Countdown Day 3: Hello Friend – MFT Stamps

It’s day 3 and I’m hopping back to fall with this super cute set by YUZU called Hoodie Weather! I think her illustration style closely matches the beloved Birdie Brown who retired so it’s a great addition to the MFT line. I’ve really been trying to step up my coloring so I’ve been watching a lot of coloring videos by my friend Elaine. I want to learn how to color people, hair, and critters better. Still a work in progress, but I really like how this turned out. I recommend you check out Elaine’s channel, Marker Geek, on YouTube if you struggle with coloring people too. Beyond people, she has some wonderful, easy to follow tutorials. Thanks Elaine!!

  1. Stamp and copic color images from YUZU Hoodie Weather. I used a wide variety of markers and forgot to write them down before I cleaned up. Die cut with the coordinating die-namics. Add details like white pen detail and black glaze pen to the eyes and nose. Set these images aside.
  2. Trim a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of pattern paper from the Joyful Plaid paper pad. Adhere to an A2 card base.
  3. Die cut three sections of grass with the Grassy Terrain Die-namics from light yellow cardstock. One of my favorite techniques is ink blending on colored cardstock. Ink blend each section with orange and brown ink for a little depth. I love that it looks like fallen leaves. Splatter some clean water for additional texture.
  4. Die cut the Winter Trees Die-namics from light tan cardstock. Add additional details with a copic marker in a slightly darker shade.
  5. Adhere the grass and trees in-between with liquid glue to the card base.
  6. Adhere the colored images with foam tape on top.
  7. Ink blend a piece of scrap yellow cardstock with a little orange ink. Stamp a sentiment from Hoodie Weather and trim into a strip.
  8. Wrap gold twine around the sentiment and adhere with foam tape.

Hope you enjoyed this! Only a few more days until the release is live. Find more cardmaking inspiration and tutorials on the MFT YouTube channel.

Happy crafting,

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