MFT’s card kit for June is called Painted Prints, and it’s really quite lovely. I created a set of 10 cards using the stamps and card stocks included in this kit, as well as a few extra items I picked up from their online shop. This is the first time I’ve ever purchased one of their kits! The flower stamps included in the set look like water-colored tulips and roses. They are layering stamps, and I especially love these kind of stamps! Also included is a set of sentiment stamps, and there is one for every occasion. Here is a look at all of the cards I created.
Card #1: The vase is the star of this show! I love how the stems show through this vase that I die cut with MFT’s new heavy weight vellum. It made the vase look like frosted glass. I used MFT’s Hybrid ink cubes in coral crush and persimmon to stamp out the tulips–I love these two colors together. I added a blue background to compliment all the orange, and I adhered it to a white card stock base with some liquid glue.
Card #2: I used the base layer stamps for all four tulips to stamp a white silhouette of the flowers across this panel. I stamped them with VersaMark ink, poured white embossing powder on them and heat set them. To make them pop off the paper, I ink blended Worn Lipstick and Tatter Rose Distress Oxide inks over the panel.
Supplies: VersaMark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, Tattered Rose Distress Oxide, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder Gina K, Twine, Heavy Weight Vellum,
Card #3: My favorite thing about this card is the color scheme. I love teal and yellow together. I used inks from a variety of companies–my collection is very eclectic. I used another piece of vellum behind my flowers, and I made sure to glue the vellum down where I knew my flowers would hide the glue. When I pulled off the cap from my glitter pen, it splatter all over my card. I just meant to use it on the flowers, but I discovered that the glitter splatters looked really cute, so I spattered on some more. That was a very happy mistake! Lol!
Supplies: Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen, Blue Lagoon Ink, Lavender Fields Ink, Lemon Chiffon Ink, Apricot Ink, Blue Lagoon Card Stock, Heavy Weight Vellum, VersaMark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder,
Card #4: This is a fabulously fun technique to try! I used some Distress Inks, a piece of watercolor paper, and a spray bottle. I inked up the stamp, sprayed it, and then stamped it onto the paper. It was messy and drippy and fun. I love how the watercolors feathered out and moved around on the paper.
Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper, VersaMark Ink, Pink Lady Wow Embossing Powder, Twine, Heavy Weight Vellum, Razzleberry Card Stock
Card #5: I am really drawn to kraft card stock–I even have kraft ink! I created a tone-on-tone look with this card using the kraft card stock and ink. I think I could have stopped there, and it would make a pretty card. However, I did glue on some flowers and added a sentiment that I heat embossed onto a piece of vellum.
Card #6: Another fun technique is stamping with pigment inks onto dark card stock. I stamped out the flowers onto a piece of Steel Gray card stock using Distress Oxide Inks. It looks more subdued, but I liked how it turned out. I used a piece of striped pattern paper to brighten up the card, and for the card base I used Tickled Pink card stock.
Supplies: Tattered Rose Distress Oxide, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, Candied Apple Distress Oxide, Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide, Dots & Stripes Confection Paper Pad, Scalloped Frame Die
Card #7: I love the look of the flowers on this card! To achieve this fun look, I used the coordinating dies and the pretty card stocks that came in the kit. I die cut them before I did my stamping. I didn’t stamp the base stamp, just the second and third layer stamps. It gave these flowers a whole new look.
Card #8: I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp out the flowers for this card. I wanted to keep it simple and elegant since it’s a sympathy card. I used a piece of the Watercolor Wash pattern paper behind my sentiment which I stamped onto a piece of white card stock that I had cut out with a rectangle frame die.
Supplies: Watercolor Wash Paper Pad, Rectangle Frame Die, Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide, Twisted Citron Distress Oxide, Tattered Rose Distress Oxide, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, Candied Apple Distress Oxide,
Card #9: I had to try out the new vellum as a card base. It is definitely thick enough for a card base, but it was very difficult to score, and as a result, it cracked a little bit when I folded it in half. I used some Delicata gold ink to stamp out the second layer on this flower. This is a pigment ink, so it stayed wet long enough for me to brush on some Perfect Pearls powder in gold. This is a fun technique. The Perfect Pearls makes the gold ink brighter and shinier. You can buff off the excess with a cloth.
Supplies: Watercolor Wash Paper Pad , Scalloped Frame Die, Angel Pink Memento Ink, Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink, Razzleberry Ink, Perfect Pearls Gold, Iridescent Bubbles, Heavy Weight Vellum, VersaMark Ink, Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Card #10: The last card may be my favorite. I love the simplicity of it. It was definitely quick to put together since I used left-over flowers. I used the cute vase die again and cut it out with Razzle Berry card stock. I did glue together a few layers to this vase–just because I kept changing my mind as to which color card stock to use, but this added some nice dimension to my die cut piece. I used the “Thank You” stamp, but I masked it so I could stack the two words–the two words of this stamp were just too close together for me to cut apart. The fun part of this card was the baker’s twine bow around the vase. I pierced two holes in the kraft card stock and sewed the baker’s twine into the panel. After I glued on the die cut and allowed it to dry, I tied the bow around the vase–this made tying the bow very easy to do. I rounded the bottom corners of my Tickled Pink card base with a corner chomper to soften the look of the card. For finishing touches I added a few water droplets to the flower and some highlights to the vase with a gel pen.
Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD. Thank you for visiting! Have a lovely day!!