Thursday, April 2, 2015

sweet treats and more: MFT April Release Countdown Begins!



Welcome to the April release countdown for MFT Stamps! We have a lot of wonderful products in store for you over the next several days, so be sure and stop back! 

We start the countdown off with some darling new stamps and Die-namics from none other than Lisa Johnson! Lisa always, always, always designs her products to give us stampers as much creative freedom as we want, but now, her Die-namics are also doing that! 
Whoop! She's a girl after my own heart! 

My card started with the ice cream cone. Now there are two sets of Die-namics that you can purchase this month, both coordinating, both very necessary! Wink, wink. The first set is Die-namics Sweet Treats. Die-namics Sweet Treats includes images with more detail, like the ice cream cone on my card. To enhance the detail of the die, I applied Hot Fudge Pigment Ink to the raised surfaces of the die, before die cutting it. Using the pigment inks brings out the extra details even more! Be sure and click the photo for an even closer look!

The basic scoop and hot fudge topping are also from Die-namics Sweet Treats. However, the Razzle Berry layer is from Die-namics You're the Sweetest. Meant to coordinate with the stamp set, You're the Sweetest, these die cut images also happened to layer with Die-namics Sweet Treats! How I love when that happens!


And now for what might be my favorite part of the card, the awning! I stamped Striped Background onto a piece of Sweet Tooth cardstock with Tropical Teal Pigment Ink. I used pigment ink because that formulation covers the larger surfaces of the stripes better, and it stays wetter longer, allowing me to line up the paper better. Then I die cut the lower edge with Die-namics Stitched Scallop Edges. I scored the cardstock about 1" up from the scallops, then 1/2" past that and one more 1/2" past that. The last panel was adhered to the card, while the rest were folded and bent to create a darling awning!

Finally, I used a couple elements from Die-namics Blueprints 24 to create the card layers. Loving this set! The stitched large rectangle will be my new best card-making friend. Seriously great!

This card is simple and was a ton of fun! The background happened by accident. On my scrap paper. The paper I use to test images and colors. Simply Circles Background was on the paper already and I was checking the color of a small heart to see if I could add that to my first card. I dropped the heart inside the circles and this card was born!

I stamped Simply Circles Background onto a Sweet Tooth cardstock panel with Hybrid Black Licorice ink. Then I stamped a small heart image from Friends Like Us in random ink colors. How fun is that?!

A simple sentiment was needed, so I stole Barbara's favorite look and heat embossed with white powder a sentiment on a strip of Black Licorice cardstock. That background. Look out. I am going to use that a ton! 

And wait until you check out all the other designer's projects with it! Its amazing what ink colors can do! Head to the MFT Blog and get linked up, and be sure and say hello to our newest design team member!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for What's The Scoop card, available April 7:



Supplies for Friends Like Us card, available April 7:

30 comments:

Kathy Krug said...

I love the awning, what a great way to frame the focal image. Love your button on top too.

Helen L said...

Such a brilliant idea for the awning!! And I love the hearts in the circle background! :-)

Jan & Eric said...

The awnings are so great

Corilyn Noreen said...

The awning on the first card is awesome!

ScrapaDiddle said...

I must have the Simply Circles. Love your cards! Love your accident!

Nan said...

Awesome release! And such darling cards! Especially loved the second card! That circle bg stamp is amazing!

Shirley said...

Oh my goodness. Love your cards especially the awning on the first card and the background (circles) on the second card...awesome!

Isabel Z said...

This is definitely the cutest set and I can't wait to create with it.

Teresa Doyle said...

Great job here Kimberley. Clever of you to think to put an awning over the ice cream! Lovin' that! And I LOVE that background stamp used on you 2nd amazing card!

Michele Henderson said...

I love what you've done with the cone! I've got to get this set--I mean BOTH sets!

Tracey said...

These are both awesome Kimberly!

Kelly said...

How perfect your little awning is!! Makes me want to visit my local ice cream store NOW!!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are super sweet...love that awning!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Your circle background card is very neat and adaptable to any occasion.

Bonnie said...

OMG, What fantastic cards. I love that awning, makes it like an ice cream shoppe. And that background stamp is awesome. LOVE THEM

10s4funmom said...

Your card is so cute!

Patt H. said...

Awesome cards! Love the striped awning & that yummy looking chocolate topping on the first & the design on the 2nd one is wonderful. The sentiment is my very favorite. A must have!!

Tracie Pond said...

Fab idea using the awning on your ice cream cone card. I simply adore the circles background and love how you inserted little hearts! =)

Kathy said...

Ahhhh, so much to learn from this post! Did not realize how the two sets of die-namics would work together! Love your awning card. The striped stamp and stitched scallop die make it easy peasy! Got those on my wish list now! You are a great teacher, thank you for sharing how you made this card!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Darling cards - the awning is too cute. Thanks so much.

Debbie Nelson said...

Love the awning!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love the awning!!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is so cute Kimberly. I love your foldable awning! And love the black card with the hearts and circles. Cool.

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards, I love the awning, the chocolate topping, the colors and layers. TFS.

Skraperella said...

Your cards are lovely Kimberly! Thanks for the chance to win 😄

Joanne MacKenzie said...

Your awning is awesome! Such a great card.

Brenda Lee said...

Fantastic card. Love the awning!!! I gotta have this set.

Indy said...

Love the canopy! And the background circles with the little hearts...cute!

Carisa said...

I absolutely adore your ice cream parlour card!

Amante del Papel said...

both card are so pretty, but your first card is so creative!