Tuesday, June 2, 2015

4 ways to create images with Watercolor Flowers: MFT Stamps June New Product Launch



The fantastic June Release products from MFT Stamps are now available! You can get to these goodies in the online store by clicking in a few places. Click the words MFT Stamps and you can get there. Click any underlined word in my post and be taken to that exact product. OR click any of the photos at the bottom of this blog post and be taken directly to that product. So many ways for me to enable you! And I will be here waiting for you when you finish shopping. :)

Tonight I am featuring Watercolor Flowers and Die-namics Watercolor Flowers. I had way too much fun, as you are about to see! The versatility of this set of stamps and dies is crazy awesome!

To create these watercolor roses, I began by stamping a more open-lined image from Watercolor Flowers onto watercolor paper using Wild Cherry ink. But before placing it to the watercolor paper, I stamped it off once on an extra piece of paper. I did this to remove some of the ink. It helped me achieve a more controlled look, because once the image was stamped, I used a water brush to move the color around. I followed the lines of the image, making sure to leave behind white space. Once I was happy with the results, I went back with a little more ink (pressed into my craft mat) and added some darker patches. The same technique was repeated with Sour Apple ink for the leaves. How gorgeous is that? I mean really. Its as close as I am ever going to get to creating a real watercolor piece! Yay for stamps!

This card was inspired by a photo on Instagram. The photographer was using white anemone flowers against dark wood grain. The results were gorgeous and I wanted to re-create that look.

I cut Primitive White cardstock with Die-namics Watercolor Flowers. I stamped the coordinating flower image in Grout Grey ink, to give the pale look of petals. Then I stamped the center in Pure Plum and spread the color a little with a water brush

The stems were also cut from Primitive White cardstock using Die-namics Watercolor Flowers and the coordinating image from Watercolor Flowers was stamped in Field Day ink.

This card was an idea I had in my head. Wondering if I could layer gold on gold and it worked!

I stamped the solid base flower image from Watercolor Flowers in Delicata Gold ink, along with the leaves. To force the ink to dry faster, I heat set the ink. Then I stamped the coordinating inner flower image with Watermark ink, heat setting it with gold embossing powder. How cool is that effect? Gold on gold in tone on tone? Sweet! 

ETA:
A video tutorial for this card can be found HERE.

And my final card, which may be my favorite, but don't tell the other cards. It was inspired by a piece of art work I found on Pinterest.

I applied Coral Crush and Razzle Berry inks to a large solid flower image from Watercolor Flowers and misted the images lightly with water. I stamped the wet images onto a watercolor paper panel. I repeated the process for all the larger flower images, just slightly adjusting how much dark pink I used each time. Once they dried, I went back with a water brush and added more ink to the outer edges of the flowers for more depth. 

I continued by stamping the leaves and smaller yellow flowers in the same manner. The smaller yellow flowers are actually a flower center image, but it worked perfectly for this! The stems were hand painted with a water brush and ink. Another totally different look, just using different stamp images! Watercolor Flowers is brilliant!

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the happenings and for the details on how you can win!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly


Miss You Roses card:


Sending Happy Anemones card:


Thanks Gold Roses card:


Glad We're Friends flowers card:

93 comments:

JULIANA said...

Such gorgeous cards!

Jess K said...

I am so happy I got this watercolor flowers set. Your cards are beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for the tips!!

Brandi R said...

Wonderful cards! LOVE all those watercolor flowers! ♥

judy said...

I love the different looks that you achieved with the watercolor flowers--beautiful!

Hippymom83 said...

Beautiful cards!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Gorgeous! Love the touches of gold!

Greta said...

OK--it worked! Now I "have" to have those watercolor flowers! Your cards are stunning & I love them all! Great idea doing the gold on gold!

Kris Berc said...

I love your use of the watercolor images. The gold on gold is stunning!

Diane said...

Watercolor flowers ARE brilliant but so are you. These cards are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your cards and techniques.

zehra said...

it is great to see how versatile the stamp is, gorgeous cards, especially the last one, beautiful!

karenb said...

Wow! Elegant and beautiful cards!

Carisa said...

so pretty!

DaNelle said...

Love your use of techniques! Beautiful job!

Julie S. said...

You've definitely shown what a versatile set this is. Gorgeous cards!

Michele Henderson said...

each card just keeps getting better and better until you have an AMAZING collection of ART! Wow!

Jan Scholl said...

I already ordered a couple of things but feel stupid now...one of the things I wanted could not find in the store. Then it hit me...it was right in front of my face. I made a wish list for next time.

Kari V. said...

I am completely in love with your cards! Those watercolor flowers are fabulous!

Mayumi Adler said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for showing us how versatil it is!

Mateja Povše said...

Such a variety and all the beauty... just perfect :)

Birgit said...

Fabulous cards! Love the watercoloring you used!!

sharrilou said...

I only thought I loved the new flower stamps. Your cards have sent me over the edge. BEAUTIFUL!

Michele Smith said...

Wow you have been busy! I love all of the different ways you used these products! So many beautiful results...couldn't pick a favorite if I had to! I especially love the dual heat embossing. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us :-)

loulou said...

Kimberly, Thank you for sharing all the wonderful techniques for using the watercolour flowers. I thing the last one is my favourite too, but its a close run with gold on gold

Creative M said...

Such Stunning & Beautiful cards!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Leanne said...

All beautiful cards

Kathy M said...

So creative

GodMom said...

Your last card is my favorite but all of them are beautiful.

Jackie Parkins said...

Wow! You went above and beyond with these gorgeous cards. The watercolor look is amazing.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, so many beautiful ideas. These cards are so pretty.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Kimberly. These are just stunning! I had to pin a few of these to try! I definitely NEED to get me some MFT!!!LOL (I PRAY I WIN!)

