Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MFT New Product Launch-creating different looks with the same stamp


Its time! The wait is over! The September release products from MFT Stamps are now available in the store! If you are still trying to decide what to purchase, hop along with the team, and if you already know, stop on back for inspiration while you wait for your order to arrive!


Tonight I am highlighting the stamp set Diamonds & Dots Borders. This is a pretty great set, one that will stay in the front of my stamp basket and get used often. What I love about border stamps is all the ways that you can use them. Take a look at these two cards and how I used these versatile images.


The first thing you notice on this card is the Whip Cream cardstock and Brick Red ink stamped panel. I used the argyle image as a real focal point by stamping it once and in a bold color.


On the Nightshift Blue cardstock base, I added the dots image. By stamping with Nightshift Blue ink, I made a subtle pattern that adds texture. Its like creating your own patterned paper. This image looks amazing stamped tone-on-tone or stamped in Sweet Tooth ink on any color cardstock.


You can see that my pattern is basically seamless, not a miss. The clear stamp makes it easy to accomplish. Stamp your first row of dots. Re-ink the image and stamp your second row by lining up the bottom dot you previously stamped with the top dot of the stamp you are waiting to push down. Check that both ends of the image are lined up before placing onto your cardstock. It reads complicated, but its easy. 

To finish off the card, I added the Free with $60 purchase this month, Die-namics Many Thanks. It was cut from metallic gold paper, along with leaves from Falling Leaves. The leaves I simply tucked into the cardstock.


This card was inspired by my favorite pair of socks. No joke. When I first saw Diamonds & Dots Borders I immediately thought of my socks. There's a new place for inspiration. :)


I stamped the argyle image with watermark ink onto my Steel Grey cardstock panel and heat embossed with a magenta powder. Then I continued the pattern with Black Licorice Ink. Lining up the borders for this image is much the same as the dots border, touch the tops and bottoms of the diamonds


I die cut Die-namics Many Thanks from Jellybean Green cardstock and foam mounted it for added depth and contrast.

So remember some the ways that you can use your border stamps:
1. Create a focal point with bold stamping.
2. Create a subtle pattern with tone-on-tone stamping.
3. Emboss the borders for texture.
4. Create patterned paper by stamping the images in color.

Have fun shopping and thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Golden Thanks card:



Supplies for Argyle Thanks card:



90 comments:

Julie L. said...

Wonderful product inspiration. Lovely cards!!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

LOL! I love the argyle socks... err, I mean card!

JoAnn said...

Pretty cards. Love the colors.

Parker said...

These cards here using Gold Leaves, and using the Diamonds and Dots are striking to look at. I've fallen in love with the Leaves set and the Diamonds and Dots (along with many others), and thank you for using them now. You've displayed such wonderful skill and creativity throughout this Blog Hop and I appreciate it. Thanks.

Cammy Wall said...

Love those gold leaves and the nightshift blue on blue! Fantastic design!

Marilyn said...

Fun cards!

Sheri said...

Great cards thanks for shareing

MsKimsey1 said...

Love the new background stamps..the cards are beautiful. Keep up the gr8 job they are so inspiring.

Mary Kay Ross said...

The gold leaves are fantastic!!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Love those gold leaves peeking out! Cute projects.

Heather Thompson said...

love the emobssing very cool. I dont do much with gold, but that is just stunning.

Kim Roberts said...

I love these cards, argyle is a fav of mine, reminds me of the 80's!!

Inks4fun said...

Such great and unique color combinations. Very inspirational. Can't wait to get my hands on some of the new products.

Tina said...

Wonderful use of the diamonds and argyle. Very unique and stunning.

Tina
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Kris B said...

Awesome cards! Love the gold leaves and thanks, stunning! The backgrounds you created with the Diamonds and Dots set look fabulous!

SkyPixie17 said...

With those colors and that pattern, they would be my favorite pair of socks, too! Love your cards, and especially how elegant those little gold leaves look, peeking out of the top of the card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous, love the colors.

Goldie said...

Love how you created an argyle background! How perfect!

ScrappyTeacher said...

Love how you lined up the background stamps! You made it look so easy!!

Bev Hill said...

I love that your last card idea was from your argyle socks. Gorgeous cards as all yours have been for this release.

Rosemary Bryson said...

This DT makes me wanted everything! Amazing cards!

Linda Vanorio said...

Wonderful cards for this release!

Jan Scholl said...

It's sometimes hard to make a guy card but you nailed it!

Lucy said...

These are amazing cards! I love how you tucked the gold leaves under the white panel to make a border. That blue and purple argyle card is too fun!!!

Carlene (aka Chatterbox) said...

Great argyle cards...love the foil leaves peeking out. Good masculine card ideas!

Mateja Povše said...

Such a cool inspiration. I would never remember about my socks :)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Love the Argyle stamp and your cards are beautiful :)

Debbie Nelson said...

Beautiful....love the argyle...thank you for all the inspiration you have given me during this release!

Jenifer said...

