Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way.
~ Peter Cottontail song lyrics, 1950
Before we get today's project, though, here's the scoop on all the festivities surrounding the release.
- You can join the New Release Party on February 4 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES! At the end of the party you find you'll find all the newest products HERE ready to put in your shopping cart.
- Click on over to the MFT Blog now to see all the teasers for today. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of two $10.00 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on February 4 just before the party on the MFT blog.
- You can still join the Guest Designer challenge. Check out the forum for details on how you can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
It was such a gorgeous day today, I took my cards outside to take the pictures. Seems fitting cards about Spring, right?
I'm taking a much needed class about clean and simple design at Online Card Classes. The teachers Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Julie Ebersole are amazing!
Today, I had an epiphany – an ah-ha moment. To design a clean and simple card (not easy for me), I just need to pretend I'm designing the inside of my card.
So . . . depending on your style preference – ornate or simple – we can say this is the inside of my rather ornate card card above, or a cleaner and simpler version from the same set. Okay, it's really just the inside. But it would work for a clean and simple card, right?
Tips & Techniques
My Hunny Bunny is Copic colored, fuzzy cut and paper pieced.
Faux Ribbon - Want your ribbon to match your paper perfectly? (We're all perfectionists, right?) Make faux ribbon by sewing two straight seams on some scrap paper about 1/8" to 1/4" apart. Then, trim the paper just outside the two seams. Create a bow with the Dainty Bow Die-namics.
Faux Frame – This new Hexagon STAX Die-namic is perfect for framing your focal point.
It might look like there are three layers of the Hexagon shape above: one with the white/green notepaper pattern, and two from Kraft paper. But, you can also use the Die-namics to frame your focal point with some subtle embossing. It eliminates one layer for a cleaner look.
- Cut out your largest Hexagon first.
- Center the next smallest Hexagon Die-namic inside the larger Die-namic. Hold it in place with tape. Washi tape works great for this. Run it through your die-cut machine with the embossing plates.
To make that fabric flag attached to Hexagon above, stamp the sentiment, "i'm all ears" onto Prima Cotton Tape with My Favorite Things Kraft dye ink. Then, run the tape through the die cut machine with the Fishtail Flags Die-namic twice – once for each end.
Here are the Copic markers I used and the rest of the ingredients.
Finished Size: 5-1/2" by 5-1/2". Other ingredients include Prima Cotton Tape, October Afternoon Cakewalk 8 x 8 Paper Pack and Memento Tuxedo Black ink (around Copics). I used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday, MOJO278.Pin It