Welcome to countdown day 6 of My Favorite Things August Release! The new products will be available at 10pm EST on August 12! Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to see today’s full product reveals AND enter for your chance to win a $75 gift voucher on each of the 7 countdown day blog posts!
For today's project, I created an 8-inch scrap page using three new August products being featured today: Geek is Chic Glasses Die-namics, Geek is Chic stamp set and Eye Charts stamp set! Also, the Small Checkerboard Stencil being featured on Monday. All such fun!
My oldest daughter absolutely loves her glasses and has no urge to get contacts. They are her favorite green color, which matches her beautiful green eyes! She is a self-proclaimed science and computer geek, has geckos for pets and never liked frilly girl stuff. So when I saw these new stamp sets and dies, I knew they would make a perfect scrap page for her!
I started with her favorite color -- green, and used MFT's pretty Factory Green (darker olive color) and Fuse Green (lighter) -- they remind me of the inside and outside of a pickle, LOL! I'll admit, I really didn't see myself using the Fuse Green too much when I first saw it but the more I worked with it, the more I'm loving it . . . especially combined with the darker Factory Green -- I think they will make a fabulous combo for Fall projects and this is definitely not the last you will see of this combo from me!
Now on to the page details . . . I die cut both of the smaller glasses from silver metallic cardstock and used them as borders along the top and bottom of the page. One of he larger pair of glasses were also cut from silver metallic cardstock, and given vellum lenses!
Also along the top and bottom of the page, I used several of the Geek is Chic sentiments, stamped in the darker Factory Green Premium Dye ink, onto the lighter Fuse Green 8-inch page base. I highlighted a few of the words, arrows and star (from the same stamp set) with Clear Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen.
For the tag accent, I used the Tag Builder Blueprints 1 to cut Primitive White cardstock and stamped one of the Eye Charts sentiments on it with Black Licorice Premium Dye ink. I've always adored eye chart graphics and this set has a great selection of sentiments that will work for anniversary/love, birthday, thank you and this "Your smile makes the world brighter"!
To give the tag a little accent, while the cardstock was still in the die, I traced around the inside edge with Pitch Black Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen. Holding/pressing the tag and die on a foam pad helps to make sure the cardstock doesn't shift while you are drawing. The tag was then popped up on foam tape over the photo:
To add some pattern to the darker Factory Green background behind the photo and tag, I used the Small Checkerboard Stencil at an angle and sponged Factory Green Premium Dye ink in random spots:
Narrow strips of Black Licorice cardstock (my daughter's other favorite color!) accent the top and bottom borders.
All the new products will be available for purchase on August 12th at 10pm Eastern in the MFT Boutique. During this countdown you can enter to win some HUGE prizes over on the MFT blog . . . where you will also find links to the other design team members that are sharing samples using today’s featured products!
Thanks so much for stopping by … I’ll be back tomorrow with more August release inspiration!
Other Supplies: Copic Foam Tape, Clear & Pitch Black Atyou Spica Gitter Pens, Glue Marker; silver metallic cardstock, white & silver twine