Friday, June 6, 2014

MFT Release Countdown Day 4 - World to Me

Welcome to Day 4 of Release Countdown Week, we're crossing over the hump on our way to the release of fabby new products from My Favorite Things! Definitely check in at the MFT Blog daily for complete countdown highlights.

I'm featuring a fun technic-y card today using MFT Dye Inks and the Centerpieces You Mean the World to Me Die-namics. I've had so much fun with this centerpiece, both last month and again today.

I'd seen a video by Laura Bassen featuring this watercolor technic and am pleased as punch that I gave it a whirl (thanks, Laura). Simply smoosh your acrylic block into desired stamp pad (color), spritz with water and press down over your embossed image.

I have to tell you that I originally clear embossed the globe and then went in and re-embossed (is that a word?) it in gold because the clear/white didn't pop enough against the bold, bright colors of those MFT Dye Inks.  Check out the bottom of my post for a complete list of colors used.

Inside is kind of a watercolor matched look to the card front, and here's how I did it. I smooshed my ink pads onto an acrylic block and then used the ink to water color in the negative spaces of the sentiment portion of the Centerpieces World Die-namics with a tiny paint brush.

After removing the 'stencil', the sentiment wasn't quite bold enough with the water coloring alone, so I repositioned the stencil over top and traced each letter using a fine tip black marker. I hope that made sense!

I hope you'll step out of your comfort zone and try a new technic, I'm sure glad I did! See you back here tomorrow for another fun day of Release Countdown with MFT!
~Amy

Release Countdown products will be available for sale Tuesday, June 10th at 10pm EST.

24 comments:

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

Hi Amy! A) Google isn't sending out your posts to your email subscribers. B) This is such an interesting die of the world. I miss your posts. Hope they get it worked out soon! Cause I love your card making goodness.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This water color card is absolutely AWESOME!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the background with this die.

Judith said...

Love this beatutiful water colour card!!!!

Sandie C said...

This card looks absolutely stunning. Love the watercolour look especially with those vibrant colours.

Pam Young said...

OH My!! Love this amazing card!! I am so excited you are releasing this die!!! Watercolor is stunning!

Tamara D said...

Fabulous card!

icardeveryone01 said...

You had much better luck with this technique than I did, Amy =] Love this die and wouldn't it be grand if I won the give-away to buy it? =]

Thanks for sharing =]

Debbie Nelson said...

Love the watercoloring! Will have to try this soon! Great card!

Tracey said...

Oh wow!! So creative! This is awesome!

Lisa H. said...

So cute and fabulous. The colors are so vibrant!

Jeannean said...

This card is cool! I love how the world turned out with the watercolored background! Thanks for sharing the tip you found! I am loving watercolors at the moment too!

Cathy Homan said...

Great card. Gold works really well on the card.

MICHELLE LARUE said...

wow the colors are so lively, great combo for color choices. thank you for sharing

Wendy said...

Shut up!!! Do you know how brilliant this is!!!

Wendy said...

Shut up!!! Do you know how brilliant this is!!!

Amy Rohl said...

Thanks for the heads up Paulette. I'll look into it.

Parker said...

I'm so taken by your coloring. What an inspiration.

Amante del Papel said...

what an artistic card, is so amazing!

Cynthia Clark said...

I love your golden world and bright watercolor background.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Amy, this is COOL!!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

What a cool background, love it!!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh my gosh - this just took my breath away!! I am sooooo excited to see that you used the MFT/Colorbox inks to do that technique! I tried it with Distress inks, but I so love the vibrancy of the MFT/Colorbox inks and would much prefer to use them!! Absolutely amazing, chica!!

T Blevins said...

Love the watercolor background

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