Sunday, August 30, 2015

you are soda-lightful: MFT Stamps September Release Countdown



Each day we get a little bit close to all the fantastic stamps, dies, stencils and more from MFT stamps being available in the online store! Which sets are on your must-have list? 

Laina Lamb hits it out of the park again with some fantastic stamps and dies that we are featuring today. Her attention to detail is unreal. As I come up with ideas while creating, she has covered all the bases and never leaves me wishing I had something else included. 

I started by cutting Steel Grey card stock with Die-namics Bottlecaps. The base of the bottle caps has incredible detail; designs around the edges, and an embossed center which helps you line up the centers perfectly! Both the bottoms and tops come in this set. They are also 5 to a plate, meaning you get 5 of each in one pass through your manual die cutting machine! That brilliance helps make backgrounds like the one I created easy to accomplish! The centers were cut from various card stocks (to re-create this look, check the supply list at the end of my post). I also cut centers from Primitive White card stock, so that I could stamp the insides with the same ink colors using Soda Pop. Both looks add some great variety! 

To lay the images out somewhat evenly, I adhered the four corner bottle caps first, then filled in the rest as I continued along.

The punny sentiment, which I adore, is from Soda Pop. I masked off the top two words and inked the lower words in Tangy Orange. Deeper than the Orange Fizz I used on the bottle caps. I did this to make it stand out more. Once I stamped the words, I cleaned my stamp. Then I masked the opposite way. Clear stamps make it so easy to line up the images like this! Give it a try sometime to add depth to your sentiments!

For the final touch, I added a die cut bottle from Die-namics Soda Pop. It comes with parts for layering, like the bottle wrapper and straw. So much attention to detail and coordination!! Stay tuned for more projects with this set as I will be featuring this set on New Product Launch night!

And one last thing to note, on every inch of this card, from the centers of the bottle caps to the edges of the card base to the bottle, Natural Ink was added. I wanted to help create a vintage vibe and that made it easy!

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thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies available September 1:

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fall Florals; MFT Stamps September Release Countdown continues



Over the last few days it has been cool and cloudy, which is making me feel ready for fall. Its superb timing really, with all the wonderful fall products being released by MFT Stamps this month!

For today's card, I wanted the new stamp and Die-namics set,  Fall Florals to really say fall with an autumnal color palette. So, I grabbed my Pure Plum ink and stamped the image from Fall Florals onto its coordinating die cut image. This image has a coordinating inside, so I stamped that with Olive ink.

To give my floral images a background, I started by inking a panel of Primitive White card stock with Banana Split ink. I masked the panel off with post it note tape. To add depth to the rectangle of ink, I added a bit of Lemon Drop ink to the edges. To tie the floral image and the background together, I dropped splatters of Pure Plum ink that was watered down.

The purple floral image needed something more to help it stand out. It made sense to keep things cohesive, so the same floral image that was stamped inside was stamped twice onto the background with Olive ink.

The sentiment is from Label Maker Sentiments. Its a new stamp set with coordinating dies that creates words like an old Dymo label maker. I chose to stamp the images and heat emboss them with gold powder, because, you know how much I love gold! You can mix and match and build sentiments like crazy with this set! Its essential if you are a card maker!!

The card base is Fuse Green that was stamped with Etched Flower Background. Olive ink was used and at first I was afraid it was too strong, but it worked because of the Olive stamped images. So much coordination, but all of those details really tied this card together. 

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thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies available September 1: