Thursday, April 30, 2015

the MFT Stamps May Release Countdown begins!



Welcome to the May MFT Stamps Release Countdown! Over the next several days I will be sharing projects with you featuring the new products releasing this month. As always, its a pretty great line up and the new design team members are starting to share their work on this release! The eye candy is unreal!

For my first card, I used the latest background image, Myriad Dot Background. There are going to be a myriad of uses for this background stamp! (sorry, I could not help myself!)

When I first looked at the image, I immediately thought of black polka dots. So I created a watercolor background using some pretty bright ink pads for the polka dots to sit upon.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of acetate. The sentiment is from a new stamp set called, For the Boys, from Lisa Johnson Designs. This sentiment however, is perfect for anyone! 

To adhere the acetate to my card, I scored the edges around the watercolor panel, securing the edges to the back. It does look a bit curvy in the photo, but it will lay flat, easily. (I had to pop it up for the sake of photography.)

One final touch was a few die cut metallic gold stars created with Die-namics Blueprints 25.

And now for a couple of cards for Father's Day. When making masculine cards, I tend to keep things clean, simple, and bright. The color palette for this card came from one of my husband's favorite shirts. Seemed like a smart way to chose colors that I know he likes! :)

Using Die-namics Terrific Ties, I cut a panel of Sweet Tooth cardstock three times, moving the tie image each time. 

Then on another panel of Sweet Tooth cardstock, I stamped Plaid Background Builder in Blueberry and Limelight inks.

Before adhering the tie cut (hahaha, I am cracking myself up today) piece of cardstock to the card base with foam adhesive, I stamped a two-part sentiment from, For the Boys. The stars are also from the same set.

More clean and simple again on this card, but this time with a little more color. I die cut Sweet Tooth cardstock with Die-namics Terrific Ties and stamped the coordinating bow tie image upon it in Orange Zest ink.

Then I stamped my panel (Sweet Tooth cardstock, Die-namics Blueprints 24) with a sentiment from For the Boys. The small row of stars image seemed to be the perfect complement to the sentiment. (I would really love to see this card in a red, white, and blue palette with the American Flag for our service men and women.)

Well, the release is off and rolling. Be sure and visit the MFT Blog to be linked up to all the new designers and their amazing work! And of course, there are always chances to win there too!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for You're Great card, available May 5:



Supplies for Thanks for the Time card, available May 5:



Supplies for My Hero card, available May 5:

17 comments:

Debi said...

I love your cards! The last on has me thinking of Veterans I can send cards to.

Kathy Krug said...

Great designs. The sentiments are great.

Yoonsun Hur said...

Seriously awesome!! Especially the first card, I'm blown away!!! Wow!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are so fabulous.

Debbie Nelson said...

Great cards....will be great to have this set to make masculine cards, which I always struggle with....thank you for sharing!

Michele Henderson said...

Colorful, fresh cards! I love that pop of gold! This looks like a super fun release!

KimberlyRae said...

Oh What? I loveeeee your cards..."Pretty Darn GREAT" and such Gorgeous techniques, too!

Renae said...

Great cards. I love how you have used the inverse of the die on your card.

KayM said...

All of these are amazing Kimberly! Embossing on the acetate looks wonderful! That background on the first one is stunning!

Teresa Doyle said...

I love your cards Kimberly.

donna mikasa said...

LOVE those inlaid plaid neckties--genius!!

Celeste Goff said...

What fantastic cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

The background on the first card is fantastic. love your cards!

Lisa Lara said...

Such awesome creations Kimberly. I love how you used the acetate.

Amante del Papel said...

all your cards are beautiful, but I love your first card, is absolutely awesome!!!

Parker said...

All three of your cards are amazing. I like how you watercolored the herd.

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! I Especially loved the rainbow of colors for the background of the first card!!!