Monday, January 5, 2015

love; MFT January Release Countdown


Welcome to this month's Release Countdown with My Favorite Things! You will find complete details each day on the MFT Blog, including how you can win prizes and full reveals of featured products.

Welcome back! Today I wanted to create a more romantic looking card by using some new stamps and a fun background technique. Not sure if its a technique exactly, but something fun to try anyways. 

On my Sweet Tooth cardstock base, I stamped Romantic Script Background with Black Licorice Hybrid ink. I used the Hybrid ink because I wanted the ink to be permanent, no matter what other treatment I did over the top. Be sure and heat set this Hybrid ink before starting your next ink application.

Then I applied VersaMark Watermark ink to my new background stamp, Damask Background. (Yay that MFT Stamps is now carry this ink!) I applied it only to the center, because I knew that is where I wanted my upcoming emboss resist part to be on my card.

Then I poured Clear Detail Embossing Powder over the top and tapped the excess off onto a piece of paper. Pour the extra back into the jar. (How does MFT know to carry all my favorite products?!? I am so thrilled because I have loved these two products for years!!!)

Heat set the powder. You know it is done when the embossing powder has gone from matte to shiny.

Now for the cool resist part. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, apply Steel Grey ink to the card base in a circular motion. When happy with where your ink is located, and the depth of color, rub a paper towel over the top to remove any ink from the surface of the now shiny embossing powder.

I added a Wild Cherry stamped heart using All My Love and the coordinating Die-namics All My Love.

And finally the word love is Die-namics Love & Adore cut from Steel Grey cardstock four times, stacked up to add more depth.

Tomorrow is the day! Release day! My next post will let you know that it is time to shop! Visit the MFT Blog for more details, including all those wonderful chances to win!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies, available Jan. 6:

20 comments:

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you did the emboss resist technique.

theCook said...

This is so beautiful! Love how you made that background!

Debbie Nelson said...

Gorgeous card...love all the details!

Tracey said...

This is just beautiful Kimberly!!

~amy~ said...

Super pretty!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful! I love this technique you used!

valerie breingan said...

Wow Kimberly this turned out great.Love how you did this.😊

Michele Henderson said...

I LOVE this card and I am so thrilled to see a clear embossed card - -one of my favorite techniques! Such a pretty, joyous card!

Miranda said...

AWESOME!!!! I love the background stamp!

Kim Roberts said...

Kim, I absolutely ***LOVE*** this card! the ink/emboss background is amazing and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!! :)

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

This is gorgeous and love the way you created the background...thanks for showing us how you did it also!

Toni K said...

Thanks for the technique. Love the effect!

Brandi R said...

Stunning card!

Heather said...

This is stunning!! I love damask and I love this technique. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm pinning it now!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Kimberly, what an incredibly cool idea! I know the emboss resist technique, but I've never used it this way! It produces such a beautiful background too! Love it! Thank you so much!

Brenda Lee said...

Kim, love how you created your "romantic" card!! Awesome use of the script and the damask!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fantastic card! I love how you double-stamped background!

Jean Bullock said...

Awesome stamping technique! Definitely need to try that. The embossing made it even cooler. Well done and thanks for the inspiration.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Kimberly, this is dead drop gorgeous! Fantastic background technique. When I saw it, I just had to CASE it. Here is my card: http://stampnmad.typepad.com/mad_stamper/2015/01/the-color-throwdown-324.html

Sharon Harnist said...

Awesome card and fabulous technique, Kimberly!!