Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MFT Blog - Hop and Shop!

Wow, what an amazing week of MFT teasers! Hope you all enjoyed the wonderful, GORGEOUS creations the MFT design team had to share with you! All the new stamp sets and dies are available for purchase NOW - click HERE to check 'em out!

If you came directly from the amazing Christina's Blog, you're on the right track. If you just stumbled across this post, then you'll want to start at Kim's Blog so you don't miss out on any of the MFT blog hop details and goodness! While you're hopping along, be sure to leave some love and comment on the way... there will be a PRIZE for a lucky winner -- but you have to leave a comment at each stop to increase your chance of winning! :-)

Before I share my first project with you, just a reminder to scroll past my 2nd project for the information you need to continue on your "hopping" journey! :-)

First up, I want to share a super fun tag I created using the new "Inspired By Music" stamp set, which is part of the "Inspired By" collection by MFT. Oh how I LOVE vintage-grunge, and this stamp set has vintage written all over it! :-) This stamp set is so fun, I almost used EVERY stamp on the set for this tag! hehe!




The 2nd project I wanted to share with you all is this card I made. I stamped the violin from the stamp set onto Blending Card by X-press It using Memento ink, then colored it up with my Copic markers. The Tim Holtz Music sheet paper went perfectly with the "Inspired By Music" stamp set from MFT's "Inspired By" Collection. I used the new "Dainty Lace Border" on either side of the black and cream ribbon trim and layered the sentiment from the stamp set using the "Rounded banner Trio" Die-namics. Super fun!!

Inside the card, I layered more of the Tim Holtz music sheet paper and trimmed it with MFT's new "Dainty Lace Border" in black cardstock. I stamped the music chord and sentiment and adhered black Prima pearls for the notes - love it! hehe! :-) The "glittery" note on the corner is stamped with 2-way glue on a petal cut out in black cardstock using the "Perfect Petal Trio" Die-namics, then I sprinkled smokey gold glitter on it. I like how it stands apart from the rest of the elements to give the inside of the card some interest. :-)



Thanks so much for stopping by today! It is now my pleasure to pass you along to the next person on the hop -- CAROLE. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us today -- her work is AMAZING and you'll see what I mean when you hop on over to her blog.

Enjoy!















"Inspired By Music" Tag products used:
-"Inspired by Music" MFT stamp set ; "Clearly Sentimental about You" MFT stamp set
- 3 1/2" x 7 1/4" Shipping tag
-MFT Die-namics: "Rolled Rose", "Perfect Petal Trio", "Mini Rolled Roses", "Banner Strip Die & Stamp Set
-Versamark water ink, Ranger Distress ink, Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stains, iamroses skeleton leaves, Prima pearls and lace
-Graphic 45 punch-out alphas "4U"

Check out my video tutorial HERE showing how I put the initial elements of this tag together.

"Inspired by Music" Card products used:
-"Inspired by Music" MFT stamp set
-Die-namics: "Mini Rolled Roses", "Dainty Lace Border", "Perfect Petal Trio", "Rounded Banner Trio"
-Blending cardstock by X-press it
-Maya Road ribbon, black seam binding, kraft cardstock, black cardstock, Copic marker, music note clip, black Prima pearls, Martha Stewart glitter, Versafine black ink

46 comments:

Amanda said...

I love your vintage inspired card and tag!! Love them!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Arlene your work is FABULOUS!!

Joanne B. said...

Love your style, so elegant. I adore your tag in particular!

Jenny said...

I love your style Arlene!

StampOwl said...

love this Arlene

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful projects, Arlene! That tag blows me away!

AShu93 said...

Your projects are fantastic! I love how that doily border looks in black!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

ohmygosh ar, your tag and card are SOOOO gorgeous! i'm in love with your tag. so vintagey and wowee, your details are awesome!!! your card is so classy and elegant and vintagey. thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

PatS said...

Your cards are awesome! The Inspired by Music set is a must have in my book!

Chris said...

Beautiful samples

...Tara... said...

Just gorgeous :)

Lisa H. said...

oh, my! stunning! love the baby braddies on the music notes. it's all gorgeous.

Kimz said...

Beautiful as always....You never fail to impress me!

Nancy Guse said...

Love the tag!!! Awesome.

Beth M said...

Wow! Your tag is amazing!

Nancy Thomas said...

Both projects are beautiful - love all the vintage goodness. I especially love that tag.

scrappinchic said...

Amazing job Arlene!

Meghan said...

Oh...wow! Black and brown do go together!

Karen Motz said...

You have a wonderful eye for vintage!! These are beautiful!!!!!

Kelli said...

OH SO PRETTY!!! Makes me wanna try it! LMAO I dont know how to do the crinkled ribbon treatment though!!!! My heat gun just blows it around!!!! :(

Linda L said...

Wow Arlene....awesome projects....love their vintage appeal.

Yaritza said...

Can't wait to get a hold of those tiny rolled flowers. Super cute.

Jessica said...

these are so pretty! love the vintage feel!

Wanda said...

I LOVE all the things you make... Just bought some dies and can't wait to get them to start creating!!!
best regards,
Wanda

Gabby said...

Arlene - Fabulous projects! I so like the way you have used such an assortment of MFT and Tim's products! :)

Jane Bosi said...

I love the feel of this! Great flowers and vintage look!

Melody said...

Just love the tag! So many wonderful elements and textures!

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful, love the vintagey feel.

Staci said...

That tag is gorgeous! I love everything and anything vintage.

Inge said...

Love the vintage look of both your projects, WOW!!!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

They are both stunning Arlene. I just ordered the mini roses from MFT but still no regular rose die yet so will take your advice and keep looking lol.
Hugs
Michelle

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh my goodness, Arlene! These are just fantastic! So elegant, lovely, and rich looking. It's so awesome to be on the team with you -- I'm hoping you'll teach me a thing or ten!!! :)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Those are really neat stamp images. Love the card and tag. Great colors you used. You really like working with these tones. Need to save up and buy some of those fantastic dies. Thanks for your inspiration.

Julie said...

I love, love, love your work! I look at your website all the time and am so inspired. You have made me purchase so many MFT items!!!

anne said...

What a great set..i am usually just making cards but you are inspiring me to "try and make" a tag to go along with the cards...
-anne-

Michele Boyer said...

Wow! That is AMAZING! Gorgeously vintage!

Jana Weaver said...

Both are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Arlene!!

Beautiful, gorgeous work! Love the music theme going on. =) My favourite one, is the second card you made with the violin. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy reading/following your blog, and watching/following your videos on your YouTube channel. I hope you have a happy new year!!

-Samantha

athnam at hotmail dot com

Amy Rohl said...

Wow.WOW.WOw!!! It's all just that "WOW"! I'm speechless...shaking my head in amazement!

Brook said...

Great projects. Love the tag, and the card is great. I like that you decorated the inside as well.

Julie said...

WOW Arlene, both projects are gorgeous! The tag is over the top fabulous!

Butterfly bedroom stickers said...

Very beautiful cards. I like the way you designed them.

Jessie/knightrone said...

How GORGEOUS!! Wow!!

cyndi said...

Very, very gorgeous! Maybe someday I'll learn to make such beautiful projects!

kraftybuns said...

Gorgeous!!! I need to get back into making cards and I love the tag! Thank you for sharing :)

texasjodylynn said...

Your tag and card are both REALLY gorgeous. Wowzers! I love how you have your very own style and have a way of making the stamps look so different and new to me. :)

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