Welcome back, Friends! I hope that you all are having a lovely spring. I'm enjoying all the beautiful colors that are springing up. I'm back again to share a guest post for my favorite company, my stamping home... MFT! I really love these new images and ...

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"Poppy Paperie" - 5 new articles

  1. Outline Coloring
  2. Silver Lining
  3. Scribble Flower Thanks
  4. Happy BEE-day
  5. Floral Thanks
  6. More Recent Articles

Outline Coloring

Welcome back, Friends! I hope that you all are having a lovely spring. I'm enjoying all the beautiful colors that are springing up.

I'm back again to share a guest post for my favorite company, my stamping home... MFT! I really love these new images and had a lot of fun creating with them.

One of my very favorite ways to add color to linear stamp images is Outline Coloring. I use a Copic Marker to outline the image on coordinating colored card stock, then tightly trim the image, and finally layer the trimmed image onto a white coordinating die cut that been stamped with the image.

Here is the sweet girl turtle from the Too-Cute Turtles stamp set. There are several layers on this final turtle image.

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The head/neck, shell, and feet/body are all separate layers. The head/neck is the top layer and the shell is trimmed with part of the head section of the image still there. This photo shows the details.
Lisa-Johnson-Your-Back-1When I use multiple layers with this technique I also like to line the outside of the image on the middle layer. It's nice to add some extra depth this way.

Here is another example of this technique with the sweet frog from the Toad-ally Awesome stamp set with just a single layer. 
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I also added a few decorative dots on the frog.

Lisa-Johnson-Feeling-Green-I really like Outline Coloring. I like coloring images 100% too, but this is a nice change. Give this technique a try. It's especially great if you are intimidated by coloring but really love linear images. (This card also uses Bold Blossoms stamp set and die-namics.)

Make sure to head over to the MFT Blog to see what's been going on over there and for a full supply list.

Let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks for poppying by, friends!

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Silver Lining

Welcome back, friends! After a much needed break from blogging, I'm back today to share a card using images and products from my MFT home. It's so nice to get my fingers ink again!
 
The fun part about papercrafting for me is figuring out new (to me) ways of using various products. Necessity certainly is the mother of invention. Often times I figure out things only to find out later that it's old news. This might be the case with this technique, but it was sure fun to discover as I was creating this card. Using VersaMark over stenciled and multi-inked images for heat embossing.
 
Taping the Mini Raindrops stencil down first to secure it, I sponged the Cornflower card stock over the stencil using Blueberry ink. After giving it a few moments to dry I used another sponge to apply VersaMark. I then removed the stencil. The next step was to apply clear detail embossing powder and heat with my Heat Tool. Lastly, I die cut the prepared card stock with the Cloud Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics (Window portion) and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics.
Lisa_Johnson_Silver_Lining-I then die cut the Cloud Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics (Frame portion) using Smooth White card stock. I built a traditional shaker using foam mount tape and acetate on the already prepared raindrop panel and then adhered the frame for a finished look. After filling the shaker area I adhered a layer of Smooth White card stock to seal the shaker. I then mounted the finished layer to the card base with foam squares.

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My Mini Misti was used to help get the perfect VersaMark Coverage for the sentiment. I first stamped the Aim for the Clouds sentiment with Blue Breeze ink. Next I inked the lower part of the sentiment with Blueberry ink. After letting it dry I stamped the image with VersaMark and embossed it with clear detail embossing powder. Because I was stamping with the Misti and had started off with my card stock squared with the corner of the Misti, I went back, placed the card stock back into it's spot and repeated that last step to really make the clear embossing stand out. The last step was to die cut the sentiment with the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics and mount that to the card.
 
Try this variation: Sponge the stencil with different ink colors on white cardstock for a fun embossed rainbow or ombre look.
 
Thanks to my sweet friends at MFT for letting me guest design for them today! Head over to their blog to see what other neat project they are sharing.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for poppying by, friends!

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Scribble Flower Thanks

Hello, Friends! I'm posting a fun floral Thanks card for MFT today. It's been awhile since I've use my Scribble Circle Flowers products so I thought it would be fun to break some of those out. 

I chose Scribbles and Circle Scribble Flowers Die-namics for the focal point. I chose to leave the negative elements in and go for a whole look.

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Big Thanks Die-namics was use to cute out the letters from the white layer. With all the snow we've gotten I think these colors came to me because I'm craving warm! LOL!

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks for poppying by, friends!

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Additional Supplies: Cardstock - Smooth White, Sour Apple, Orange Fizz, Banana Split. Die-namics -  Big Thanks, Linked Chain Circle Frames.

    

Happy BEE-day

Welcome back, friends! I'm sharing a MFT card today that shows a darling stamp set! Meant to Bee Stamp Set and Meant to Bee Die-namics are so darling. I love the bitty clouds too.

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The Honeycomb BG is so perfect with these products. I colored the bees and clouds with Copics. So fun!

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks for poppying by, friends!

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Additional Supplies: Cardstock - Smooth White. Die-namics - Stitched Tag-Corner Rectangle STAX,   Hybrid Ink- Black Licorice, Sunshine. Other - Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter, Copic Markers.

    

Floral Thanks

Hello, Friends! I'm posting a fun floral Thanks card for MFT's Release Replay.

I really like the new More Rustic Wildflowers stamp set. It's very well designed with a lot of detailed elements. I used the flowers and leaves to frame the sentiment.

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I'm really enjoying the fun angles of the Stitched Tag-Corner Rectangle STAX too!

MFT_ReleaseReplayStop by the MFT Blog to who else has created for today's Release Replay!

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks for poppying by, friends!

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Supplies: Cardstock - Smooth White, Black Licorice, Tickled Pink. Die-namics - Stitched Tag-Corner Rectangle STAX, Big ThanksPremium Dye Ink - Black Licorice, Tickled Pink, Ripe Raspberry, Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Sour Apple, Jellybean Green.  

    

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