WooHoo! If you can see this post it means all the new products I've been teasing you guys with for the past week are now available at the MFT store!! You can find them all HERE.
I've got a couple more projects to share with you guys using the new goodies, and make sure you check out the MFT blog post HERE for links to all the other Team Member's posts to see what they've created for you as well.
*AND make sure to get to the end of this (really long!) post as there's giveaway info!**
For today's post I'm focusing on the new Roughing It stamp set and Campy Tree Lines Die-namics. And what better way to focus on them than to use them both on a card:
I wanted to create a nighttime "scene" so I used Nightshift Blue card stock for my sky, and embossed the scattered stars stamp from the Roughing It set onto the card stock using Versamark and silver embossing powder.
Then I used the Campy Tree Lines Die-namics and Black Licorice card stock to silhouette them in front of the night sky - love how it turned out!
I stamped the camper from the Roughing It set onto the card stock with Versamark and embossed it with silver EP as well - LOVE!
The sentiment was done separately - the first half I stamped and embossed with silver and the second half I stamped onto a piece of Grout Grey card stock with Nightshift Blue ink and die cut with a Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics die.
On the inside of the card I stamped the camper again, this time with Black Licorice ink, and then stamped the scattered star image repeatedly with Nightshift Blue ink. I only inked up the stamp a couple of times and just kept stamping it to get various shades of blue.
Now for my second project:
I used the large tag die from the Blueprints 9 set to create the base for this album (so it's roughly A2 sized). For the title I used the new Magical Memories Die-namics, Months of the Year Die-namics, Roughing It Die-namics and stamp set, Campy Tree Lines Die-namics and the Wood Plank background stamp.
If you've read my blog for any length of time you'll know I *rarely* scrapbook or do anything like that. I just don't. But with all these campy/outdoorsy/perfect for scrapbooking products MFT's released this month I was inspired to step out of my comfort zone LOL!
My hubby is planning to go on a hiking trip with his brothers this summer, and I thought I should make him a mini album of sorts to be able to put the pictures he takes on his trip in it. And since it's pretty likely that most if not all the pics he takes will be taken with his phone they won't be large files and therefore perfect to print in smaller sizes and fit into an album like this.
I used the little bootprint stamps from the Roughing It stamp set and stamped them along the bottom of most of the pages with Chocolate Brown ink.
**you can click on any of these pictures to get a pop-up of a larger image**
And I used the new In the Wilderness Background stamp on a few of the pages as well - SO perfect for this project!
I also pulled out last month's Making Waves Die-namics and added those to a couple of the pages. They're going to be on the coast during their trip so I anticipate a few pictures that will work for it.
I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the holes through all the pages - I just stacked them all together and punched through them at the same time. Then I found some large brown eyelets in my stash (another time it's worked out to hoard things!) that I added to the pages. I wasn't going to at first but then thought it would give the pages a bit of reinforcement - MFT card stock is heavy weight but over time getting flipped through I didn't want it to tear so I thought I may as well add the eyelets. I had the ring in my stash as well so I popped all the pages onto it and it was done!
Tim's pretty pleased with it. I technically made it for his birthday which is coming up in a couple of days - but I'm rotten at waiting so I gave it to him as soon as it was done LOL. I wasn't expecting him to like it as much as he did. And I got a kick out of the fact that he noticed the quality of the card stock (it was one of the first things he said - that it seemed really sturdy and nice ;)). So my little project made him happy and I have high hopes that it will encourage him to take pictures and hopefully document his trip when he goes!
Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder, Corner Chomper
Crop-a-Dile, Large Eyelets, Metal Ring
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