debbie, I love it all! Such beautiful stuff! I'm sitting here at home, waiting for my work computer to connect, sort of mindlessly going through personal email on my personal computer and I see the Congratulations card and I think, "How cool is that! I wonder how she did that!" Then I scroll down and I think it to myself again, and I see the apple, and I think, Hey, this is starting to look like MFT, and I scroll down and I see the plaids and I think I REALLY want to know how she does all this and I see it IS MFT and I'm so happy! Thanks for sharing your ideas with me, er, everyone Debbie! XOXO, Mary

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome way of making your own backgrounds! Love the fun colors and stripes... especially love the firt one... very elegant.

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! My favourite is the last one, with the plane!


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