Happy 2023 – MFT Stamps

Welcome to Day 5 of the countdown to the new MFT Stamps release! Can you believe it’s the last full release of 2022? Yes, there will be a card kit (and again, you will LOVE it). As we wind down the year, I’m feeling good about 2023. How about you? To celebrate the new year, I created this fun and colorful card using brand new products. I thought rainbow fireworks would be so pretty and festive and little different than the classic gold, silver, white, and black for New Year’s.

  1. Create the card base for the easel design. Score the front of a card base in the middle and set aside.
  2. Cut a full 8.5×11 inches sheet of white cardstock down to 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
  3. Stamp several fireworks from the Festive Fireworks stamp set. I used a rainbow of MFT dye inks in various colors. Some of the stamps are meant to layer on top of each other. On the stamp set, you can tell which stamps are meant to go together as they are drawn together on the stamp packaging. But you can mix and match in multiple ways as these abstract fireworks are forgiving and don’t have just one look. I stamped the full panel of cardstock so I could make two A2 backgrounds in one stamping session.
  4. For a little metallic, I mixed in some silver heat embossing for some stamps as well.
  5. Split the panel in half and die cut each side with a stitched rectangle die.
  6. Die cut the Outline Numbers Die-namics from black cardstock and the Solid Numbers Die-namics from heavyweight vellum. If you’ve never tried MFT’s heavyweight vellum, I highly recommend it! I love it.
  7. Adhere the numbers outline on top of the vellum numbers and adhere to the card front, overlapping the numbers slightly.
  8. Stamp and silver heat emboss two sentiments from Banner Day Celebrations on black cardstock. Die cut the sentiments with the It’s a Banner Day Die-namics. Die cut the backer from silver glitter cardstock, and adhere the layers together.
  9. Adhere one banner sentiment on top of the numbers.
  10. Adhere the completed card front to the scored card base. Only glue the panel on the bottom half in order for the easel to work.
  11. Inside the card, stamp more fireworks in a rainbow of colors.
  12. Adhere the second sentiment inside as it will act as a stopper for the easel.

I really like how this turned out and hope you do too! I hope you’ll go over to the MFT blog and see what the rest of the talented design team made for today. And please don’t forget to subscribe to the MFT YouTube channel. See you tomorrow for day 4!

Happy crafting,

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