Today begins the MFT Flowers In Bloom Card Kit Release previews! The Kit will be available this Tuesday, June 25th, at 10am EST. Here’s what’s included in the kit:
The three small bottles in the kit are Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powders. These concentrated powders give unique results with every use. For today’s card, I decided to use the powders sparingly, using a spray bottle and my gloved finger to move the colors.
I started by stamping and white heat-embossing the flowers onto the included Ken Oliver Watercolor Paper. I taped the panel down to a clip board with painter’s tape, then prepped my area for some messy craft time. I had paper towels folded, a dry paint brush, a spray bottle filled with water, baby wipes, and gloves. I lightly tapped Crushed Coral Color Burst onto the flower petals. I used the dry brush to wipe the powder off the rest of the panel. I lightly sprayed the paper with water. I moved the the colors around on the flower by gently tapping with my finger. Once I was happy with color placement, I used my heat tool to dry the panel. I did the process again on the petals, this time keeping the color closer to the middle, then used my heat tool to dry the panel.
For the background, I gently tapped Tropical Teal Powder on the top, and Jelly Bean Green on the bottom. I brushed any powder that landed on the petals away, then added one tap of Crushed Coral powder around the flowers. I sprayed the paper with water, and let the colors move. I used paper towels to pick up any colors that started pooling together. I dried the panel one last time with my heat tool, then used an Olive Green Zig Clean Color Real Brush to color in the stems. I used a Rectangle STAX to help me pick out my favorite part of the panel, taped it down, and ran it through my die cut machine. I stamped a Greetings and Salutations sentiment onto a trimmed card front, and attached it to an A2 size card base with foam adhesive. I used thin foam squares to add the flowers.
I hope I have helped explain one of the many ways to use these powders. They are such a fun medium to play with, and the Flowers In Bloom stamp set is a perfect match. Be sure to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for links to all of today’s design team posts. Thanks for stopping by!