Monday, August 25, 2014

Watercolor Wonder

I hope you are all enjoying these last few weeks of summer. I definitely had summer on my mind when I designed these first two cards for this month's Creative Challenge. Our challenge this month was to delve into watercoloring. 


I stamped a number of flowers and leaves from the Sweet Roses stamp set on the water-colour paper with Versamark ink. The images were all embossed with with white embossing powder. 

I used Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, and Tangy Orange Premium Dye Ink to color the yellow and orange flowers. The pink flowers were coloured with Cotton Candy and Razzle Berry Premium Dye Inks and the leaves were coloured with Sour Apple and Jellybean Green.


When watercoloring the flowers and leaves, I started with the lighter colours of ink and then added in the darker colors.


Once the ink was dry, I lightly rubbed over the embossed images with a piece of paper towel. This helps to remove any ink residue from the embossing powder.  I then die-cut the flowers and leaves with the Roses and Leaves Die-namics.


I stamped the sentiments from the Sweet Roses stamp set in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.


Since fall will be here before we know it, I decided it was time to break out the Fall Leaves for my final card.


To create the leaves I used the Fall Leaves Die-namics to die-cut some Watercolor card stock. Using a water brush, I coloured the leaves with Lemon Drop, Safety Orange, Orange Fizz, Brick Red, Kraft, Jellybean Green, and Chocolate Brown Premium Dye Ink Refills. Once the leaves were dry, I stamped them with the Thankful Leaves stamp set.


I stamped the Primitive Cream card stock with the Linen Background in Natural Hybrid Ink. I added the script in Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink. Each cluster of leaves with tied together with a Chocolate Brown Button and Hemp Cord.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.

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Stamps: Sweet Roses
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Roses and Leaves Die-namics
Inks: Lemon Drop Dye Ink Refill, Orange Fizz Dye Ink Refill, Tangy Orange Dye Ink Refill, Cotton Candy Dye Ink Refill, Razzle Berry Dye Ink Refill, Sour Apple Dye Ink Refill, Jellybean Green Dye Ink Refill, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Paper: Smooth White, Ranger Watercolor, Orange Fizz


Stamps: Sweet Roses
Dies: Blueprints 3 Die-namics, Blueprints 14 Die-namics, Roses and Leaves Die-namics, Dizzy Doily Die-namics
Inks: Lemon Drop Dye Ink Refill, Orange Fizz Dye Ink Refill, Tangy Orange Dye Ink Refill, Cotton Candy Dye Ink Refill, Razzle Berry Dye Ink Refill, Sour Apple Dye Ink Refill, Jellybean Green Dye Ink Refill, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Paper: Smooth White, Ranger Watercolor, Lemon Drop


Stamps: Fall Leaves, Linen Background
Dies: Fall Leaved Die-namics, Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics
Inks: Lemon Drop Dye Ink Refill, Orange Fizz Dye Ink Refill, Brick Red Dye Ink Refill, Safety Orange Dye Ink Refill, Kraft Dye Ink Refill, Jellybean Green Dye Ink Refill, natural Hybrid Ink, Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink
Paper: Primitive Cream, Chocolate Brown, Tangy Orange, Ranger Watercolor
Accessories: Chocolate Brown Button, Hemp Cord

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Another Birthday Card

I seem to be on a roll with birthday cards this week! I have another one for you today, this one is based on this week's MFTWSC sketch. I love the curvy shape of this sketch.

I stamped the Wild Cherry card stock with the Happy Birthday Background stamp. It's a little hard to see, but trust me, it's there. I used the Fishtail Flags STAX and the Fishtail Flags Layers STAX to die-cut the card stock for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Big stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Nightshift Blue Hybrid Ink.


The curved pieces were die-cut with a piece from the Blueprints 16 Die-namics. This set of dies is full of so many fun shapes!


I added a touch of sparkle to the circle and star accents.

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supplies
Stamps: Celebrate Big, Happy Birthday Background
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Blueprints 16 Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics
Inks: Factory Green Hybrid, Kraft Hybrid, Nightshift Blue Hybrid, Wild Cherry Hybrid
Paper: Factory Green, Kraft, Nightshift Blue, Wild Cherry
Accessories: Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Birthday

Have you had a chance to check out MFT's fabulous Color Palette Challenge this month? It's a great one! I created a fun birthday card for the challenge using a few of the new release products and a couple of older, but still fabulous products.



I used the Party Balloon stamp set and Die-namics to create these balloons. For the Orange Fizz and Fuse Green balloons I used the coordinating card stock and Hybrid Ink. For the Nightshift Blue balloon, I stamped the image on Kraft card stock. Each balloon was tied with a piece of Hemp Cord.

The Blueprints 18 Die-namics were used to design the base of the card. The top portion was stamped with the Grid Background, the bottom with the Spotlight Sentiments. I love how quickly cards come together with the Blueprints!


I used the birthday sentiments from the Celebrate Big stamp set on the front and the inside of the card.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fabulous creations our Design Team and customers have come up with for this challenge. Don't forget to add you creation to the site, you could be our next winner!



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supplies Stamps: Celebrate Big, Party Balloons, Spotlight Sentiments, Grid Background
Dies: Blueprints 18 Die-namics, Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Party Balloons Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics
Inks: Kraft, Orange Fizz, Fuse Green, Nightshift Blue
Paper: Kraft Hybrid, Orange Fizz Hybrid, Fuse Green Hybrid, Nightshift Blue Hybrid
Accessories: Hemp Cord