August 02, 2018

My Favorite Things August Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favorite Things August Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on August 7th at 9pm EST.
And stay tuned to the MFT blog for the week following each release - we're bringing you even more inspiration and ideas using all of the new products!

For my cards tonight I played with the new Painted Poppies stamp set and created two stamped cards with different colouring mediums on the poppies. I love this stamp set and the possibilities with it by simply masking and layering the images.

 I created two different designs with the flowers and stamped one on watercolor paper and one on No-Line Coloring Card Stock. I used Daniel Smith watercolours on the watercolour version and Copic markers on the coloured one. I wanted to show the contrast between the two colouring mediums and I love the variation between the two. :)

For the Copic version, I went with dark saturated reds for the center and faded out into some brighter reds on the edges of the flower petals. I love the shading and dimension I was able to achieve on this card and really think the pop of red looks great with the Blu Raspberry card base and the aqua dragonfly image (coming later this week!)

On the watercolour one, I went with softer shades of red and created less contrast by not going as dark in the shadow areas. I decided to leave this one with just the flowers and not add any additional images.

Since the reds were lighter on this one, I added this panel to a Summer Splash card base which is a little lighter and didn't overwhelm the beautiful flowers on the front. I decided not to add a sentiment to either card - I like the look of just the flowers as the focal images.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 5 of the August release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!



berokke said...


Connie H. said...

I love your poppies! They are beautiful.

Beatrice said...

love the watercolors painted it's beautiful!!

Debbie Nelson said...


DebiKT said...

I adore your poppies but I'm tickled by your aqua dragonfly.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous poppies!!

Karen in Florida said...

Both cards are beautiful!! I do like the rich colors of the Copic markers tho'!