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MFT Flowers In Bloom Card Kit Countdown Day 2

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:

Print 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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33 Replies to “MFT Flowers In Bloom Card Kit Countdown Day 2”

  1. Beautiful Flowers In Bloom creation! I am amazed that you could achieve the background without masking the flowers, thanks for sharing your process!

  2. Very pretty! I haven’t had the chance to use the powders but after seeing your projects I’m thinking I might need to investigate them!

  3. I too am amazed that you were able to contain the powder to just where you wanted it! Amazing job!

  4. This is so gorgeous. I am really intrigued with the powder. Very smart to wear a glove. I bet you would get stained badly without one. The colors are so beautiful and I like your ability to control the intensity. TFS and what a wonderful job.

  5. Lovely card! I so appreciate your color burst tutorial. I had given up using mine because my results were never very good, but you have renewed my interest in them.

  6. Stunning flowers! I imagine the embossing powder helps control the watercolor. I’m always afraid of getting it everywhere!

    1. Thank you. I imagine it would get everywhere with no Embossing lines. I definitely relied on them!

  7. Such a great sample of the new card kit. It is wonderful to see actual bursts from the powder you’ve used. It turned out spectacular.

  8. Your card is stunning. I’ve had a few bottles of Color Burst for some time but I forget about them. I’ve never tried watercoloring with them — thanks for inspiring me.

  9. I’m impressed that you could color the flowers and then the background separately with the Color Burst powders. These are fun to use but very hard to control. I’ll have to try your method with the dry brush. Love your card.g

  10. You did such an incredible job on your card, Angelica! I love the way you created that amazing background, but didn’t get the flowers. I’m going to have to try the Colorbursts.

    1. Thank you! Yes, the less water you use, the more concentrated they stay. Just dry, and brush away any lose powder

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