Welcome to Day 2 of the My Favorite Things Stamps December Release Countdown! At 9pm Eastern time tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 5), the December release will be live and all of the new products shown in the past few days will be available.
For today's card, I chose the Friendly Forest stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. Since the animals were all solid stamps and didn't require coloring, I thought I could spend most of my time building a forest to showcase some of the animals.
Here's how I built my forest: I airbrushed a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" panel on which I had already penciled in the area that needed to be covered with color. I went from a fairly cool blue at the top (B23) to a warmer blue-green (BG05), to the grass in the foreground (G43), overlapping the layers a bit to tie them all together. I did no masking and have no hard edges, but with the trees on top, it should still read as ground and sky.
Next I adhered the trees and leaves to the airbrushed background and framed the image with both the card front and frame. All of them are somewhat neutral browns, but just different enough so that they don't all morph together into a one-layered look. Finally, I added my stamped, die-cut animals and sentiment. (I used a black gel pen to darken the eyes, but I didn't see one to look in the MFT Stamps store. Any black pen would work, but a gel pen gives you some shine too.) Simple enough, right?
In addition to the products that I've shared here, you may enjoy checking out several fabulous new products being showcased today; I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for a complete list of designers playing along with today's new products AND to enter for prizes! Remember that while all MFT products that I used are linked below, the NEW product links won't be live until release time--that's late Tuesday, December 5, at 9pm Eastern time. All other links should work now. Thank you for stopping by today,