Hi, everyone! Welcome to the last day of MFT February Release Countdown! Release is tonight at 10pm—be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details. Today, for your viewing pleasure, we’re previewing LLD Donuts Die-namics, LLD Donuts and Sprinkles Stamp Set, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, Love Die-namics, Harlequin Background, and Harlequin Stencil.
What a fun release this is! Every.single.thing! I have a couple of cards for you today using today’s featured products so let’s get started. My first card is using LLD Donuts and Sprinkles Stamp Set and LLD Donuts Die-namics, as the focal element. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then water colored through Polka Dot Stencil on water color paper with all six of the new colors of dye ink: Summer Splash dye ink, Pure Plum dye ink, Daffodil dye ink, Coral Crush dye ink, In the Buff dye ink, and Orange Zest dye ink. I popped that up on foam mounting tape and then added a Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics layer cut from Sweet Tooth card stock. You KNOW how much I’m loving these, right? Can’t wait to use them on a banner! But I digress ;-) Next, on another piece of water color paper, I did a wash with Summer Splash dye ink, cut it out with Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics wrapped some hemp cord around in a bow and popped it up on foam mounting tape. I cut the donuts from Chocolate Brown card stock and In the Buff card stock and added the icing, cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and stamped the sprinkles with all of the new colors. I arranged and adhered them and added the sentiment, stamped on Chocolate Brown card stock with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder.
On the inside, I added another sentiment from LLD Donuts and Sprinkles, stamped with Chocolate Brown dye ink and Pure Plum dye ink.
For my second card I tried out a new inking technique with Harlequin Stencil and have a video to show you what I did. I think it’s pretty cool!
You can view the video in HD HERE on my YouTube channel, or click on the button below.
Plus, I’ll give you a quick run down of the technique and card. You know how you can ink up the inside of an embossing folder, run it through your die cutting machine and the ink transfers in the design onto your card stock? Well, I wondered if that would work with stencils and gave it a try. Turns out it not only works, it works fabulously!! I inked up my stencil with Summer Splash hybrid ink using a brayer, then ran it through my Vagabond exactly as if I were going to dry emboss my Sweet Tooth card stock. The ink transferred crisp and clean inside the depressed areas. The raised areas are still white and I just LOVE the combination of embossing and inking. I love to sponge and water color through stencils and this just adds another dimension to the mileage you can get out of your stencils. I’m in LOVE with this technique and foresee that you’ll be seeing me use it a lot.
For my card construction, my base is Sweet tooth card stock and after I trimmed down my stenciled panel I matted it with Black Licorice card stock. Once the stenciled element comes out of the die cutting machine, it’s a bit warped, so I added more tape runner when I matted it, and strips of foam tape that adhered it to the card base took out the rest of the warping. I added a LJD Spring Tulips image stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink on a LJD Spring Tulips Die-namics die cut, colored it with Copic markers and popped it up on foam. The sentiment was stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder.
Another sentiment from LJD Spring Tulips was stamped on the inside.
And there you have it! I hope you’ll try out my stencil technique with YOUR MFT stencils! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tonight at 10pm for the New Product Release!
Stamps: LLD Donuts and Sprinkles Stamp Set (MFT)
Ink: Summer Splash dye ink, Pure Plum dye ink, Coral Crush dye ink, In the Buff dye ink, Daffodil dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Chocolate Brown dye ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, Chocolate Brown card stock, In the Buff card stock (MFT); water color paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; LLD Donuts Die-namics, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, Polka Dot Stencil, hemp cord, foam mounting tape, clear detail embossing powder (MFT); heat tool, water brush
Stamps: LJD Spring Tulips (MFT)
Ink: Summer Splash hybrid ink, Black Licorice hybrid ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; LJD Spring Tulips Die-namics, Harlequin stencil, foam mounting tape, clear detail embossing powder, Die-namics Embossing Pad Combo (MFT); Copic markers, heat tool