Tuesday, 1 February 2011

MFT February Shop & Hop

Well hello there!  Welcome to MFT's February Shop & Hop.  Aren't all the new stamp sets and dies fabulous?  If you've come here from Carole's blog then you're on the right track.  If you've just stumbled upon this post, you'll want to start back at the beginning at Kim's blog so as not to miss any of the amazing eye candy!

I've had so much fun playing with this month's release and I decided that I wanted to revisit the technique I used to create this card since there are some sentiments about rainbows in the new set The Great Outdoors.  I decided to take a couple pictures along the way to show you how I did it.  I started with the Rolled Flower die and cut 5 - one out of each colour I wanted in my rainbow.  I used felt because it has a little give in it.  I'm not sure this would work with paper.  

I cut the outer ring off each flower.     
I know it seems like a bit of waste, but the beauty of this is that you can still use the remaining piece to make a rose, it will just be a little smaller.
Here are all of my colours.
I then nested them inside each other, lining up all the narrow ends.
I cut off the extra ends, to make an arc.
Then I adhered the layers down to my panel and cut off the extras.  I covered the other ends with a couple of the new flat bottomed clouds cut from white felt.  I used last week's MFT sketch and the Die-namics Sunshine die seemed to be perfect for the corner element of the sketch.  I also used the new Simply Scallops die along the top.  The papers are all Doodlebug and of course the sentiment is from the new Great Outdoors set. 
I finished the inside off with another Simply Scallops strip and one of the other rainbow sentiments from the set.  I love how these two sentiments go together so well.


Well that's all I've got for you!  Remember that all the new releases are available now - right HERE.  And don't forget to leave comments along the hop.  One of the designers is giving away a gift voucher - but we're not telling you who.  The more comments you leave, the better your chances are of winning.  Now you're on your way to our fabulous guest designer for this month - Kelli Jo.  I know she'll have something to knock your socks off.  Go tell her what a fabulous job she did this month.  

33 comments:

Andrea said...

oooo...I need those new cloud dies!!! Oh and another jar of pear jelly ;P love ya!

Cindy Haffner said...

Kerry you are so clever.

Barbara said...

So ingenious, girl! I love it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, that rainbow is amazing, what a great idea!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

That rainbow is amazing!

~Suzy said...

Great inspiration... now the Rolled Flower die is on my "Must Have" list.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome card thanks for sharing. EJ

StampOwl said...

love your rainbow

Melody said...

You are always so creative girl! Love it!

Susan said...

Such a sweet card. You are very creative.

Jan Garber said...

Great inspiration! Looking at all my dies differently now!

Elle said...

Very creative use of the flower die! Love the rainbow.

Jenny said...

Wow- Looks like you even got the ROY. G. BV right;) Great job!! Thanks for the little how-too...love it when you crafty gals reveal your secrets;)

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are so clever!! LOVE IT!!

Rose said...

Fabulous idea, I am so glad I followed the sneak peeks, went to the release party, and now following this blog. Your card is adorable, love that sun peeking out behind the clouds and your adorable rainbow!

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recollectionalley said...

Another dienamics has made my wish list. What an out of the box use!

merry said...

Creative, colorful, cute! Complete package!!!

bernshwag said...

Kerry this card is great! I love your rainbow tip!!

Anne said...

You're so smart!! LOVE the rainbow!

Dawn said...

Wow Kerry! Love the rainbow! What a cool idea!

Megan said...

That is sooooooo smart!! You're so smart. What a smart idea! :) Cute cute result too!

Jana Weaver said...

when I saw that sentiment I wondered if we were going to get a rainbow die...and now I see we've had one all along! Thanks for the great idea and instructions...it's fabulous!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

NO way! This is AMAZING Kerry!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! LOVE how you created the rainbow!! AMAZING!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You know I like things Rainbow Bright, so this is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY, Kerry! Heavenly! :)

Lisa H. said...

oooo! you smart thing you! love it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

COOL tutorial Kerry - took a bit of work but the end result looks terrific! Thanks for sharing it with us. Such a bright and happy card. I was bummed I missed the release party last night, but I could not into SCS for some reason.

Christina Fischer said...

Roomie, you are BRILLIANT! I love this card! :)

Nancy Thomas said...

Awesome rainbow Kerry!

Luann said...

Wow! Thanks for the tutorial on the rainbow. It makes me want to sing "Somewhere over the rainbow."
Love that song.

Dawn Easton said...

BRILLIANT girl! Seriously, this rocks!

Michele Boyer said...

You are SOOOOO creative!! LOVE this!

Bethany said...

Wow, what a great technique! Thanks for the step-by-step. I love the finished card!!

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