Love the Argyle! So cool!

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I love this argyle pattern too. I really like your colour combinations. Not colours I would have thought to put together but they look fantastic. Thanks why I love hops for great inspiration like this.

~amy~ said...

awesome argyle cards!

Helen Barker said...

Great cards,love that pop of magenta x

the primitive country bug said...

Fabulous cards! Love the bold colors you used.

Julene VanKleeck said...

Really love your cards with the argyle stamp set! Cozy socks and sweaters is what I thought of also!

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful! Those gold leaves peeking out from behind that panel are perfect.

SabineV said...

I love the backgrounds you did! great cards!

T Blevins said...

Love the argyle backgrounds and the shiny gold thanks.

joy said...

Love your cards and thanks for showing the versatility of these stamps. Your tips are so helpful, too.

Craftyfield said...

The embossed Argyle over the stamped pattern is inspired, awesome cards!

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Background stamps a definitely must haves and I love how you used yours in such different ways.

Nancy Richards said...

your work is beautiful! I am in love with the Diamond and Dots set!

Tami B. said...

I'm so guilty of ignoring border stamps. Thanks for showing what wonderful things you can do w/ them.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the use of the Diamonds and Dots border stamp and the gold on the first card.

Pam W Merwin said...

AMAZING backgrounds on both of these cards!

Mary e. said...

Nice background stamp.

Carolee McCaslin said...

GREAT idea using the same stamp for different looks!!

petra,s cards said...

wauw verry beautiful cards and collours!!
thanks for the inspiration whit this wonderful release!!
xx petra

Nancy Carroll said...

Wonderful examples using the products. really show them off.

PennieS said...

The THANKS in gold is very elegant and I really like how you heat embossed just a small portion. It really sets it off!

Barb A. said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and inspiration with us.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards!

NanW said...

Love the new release.

JanLM said...

I love how you let your die cut leaves peak out and of course your pretty argyle (I'm a sock freak), so I love this! Thanks.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Wonderful cards!

Iris said...

Great cards - love the argyle background.
isoscia at aol dot com

Elizabeth Garcia said...

I love the gold on that first card. Very pretty.

Colleen C. said...

Great cards! I especially love the pop of gold on the navy card base!

Katy said...

Love the gold dies and your stamped background! Great job!

Kathy Krug said...

The metallic CS looks great.

Janet Goshorn said...

Love the little gold leaves poking up from the top of the card

Peggy said...

Super background stamps and great cards.
God bless,
PeggyA

Sharla said...

Love the embossing and the touch of gold!

Annheidel said...

Cool patterns!

Janelle said...

Your socks must be really cute! I LOVE the gold words and leaves. This is a great set of backgrounds and your cards are really cool!

Kristy Hansen said...

The argyle is a cute stamp to make a great background. Love the gold paper of the first card.

Becky Carafa said...

Very cool use of the argyle!

Angela said...

I love the argyle card. It reminds me of socks for the winter! That's a compliment- I love winter!!

Megan said...

WHo would have thought argyle could be so cute and trendy? :)

wendy said...

wow , cool loved everything you did with this release

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...thanks for the border stamp tips.

Kathy M said...

Great use of background stamps

Maureen said...

Fabulous set and great use of it!! Love the sock card!!

Tammy Mohr said...

Very nice cards. I like that the argyle makes a great background for either gender card.

Tammy H said...

Love the "sock" card. Such talent.

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME~AWESOME~AWESOME RELEASE!! =) I LOVED ALL of the FUN New Products and I can’t wait to start creating with my order!! =) I LOVE the AMAZING INSIRATION shared by you too!! =) Well Done as usual!! THANKS for sharing, and for the chances to win!! WHOOP~WHOOP!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Anita in France said...

Such precision stamping, Kimberly ... these backgrounds are stunning, especially that vibrant pink embossing! Anita :)

Jessica H said...

Cute cards! There is no way that I would ever line my stamps, clear or not, as perfectly as you did!! Wow!! Love that "argyle sock" one!! So funny!!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Love the way you created 2 different looks but with the same stamp set...they are both so cute and love the background you created.

Linda Carson said...

Love the creative ways you used these borders Kim! Thanks for the tips!

zehra said...

Love the backgrounds u created, awesome cards

Colleen said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing the great ideas too!

Liliana said...

These cards are so pretty!

Darla said...

LOVE that you were inspired by your socks! :) I get a lot of inspiration from clothes too! Beautiful work!

Darla said...

LOVE that you were inspired by your socks! :) I get a lot of inspiration from clothes too! Beautiful work!

Angel said...

OH, those gold leaves are Awesome! I love coming to your blog! Always FAB!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Thanks for the great cards and inspiration! Love ya' Patricia B

Laraine R said...

Great cards!

Kari V. said...

The gold leaves are stunning!!

Julie S. said...

Your cards are so elegant! I think I need to put that set on my wish list now.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love those golden leaves! And thanks for the tips on using a border stamp. TFS