Tuesday, May 01, 2012

MFT May New Product Tour

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Hi, all, I’m back again with this month’s
MFT New Product Tour project. I’m showing you Inspired by Trees, which has three gorgeous images and three fabulous sentiments and is available right now!

My card is fairly simple in design, but I love how it turned out. I think it would be a great masculine encouragement card—or even a graduation card.

I’ve got a little tutorial for you, showing you how I colored my tree. I’d intended to color it with Copic markers but before I got started I remembered the stippling technique and knew it would do better for me than the Copics.

So, let’s get started. First of all, I die cut some rustic paper with one of this month’s new
Die-namics Designer Labels I STAX dies and stamped my image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

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Here are the supplies you’ll need: stamped image, water based ink pad, and a stenciling brush. I used three colors of ink for my tree, starting with the lightest color.

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Dab the flat surface of your brush on the ink pad. No need to rub, just dab until you get a good amount of ink on the brush, then dab the brush to your image, straight up and down and randomly.

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Rinse your brush with water and repeat with the other colors until you get good coverage. Don’t overdo :) And don’t worry if you go outside the lines a bit—it’s not a big deal with this technique since it works so well with irregular shaped images.

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Here’s a close up of the finished image on the card.

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I love this little horizontal element on this card. First I cut a border with my Die-namics Simply Scallops, Medium die. Then I added a couple of strips of the new Die-namics Squiggle Border and tied some twine between them, anchored with a button.

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Here’s the inside with a sentiment from the set and part of the tree again.

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Here are the
Die-namics dies I used on this card:

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Now, go shop! :)

 

 

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~Supplies~
Stamps: Inspired by Trees (MFT)
Paper:
Fossil, Hot Fudge (MFT); Conservatory (7 Gypsies); Rustic Cream; Kraft corrugated cardboard
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Almost Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Designer Labels I STAX, Squiggles Border, and Simply Scallops, Medium Die-namics dies (MFT); twine, button, foam dots, sewing machine, stenciling brush

 

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35 comments:

  1. Great card, I like this technique, will try it thank you

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  2. Awesome love it great relase. Love your coloring thanks for the step by step

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  3. Simple, but elegant. Luv it!

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  4. Just beautiful!! I love how the colors on the tree match the dp so perfectly!

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  5. Love the way you used a stencil brush to make the texture on the tree... Lovely work!

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  6. Barbara I love your card. I like the simplicity of it and how much it really does resemble nature. very nice!

    Jo
    www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

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  7. Wonderful card, want to try this technique, looks like fun.

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  8. Very elegant design and I love your scallop combination -- perfectly earthy!

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  9. Gorgeous card and love the dies you used.

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  10. This is beautiful, love the coloring technique

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  11. Barbara, Great masculine design card. Love the colours you have used. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

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  12. Barbara, Great masculine design card. Love the colours you have used. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

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  13. Barbara... Beautiful.... Love the colors and technique.th

    Faith

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  14. Great card and a neat technique

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  15. Hi Barbara,
    Great card! Thanks for sharing a fun technique.

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  16. wonderful card, love the technique.Love the look it gives to the tree

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  17. I like this technique.What a great release!!!

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  18. Thanks for the directions; my favorite part of the card is your use of the texture for the scallops

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  19. thank you for showing this techique. It seems perfect for a tree like this. It ends up being a beautiful card with all the other parts. ksh

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  20. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. Great card and a great technique. Love the colors, they are perfect for the tree image.

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  22. Beautiful card! I love the stippling technique! Lisa N.

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  23. I LOVE how you colored the tree! Gorgeous!

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  24. Wow! Wonderful job on natures greatest gift....the tree! Tutorial... Handy!

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  25. Fantastic cards. I have never thought about "painting" with my ink pads. I'm going to have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Barbara, your card is so elegant! Love it! Thanks for the stipple tutorial!

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  27. This is SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the photo tutorial on how you colored in the tree!!! I have a stamp that I was looking at last night wondering how I was going to color it! I know now!!!! Your card is stunning!!! I just used that same DP on a card the other day!!!!

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  28. so pretty..thanks for the tutorial...should give that a try!

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  29. The stippling technique is perfect for this tree!! It's gorgeous!!! And I love the corrugated cardboard scallop!!

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  30. Life is all about taking chances, not being afraid, and "going out on a limb." Your card is a perfect way to encourage someone who might be just a little afraid to try a new adventure or take that first step. Great job ... fabulous sentiment! :-) Donna

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  31. Barb, I love that stenciling technique! I've never seen it before! Can't wait to try it!!

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  32. Love the effect of the stippling technique. TFS!

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  33. Wow! Gorgeous card! I love that stippling effect you did - WTG!

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