Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My Favorite Things Product Launch

Welcome to My Favorite Things New Product Launch


All the new products are available from My Favorite Things Shop right now. Happy Shopping!

I have two similar cards using two different techniques to share with you today.
Here is the first card.

Anchored card

For this card, I have used water colour paper. I stamped the anchor stamp from Go Overboard using gesso. Dried it with heat gun. Then used the Water colour Backdrops stamp to ink Berrylicious ink, then misted with water and stamped on the wate rcolour paper making sure the anchor is at the centre. I repeated this couple of times each time offsetting a little. I also spattered the same ink. Used the heat gun to dry. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment again from Go Overboard stamp set using Archival Jet Black Ink. This looked beautiful. I trimmed the paper, adhered on top of the Berrylicious card stock panel which is stamped with anchors using Berrylicious ink. This is then adhered to the card base. I have used some gorgeous silver sequins to accent. I love subtle anchor on the background and the water colour effect using the Water colour backdrop stamp. Love it.

This second card looks similar to the first one but this card involves some ironing. Yes, I used my iron on this card. Here is the card first.

Awesome Card

This is not my technique. Jennifer McGuire has a video on this technique. I tried it on my card and it worked. I first white heat embossed the sentiment from Simply Fabulous Sayings on the panel. Then inked the Watercolour Backdrop stamp with red, orange and yellow inks from MFT, misted with water and stamped. I also used a wet brush to soften the edges. Once this is completely dry, I placed a white printer paper on top of the panel and ironed. Non steam setting and medium to high heat will heat up the embossing and stick to the printer paper. Repeat the ironing couple of times by placing fresh side of the printer paper. Let your panel cool down. When you run your fingers on the panel, you cannot feel the heat embossed texture on the sentiment. You still have the crisp sentiment with the watercolour background like it has been printed. Super cool huh! I then spattered some black Mr. Huey and added some sequins. Adhered this panel at an angle on to the card base. 

That's it from me today. Please visit MFT blog to see all the new products and also get inspired by design team products. Happy Shopping!

See you later this week with the Release Rewind projects.


70 comments:

Charity Chamberlain said...

Love these!!

Laraine R said...

Great cards! Love the new stamps & dies!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are beautiful

Bev Hill said...

Love the red, orange and yellow card!

Debbie Nelson said...

These are great...I have enjoyed seeing all your cards during this release!

airbornewife said...

What a fun technique. Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. Your cards Rock!!

blessings ~ Pam

Laureen said...

Nice!!!

Tammy H said...

Beautiful cards. Love the watery blue tones on the first as well as the bold colors on the second. Thanks for sharing the fun technique.

Carmen Lalande said...

Simple and awesome!

zehra said...

Awesome cards

Margaret R said...

I love the water colour look - great cards!

Kelly Flaherty said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for all of the inspiration you've given us during this release. I think you've been a wonderful guest designer and look forward to following your blog in the future.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards. I have really enjoyed all the fantastic tips & beautiful cards you've shown us. Fabulous Blog!!

Angelique Vela said...

Love the anchor card!

Nicole said...

Love your card, the designs are soo clean and nice.

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards look great. Bright modern look.

Cynthia said...

Wow, love this watercolor technique, Gayatri! The sequins and paint splashes are the perfect finish.

SkyPixie17 said...

You've done such a wonderful job with this launch! I've enjoyed seeing your techniques and perspective throughout the week! And LOVE your use of sequins & color!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Love the watercolour stamps so so clever

Susie Moore said...

Love the way you did the water coloring Just lovely!

Dawn Turley said...

wonderful cards Gayatri.
Love the watercolour look.

PEA said...

We all need a quick simple card sometimes and these are very inspiring.
Pea

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! I love that watercolor background.

Cute Crafty Cuts said...

Love your cards, simple but very pretty :)

jonim52 said...

Love what you did with the water color stamps. Great job this month.

loulou said...

Great technique, such lovely results

Lucinde said...

Really love the backgrounds you made with the water color stamps!! The cards look awesome!

Diane said...

Very pretty "pieces of art"!! They could be framed!!

Laura M said...

Gorgeous!! Love this technique!

Linda Markarian said...

I can't wait to try this technique! Thank you for sharing.

Wendy said...

Great idea, love that look!

Durvina said...

Love this idea, very beautyfull.

hugs, Durvina

Lisa Page said...

Beautiful! The watercolor backdrops is a fave of this release. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Tina Holman said...

Great cards, appreciated your projects for the release. Thank you for sharing this technique today.

DoubleH said...

You did a fabulous job! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

Stampin' Always said...

I love the watercolor look! Beautiful!

Becky Carafa said...

These are beautiful, nice technique!

JoAnn said...

Wow, love these techniques and your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the directions.

Jessie said...

These two cards are stunning! I love the use of sequins.

wendy said...

great cards..fab job guesting this week :)

Amy S said...

Great cards! Thank you for sharing the techniques you used for all of us to try as well.

Julie S. said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques! I was on the fence about that watercolor set, I really wanted to see it used, I think I'm convinced now.

carsondcat said...

I love the water color background stamp set… it's my fav stamp set of the release..
The cards are awesome.

Dana said...

Awesome cards!!! I love the watercolor techniques and stamps!!!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

I've been wanting to try this technique, you have me inspired, these are gorgeous!

Marie said...

Absolutely awesome cards. TFS

Super Jen said...

So artistic!

Maureen said...

Gorgeous! Love them both!

homeplate said...

Great Job, love them!

Divine said...

These techniques are awesome. I might just have to try it sometime :) Lovely cards

Cindy said...

You have shown some great techniques this week! Thanks so much!

De hobby droom said...

Love your AMAZING work Gayatri :)

grandmato19 said...

LOVE the sequins -- a gal after my own heart! Terrific cards!

Elizabeth said...

Love it

Heather said...

These are both so fun! Such a great (and easy!) way to add watercoloring.

Jen W. said...

I love a bright, happy card!
Jen W.

jeannine said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Gayatri. Love the watercolor look. Such pretty shades!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you use sequins on your cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

WoW!! Totally AWESOME Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Kristie @ mypaperlife.com said...

I have never heard of ironing on your card LOL! Both cards are fabulous and I really enjoyed reading how you made each one.

Helene said...

Beautifull cards. Love the embossing and vatercolor effect. Love from Denmark.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful water colour effect cards...neat technique with the gesso and iron.

Diana said...

Love your use of the watercolor background stamp. Love your color choices too. Thanks for sharing.

Macarena said...

Fabulous CAS projects! Love them both!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

That is such a pretty technique! I love the blue one!

Linda Carson said...

Your art looks fabulous! I'll have to give this technique a try!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Love the watercolor effects on both cards and how they look. Very cute!

Colleen said...

Both of your cards are just great and fun technique.

 
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