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 Thinking of You card, available Feb. 3:




Supplies Hope card, available Feb. 3:

16 comments:

Roxy Timmons said...

Simply beautiful

Judy Shuck said...

These are awesome samples!

Lisa Lara said...

I love those tulips!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love tulips! Come on Spring!

Tracey said...

These are gorgeous!!

Tracie Pond said...

Your thinking of you dear friend card is really fun!!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love the watercolor on the first one ♥ Thank you for sharing.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kimberly the technique on both are gorgeous! So pretty. I have been following you on your trip through Disney, we are heading there is two weeks! Your Instagram posts have been getting me excited! :)

Jodi Collins said...

Ah! The watercoloring!!! Just fantastic sweet girl! LOVE these!

Michele Henderson said...

I LOVE these pretty watercolor looks! Beautiful details!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the water color design.

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards and love the water color effect...gorgeous!

Mary Gillmarten said...

both of these are beautiful too kimberly! I love the watercolor resist technique!

Lynne said...

I love the embossing on the watercolor!

Amante del Papel said...

both card are beautiful, but the first is one of my favorite in this day!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Two beautifulcards with totaslly different impact.