I am the July guest designer for the wonderful folks over at My Favorite Things and will be sharing a few things throughout the month. Today is what they call “Teaser Time” – where designers share cards using the soon-to-be-released stamps. And they are good ones! (Be sure to head to the My Favorite Things Blog for all the new goodies along with a list of designers participating. Oh, and a giveaway!)
I have two cards today using the new My Favorite Things Tropical Sensations stamp set. I also used one of my favorite techniques with kraft paper – “ghost stamping” – stamping with white pigment first and then with dye ink on top, slightly offset. I LOVE the results of this technique. (You can see it in action in my video HERE.)
This card was fun to make. I first stamped the flowers with Unicorn White Pigment Ink on the fabulous My Favorite Things Kraft cardstock. (I used masking with Eclipse paper to avoid messy overlapping.) I then stamped the same images on top of the first with yellow MFT Lemon Drop dye ink… but slightllllllly offset. But doing it a bit offset, you get that dark line on some of the edges of the images. Basically – where you see light/bright yellow, it is the yellow ink overlapping the white. Where you see the thin lines of dark yellow? That is where it was offset. Makes a cool look. This technique works with white pigment ink on the bottom and a dye or chalk ink on the top. I did the same for the leaves.
Again, be sure to stop by the MFT blog for more. They have 10 new Stamp Sets, 12 new Die-namics, a new Triple Scoop (a few set for with a minimum purchase) and new inks. They will also have a giveaway! They are even celebrating their 7th birthday with this release!. The latest products will be available at 10pm EST on Tuesday, July 9th.