Thursday, August 3, 2017

MFT August Release Countdown--Day 5


It's time for My Favorite Things August Release Countdown!
We're heading into Halloween with little goblins and trick-o'-treaters and
so much more!

Day 5 begins with Shining Stars Die-namics and Written in the Stars stamp set.

Check out the gorgeous font. You don't need much else for a stellar (pardon the
pun!) card as the die cut word makes such a bold statement.

The sentiment was silver embossed on watercolor card stock, then ink distressed
with Distress Oxide inks and misted with water. The panel was trimmed with the
rectangle element from BP 24 and adhered to a Stone Gray card base.

"Stars" was cut from Silver Sparkle card stock and adhered between the two phrases.
Small silver stars were also cut from sparkle card stock and adhered to the card.

Here's a little tip for you. After the card was finished and all the elements were
adhered, I ran it through my Big Shot machine sandwiched between two plates.
The result is a smooth, flat finish and even the silver embossing looks shinier.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks and inspiration
 and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!


  1. Gorgeous background!! What colors did you use and blend?
    It is really beautiful.

    1. Thank you! I used all Distress Oxide inks: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Faded Jeans.

  2. Beautiful!!! I love your cards! Can't wait to get this set!

  3. Love the color blending you did on the background of your card. Thank you for the tips on giving flat shiny look. Beautiful card.

  4. Beautiful card!! Love the word die and your color combo is awesome!!

  5. Love the coloring! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful sparkly card!Thank you for sharing!

  7. Love the card, the layout, the background, and the sentiment. Great job!

  8. Wow, the background is gorgeous! Love your card!

  9. Really out of this world lovely. Love how a single word can make such an impact. Thanks for inspiring.

  10. Very pretty. Beautiful use of color

  11. Beautiful card and thanks for the tip about running it thru the Big Shot!

  12. Gorgeous ink distressed background, Donna! Love that you chose Stone Gray instead of White as the card base. Anybody who can receive such a beautiful card from you is so lucky! Hideko

  13. Love the gradient of blues you've used here, Donna, together with the silver sentiment/die cut. The tip about running it through the cutting machine is a good one to remember. Thanks for sharing the card and the tip on this countdown hop.

  14. Great Release! Awesome project! I especially love your beautiful background!

  15. Beautiful blending on the background. Lovely card.

  16. I see stars inyour wonderfully colored sky!

  17. I see stars inyour wonderfully colored sky!

  18. What a pretty and sparkly card you've made. Thanks for the tip of smoothing the whole front of your card. :)


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