Welcome! It's My Favorite Things Stamps Countdown Day 1--sooooo close to the April Release now! The set that I'm featuring today is called Buildable Bouquet. I love florals, and I love sets in which I can arrange and rearrange the pieces: this set fits my criteria! I played with my Peerless Watercolors for both the images and the background, and I stamped with MFT's Hybrid Black Licorice ink.
Here is my card inside. Rather than watercoloring the background on the inside, I airbrushed the background with a couple of Copic Sketch markers, Y02 and YG13
I used my Die-namics Blueprints 27 scalloped, stitched die as my airbrushing mask, leaving the die in place after I cut the shape for the inside of my card. (I cleaned it with rubbing alcohol after I finished.)
Next, I wanted to pass on a simple tip, learned from my personal mistake, ahem, experience: when I first put my clear stamps on my acrylic block, I evidently straightened a couple of the stems. That meant then when I was ready to die-cut my already-watercolored flowers, they didn't quite fit the shape of the die. . . Oops! So, while I had to hand-trim a couple of my stems, I figured out how to keep this from happening again and wanted to share that tip with you. If you look at the picture above, you will see that the clear stamp of the largest flower is laying upside down on TOP OF the back of my die. Once the flower was perfectly aligned to the die, I just placed my acrylic block on top of the stamp back to pick up the stamp, and it worked perfectly.
I used a few of the clear glass droplets as simple accents. Easy-peasy, pretty much! :-)
I hope that you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog to see a full list of the participants in today's Day 1 Reveal, and don't forget about that $75 prize each day! Although the product links list is below, the links for the NEW PRODUCTS won't work until April 5 at 10pm EST. All of the others should be working now, and the new products links will work as soon as the release goes live.
Thanks for visiting today,