Susan Wareham said...

WOW you were a busy stamper I would like to do that take one stamp set and just create several different cards. wonderful. the gold on gold is so cool Thanks

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

OMG!!! Those watercolor flower cards look as if you painted those on. This is Fabulous! Bravo!!!

Nana Griffin said...

Love them all! So very lovely.

Sue McRae said...

You've showcased the flower stamps magnificently!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fantastic job showcasing the many ways to use these beautiful flowers! Love them all but I think the last one is my favorite :)

rebecca said...

I love the gold embossing on these cards.

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing so many great ideas! They're beautiful.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

so much inspiration from your beatiful water colored flowers in four ways!

Cathy Homan said...

Beautiful cards! I think my favorite is the Gold. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Megan said...

I think I like the last one best, too, but they're all great. Creative way to do gold on gold! Great demonstration of the versatility of this set!

Sue McW said...

Your cards are stunning. The first card, "Miss You Roses" is definitely my favorite. The watercolor flowers stamps were not on my wish list, but they are now after seeing what beautiful cards you made using it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Aartje said...

They are all gorgeos, great to see all flowercards are so different.
Hugs Aartje

jkstiles77 said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards!

Heather said...

Wow!! You really showed how versatile this set can be! These cards are all fabulous, but I have to say the first is my favorite! It is soooo gorgeous in it's simplicity and it really looks like you did actually water color it. I didn't "need" this set until I saw that card. : )

Darla said...

Your last card is my favorite too, but they all are so pretty and creative!

keysha said...

Beautiful cards - i love those flowers! All of them!

Mary Holshouser said...

I think the second and fourth cards are my favorite.
The colors are wonderful.
The gold embossing on the one card is pretty too but doesn't resonate like the others.
thanks for sharing.

Lucinde said...

Love your watercoloring

Kris B said...

Wow! all your cards are so pretty! Love the foiling, I just bought a laminator so I could try foiling! Beautiful water color effects!

Sharla said...

Love the watercolor and all the gold!! Very pretty cards!

Irene Grau said...

Beautiful cards!

Angel said...

These are all SO GORGEOUS! Love the colors, the details, they're just so perfect!

Karen King said...

Love the flowers and those bold sentiments!!!

irisesther54 said...

These are lovely cards. I have that stamp set on my wishlist.

Kymjynx5 said...

Thanks for the water color ideas.. and I love all the gold you used with these cards

CraftyPaws said...

Oh my gosh, so many great techniques and beautiful cards shared! Thanks so much for inspiring. I have to try gold embossing right now! :D

Anja said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the Watercolor Flowers!

Tammy H said...

My heavens! Who would have thought you could get a gold tone on tone. Thank you for your never ending adventurous spirit. You think of the most amazing ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Beautiful floral cards. I like the touch of gold and the burlap.

Tracey McNeely said...

So many beautiful floral cards Kimberly, love the colours you chose for them!

Denise Evans said...

I love each of these cards! So so pretty! But, I think I am with you-----the final card in the post is just STUNNING! Oh my - it just looks like a beautiful piece of art that should be framed! Good job, Kim!

Sharbogast said...

Thank you so much for sharing these cards. They are all so gorgeous. I actually ordered this stamp set, and you have helped greatly by showing different ways to use it. Thanks again. Beautiful cards!

Taunya Butler said...

OH. MY. WORD. You are flat out amazing and these cards are so lovely and ethereal in their beauty!! Wonderful eye candy here on your blog!!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards.

Janet Goshorn said...

Love all the cards - great job

Ali said...

Your gorgeous cards have just convinced me that I NEED to own the Watercolor Flowers stamp set!! thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Am really loving this watercolor set. Love it love it!

Lya L. said...

These cards are so joyful and pretty!

joy said...

Love these flowers! And, your cards are so pretty. The last card is my favorite, also!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oh these are all so gorgeous! I love the embossing too!

Karli said...

Lots of beautiful cards. Luv the hint of burlap :)

Mariposa23 said...

Your watercoloring is amazing! Your cards are so beautiful.

D- said...

Wow thanks for sharing all of your beautiful cards.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Jean Bullock said...

How pretty! Expert stamp work. Well done!

Linda Carson said...

Creative and inspirational Kim! You've showcased these flowers beautifully!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such pretty waterolours and use of gold.

Lydine Arriola said...

gorgeous cards!! Love them all!!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Gorgeous cards! I think this flower stamp set is going to become one of my favorites!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are all so pretty

Debbie Lou said...

Love that MISS YOU sentiment!
It's a terrific font.

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards!

Sheri said...

These are all so gorgeous! I need this set.

Kris in Alaska said...

I am so loving that Written in Watercolor set! These are all so lovely!

Allycat said...

All your cards are beautiful especially the watercolour ones, the watercolour roses are simply stunning, love the effect, tfs your creativity

Erin- said...

Wow--each card is more beautiful than the last!

wendy said...

stunning cards thanks for sharing your creativity

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! These are all just BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you created all the different Water Colored Flowers!! AWESOME Release!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kathy Krug said...

Beautifully water colored designs, The pretty purple with the wood grain and burlap background really caught my eye.

Paulette S said...

They are all so interesting and unique, Kimberly! The most colorful one at the end was my favorite, I prolly need this set. Great Release Thanks, Paulette S.
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http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

Tess Hackett said...

I am crazy about water coloring and flowers this the best of both worlds. Stunning cards!

Parker said...

I like the single layer look of a couple of your cards. I'm always looking for something like this.

Julene VanKleeck said...

Such different looks, but love them all!

Brenda Lee said...

Such the busy bee, Kimberly. These cards are gorgeous! I'm loving all of the gold. Fantastic job, as always.