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May 3, 2013

My Favorite Things - Life's Directions


I'm back with another My Favorite Things teaser for you today!  I hope that you've been over to the MFT Blog every day for information about Teaser Time Prizes (who couldn't use a little extra spending money for this great release?) and for full set and die graphics.

Today I'm here to share a card made with the new Life's Directions stamp set, paired with a few elements from Blueprints 3 and the fabulous new Chicken Wire Die-namics.  

I've wanted a Die-namics that would cut a full card front and I'm beyond excited that we now have it! I cut the Chicken Wire twice, once from Kraft and once from Steel Grey.  You might notice that they're very slightly offset for a shadowed effect.  They sit on top of a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock which has had it's edges distressed and rolled. 


I adore the pierced panel on the new Blueprints 3! As you see it fits just perfectly inside the arched element also included in this die set.  I reached for my Circle STAX to create a little matting for the center panel.    

The sentiment "Under the Weather" for me reminds me of chicken soup, and for that, the rooster was just perfect.  (I might also have roosters on the mind after my new rooster coffee mugs..... convenient timing!)  

The bottom panel was stamped with Versamark using the Distressed Backround Blocks.  Stamping the background in a watermark fashion doesn't detract from the overall design of the card, but gives a light texture to the bottom panel. 

I've finished the design off with just a bit of Hemp Cord and two Wild Cherry buttons

Don't forget to head over to the MFT Blog for all the set graphics for both Life's Directions & Distressed Background Blocks.  You'll also get a closer look at the Chicken Wire Die-namics too! 

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