Posts Tagged ‘MFT’

Tuesday with Tara {take 187}

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  Today I wanted to take a little break from Valentine’s Day creations and I was totally planning on avoiding the color RED as well… but when I pulled out this sweet stamp set by Jane Davenport and thought I saw tiny cherry blossoms it led to Lunar New Year (that’d be today!) and the next thing I knew I was making a RED floral card with good luck wishes for the new year!


I stamped the images on watercolor paper and started some simple coloring using Color Burst as my watercolor medium. It ended up a little bit too monochromatic, so I watered down some white acrylic paint and added a bit of detailing, which mixed with my red to create soft pink highlights.  I stamped the small blossoms image in Candied Apple Distress Oxide on the kraft card base (because I just can’t get enough of Oxides on kraft!) and then splattered some of the remaining white/pink paint on the card background and over the stamped flowers.

I had a scrap of book print with some green paint already on it, so I decided to add a bit more green to tie it in with the leaves from my florals, then added it as a strip along the left side of my card, which I wrapped some thin red twine around for texture.

I also had a piece of inked up watercolor paper that was red-ish which I die cut from the MFT inside & out stitched circle dies.  I pulled out some 3D gloss gel and swiped it over a MFT framework stencil to see what the result would be… turns out it looked fabulous.  The clear gloss over the watercolor intensified the color and really popped!  I inked the edges of the die cut circle with Black Distress Oxide to add more contrast and really love the results.

I added some red bling in some of the open spots of the stenciled design for even more shine & texture.  I found a really old punch (from back in the days before dies were affordable) with the Chinese symbol for ‘Good Luck’ which I added to the lower right corner of my card.  I searched through some Tim Holtz big chat stickers and found the same words in black & white (and English! LOL) I just had to black out the ‘y’ so it said luck instead of lucky.

If your January, like mine, got the new year off to a bit of a rough start… you have my permission (and invitation!) t0 join me in celebrating the Lunar New Year and another fresh start!  Good Luck!


Inky hugs,



Christmas Thanks Card!

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Hello friends and welcome back!! Today, I made a Christmas thank you card. This card was easy to make although certainly not very quick and something you’d want to mass produce..although you defiantly could if you had the time!!

I started by white heat embossing the Snowflakes Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th onto a kraft card panel. I stamped it three rotations and embossed it all at once.

The cute little bird and holly image come from the Tweet Holidays Stamp set from My Favourite Things and was coloured with alcohol markers. This is one of my fave winter stamp sets this season!

I wanted the sentiment to be quite large and bold so I chose the Big Thanks Sugar Script Die from Birch Press Designs. I cut word out of white cardstock and used red shades of alcohol markers to give it colour.

I cut the outline portion of the die directly out of the heat embossed background then adhered the kraft panel to a landscape, white, top fold card base.

Before puzzle piecing the positive piece onto the card base, I die cut it once again, this time out of craft foam.  And to make sure everything was evenly popped up on the card, I die cut the bird and holly image out of the foam, as well!

I love the all the dimension!  I adhered the coloured thanks die onto the popped up outline and perched the bird and holly on top.  Of course, that large thanks die was screaming out for glitter and shine so I brushed some Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Pen over top as well as a generous helping of Nuvo Crystal Glaze!!

Don’t you just love the shine? In fact, I loved it so much I added it to all the red bits on the card!!

This card was super fun to make and I hope you enjoyed it!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Until next time…





Tweet Greetings

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Hello all, Kia here with you today. I had some fun doing this card which I wanted to share with you.

I started the background with my die cut panel using a Tim Holtz stencil called Pines, which I placed on a slight angle. I dragged my Versamark embossing ink pad both across and down the stencil ensuring I did not cover the entire stencil. I then heat embossed using white embossing powder. For my colour I painted using Ken Oliver Color Burst powders in Turquoise, Chartruese and Phalo Green, then set aside to dry. 

I then stamped my images using Ranger Archival ink in Sepia and cut my images, then watercoloured using Zig Clean Color Brushes. I stamped everything from the set as I am never sure what I will use. I tuck the left overs in the back of my set storage for use another time. Once I was finished with the watercolour I painted the hats with acrylic white paint giving the “fur” texture, and when that was dry I went over it with Clear Wink of Stella.

I stamped the sentiment on the card panel using Ranger Library Green and attached the panel to fun foam, then attached to a light blue card base using Be Creative tape. I then made a mix using Perfect Pearls with a fair amount of water and painted over the panel which gives the panel a beautiful shimmer.  I proceeded to style the images slightly and attached using glue and foam squares.


I then went on to the inside of my card, again using the Pine stencil on my Wonky stitched panel, this time brushing on the inks in Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles. I stamped the sentiment using the Library Green ink, I think the “falala” is the perfect sentiment for this card.

Thank you for joining me today and for visiting the Scrap’n Stamp Blog.