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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! 

26 Comments    Post a Comment:

Linda McClain said...

So cute. I love all the special treatments - like those buttons.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Joanne!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous design, I love it.

Gypsy 2 said...

Great attention to detail Joanne.I like this new set and have it on my wish list!

Heather Jensen said...

Super cute! Love the new dies. :)

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card!

wendy said...

terrific card Joanne, love the new chicken wire die...fab!

Gladys Cravitz said...

Love you idea of cutting the die twice, makes a great background! Great JOB!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Very nice card!

Crestajune said...

I just love everything about this absolutely perfect card!

Tracey said...

Loving the colour combo. Gorgeous card.

KWaltemathDesigns said...

Very neat card! I really love this chicken wire die! :)

Beth said...

Real cute cards! Clean and simple yet elegant.TFS!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

That's fabulous! I hadn't realized that those two dies layered so well. Great card!

Tricia

Yiayia said...

Your design made me put the set on my wish list. You really know how to combine elements for maximum attention

Katie Skiff said...

Very cute! I love the chicken and wire background.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! I am in love with that chicken wire die!

Amy Rohl said...

Love your 'krafty' rooster, Jo!

Golda said...

What a fun card! Love the chicken wire.

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

Great card, chicken wire die on my list!

Gabby said...

Great rustic-looking card! Like the stamps, use of dies, colors. :)

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Fantastic card - great colors!

Tammy H said...

Oh why do I keep forgetting how much I love the look of Versamark on kraft. Thanks for the reminders. Love you card and chicken soup.

Elle said...

Love the farm animals!

Trinket Junkie said...

You have made me love this Rooster! Love your color combo!!!

Annheidel said...

Fun card! I love that new chicken wire die.

 
 

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