Monday, September 1, 2014

Under the Weather

One of my favourite things about the end of summer are all the gorgeous sunflowers in full bloom.  These warm, vibrant yellow flowers are perfect for get well cards. For this card, I paired the Splendid Sunflower and Get Well Wishes stamp sets with the Wood Plank Background.


I stamped the sunflower in Lemon Drop Hybrid Ink, the inside was stamped in Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink and Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink. The leaves were stamped in Jellybean Green Hybrid Ink. Once the images were all stamped, I die-cut them with the Splendid Sunflower Die-namics.


On the inside of the card, I stamped another sentiment from the Get Well Soon stamp set and a partial sunflower.


Thanks so much for joining me today. I'll be back again on Wednesday with another Wednesday Stamp Club card.

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supplies
Stamps: Splendid Sunflower, Get Well Wishes, Wood Plank Background
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics, Splendid Sunflower Die-namics
Inks: Chocolate Brown Hybrid, Fudge Brown Hybrid, Kraft Hybrid, Lemon Drop Hybrid, Jellybean Green Hybrid
Paper: Chocolate Brown, Kraft, Smooth White

Friday, August 29, 2014

I've Been Looking For You!

I've been enjoying a wonderful vacation this past week. I've toured around our gorgeous island and I even managed to find some stamping time. I'm a lucky girl! I grabbed a few of my favourite new products and the Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch, and this card came together in no time!

I can't seem to put away my Geek Is Chic Glasses, I just LOVE them! For this card, I die-cut them in Red Hot and Berrylicious card stock. I added a few hearts from the Heart Doily Die-namics and a thick layer of Crystal Effects to give them that shine. 


The sentiments are from the Geek is Chic stamp set, they were both stamped in Berrylicious Hybrid Ink. I used the Blueprints 10 Die-namics to create the curved background panel and I stamped it with the Star Background.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fabulous creations the Design Team and our fabulous customers have created.

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supplies Stamps: Geek Is Chic, Star Background
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Blueprints 10 Die-namics, Blueprints 18 Die-namics, Geek Is Chic Glasses Die-namics, Heart Doily Die-namics, Stitched Circle Die-namics
Inks: Berrylicious Hybrid Ink, Red Hot Hybrid Ink
Paper: Berrylicious, Red Hot, Smooth White

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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supplies
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