MFT Summer School: Color Temperature

Hi all!

Summer School wraps up today on the My Favorite Things blog.

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Today’s lesson is all about color temperatures, which is:

Color hues to create a mood. Neutral (black, white, brown, gray), Cool (blues, purples, greens), and Warm (reds, yellows, oranges).

I went the cool temperature route for today’s card, pulling in a bunch of blues with a green and purple.

Hi Circles by Teri

I love that even though I used cool colors that this card still has some pop to it because of the combination of colors I used and the design elements.

Imagine how this card would have looked had I used warm colors instead. I imagine reds in place of the blues and a yellow and orange in place of the purple and green.

Hi Circles by Teri

Take it a step further and imagine it in neutral tones with black, white and brown.

Swing by the MFT Blog to see who else was inspired by today’s lesson to share a card.

And check out the list below for clickable links to the MFT products I used to make this card.

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Happy Birthday, Neat and Tangled!

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Hi everybody!

I’m excited to be taking part today in a blog hop in honor of the 3rd birthday of Neat and Tangled! In honor of Neat and Tangled’s birthday, there’s been a special blog hop happening all week long!

Oh yeah, and there’s a special surprise release too! 2 new stamp sets, 2 new dies and some new sequins! Woohoo!

So I have a couple cards to share with you today.

First up is this jazzy little number.

Super Awesome Stars by Teri

I just plain love the new Seeing Stars die. It is so cool!

I applied watercolors to watercolor paper. I let it dry and then I die-cut the stars out of it. I really wanted them to stand out on my card so I die-cut them a second time from plain white cardstock and layered those watercolor stars on top.

Super Awesome Stars card by Teri

By the way, that phrase is from the new Happiest Birthday stamp set.

And meet card #2.

Heart of Gold by Teri

So I just wanted to play and try something new for me here. I scribbled a rainbow’s worth of markers on cardstock and then I die-cut the Heart of Gold heart out of it. I purposely left some of the inner pieces in. I dunno. I think it just added to the card.

Heart of Gold card by Teri

I wanted the heart to pop somewhat so I adhered it to vellum, fussy cut it and then placed it onto my card. If you look really, really, really, really close, you’ll see foam tape under that heart. But the vellum hides it pretty good!

By the way, the words on this card are from the new Heart of Gold stamp set.

Alright, so that’s what I have for you.

Be sure to stop by all the stops on today’s segment of the hop.

Teri Anderson (<—- Here you are!)

And be sure to leave comments as you go. Neat and Tangled will be a $100 and $50 gift certificates to some folks who left comments during the course of this week’s hop. (<—- To which I say… WOOHOO! Fingers crossed for all of you!)

Thanks for stopping by today, guys! I always appreciate your comments and kind words.

 

 

MFT Summer School: Hard vs. Soft

Hi guys!

It’s Summer School time again over on the blog for My Favorite Things.

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Today’s lesson is all about the Hard vs. Soft design concept.

Hard vs. Soft is this:

For every hard line or edge you place on a card, the design is balanced by some softness, whether it be from a texture (like a ribbon) or a shape (like a circle); too much hard or soft might not work.

So let me show you a card I made inspired by this concept.

Hi Stars by Teri

I went with a hard background (striped paper and black cardstock). And then I added hard elements – circles, stars and sequins.

The soft comes in with the materials I used. I tied twine onto the stars and I cut the small stars and word from felt. I also purposely choose scripty hi word from the Happy Hellos Die-namics dies rather than something a little more strong and hard graphic wise.

Hi Stars by Teri

To see who else from the Creative Team was inspired by today’s challenge, check out the blog.

And for a complete list of products I used to make card, check out the list below.

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Today’s Cards

Hi guys!

Had some fun this weekend, making a few cards inspired by challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.

Meet card #1.

Thanks for being there by Teri

This was inspired by this week’s CAS challenge to incorporate waves into your design. I stamped the pattern with My Favorite Things‘ Myriad Dots Background stamp on strips of cardstock. I cut them out with the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, adhere them onto cardstock and them cut them into the rectangle shaped panel with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics.

I was feeling a little adventurous so I used the Sequins Die-namics to cut the small circles from felt. I adhered them to the panel and then strung the string through them.

And meet card #2.

Hello Blooms card by Teri

It too was inspired by a challenge. The challenge was to make something inspired by the colors of the objects in an inspiration photo.

I was drawn to the orange, pink and green colors in the photo so I just ran with it and kinda built the card around those photos.

Hello Blooms by Teri

The flowers were created with the Modern Blooms stamp set (and coordinating Modern Blooms dies) from My Favorite Things. That background? It’s one of my faves. It was stamped with the Abstract Background stamp (also from MFT).

OK, so that’s what I have for you.

For a list of supplies I used to make these cards, look below.

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MFT: Launch

And we have liftoff! The August release from My Favorite Things is now available. (Woohoo!)

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And to celebrate, I’ve got a few more projects made with the new stuff to share with you.

Meet project #1.

happy happy happy halloween by teri

I wanted to have some fun so I made a little Halloween tag to hang on a tube of candy. The base of the tag was cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics.

And then I cut in the word happy (with the Pop-Up Birthday Die-namics) three times into the tag base. To make the happy words look different, I used orange markers on two of them. A little trick I was to slide a sticky note under the letters as I applied the ink to them. It helped keep from getting stray ink marks elsewhere on the tag.

happy happy happy halloween by teri

After cutting those words, I stamped the “happy halloween” phrase from the Frightfully Fun stamp set on top.

