Monday, June 1, 2015

Happy Pandas: MFT Stamps June Release Countdown

One more day of projects and then tomorrow night all these gorgeous products will be available in the MFT Stamps online store! Today I am sharing projects with an adorable new set of stamps and coordinating dies from Miss Tiina called, Happy Pandas!

When I saw this adorable panda, the good luck sentiment, and some bamboo leaves, my mind thought, hey, those leaves could make a really cute set of pom poms! There are two different images with clusters of bamboo leaves in Happy Pandas. I stamped one cluster in Wild Cherry Ink. The other cluster was stamped with Razzle Berry ink repeatedly until they looked like pom poms. The images are all stamped onto a panel of Sweet Tooth cardstock cut with Die-namics Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle STAX.

My background reminds me of something from Lisa Frank. (Please tell me you had one of her folders or Trapper Keepers!)  But I wanted bright and cheery colors behind this cheering panda. I blended Lemon Drop, Coral Crush, Razzle Berry, and Blu Raspberry inks on a panel of Sweet Tooth cardstock. Once that dried, I stamped Swiss Dots Background over the top with Sweet Tooth Pigment ink

For a quick video tutorial on how to create this type of background click here ---> Layering Inks for Backgrounds

And one more cute panda bear, because, who can resist? This time I used the coordinating
 Die-namics Happy Pandas to cut Primitive White cardstock before stamping the panda. I used that color so that the panda would look more furry and not white like the background.

I die cut him out so I could pop him up over the background I created.

I created a mask on my Sweet Tooth cardstock panel. (Laura Bassen is a genius at this. Thanks to her for the ideas!) I applied Lemon Drop ink to the cardstock, making the top darker and the bottom lighter. Then I stamped the bamboo image from Happy Pandas over the top. Without reinking the image, I stamped them again to create some depth. 

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the details. I know there will be a helpful shopping list! And remember, my next post will signal it is time to shop! I cannot wait to share my projects with you tomorrow night!

thanks for stopping by!


Supplies available June 2.

Good Luck Panda card:

Big Panda Bear Hug card:


donna mikasa said...

Your inked backgrounds are gorgeous, and the pompoms are super creative!!

Kathy Krug said...

Love your pom poms and the pretty swiss dot background.

PJH said...

Both cards are adorable but I love your "out of the box" imagination! Great thinking for the pom poms on the first card!!

Tracey said...

Your cards are always amazing! Loving the background on the first one!

Nandini said...

The backgrounds are simply stunning! And the panda is just too cute!

Dee said...

Such hearttwarming cards! The pandas are so set off by the colors and backgrounds.

Teresa Doyle said...

Super cute cards Kimberly! This release really has some cute images and sentiments. (NOT that I'm surprised! LOL)

Nana Griffin said...

Great backgrounds!

JAVAGIRL said...

Makes me want to go to the zoo

Michele K. Henderson said...

Kimberly, your bright colorful pandas are super cute! LOVE that bright fresh ink and pop of color!

Unknown said...

So cute. Beautiful background.

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