April 26, 2012

Inspired by Trees


It's day two of MFT teasers and today I have a card using the newest Inspired By set - Inspired by Trees. I went for a vintage feel with my card, using a cut out panel to highlight the focal image.


This card is a large 5x5" square. I used Circle STAX to create the cut-out panel that frames the beautiful focal image. Shading doesn't come naturally to me, so I love that these images have shading built in - just go darker in the darker areas and you're set!


I've used the new Large Royal Rose Die-namic to anchor my sentiment, which is stamped on a Fishtail Flags STAX. To give my rose detail, I first sponged with Antique Linen distress ink, then edged with Chocolate Chip ink before adding some stickles for shine.


Inside I simply stamped one of the tree images three times. I edged my paper with the new Mini Scallop Edge - I love the professional finished look this little Die-namics gives!


Here are the details about the upcoming release on May 1 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on May 1 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on May 1 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on May 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Here are the Die-namics I've used today:




 Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:Inspired by Trees (MFT Stamps) Paper: Portobello Road (MME) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Chocolate Chip (SU) Dies: mini Scalloped Edge, Fishtail Flags STAX, Royal Leaves, Large royal Rose Die-namics (MFT Stamps) Other: Crochet Ribbon, Jumbo Brads, Stickles Copic Markers

33 comments:

Inge said...

Such a beautiful card...wow! Love the detail you have given the royal rose!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous and that flower is amazing!

zehra said...

wow, Sarah this is amazing. i love your choice of colors, awesome card. love it

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful! I love how you edged the flower and the vintage look is great!

Kristy Hansen said...

Lovely card-love the edging on the rose. It is a wonderful card. ksh

Mary J said...

Wow, so very very beautiful Sarah!

wendy said...

so pretty.... that flower is gorgeous!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Beautiful Sarah!! Love that image!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Angel said...

beautiful card! amazing details, inside and out!

Lisa H. said...

such a cool layout. LOVE that cut out circle. beautiful vinatge feel and the inside is just as lovely, Sarah!

Elle said...

I love, love, love your card! Especially what you did to the rose. Beautiful.

Shari said...

Sara, just a beautiful card inside and out! Love the layers!

Queen Mary said...

Sarah, this is my favorite with this set -- the rose looks fantastic with the glitter on dark edges and I love the lace and the cut out -- beautiful -- and the inside could be its own card!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!

Cyndi said...

Love the vintage look and the touch of glitter on the flower. I agree with the others - the inside is just as wonderful

Michele Boyer said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Sarah! LOVE the flower! Gorgeous card!

scrappingnana said...

Awesome card. Love the colors and the sentiment.

Angie said...

What an incredible card!!!! Stunning flower!!!!! Inside is GORGEOUS too!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty, love the flower you made

Wendy said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Look at that rose, OMG, it's perfect! Can you come here and teach me!! :)

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

What an elegant card and that rose is perfect!

Gypsy 2 said...

You really have given the rose the royal treatment.Love this card Sarah.

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sarah! Your flower is beautiful!!!

Barb said...

Oh My--this is awesome!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! Love the design, especially how you did the stamping on the inside and the flower/leaves on the outside are GORGEOUS!

Allisa said...

Your card is fabulous! Love the details on your flower and the color scheme is great!

Jill Norwood said...

Love the circle cut outs on this card framing it so prettily! Gorgeous!

PaperDoll said...

I _love_ the way you trimmed the edge of your Royal Rose with glitter... it looks so beautiful, so elegant! I had tried this too (once upon a time) with different Die-cuts, but had long since forgotten the beauty of this technique. Thank you for refreshing my memory and awakening my creative spirit! :)

Tangii said...

Jaw-hitting-the-floor stunning! What a brilliant idea on your flower!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow such an elegant card...LOVE the flower.

Tammy H said...

Oh my goodness this card is beautiful. Such an inspiration. Wonderful color combo.

Flo S. said...

I just love what you did with the flower. Your card is very pretty and vintage looking.

Stephenie said...

amazing flower!! what a pretty card!