MFT & Friends * September Release

Yay! It's that time of the month again where all the new MFT goodies are available!

I'm sharing a card using the adorable new stamp set by Stacey Yacula. I love fall themed stamps a lot and this cute little squirrel makes me happy.


I started by stamping the pile of leaves with different Distress Inks. I inked up parts of the stamp with yellow, orange, red or green and some with a light brown. You can see this in my next picture. After I did the stamping, I came in with a wet watercolor brush and started to color the leaves by activating the Distress Inks with the water on my brush. This does not require a lot of water. I used a quite small brush and made sure, I had just enough water on it to get the colors moving.


You could leave the image like this but I wanted to add more depth to the pile of leaves. So I smooshed some Distress Inks on my glass mat and picked them up with my small brush to paint a second layer on my leaves and on the bottom where I wanted the shadows to be. I let everything dry and moved on to the squirrel.


I stamped the squirrel in a light brown ink and colored him with Distress Inks that I used just like regular watercolors. After my little cute was dry, I did some very soft inkblending for my background using Distress Oxide Ink. I wanted my sentiment to be super soft and not disurbing my scene, so I stamped it in the same blue Oxide Ink. I used a circle die to help me get my sentiment to this bow shape. You can easily bend your long skinny sentiments like this without damaging them. 


I hope you got inspired and are curious what the others made. The Design Team and our MFT Friends have some wonderful projects waiting for you on the MFT Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day,
Nicole

28 comments:

  1. Love everything about this card.

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  2. I love your card! So cute with the critter jumping in the leaves! Too fun! I also lobe how you arched the sentiment and gave a sense of movement by doing this! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Such a playful happy card! I love how you creating the leaves! Great idea and inspiration!

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  4. I love the look of those leaves! That technique makes the pile look really realistic.

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  5. I love stamping in colour! Your card brought a smile to my face, cute and fun!

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  6. Awesome coloring! Love the happy fun squirrel :)

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  7. I like how you colored the whole scene. It is subtle and nice.

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  8. What a fun card, I love the technique of watercoloring with distress inks, such a beautiful look!

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  9. Beautiful coloring! I love the way you did the leaves!

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  10. Thank you for sharing the leaf coloring technique, turned out beautiful on that adorable card!

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  11. What a fun happy card! Great job!

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  12. Love how you coloured those leaves. Beautiful.

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  13. What an awesome design! I've always had difficulties using a watercolor brush. I may have to try this technique again one more time. You've just given me so much inspiration today.

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  14. Adorable! Love your photos and explanation. I might have to try this technique!

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  15. Oh my goodness - this is absolutely perfect!

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  16. Cute Card. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  17. Interesting how you did the leaves. Thanks for sharing! Love the card!

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  18. Adorable fall scene! Love the colors and the sweet squirrel!

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  19. I love this adorable card! The little squirrel looks like he's having so much fun. An awesome design for this card!

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  20. Adorable card! Great coloring!

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  21. Oh, your card is so cute! The little critter looks so happy!

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  22. Lovely coloring for a wonderful card! Beautiful!

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  23. The little squirrel is so adorable and you present a fun scene with him jumping in the leaves.

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  24. Wonderful card! Love the clean design and colors. Such a fabulous watercoloring technique.

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