And I noticed Paper Smooches just released some more great stamp sets. You can see them all HERE on their blog, along with lots of fun samples. They have a great design team. (That Slang Gang set? So fun, especially if you have a tween/teenager!)
See you soon. Oh, and if you haven’t signed up for the His and Hers online class yet, you should. Lots of fun ideas are going on there!
I also used the MFT felt. I really like felt, but have only found a couple of good quality felts in good colors. This is my favorite – hands down. I used the Steel Grey in the video. (It is heathered but most of them are not.) This felt is perfect for die cutting…
And if you like the idea of a product line that all matches, MFT has that. The inks match the felt… which matches the cardstock… which matches the buttons and ribbon. Delightful. Oh, and they always seem to be in stock. Woot! (They only sell most of their supplies like this direct.)
As I mentioned yesterday, the sweet folks at My Favorite Things are offering a 15% discount for my readers! Just enter “JMFRIENDS” when you are checking out. Discount is good 4/26 – 4/29. (When checking out, click “Use Coupon Code” under the “What would you like to do next?” prompt in the Shopping Cart.)
Today I am happy to have a fun discount code for you to enjoy with my friends over at My Favorite Things… and a giveaway! (See below.) Along with their fabulous stamps and dies, I have found the MFT cardstock, felt and inks to be outstanding. Check out this video…
Layering stamped images really is a great way to give the look of dimension without the bulk. And that flower stamp set? Gorgeous.
Oh, and in the video I talked about three kraft papers. The lightest in color is Neenah Desert Storm Kraft and the darkest is the Hero Arts Kraft. The one I used here – the My Favorite Things Kraft – is right in the middle… the perfect middle ground shade. It is also heavier in weight (100 lb). LOVE. All three are must-haves…
(See below for supplies.)
I get A LOT of questions about cardstock. I know many people are looking for that “perfect cardstock” for cardmaking. The MFT cardstock line is some of the best I have seen. (You have seen me use the Steel Grey many times… I will be using the other colors now, too! Very impressed. Wish I would have tried them sooner.) I love that their cardstock is heavyweight but also scores and stamps nicely.
So sweet Kim – the owner of My Favorite Things – is offering a 15% discount for my readers! Just enter “JMFRIENDS” when you are checking out. Discount is good 4/26 – 4/29. (When checking out, click “Use Coupon Code” under the “What would you like to do next?” prompt in the Shopping Cart.)
(Oh, and yes. I like these products on my own… wasn’t asked to say all this.
I simply inked the awesome Hero Arts flower stamp with my favorite Distress Ink colors (Peacock Feather and Mowed Lawn) and stamped it on watercolor paper. (I did not mist the stamp first.) The image isn’t the greatest at this point, but never fear! Just use water and a brush over it. The water reacts with the ink and it moves – instantly acting like a watercolor (but so much better). It blends so easily and perfectly. I then pressed some Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Inks onto my craft sheet and used a wet brush to pick up color and add a bit of depth to the image. After letting it dry, I used markers to add dots to the center of the flower…
It looks hand painted! But I couldn’t paint something that good to save my life. LOL. Thank goodness for Distress Inks and awesome stamps! (Maybe I should do a video showing this technique? Hmmm…)
For more info, head over to the Hero Arts Blog. Oh, and they are giving lots of peeks at the new stamps coming out soon. Be sure to check them out.