Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Favorite Things - a la modes Teaser Time!!


Hello Paper Canteen Friends!!  I'm over the moon excited to have been asked to be a part of the MFT Guest Team for the December release!  I know you've seen such beauty so far this week and I'll do my best not to disappoint!  ;)

Teaser Time is certainly blowing my socks off!!  How about yours?  Such gorgeousness abound!  Today I'm showing off one of the newest a la modes, Ski Bunny!

Seriously?  Is she not GORGEOUSLY adorable??!!  Yes, I know...just sheer beauty and you MUST put her on your list!  Swoonnnnnnnn!! 

I simply loved inking her up!!  I started with my Momento ink in Tuxedo Black - this is my go-to black ink when I know I'll be using my Copics.  I then colored her hair and skin with my Copics.  I paper pieced her outfit using papers from Pink Paislee - Vintage Vogue 6x6 paper assortment.  I then pieced her skis and ski-pole handles.  To add extra dimension to her hat I paper pieced the entire hat in the purple paper that you see and then did the front flap in a similar purple paper but that had a bit of a textured design.  As a more realistic touch and to add the proper dimension, I stamped and colored an extra set of hands, trimmed them out and added them on with my Quickie Glue pen (a fabulous tip from Joanne!).  I know it may seem tedious to do this step but it is SO worth it as the image seems to pop off of the paper with true depth!  As a lasting bit of visual interest, I added some Glossy Accents underneath the snow boots of this darling Ski Bunny to look like she's standing on a bit of ice! 
I used the die from the Tag You're It combo set.  One of my favorite things about MFT's last release is that there are so many Die-namics dies that are now available for purchase separate from their paired stamp set!  How cool is that??  Because as you know, you can never have too many Die-namics dies!!  

I wanted to back my tag with patterned paper so I adhered my tag down and then carefully trimmed around the edge with my good scissors leaving about an eighth of an inch border showing.  I threaded the top with some twill tape that I distressed a bit with my ink blending tool and some Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  I added a bit of twine and a tiny SU! button to finish the top of my tag off.  

I made a homemade embellishment using my Hearts-A-Plenty Die-namics Die and one of the gorgeous texture stamps from my Well Worn Greetings set, combined with my Versamark Ink, white embossing powder a bit of twine and a button and VOILA! 

For my exterior sentiment I used the brand new Mix and Match Banners Die-namics.  Oh my is this ever a versatile set!!  Go ahead, I'll wait while you jot it down on your must have list!  ;)  It's divine!!!  I did snip apart one of the sentiments (gasp!) that comes with the Ski Bunny set to accommodate my using the four different banner shapes.  I put one word on each banner and tucked them all snug under the right hand panel on my card.  The paper I used for my banners is from a vintage appliance repair log that I found at an antique store in Maine. 


You are totally going to love on this set and you will definitely be seeing it again from me soon!  (wink!)
My interior uses the same color scheme and papers as my exterior.  I used a large Sizzix label die for my text paper and stamped my Ski Bunny but this time leaving her uncolored as I LOVEEE this look!  I used another sentiment from the set and added a self-adhesive cork heart cut using the same Hearts-A-Plenty Die-namic. 


Ok friends, that's all for me today!!  Don't forget that there are two รก la modes previewing today, be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today to see the other one as well as a full list of designers participating in teasers today!

And, as always, here are the important administrative bits and bobs!!  Thanks so much for popping by today!  I hope you were inspired, as I always am by the amazing MFT products!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
 
Fabulous MFT goodies used in my creation today:
 

29 comments:

osirisandloki said...

How cute is that stamp. great for colouring!!!!

Noddy said...

Oh My.. I love how you put all the mix & match banner on the side of card.
Also, I like your interior.
Brilliant.

ddlady said...

Meredith, great card. Loved how your sentiment was used as a banner. Good job!

crafternz said...

What a great idea of using the mix & match die for your sentiment...

Kary said...

Meredith, this card is wonderful!! A great job!! I love the die-namics you used and the gorgeous paper piecing.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Meredith - this is just fabulous. You are amazing! :) xoxo

Mary J said...

So cool, love this!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love, love,love this!!!! Awesome piecing and love what you did with the new banners! great work :)

Angie said...

Oh so cute!!!! I just love all the paper piecing!!! I bought my first MFT stamp last month. Wow do I love how fun it is to paper piece the images!!! Your card is so adorable!

Janet said...

I love how you used the banners for the tabs, and that cork heart....to die for.

Tanya said...

such a fun card, I love it! fabulous piecing, love the layers and banners.

wendy said...

very inspirational card...love her outfit...so many great details

Lisa H. said...

eeeek! soooo fabulous. love the colors, touches of sparkle and the cork heart!

Angel said...

so bright and FUN! love all the great elements you added like the tabs and cork!

mplsbetty said...

Love all the bright wonderful colors on this card! So fun! TFS, Betty

Susan said...

Wow! This is really cute :)

jan farnworth said...

really nicely done.

peculiarcards said...

Love the hat detail. You're so right. All the little extras make the card special!

Tricia said...

Cute card! I love all the care taken on the insides of the card. It makes them extra special!

Trisha said...

Wow, just love your card. I see it being used for the cover of an altered mini album. Great job. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Meredith,

I love all the layers & details!!! :)

Thanks for taking the time to share!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Melody said...

So cute! Pretty, fun colors, Love what you did with the new banner dies!

zehra said...

Beautiful card, love all the banners that holds the sentiment, lovely paper piecing. Gorgeous card

Erin Smetak said...

Your card is so cool! I am LOVING all the layers!! And those banners are awesome!

Karen Motz said...

This is so fun! Love how you used the banners and hearts!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so great, I love it

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OK....LOVE LOVE LOVEDY LOVE the sentiment on the banners. That is GENIUS!!!

Stephenie said...

very pretty card!!!

JessicaK said...

Fun way to show off the new a la mode and the banners