Thursday, August 25, 2016

MFT Stamps Color Challenge #52



Hello everyone! MFT Stamps has a new color challenge up for you to play along with! This one is soft and lovely. With colors this subtle together, I like to play with texture. Lots and lots of texture!

It was fun to layer together all these die cut images, using Color Challenge #52 as my guide! Have I mentioned how much I love quick card making?! Creating heartfelt cards quickly is fantastic! 

Visit the MFT Stamps Card Challenges Blog and check out more inspiration. Plus, we would love for you to play along. Once you create a project with the color palette, head over and share your project!


thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

MFT Stamps WSC 295; Monster Love



Its time for a Wednesday Sketch Challenge! I love sketches, as they make card making so quick and easy! Its fun to grab your favorite images and create a handmade card without agonizing over where to put each item!

I used  the new set, Monster Love, to create this fun card. I know this will be a fun one to slip into my son's school or swim bag. He still loves monster tickles, but don't tell him I told you. :D

To create the fun colors on the monsters, I started by stamping a solid color of ink. Then, using an ink close in color, I added the ink around the outside edges. A Mini Ink Blending Tool made it easy to apply the ink to the edges. I tapped the foam pad into the ink and then along the edge of the stamp. The foam pad needed more ink about 3 times around each stamp. Plus, the foam applicator kept my ink pads from getting color contaminated. A few dots were added with Distress Markers for more texture. Quick, easy, cute, and ready to send!

Oh, and my orange "enamel dots" were created by applying Nuvo Crystal Drops to a piece of waxed paper and letting it dry. Custom enamel dots! Yay!

Visit the MFT Stamps Card Challenges Blog for some brilliant cards made with this sketch, and for links to all the previous sketches! Such a handy reference!!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MFT Stamps Sensational Stitched Flowers Card Kit



The latest card kit from MFT Stamps is now available! Sensational Stitched Flowers Card Kit is a beautiful collection of stitched flowers and a set of sentiment stamps that are essential for any card maker! The kit is full of wonderful supplies, including a new 6x6 paper pad. For all the contents in the kit, visit the MFT Stamps online store.

I went way, way, way outside the box for this one. Since I first saw the Nuvo Crystal drops, I have been wanting to create flowers that have a mandala look; dotted and filled in. The flower dies in Sensational Stitched Flowers are the answer! With the stitched detailing already on the die cut card stock, it was the perfect way to make my idea come to life!

But before creating my flower, I could not wait to get my hands on the sentiment stamps in this kit! Wow! Perfect size, perfect font, and perfect wording! After masking off my card base and inking it, I stamped the many thanks sentiment. Once I stamped my sentiment, I knew that placing the flower's stem in the middle was the ideal location!

I die cut the flowers and leaves from grey card stock. Then, using different colors of the Nuvo Crystals, I added dots along the stitching lines. It creates quite a unique look for both the flower and the leaves! Sensational Stitched Flowers Card Kit is full of possiblities! I cannot wait to cut my flowers out from card stock, glitter card stock, vellum, felt, cork and more! The ideas are endless!

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the information about the kit, and to be linked to the rest of the design team. Their inspiring designs have me ready to keep stamping and creating! And do not forget the FREE download of ideas for this kit available in the store!


thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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