And meet project #2.

halloween bats by teri

I again made a little treat topping tag. I used some of the same techniques and design concepts on this tag, although I added the words “to you” to the mix.

Halloween bats by teri

To add to the eclectic feel of the tag, I placed orange and plum cardstock behind some of the letter openings.

By the way, just for kicks, here is how the two treat tags look next to each other. 🙂

candy tags by teri

And meet project #3.

Eek card by Teri

A card. Of course, I had to make a Halloween card! 😉

I created the “framed” mat by cutting two rectangles with the Double Stitched Rectangle STAX and then layering them together. And then, just for giggles, I used my black pen to draw a box around the largest rectangle.

The ghosts and phrase are once again from the Frightfully Fun stamp set. So hard putting that guy down! Such a fun set. 😉

Eek card by Teri

Alright! So that’s what I have for you today. Thanks for stopping, guys! It’s always a treat when you do.

Be sure to hit the MFT Stamps blog to see who else is sharing projects today.

And check out the list below for links to the products I used to make these projects.

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MFT Countdown: 1

Hi all!

It’s almost time for the August release from My Favorite Things. (<—- Dude. We are just hours away. Woohoo!)

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I’ve got a couple more cards to share with you that I made with the new stuff.

Meet card #1.

Greetings Robot by Teri

Oh my goodness, you guys. I just love the new Bionic Bots stamp set. Robots = something I am a big fan of, especially cute ones like in this stamp set.

So I played it pretty safe here, cutting the body with the coordinating Bionic Bots Die-namics from a gray cardstock and stamping on top. I stamped the robot a second time on a pink cardstock and then fussy cut the heart.

Greetings Robot by Teri

I wanted the little guy to have some extra personality so I fashioned some antennas from wire. (Remember Mack, Rosey’s Boyfriend on The Jetsons? I was somewhat inspired by his antenna.)

And meet card #2.

Four Strip Hi by Teri

I had a huge desire to just go graphic so that’s what I did with this card: I went graphic! 😉

I cut the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics die from pink, orange and black cardstocks and then pieced together pieces of it and adhered them all to a white cardstock.

Four Strip Hi by Teri

If you look really close, you’ll see I added some stitching with white floss to some of the white openings. I think it really helps keep the card looking handmade but also also maintains a “professional” look by going tone on tone with the floss.

By the way, the circle in the middle was cut with the Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics dies. The word is from the Happy Hellos Die-namics. Laina turned me onto that set a long time ago. I must admit that I use it ALL the time.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see who else is sharing projects today.

And you’ll find a list of MFT products below that I used to make these cards. The links to the new products will work once the release is live on the 4th at 10 p.m. EST.

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MFT Countdown: 2

Hello again!

We’re inching closer to the August release from My Favorite Things.

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And yep. You guessed it! I’m back with a few more cards created with some of the new goods. On your mark. Get set. Go!

Meet card #1.

Tiki Aloha by Teri

I had high amounts of fun here, playing with the new Tiki Party stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics). Aren’t those little Tiki guys a hoot?! To add to the hooting, I added a flower (stamped with the stamps and die-cut with the dies). Just a fun little thing to do.

Tiki Aloha by Teri

That pink patterned paper isn’t pre-made. No way. I stamped it by stamping the Wonky Chevron Background stamp with Razzleberry ink on Razzleberry cardstock.

I love MFT’s collection of Background stamps. They make making patterned paper for cards easy by being so large. Ink a stamp up, set a piece of cardstock on top and transfer the pattern. It’s that easy.

And meet card #2.

Count on Me card by Teri

I created two patterned papers for this card. One with the Wonky Chevron Background stamp and another with the Wave Background stamp.

I made that window by cutting a rectangle with one of the Double Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics dies. And then I cut a smaller rectangle out of it.

Count on Me card by Teri

The flower was created with the Scribble Roses stamp set and coordinating Die-namics.

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else from the Design Team is sharing projects today.

And check out the list below for clickable links to the products I used to make these cards. The links to the brand new stuff will work once the new release is made live on Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST.

Thanks for stopping by today, guys!

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MFT Countdown: 3

Hi guys!

I’m baccckkk! 😉

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It’s true. I’m back with another couple projects made with the August release from My Favorite Things. Today, for me, was all about having fun. I decided to focus on Halloween and make some Halloween projects. (Yeah. Yeah.  I know Summer isn’t over, but still.)

Meet project #1.

Caticorn by Teri

So I whipped out the Frightfully Fun stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics) and saw that cat stamp. I don’t have any cats in my home, but I sure get a kick out of a good cat illustration! (See this post I wrote last year on Moxie Fab World.) And then I noticed the candy corn stamp and thought, “Ha! Unicorn inspired cat. A cat-icorn! I’m doing it.”

And so that’s what I did. I made a cat-icorn. 😉 Because he did go on a Halloween tag, I colored in the “horn” with candy corn inspired colors.

Caticorn by Teri

The sentiment and the stars are from the Frightfully Fun stamp set too.

And meet project #2.

Frankly card by Teri

I used the same stamp set and coordinating dies to make this card. There are so many cute Halloween images in the stamp set that I used several. Being the same style, it was easy to mix and match them together.

Frankly card

Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

And be sure to check out the list below to find links to the products I used. The links for the products from the August release will work once the release is live on Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping today, guys!

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