Good morning! Today, I am super excited to be a guest on the MFT & Friends blog hop celebrating the new My Favorite Things release for December! Each month, My Favorite Things has a blog hop with both the design team and a few guests to help introduce their newest products, and I’m super excited to be taking part today! I have two projects showing some of the goodies in today’s release, so let’s get started with the details!
I wanted to keep things in a pretty pink and gold color scheme, so I pulled out some sparkling gold embossing powder to pair with some pink coloring and ink blending.
For my first card, I die cut the Mesmerizing Mandala standalone die from some white cardstock, then pressed my embossing ink pad directly to the die cut and covering it with the sparkly gold embossing powder. I melted the first layer of powder, then covered it with embossing ink and powder again to create a nice thick layer of gold sparkle. I also die cut the new Big Smile Die-namics from some white cardstock.
For the card base, I blended two different shades of pink ink using blender brushes around the edge of a white A2 card base. I adhered the sparkling mandala die cut to the card front using liquid adhesive, then added the smile die cuts using foam adhesive. The final touch was to add some sparkling gems around the edges of the mandala!
For my second card, I used the absolutely beautiful new Rose Garden stamps and dies. I began by stamping the main floral bouquet on some white cardstock using Copic-friendly black ink, then coloring it in a variety of pinks and some pretty lime green leaves.
For the background, I used the new Cross-Hatch Polka Dot Background stamp with some more sparkly gold embossing powder. The gold embossing powder isn’t a super deep, bright gold, but a bit more subtly iridescent, making it an almost tone-on-tone background. I also stamped a greeting from the new sentiment set on some vellum and heat embossed it with some deeper gold embossing powder, then fussy cut the greeting. I adhered the colored floral bouquet to the polka dotted background using foam tape, then added the greeting using clear foam tape. The final touch was to add some sparkling gems!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I will be back on the MFT blog later this month with some more inspiration using the newest release. Be sure to check out the MFT blog for all of the stops on the blog hop. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Gail Scott says
Love both of these cards = the coloring is fabulous TFS
Sharon Gullikson says
Your roses are spectacular. Nice coloring!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the florals and the BIG SMILE sentiment!
Kelsey Thomas says
These are so beautiful! Great job coloring. 🙂
Heather Mills says
Two absolutely gorgeous cards!! Those flowers are stunning!
Amy Cooley says
Stunning cards! The Mandala Die is especially beautiful.
Heidi Rees says
GORGEOUS EMILY!!! 😍😍 I love the pink! And your coloring skills are incredible! I always love your creations! They truly are works of art!
Pink and gold is a color combo I love, the cards look so elegant.
The depth of colour in those blooms… Fab work!
Karthikha Uday says
Fantastic cards!! <3
Marisela Delgado says
FABULOUS! You always rock it, Emily!
The cross-hatch polka make the perfect background for your floral card. I love the way you colored the flowers too! Simply stunning!
Dana M says
Stunning cards! Wonderfully vibrant, amazing coloring and fabulous designs.
Isabel Z says
All your cards are gorgeous!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Gorgeous designs! I love the bright pink- so cheery!
Jen P says
Beautiful cards! I really loved all the layers and extra details on the 2nd card. Stunning!
Stacey Kowbel says
Wow, gorgeous cards!
Mary-Anne V says
Simply elegant! Amazing designs.