Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Let's Get Nautical!

Hello!!!  Welcome to our final Countdown post for the February release from My Favorite Things!!!   Less than one day until you can add all the fantastic goodies you have been drooling over to your collection ;)  We have four more products being revealed today - check the MFT blog for a look at them all and links to all the designers posting today.  I have two cards to share using the new Go Overboard stamp set and Let's Get Nautical Die-namics.

I had to use the Go Overboard set with some traditional colors!  I am not really a lover of all things nautical - BUT this set has really given me the bug - LOVE IT!!!  I used the Blueprints 12 Die-namics and one of the suggested sketches for the layout.  I used the porthole Die-namics from the Let's Get Nautical set in Kraft to frame the compass which I stamped in Chocolate Brown ink on Smooth White card stock.  The entire thing mounted perfectly on a Chocolate Brown Circle STAX (set 1) die cut.  Just a little bit of brown peeking out creates a perfect contrast!

The Blueprints 12 sketch has the half circle facing upwards, but I reversed it.  To get the stitching detail to carry over into the circle I simply die cut the circle from Nightshift Blue card stock, secured it to my cutting plate with removable tape, and placed the stitched rectangle Die-namics from Blueprints 12 over it and die cut.  I was left with two half circles - one of which had the stitching :)

Here are the MFT products I used on this card - remember links to new products will not be active until February 11th at 10 pm EST.

I had some fun with this next card :)

When I finished this card I showed it to my 8 year old son and asked him to tell me what was the first thing that came to mind.  His response - "You're in a submarine looking through a porthole" - BINGO!!!  I hope you can see it, too :)  I used Steel Blue card stock as the foundation for this card.  I positioned the circular Die-namics from Let's Get Nautical near the upper left corner and die cut it (I repeated this for a second identical panel as well).  I also die cut the porthole from Steel Blue card stock.   The sentiment from Go Overboard was stamped in Black Licorice ink.   Using my paper trimmer I cut the stamped Steel Blue panel into five different sections and sponged the interior edges of each with Steel Blue ink.  I glued these back together on top of the second Steel Blue panel with a circle cut.  Using foam squares and tiny foam dots I adhered the port hole and "bolts" to the panel.

The waves were cut from Blu Raspberry card stock using the Making Waves Die-namics.  I layered these onto a Blu Raspberry panel and glued to a Black Licorice card base.  The fish from It's a Pirates Life were stamped on Orange Fizz card stock, cut out, and tucked into the waves. I had to mount the Steel Blue panel using a double thickness of foam tape to accommodate the thickness all those great waves :)

Here are the MFT products I used on this card - remember links to new products will not be active until February 11th at 10 pm EST.

This is the last Countdown Post :)  The next Design Team post will be at release time - tonight at 10 pm EST!   Be sure to join me then and in the meantime if you have missed any of the Countdown days check the  MFT Blog for links to all the designers' posts and product reveals. You can also read all about how you can win a gift voucher to use at the MFT Boutique! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Right Direction card - A2
Stamps: Go Overboard (MFT)
Papers:  Nightshift Blue, Smooth White, Electric Red, Kraft, Chocolate Brown (MFT)
Inks:  Chocolate Brown (MFT)
Accessories:: Blueprints 12, Let’s Get Nautical, Blueprints 2, Circle STAX set 1 (MFT), Jody boosters

Porthole Hello card - A2
Stamps:  Go Overboard, WBD It's a Pirate's Life (MFT)
Papers:  Steel Blue, Blu Raspberry, Orange Fizz, Black Licorice (MFT)
Inks:  Black Licorice, Steel Blue (MFT)
Accessories:  Let's Get Nautical Die-namics, Making Waves Die-namics (MFT), foam squares, micro foam dots


Judith said...

Stunning cards and the second one is just so much fun! Great, great idea!!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Debbie, your cards are wonderful. Love those little fish, and the sentiment on your first card. This is a great release.

Tracey said...

These are both fantastic Debbie but I love the porthole on the second!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Great cards...love the porthole!

Kim S said...

Your use of the porthole is fantastic! Those little fish on the waves are totally cute - and the way you've panelled the paper is a great touch!

Lisa H. said...

awesome cards, Debbie. Love that you ask the kids for their take on the card concept. I figure if they can "get it" then it will make sense to everyone else. it's such a cool card!

Wendy said...

Love the porthole, that was brilliant!!!

Tammy H said...

Absolutely love both of these cards. The more "mature" version and the one that will delight the kiddos. Oh, and my 4 year old grandson totally got the submarine thing. He loved it.

Patt H. said...

What wonderful cards! I absolutely love the submarine card!! So fun!

Bethany said...

Love the port hole card! So cute!

wendy said...

So clever Love them

jeannine said...

Great cards! Love the idea of the second card! Great view from the porthole :)

Janelle said...

You are so creative, and your details are just perfect. Both SO CUTE!

Carol Held said...

Luv both of your cards today...especially the fishes....TFS

Amy Rohl said...

So fun and fresh, Debbie! LOVE the port hole, genius!


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