Tuesday, November 3, 2015

3 ways to use Winter Waves Background; MFT Stamps New Product Launch



The wait is over! The MFT Stamps November Release is live right now! Which means you can head to the MFT Stamps online store and purchase the stamps, dies, stencils, and more that we have been sharing for the last five days! I will wait patiently here while you shop. Or if you are still making up your mind, let me convince you of a few more items you might "need."

Tonight I am featuring the latest red rubber background stamp, Winter Waves Background. The red rubber background stamps measure about 5 3/4" square. Perfect for covering an entire A2 or standard card size. On each of my cards tonight I have shown a different way to use the background stamp. And while I am showing off Winter Waves Background, you can use these ideas for all of your background stamps!

For my first card, I stamped a panel of Persimmon card stock with Winter Waves Background. By using the Persimmon ink, I created a tone-on-tone look. Its like creating your own patterned paper! The panel was cut with Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX. I could have used tons of different dies and that is the best part! So many options when you stamp the background images! 

How about something sparkly and festive. This card is perfect for people who send out New Year cards instead of Christmas cards! Because hey, its a busy time of year!

To add glam, I stamped Winter Waves Background onto Black Licorice card stock with watermark ink. Then I heat embossed it with gold powder. It looks SO cool!

Die-namics Stitched Star STAX is new and I love passing two dies through at the same time to create framed images! The sentiment is from last month's Hand Lettered Holiday. All in gold, of course!

This final card is fun and silly. And makes my inability to draw painfully obvious. This is why I stamp people. :D

Winter Waves Background was heat embossed in white powder onto watercolor paper. A watercolor wash was created with Blue Yonder ink and water. I painted the watercolor wash over the top and the heat embossed image resisted the wash, leaving the white images to show through. Its a pretty cool look, especially when you use less intense color at one end and create an ombre look.

The snowmen were created with images from Die-namics Toasted Marshmallows. I thought the largest marshmallows could be stacked up to look like snowmen. The arms were easy as I used the stick image from the same set. Silly and fun and a unique way to use some dies.

Here are 3 ways to use background stamps:
  1. Tone-on-tone. Stamp the image with the same color ink as card stock.
  2. Heat emboss.
  3. Embossed resist. Stamp. Heat set. Go over with ink or watered down ink.

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the information about the release. Find out how you can win big also! And don't forget the release classes, available in downloadable print outs or video! Thanks for joining us for another fantastic release!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

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96 comments:

Jenelle said...

Beautiful designs! I love the big gold star!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are awesome, Kimberly! I especially love the gold and black star card, so dramatic!

Kay said...

Such cute cards Kimberly! Love the gold against the black. It makes me want the stitched stars now...Love the colors and your cute little marshmallow snow people :)

DJ Rants said...

Great cards, you're so creative! !

Emma Rose said...

Lovely bright cards

Yvonne C. said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the background stamp.

karenb said...

What a cute idea!

Irene Grau said...

They're all great cards! I really like that new year card. And the marshmallow snowmen are too cute!

Mary Kay Ross said...

I love all of your cards!!! So creative and so cute!!!

Greta said...

3 wonderful cards--love the classy gold & black one!

RedGem said...

Love these cards... Blue Yonder looks so 'cool'!

joy said...

Thanks for showing three ways to use this background stamp, Kimberly. And, I love your cards; especially the second one. The stitched stars are on my (long) list!

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. Thanks you for the wonderful inspiration. Love the colour and black new year card and your fun marshmallow snowman.

stys207 said...

All 3 of these cards are darling! I Love the black and gold card... so perfect for New Year's. The snowmen card is so sweet! I think you did just fine with the drawing :) (although I can relate to the reason why we stamp... LOL)

Joan M said...

The snowman people are great. Thank you for showing such different ideas for the background stamp

Joan M said...

The snowman people are great. Thank you for showing such different ideas for the background stamp

Annette Snyder said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy M said...

Your cards just warm my heart

Birgit said...

Fabulous cards!! I really didn't need any more "convincing". I have such a long wish list now! I've enjoyed all of your projects this week!

Sonya said...

Ooooh, I love the glittery gold card! Great stamps and dies I can't wait to start using!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Love the background on the new years card.

Connie G said...

snowmen marshmallows!! Yeah!! I love the New Year's card.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Three inspiring cards the marshmallow people make me smile!

scrappergirl56 said...

Love the 3 ways...all so fabulous....the marshmallow snowmen are too cute!

Mariposa23 said...

The gold on black is gorgeous!!!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

great job on showing us the Winter Waves!

Lanette Harper said...

I struggle with embossing....and am envious of the beauty you created with the New Years card....so brilliant!

Linda M said...

Love all the cards especially the black and gold card. Just beautiful!

Sue McRae said...

Your marshmallow snowmen cracked me up, love them!

Carol said...

Great cards! The marshmallow snowmen are cuteness overload! The star in gold is elegance!

Julene VanKleeck said...

Goodness gracious they are all wonderful! That background on the third is divine!

Megan said...

So many different looks with the same stamp! I love the black and gold, striking.

jan metcalf said...

I love your Cheers to the New Year card!! Love those stars in gold!

I Card Everyone said...

Darling cards, Kimberly ... but you HAD me at the marshmallow Snow people! I hadn't thought of that background stamp before now! Hmmm ... let's see if that cart is full yet...
=]

Lady Fair said...

