Monday, July 27, 2015

double emboss resist + video tutorial

Welcome to another MFT Stamps challenge! This time its all about the ink and more specifically, emboss resist. This challenge is titled Resistance is Futile. If you are a fellow sci-fi nerd, you will love that title as much as I do! And if you are not, who could "resist" playing along with this challenge!? Ha!

Emboss resist is one of my all-time favorite techniques! There are about a million ways to achieve some amazing looks with this technique and I am going to make it a million and one! Double emboss resist is what I am calling this technique because I add another layer to the classic way of doing things. 

In a traditional emboss resist, you stamp an image with clear ink and use clear or white embossing powder to heat set the image. Then color is applied over the top and the heat embossed images show through. I add another layer of texture with stamping and I show you how in the video tutorial below.

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Watch me make a huge mess on this video tutorial and also hear which of my tools I confess my undying love to! Then visit the MFT Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the team has created. I am looking forward to being inspired!

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stepping up die cut images; MFTv

Today on MFTv, I am sharing how to step up your die cut images with stamps and inks. Its a process video this time, meaning, you will watch me make parts of the card and hear about why I chose the products and colors used. I also provide lots of great card making tips, things that I do every time I make cards. Visit the MFT Stamps Blog to watch the video and to find out about a special sale today!

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

water coloring die cut balloons + video tutorial: MFT Stamps Die-namics Design

Welcome to the MFT Stamps design team Die-namics Design Challenge! This month we are being challenged to use balloons! With all the birthday celebrating going on around here for MFT Stamps 9th birthday, we have tons of fantastic product choices!

For my card today, I wanted to create custom balloons by water coloring the die cut images from
Die-namics Birthday Balloons. I cut water color paper with the largest balloon in the set.

Then I pressed my ink pads into my craft mat and added water. Using a paintbrush, I added color to each balloon, leaving an open space for a highlight.

I love the way they turned out so well, that I made a video tutorial for you. Short and sweet.

To finish off the card, I used the string and bow from Die-namics Blueprints 26. The length of the strings in Die-namics Birthday Balloons were not long enough for my project. And who can resist that adorable bow? The frame was inked with Grout Grey ink through Stencil Diagonal Stripes. And the sentiment is from Totally Happy.

Visit the MFT Stamps blog to see what everyone else has created. As always, I know all the projects will be amazing and inspiring!

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