Friday, July 31, 2015

Polynesian partying; MFT Stamps August Release Countdown

Welcome back again! Today we continue with the MFT Stamps August Release Countdown! One more day of checking out all the fantastic new stamps, die, and stencils releasing soon! Its a Polynesian party on my blog today! One word my friends, pineapples. You know the love I have for the pineapples.

The pineapple has long been a symbol of welcome and hospitality. You will often find them on bed posts and other home decor or furniture from days past. I just cannot get enough of pineapples, so the image in Polynesian Paradise from Birdie Brown got all my love and attention!

After die cutting the image from Die-namics Polynesian Paradise, I stamped the pineapple image with Hybrid Black Licorice ink on Sweet Tooth card stock. I colored the image with Copic markers and highlighted the center of the segments with a white gel pen. It was then foam mounted to a circle cut with a new set of STAX called, Double Stitched Circle STAX. The sentiment, also from Polynesian Paradise, was stamped in my favorite black ink underneath the pineapple.

To give my image and sentiment a pop, I placed it onto a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock cut with the new Die-namics Four Way Chevron Cover Up. What a cool cut! Behind it, I placed a panel of Daffodil card stock. Anyone else feeling a warm ocean breeze? Seeing the palm trees swaying?

My love pineapples is growing! Look at Pineapple Background! Oh the joy!

Pineapple Background is a red rubber cling image. Its awesome. I colored each part of the pineapple images with Distress Markers. Once I finished, I huffed, or breathed hot air (because I am full of that! ha!), onto my image to re-wet the coloring. Then I stamped onto a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock that had been cut with Die-namics Double Stitched Rectangle STAX.

I layered the panel, and a Gumdrop Green panel, also die cut, onto a panel of card stock that had been inked with Stencil Wonky Chevron. Using a mixture of Lemon Drop ink and Safety Orange ink (to mimic the pineapples), I created a cool background. It kind of looks pineapple-y to me. Or maybe I just have pineapples on the brain!

And finally, that awesome sentiment from Polynesian Paradise again. So cool!

And because the tropics are on my brain and I am feeling a strong need to plan a Hawaiian vacation, one more adorable project! Die-namics Tiki Hut creates this crazy cute tiki hut and the fringed grass tops! I am not going to share too much about this project, because MFT Stamps has something special in store for everyone, so stay tuned!

To figure out how to color this bird from Polynesian Paradise, I Googled tropical birds and found one I really liked. Its a great way to decide how to color something!

Isn't she adorable? The whole card is just too much fun! Now I am off to eat pineapple, dream of warm beaches, and imagine the tropical breezes blowing my hair...or just go and do the dishes. Wink.

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the information about the new products, links to the rest of the creativity of the design team, and for a chance to win!

thanks for stopping by!


Supplies for Thank You Pineapple card available August 4th:

Supplies for Thank You Background Pineapple card available August 4th:

Supplies for Tiki Hut card available August 4th:


donna mikasa said...

LOVE all the pineapple goodness and that adorable tiki shaped card! Do you know that I worked in a pineapple cannery when I was in HS and could not/would not eat a pineapple for decades! Now? I can demolish one in two days! :)

Corilyn Noreen said...

I'm loving all the pineapples!

Shirley said...

Neat cards! The sentiment and pineapple are perfect together on your first card. The bird setting on the hut is so cute. They way you colored the bird looks like he/she has real feathers.

Janice said...

Love the new chevron background and how you translated the new releases on your cards. Very creative!

Geri said...

The top 2 are just beautiful, Kimberly!!! And the little hula girl???…how can you not love her?!;)

Teresa Doyle said...

Kimberly, your cards are all awesome. Great job on this new release!

~amy~ said...

All your projects are just amazing.

Celeste Goff said...

Holy cow Kimberly, these cards are fabulous! I love the simplicity of the first one, and the repeat stamping on the second one is awesome. But the third card with the shaped tiki hut is by far by fave!

Mary Gillmarten said...

I love the two cards Kimberly, I need to make some of those for my stash!

Nora N. said...

All your projects are fabulous!! I especially love that little tiki hut you created with the BB set!!

bzyPTmom said...

All of your cards are terrific--I especially love how much texture the double stitched dies add to the focal point of the card. Great job and thanks to MFT for designing such wonderful products!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the grass hut and pineapple cards.

Brittany Tucker said...

Great cards! They all look so fun.

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

You are using some of my Favorite colors on these cards. I love them all...Great Job!

Amante del Papel said...

The background in your second card is awesome!!!