Oh gosh, your cards are adorable! Love the marshmallow people! Nicely done!

hallcb said...

Kimberly, I never would have thought to use the marshmallow die cuts and branches to make snowmen-how clever!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Your New Years card just speaks to me. I'll have to duplicate this one. TFS.

Michelle Connors said...

Love your marshmallow snowmen.....so creative!

Natasha said...

I love this!!! What a great way to showcase how versatile this background is!

lisa808 said...

Fab cards.

Tami B. said...

These are great. I especially love the black & gold.

quietgirl said...

What a great idea...one background three ways. TFS!

Craftyfield said...

Love the big background stamps, they are so versatile! Great cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards with lots of details.

Maureen Jones said...

:) What cute cards you have created with this release!

Rick and Britt said...

darling backgrounds!

Mateja Povše said...

Such cute smores snowmen :)Love :)

Michelle Sullivan said...

lovely backgrounds! And the persimmon color is just GORGE!!!!

Sarah Melonas said...

Cute cards! Love the snowmen, great idea :)

Marilyn said...

Wonderful inspiration.

Kristina Pavlovic said...

Amazing backgrounds with one stamp.. Thanks for sharing and inspiration. Thanks for the Amazing blog hop too.

Kris B said...

Super set of cards! Love the gold stitched stars! A marshmallow snowman!? How cute is that!

Lynne in NI said...

Yip I'm convinced that I 'need' these ;)
Fabulous cards, LOVE that BG stamp and your marshmallow snowmen are so clever!

g said...

fun fun fun! i love them all- the black & gold card is stunning & i think your marshmallow snowmen are really adorable!

Paula said...

Great cards. Love your color choices, and the "marshmallow snow people" look fantastic :)

Mayumi Adler said...

Three ways, and all three are amazing. The marshmallow-man is soooo funny!

Janeen said...

Kimberly your black and gold one is such a wonderful creation. looks like streamers coming down. how fun.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great cards. TFS

Patty said...

Awesome cards!! I really love the persimmon & blue colors together!

Maureen said...

LOVE the marshmallow people!

Eva said...

I like the way you used the background in several different ways

Eva said...

I like the way you used the background in several different ways

Teresa Cherka said...

Cute cards

Heather said...

These are all fabulous!! I LOVE that gold and black card; stunning! And those marshmallow snowman are super cute!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a varied collection of cards...love those marshmellow snowmen.

Laraine R said...

Great cards!

Denise Evans said...

I love the black and gold embossed card, but the card with the marshmallow snowmen are just adorable too! You are so darn creative! I just love stalking your blog each day - you are always full of surprises, Kim!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW....each of them has their own awesomeness!!! Love the winter hat. The gold and black are gorgeous. And those smores-men are super cute!

Sue McW said...

Three fabulous and very different cards. Love them all. Great use of the background stamp.

Sue D said...

I like how you used the wave background on all of these cards.

Brandi R said...

Fantastic cards! Love the diversity you showed with that stamp ♥

Jana Bolster said...

Love, love, love the the black and gold card.

Deborah Vasel said...

All 3 ways are super!
Especially like the snowman card.
Who can resist a snowman?

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I really like the first card beautiful colors too

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful! Love them and this new release:)

Tammy H said...

Oh dear, I thought I had my Christmas cards designed but that black and gold one is screaming to me. So elegant and sophisticated.

Sheri said...

Such great ideas for background stamps.

vinita jain said...

Hahaha! Love these cute marshmallow men, great execution and I love that cheerful creation with loads of stars in black and gold combo, great inspirations!

Pamela Harrington said...

You have me convinced that I need the new Winter Waves Background stamp! LOVE the gold in the second card with the new stamp!!

Liz O. said...

Fabulous creations! I espcially love the gold on black design, but all of them are fantastic! thanks for the tips on the use of background stamps!

cm said...

A warm winter toque, toasted marshmallows, snowflakes...those are definitely a few of my favourite things! Fabulous showcases; you're helping to 'lengthen' my list! Thank you!
carol

Charity Chamberlain said...

Beautiful cards! Really loving the new Blue Yonder color too!

Marsha Stehle said...

Wonderful cards! Love the black and gold on your second card and the marshmallow card is darling!

wendy said...

great cards how cute are marshmallow snowmen !!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release and ALL of the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! =) Have a FABULOUS Release Week!! =)

Karen H said...

I love your snowman! So cute, MFT is always so fabulous! This new release just happened to coincide with my birthday so that's my excuse to indulge! It's hard to resist MFT stamps!

Lisa InkyWings said...

Your star card is fab!! Great design.
And those marshmallow guys... those are so fun! Love it!

Houses Built of Cards said...

All are SOOOO darling - but I especially LOVE the marshmallow snowmen!!!

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Annheidel said...

Love love LOVE your black and gold card, and those marshmallow snowmen are just too cute!

Jessica Blixt Wendin said...

The black and gold card are amazing

Michele Smith said...

I always appreciate seeing new ways to make my supplies go farther. Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas for the background stamp. I love the marshmallow snowpeople too!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Great cards. Love the gold embossed background.

Kelly said...

The gold embossing powder paired with the gold stars :sighs: I'm in love

Sally Richardson said...

What a gorgeous card and I just love that background stamp...

Lindsay Weber said...

Love the way you used the background stamp....wasn't sure about it but now I'm sold!

Paulette S said...

They are all Fabulous, Kimberly! Each way so unique. Thanks, Paulette S.
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