Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MFT VIP....Fun in the SUn

Bring on the sunshine!!! I loooove summer. Everything about it. I would take being hot over being cold any day. This moth's VIP is sure to heat up your stamping! Grab it quick....so you don't miss out. 

Pure Innocence Hula Girl stamp set
Pure Innocence Sprinkler Girl stamp set
Fun in the Sun Sentiments mini (VIP exclusive stamp set - will never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE)
Hibiscus Die-namics
Notched Border Die-namics
 Let's kick things off tonight with a look at the adorable Sprinkler Girl stamp set. I used lots of summery, fun colors (sno cone and banana split, and some sweet tooth for the card base) and designer paper from the Lily Bee paper pack-.  My card is quite large, 5inches square. 

I created a sweet little outdoor scene with the Circle Stax 1 Die-namics and some Flat Bottom Clouds Die-namics. There is a touch of the new NOTCHED BORDER Die-namcis along the bottom. 

I cut a little hill, freehand, for my ground. The sweet girl was stamped on x-press blending cs, colored with copics and her swim suit was paper pieced. I added a touch of shadowing with a copic marker for depth. I then added her to the circle panel and added more shadows with a few of my grey tone copics. 

I thought you'd like to know a tip about how I did the clouds. If you notice, they are cut in different directions. 

Normally I cut my clouds face down on my card stock. Like I show here in this picture. If I did this, then they come out both facing the same direction. Which is fine, but I wanted them to float opposite on today's card. 

So to get them to face opposite, I place one face down on my card stock and the other I placed face up, under my card stock. Then I ran them through my Vagabond.  

Here you can see the difference in the way the clouds lay. The one on the left, is how I normally cut my clouds, they lay the same direction.  The one of the right has the facing opposite. 

 It's a subtle thing, but sometimes you just want your clouds floating a little different, and this is how I did it. 

Here is the inside of my card. I  completed the sentiment on the inside and added lots of the same Die-namics. I also wanted to really show off that cool new NOTCHED BORDER DIE-NAMICS.  I inked up only the sprinkler image and added that to fill in the bottom half of my circle. 

While I still had out these pretty papers. I decided to cut one of the gorgeous, and I mean GORGEOUS, Hibiscus flowers and make it my focal point of a card. 

I had been wanting to try this sunburst technique for a while now, so a Happy Vacation card (sentiment is from the FREE MINI set included in this month's VIP kit!) was a perfect excuse to give it a go. 

Check out this flower up close. YUM-O!!! The Die-namics cut and emboss at the same time.  I swiped a little ink the outsides of my flower and leaves for added dimension. The petals are just slightly curved up on this card. 

NOw let's looks at the sweet HULA GIRL PI. She is sooo, so sweet. Love that grass skirt. I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch from last week for this one. Helped embellish the Circle Stax 1 Die-namics by placing a pretty, Decorative Doliy Die-namics behind it.  

If you look closely you can see a bit more of that new NOTCHED BORDER DIE-NAMICS down the middle, behind the circle panel. 

Of course I couldn't have a Hula Girl without that beautiful new HIBISCUS FLOWER! LOOOVE! Check it out again. This time I added a trio of black rhinestones to the center and curved the petals down. 

Here is what you get with the VIP KIT! 
The flower is a MUST HAVE...just sayin'! 

Kim's Blog has the line up for tonight's VIP Blog Tour. 

Here are the graphics for the Die-namics I used used with tonight's VIP projects. 

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  1. Very cute cards! I like the sunburst effect.

  2. Look at you go! You've been very busy! Love that card with the sun-rays. Fun effect, and fun tip about flipping the die-direction. ;)

  3. Love all three cards, the sun burst and the fun cards, lovely. Love the negative die clouds

  4. You have been busy! Love all of your cards.

  5. really great cards, lovin this new VIP kit....

  6. Ohhh I love everything about these!! How cute, really making me want to order some goodies! ;)

  7. I love the patchwork card! What a fun idea. Lots of cuteness over here!

  8. Wowsers!! These are all fantastic!!! That second card is fantastic!!

  9. Valuable tips for those who are interested of wishing there loved ones by giving them cards made by there own.....
    Scratch Card
    Promotional Cards
    print VIP cards

  10. These are all fabulous, Lisa, but I especially love the second one! I struggle (seriously struggle) when using only sentiments. That sunburst with the flower is amazing!

  11. LOOOOOVE all of these--but that first one is my FAV!!!

  12. Lisa, these are Absolutely Gorgeous!! Love how adorable the PI girls are. Thanks for the tip on cutting the clouds. Now, I can't wait for my sets to arrive ;)

  13. These are AWESOME Lisa! LOVE how you cut the clouds out!! FAB!

  14. Ack, so much goodness going on here! The sunburst is AWESOME!!! And the red hibiscus card - stunning! That hibiscus is on my must have list, LOVE IT.


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