Sunday, August 2, 2015

I Lava You: MFT Stamps August Release Countdown



There is nothing I like better than a good pun! What I like even more is when I have amazing images to go along with those punny sentiments! The tropical fun continues today with the MFT Stamps August Release Countdown! 

If you have seen the movie Inside Out, then you know exactly where the sentiment on this card came from! If you haven't, then first off, go see it after you read my post, and secondly, there is a love story short film at the beginning about a volcano who wants someone to 'lava' him. Its sweet and corny and I thought it was very endearing.

So to create my card I started by stamping Wave Background on a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock trimmed to size. I used Sno Cone ink, but with a second generation of stamping. Meaning I stamped it on another piece of paper first and then my panel. It makes a subtle background, which is what I was looking to create. After that, I die cut the stamped panel with Die-namics Heart STAX to create an opening and start my scene.

On my card base, I traced the heart shape (the left-over from my die cutting) faintly with pencil, then I applied Sno Cone and Blu Raspberry inks for the sky and Limelight and Sour Apple inks for the grass. A die cut oval was used as a mask to create the hill.

Berrylicious card stock was cut with Die-namics Little Letters to spell out the sentiment.

All over the rest of the card are images from Tiki Party and Die-namics Tiki Party. When I get a set of stamps and coordinating dies, I always go through and die cut two sets of the images, then I have a ton of images to play around with. Coloring these with my Copic markers was lots of fun!

Staying tropical, Birds of Paradise and Die-namics Birds of Paradise were used to create this card. 

I should mention that all my images that are die cut and colored with Copic Markers are on Blending Card  from X-Press It and stamped with Hybrid Black Licorice Ink.

Birds of Paradise has lots of cute sentiments! This one is perfect for when you forget a birthday, which I might have a tendency to do...

For the background, I placed Stencil Wonky Chevron onto a panel of Sweet Tooth card stock and inked through the stencil with Limelight ink.

The bird and branch are sitting on a circle cut with Die-namics Double Stitched Circle STAX. So many of the amazing designers on the team have been using Stencil Sun Ray to perfection this month and I was totally inspired to try it out! Banana Split ink was applied to the entire circle center. Then I placed the stencil over the top and applied Lemon Drop ink through Stencil Sun Ray

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the information you need about the upcoming release!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for I Lava You card available August 4:



Supplies for Birthday Flew By card available August 4:

15 comments:

donna mikasa said...

I lava your cards! Too punny, Kimberly!!

Corilyn Noreen said...

So, so, so, so cute! Your first card is especially awesome!

Corilyn Noreen said...

So, so, so, so cute! Your first card is especially awesome!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, Kimberly! Your cards are as fantastic as I thought they'd be! Great work!

Queen Mary said...

I LAVA you too! I just wrote on the MFT blog that I loved the volcano, but I needed a sentiment! Kimberly, you are the best!

Celeste Goff said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the tiki hut and the punny little sentiment on the first card and that bird on the second card is too adorable!

Geri said...

Cute, cute, CUTE, Kimberly!!!

Judy said...

I "lava" your cards Kimberly. So darn cute with the images and scenes you created with them. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Cathy Homan said...

This release is so fun! Great cards. Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

I lava your cards too, Kimberly! The layouts are perfect. I lava the heart cut-out for your volcano scene and I lava your bird of paradise! Perfect coloring, I say, with just the right sentiments. Great job. Mahalo!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

These cards are Awesome. I love that "Lava You" sentiment you did. (LOL) Great Job!

Brenda Lee said...

Oh my...both cards are fantastic! I love that you made the lava scene with the heart die cut. So cute!!! And what a fun bird...awesome vibrant colors. I must have these cuties. :)

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful designs. I love the heart cut out scene with the cute sentiment.

JAVAGIRL said...

Love the tropical.
Great coloring
I love all the cards

Amante del Papel said...

super sweet and adorable cards