Friday, January 30, 2015

rock on: MFT February Release Countdown


Today totally rocks! Well, the stamps and Die-namics certainly do!

This card began with that awesome die cut MP3 player created with Die-namics MP3 Player. I love all the details from the center control, to the tiny additions for the ear buds! Clever and would make any kiddo happy to see on a card!

To add some sparkle to this rocking card, I cut Die-namics MP3 Player from glitter cardstock, along with several small stars using Die-namics Star STAX

The sentiment is from Keep on Rockin' and I was pumped when it fit on the screen of the MP3 Player!

And prepare yourselves, as I found a new color combo that I am in love with! Sour Apple

How fun is this?!?! I used Stencil Equalizer to create this super cool background! Green RoomLimelight, Lemon Drop, and Wild Cherry inks made this sound chart come to life! The smaller foam applicators of the Mini Foam Blending Tool made it easy to create this!

The sentiment from Keep On Rockin' was stamped in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, so I knew it would show through the ink underneath. I also stamped a couple of stars using the small start image from the set.

Visit the MFT Blog for all the product details and to get linked up to the rest of the team! They always inspire me, and make me spend my money! :)

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

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Because I am on vacation for an extended period of time, I am unable to link you to the products at this time. The minute I return, I will have each post completely linked up. Which will be before the night you can shop! So, bookmark my posts and head back when its time to shop!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

hope and flowers: MFT February Release Countdown


Welcome to the start of the MFT Stamps February Release Countdown! This month there is a little something for everyone! Flowers, backgrounds, cute, rocking, you name it, is all amazing!

Lisa Johnson has created a lovely set of stamps called, Spring Tulips. Its clean, classy, and simple, with the perfect sentiments! 

I stamped one of the outline images onto white cardstock with Versamark Watermark ink. Then I heat embossed it with Clear Detail Embossing Powder. Using a Sour Apple and Persimmon re-inker, I added water to each, creating watercolors I could paint with. 

Using a small paintbrush, I applied the ink over the flowers. I gently wiped the excess ink off the embossed areas with a paper towel.

The image was stamped onto a piece of Sweet Tooth cardstock that was cut with this rounded edge rectangle from Blueprints 22. Underneath that I placed two strips of Persimmon cardstock onto the Kraft cardstock card base.

For my next card, I used the solid images of tulips. I began by stamping the stems with several different colors of green inks. But before I put the image to the paper each time, I spritzed it lightly with water. It gave it a more watercolor look. Something different. The more water you use, the softer and less defined the images will be.

I repeated the same process for the tops of the tulips. I should mention that dye-based inks are the ones to use for this technique.

On the Sour Apple cardstock base, I stamped Houndstooth Background in Sour Apple ink. What another great background image! I also used the large rounded edge rectangle from Blueprints 22.

On both cards, I used Black Licorice Hybrid ink to stamp the sentiment because of the water techniques used with the dye-based ink pads. Using the Hybrid ink guaranteed that the words would not run or smudge.

Head over to the MFT Blog and check out product details, including a look at all those yummy new colors, and videos, and so much more!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies:
Because I am on vacation for an extended period of time, I am unable to link you to the products at this time. The minute I return, I will have each post completely linked up. Which will be before the night you can shop! So, bookmark my posts and head back when its time to shop!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Carta Bella; Words of Love


Today on the Carta Bella blog not only am I sharing two cards with the latest collection, Words of Love. But, I am also showing you how easy it is to combine stamps and all the other wonderful supplies, like stickers and patterned paper. Who doesn't want to play with all the beautiful things? :)

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Winner & Walter!


I am sooo excited to share this news with you! Winnie & Walter is celebrating their 1st birthday! That is huge! And reason to celebrate!! All month long there have been challenges and tons of fun, but this week gets even better as they are sharing their new release! Be sure and head over to their blog, wish them a happy birthday, and enjoy the eye candy!


I love Winnie & Walter stamps! They are trendy and cool, but totally timeless and classy! I have shared this card before, but I love it so much, I can't help myself! I used Scenery: V for Chevron to create the background. The sentiment is heat embossed gold on vellum using 

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

heart string art: MFT Design Team January Creative Challenge


Welcome to the January MFT Stamps design team Creative Challenge! This month is all about the hearts. With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, its the perfect time for the team to share the love!

My project today is a card that is meant to mimic string art. String art has been gaining in popularity lately, so much more trendy and hip than the past! I was completely inspired by a string art project I saw at CHA created by Cosmo Cricket's Julie Comstock. It was so stunning, I just had to try and recreate it from paper!

I started with Die-namics Stitchable Heart STAX, a piece of Chocolate Brown cardstock, and a pile of brads. Because there were so many holes, I decided to only put brads in every other opening.

My next step was to somehow re-create the gorgeous ombre yarn used on the project. I had 
hemp cord, which would work better for my smaller project, but how could I color it? I thought, why not try re-inkers?

I placed a small amount of water in the bottom of a plastic container, along with several drops of Brick Red re-inker. I swished the two together and placed my hemp cord in the color. I left it there for a little while, nothing special, just until the color was the intensity I wanted.

I repeated the process with Peach Bellini re-inker. And of course, I changed the water and wiped the plastic container clean before hand. I also put another part of the cording into the color.

One last color, Persimmon re-inker. I again moved the cording around.

How gorgeous did this turn out? I have tons left over and I cannot wait to find another project to use it on!

After it dried, I started wrapping the hemp cord around the brads, moving from top to bottom. There about about a million ways to do this, but with the smaller scale of my supplies, this pattern worked best.

I stamped Wood Plank Background with Steel Grey ink onto Steel Grey cardstock. The edges were inked with Natural ink. I also distressed the edges. The word "smitten" was stamped with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. "Smitten" is from the new stamp set, Smitten with You.

Visit the MFT Blog and be lead to amazing projects from the rest of the design team!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

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