Thursday, December 31, 2015

3 cards for love: MFT Stamps January Release Countdown



Welcome to the start of the MFT Stamps Release Countdown! For the next 5 days we will be sharing projects featuring the new stamps, dies, stencils, and colors that will be releasing this month. You will be able to purchase any of the products you see over the next few days on Tuesday, January 5 at 9 pm Central. This month is all about love. Hearts, love, sweetness, and all things mushy, as the little man likes to say. Stay tuned for some truly gorgeous product that will have you ready to stamp your way into the new year!

Today I am sharing three very different cards. All using the same products. This release has me stamping and stamping and stamping. I have more ideas than time! You know when you are making a project and you think," oh, I need this?" Its there. The stamps have it, the Die-namics have it, its all at your fingertips.

The card itself started with this tag made with Die-namics Tag Builder 5 and the images from 
So Much Love. I started by cutting one the tag images from Gravel Gray card stock. I stamped the words "pretty" and "sweet" with watermark ink and heat embossed them. The banner words "you are" were stamped with Coral Crush Pigment ink onto Sweet Tooth card stock and cut out by hand. The layering possibilities with So Much Love is fantastic! The words work together to create great stacked sentiments, almost in the chalkboard style. 

The heart and arrow image underneath the words was cut with a die from Die-namics Tag Builder 5. I cut it from Sweet Tooth card stock. Then, using a post-it note, I inked the heart with Coral Crush Pigment Ink and the arrow with Summer Splash Pigment ink. I chose the pigment formulas for this technique because of the ease of coverage. 


The tag is layered on a piece of card stock that I turned into custom patterned paper! I stamped the rose image from So Much Love with Coral Crush Pigment ink on Sweet Tooth card stock. A small heart image was stamped with Limelight Pigment ink to look like leaves. Then I poured Clear Embossing Powder over the images and tapped off the excess. Once I heat set the images, I could apply Summer Splash Premium Dye ink over the entire panel. Heat embossing my flower and leaf images created an embossed resist. How cool is that?!

Underneath the custom patterned paper are two borders of Sweet Tooth card stock cut with
 Die-namics Stitched Scallop Edges. To tie everything together, I stamped the new Mini Hearts Background on a panel of Gravel Grey card stock and heat embossed it with white powder. The way the white looks on the Gravel Grey card stock is my new favorite combo!

This card is very simple and is meant to be a more masculine card. Because I am pretty sure that my hubby, while being loving and supportive, would much prefer this card over the girly, frilly first one. I started by stamping the heart, you, me, ampersand image from So Much Love. Which I know sounds odd, but because I knew I wanted to heat emboss those images, I had to do that step first. Had I stamped the arrows with Black Licorice Hybrid ink first, they would have grabbed the embossing powder and it would have been a mess. 

Using Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, I embossed only a Primitive White panel of card stock. Embossing your dies only creates a lot of depth, without the bulk. All the wonky stitched die sets will be perfect for this technique! 

My last card was inspired by a cute notebook I saw at Target. I stamped the heart and arrow image from So Much Love across a panel of Cool as a Cucumber card stock. I heat embossed the images with gold powder

The small heart was die cut from Brushed Gold card stock using Die-namics Tag Builder 5. I placed foam on the back and placed it over one of the stamped images. The words "love" and "you" are from another new set called, Label Maker Love. The words in the set make me very happy so I will be using them all the time!


Visit the MFT Stamps blog for all the information you will need about the upcoming release. That includes product images, product videos, links to the design team projects, and more! Plus, there always seems to be a chance to win!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

Supplies for Pretty Sweet, available January 5:



Supplies for You and Me, available January 5:



Supplies for Love You, available January 5:

33 comments:

Shirley said...

Kimberly,
Love all your card designs and colors used on each card. I also like how you used MFT new release stamps/dies...really awesome.

Debbie Nelson said...
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Debbie Nelson said...

Love them!

Cathy Homan said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing!

akwmwhite said...

Wonderful examples. Love showing the versatility.

ESTILO COUNTRY PINTURA said...

Great cards, so cute

Colleen Howell said...

Great cards

Judy said...

So many wonderful ideas on this blog hop and yours are lovely. Thanks for sharing with us.

Glittered Paws said...

Great blog hop and your creations are no exception. Love your embossing.

Elchi said...

Super cute!
Hugs Elchi xx

Judith said...

Those are pretty sweet cards!
Happy New Year!

Janelle said...

All different and all DARLING! You have great ideas!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Love them Kimberly, another excellent release!

Jan & Eric said...

Beautiful combinations. I like the first one as art but also because it is a valentines card that can work for non-couples

Jeanne Jordan said...

Very pretty!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Very pretty!

Shemaine Smith said...

Love the gold and the color choices.

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Rissa L. said...

Another gorgeous card, Kimberly! Thank you for your generosity!:)) Happy New Year!

Joelle S. said...

I love the thanks card so much!:))) Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity to have my first MFT stamps!

Joelle S. said...

Happy New Year, Kimberly!:))

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Your three cards show the many uses of the stamps! Thanks!

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Christy Bray said...

kimberly, you might be my favorite! thanks for all the inspiration =)

Joelle S. said...

Awesome hop!:))

Joelle S. said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway!:)))

JAVAGIRL said...

Amazing happy 2016

Rissa L. said...

What an awesome hop!

Rissa L. said...

This is a great hop! Thank you for participating!

Rissa L. said...

Happy New Year, Kimberly!:))

Amante del Papel said...

it's a perfect card!

Nandini said...

All three cards are fabulous! Really, this release is very inspiring!