Happy Tuesday friends! I'm thrilled to be joining My Favorite Things for their MFT & Friends Feature for the March 2019 Release! I've created a trio of cards to share today featuring lots of new stamps and dies from the release. All of the cards showcase the spotlight inlay technique with the brand new A2 Rectangle Frames. This is such a fun and easy technique to instantly add a border to any design.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these spotlight inlay cards from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
My first two cards feature a stenciled background using the previously released Grassy Edges Stencil and the brand new Ray of Light Stencil. The Grassy Edges was applied to the bottom of each panel with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and the Ray of Light was inked to the top of the design with Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks using the Life Changing Brushes.
The new A2 Rectangle Frames were used to die cut a frame from the background. Two additional frames were die cut from smooth white cardstock. To put the background together, adhesive was applied to a card base and the outer frame, new white die cut frame, and inside rectangle were adhered to the card base first for an inlay die cut look.
Next, a white frame was added on top and finally the stenciled frame was adhered to finish. The entire stenciled panel is shown but the frame part is "popped up" drawing your eye in and emphasizing the frame!
Ducks and clouds from the brand new Just Ducky Stamp Set were stamped with the Ink on 3 fadeout ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored with the no-line technique using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The images were die cut with the coordinating Just Ducky dies and adhered to the scene as shown.
A sentiment from the Just Ducky Stamp Set was stamped along the bottom of the frame with Lawn Fawn Jalapeno Ink and a scattering of Honey Bee Stamps Candy Hearts in Kiss Me were adhered to finish the design.
The bunny card was stenciled much the same, only a smaller frame was used to die cut the background. Two sentiments from the Easter Bunnies Stamp Set were stamped on the background with Lawn Fawn Sunflower and Jalapeno Inks.
Easter Bunnies images were stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, die cut with the coordinating Easter Bunnies dies, and adhered to the inlay frame design as shown. The card was finished with a scattering of Honey Bee Stamps Candy Hearts in Hug Me.
For my final card today I stamped the new Fresh-Cut Flowers Background cling stamp on a Bristol Smooth Cardstock card panel using clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The images and background were watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush pen.
Once dry, the background was die cut with an A2 Rectangle Frame and assembled like the previous two cards.
A vellum banner was die cut using a Stitched Fishtail Sentiments Strip and stamped with a greeting from the Anything But Basic Encouragement Stamp Set using embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The strip was run through a Xyron Sticker Maker and adhered to the card. The design was finished with a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Pansy Purple Jewels and a Honey Bee Stamps Crystal Clear Heart.
S U P P L I E S
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S H O P P I N G
Shop the March MFT release by clicking the links below. Add on products are also available at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. Affiliate links used:
This post is part of the MFT & Friends March 2019 Release feature: