Monday, April 21, 2014

MCT April Sneak Peek #1


Are you ready for a fun week of sneak peaks of an awesome new My Creative Time release?  There are so many great sets this month!  Okay, let's get started!  For my first project today, I made a card using the new Build a Pretty Flower stamp set.  I started with an A2 size white card base.  Then, to get a red layer that would match my flowers, I took a piece of kraft cardstock and inked the edges of it with Hero Arts Red Royal ink, the darker shade that I used in the flowers.  The next layer of the card is a stripe from Simple Stories SN@P Color Vibe.  I cut the kraft layer at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" and stamped a sentiment from the older MCT set, Floral Sentiments.


Build a Pretty Flower is filled with all sorts of stamps that have layers to give your flowers dimension.  I decided to stamp the main layer of my flowers first with Hero Arts Pale Tomato Ink and then added the next layer with Red Royal Ink.  For the outline layer and the stems, I thought it would be fun to heat emboss them with white embossing powder.  I then colored in the leaves and the center of the flowers with Copic markers.

Products used on this project, except for "Build a Pretty Flower," which will be available on 4/25/14:

Now, for this tag, I used the other set we are sneaking today, called Pretty Spring Wreaths.  To make this tag, I first took some water color paper and painted it using some old Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores and Simply Charteuse re-inkers.  Then I used one of the dies from from MCT's Tag Dies to cut my tag.  Pretty Spring Wreaths comes with three different wreath bases, and then there are lots of different flowers and other embellishments that you can use with them.  I stamped my base with Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink and then added some flowers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves.  The sentiments are also from this stamp set.

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on...
ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information with your comment, just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!  For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it, OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!  GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have created for you today!

Products used on this project, except for "Pretty Spring Wreaths," which will be available on 4/25/14:

51 comments:

My Creative Time said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Miss Katie!!!!!!!! LOVE!
HUGS!

Joan Smith said...

Oh my your card is so precious love the colors and your wreath came out so sweet I was wondering how you achieved that look then found out upon reading your recipe how creative and clever of you I love this look. You are so talented.

wintam said...

The card is beautiful, but I love the tag even more! it's awesome!

sweetpeaemmalou said...

They are both so pretty!! Love the colors in the tag!!

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

I love your whimsy flower card with the white edge embossing!
:) Janis
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snappy scrappy said...

Both are so pretty Katie...love the flower lines in white on kraft...fab!!! Beautiful water colour tag too!!

jessica said...

Such gorgeous projects Katie! LOVE the flowers on the kraft card stock! So pretty!!!
AWESOME job!

CathyinMN said...

Sweet projects! I really like the colors on the tag and the simplicity of the card.
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Stacey's Creative Corner said...

These are so pretty!! I love how you painted your tag and the card is so pretty with the white ink!!

Brenda said...

Wow Katie, I am loving your card and your tag! So beautiful they both are and oh how I am loving this sneaky peek. I can't wait to see the rest of the days. lol I don't know how Miss Emma does it, but she keeps coming out with the best releases. Thanks for all your inspiration!
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Anonymous said...

These two projects are amazing especially love the card. Good Job!
Can't wait to see the rest of the week.

Roxanna
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Kigz said...

You chose great colors to use on the Kraft paper. I love this look! :)

Wanda M. said...

Loved how you heat embossed on the first card. I like how the outline of the flower was created not to be a perfect match. It makes the project come alive. Great projects, as usual. Thank you for sharing.

Sue D said...

I like the white embossing and striped paper on the card and the colors on the tag.
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Jeri said...

Incredibly beautiful projects. I had to read twice to make sure I was seeing that you took kraft paper and inked the edges with the dark red. That turned out great and I never would have thought to do that. I love the effect of the white embossing on the card, too. Your watercolored tag is awesome.

Kelli B. said...

I love your projects! The tag is so pretty with the water colored background. I really like the build a flower set on the kraft paper with the pop of white on top! Stunning!

CA Scrapper said...

Beautiful projects! Loving the new stamps.

Leslie
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Diana said...

The white embossing powder just makes your card pop! Love it! Your tag is pretty too!!

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Charity Chamberlain said...

Wow! Awesome card and tag!
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marylouh said...

The flower card is so pretty. Fairly plain but very nice.
the flowers really stand out with the white outlining. Love the wreath on the tab. The colors are great. txmlhl@yahoo.com

Jess said...

Katie you did such a lovely job on your card and tag. I just love the colors on your tag.
Hugs,
Jess
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Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Beautiful Card and Tag. Great showcase of the sneak peaks.

~Tammy~ said...

Love the white outline on the flowers and the painted tag..... Gorgeous!

Glora said...

Wow, your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the white embossing it is so striking. The tag is so pretty too. What a sweet watercolor look on the base. Awesome job. Hugs- Glora

quilt4fun2 said...

I see the Build a Pretty Flower has 3 sizes of flowers. I like the white embossing with the colors. Pretty technique and design. So fun to play with. 3 wreaths? Ok...going to love this one too. I love the color background for your tag and the sentiments are beautiful. Fabulous job on your projects. I love flowers and know I will love playing with these two sets.
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Kim H said...

Katie ~ Oh my your flower card is just BEAUTIFUL! OH my LOVE the white embossing around that GORGEOUS color! Especially on Kraft paper! Then your wreath ~ BEAUTIFULLY done ~ I so need to try the water coloring! GORGEOUS tag! As always LOVE your creations!

Gaylynn said...

These are both awesome creations with the new release. Can't wait. :)
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Crafty Moni said...

Super cute card and tag:) Love this new release. Thanks for sharing!

Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
Monica L.

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Amante del Papel said...

both projects are really pretty, but I love the card, is so awesome!!!

Kim's Kreations said...

Beautiful tag and card. Love that you used white embossing for the stems, they realy pop. ogdendoll@gmail.com

LADYLOVE said...

love them all.
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Tina said...

Very pretty card and tag!

Tina
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Betsy said...

Ooooohhhhh, I love both of these stamp sets!!! Love how you can layer the colors on the flowers just by stamping and overstamping!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! Hope I'm lucky!
Betsy Brown
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candio said...

Very pretty card & tag ~ love them!

VICTORIA said...

Katie I love your card and tag!!!
Love the colors you used on both. I think this is gonna be an awesome new release. TFS Vicky
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katieo said...

The white embossing on kraft paper, really makes the flowers stand out.
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Pat N. said...

Gorgeous projects; love that card!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow Katie! Your card is SO pretty! The embossing looks fabulous and just love the colors of the flowers:)

Your tag is amazing! The water coloring background is just amazing! I love the wreath ...great peeks!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Nina said...

I like how you used vertical borders on your card and the soft colors on the tag.
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Jean Bullock said...

I like the kraft card but I especially like how you colored the background of the tag and then stamped and colored the pretty wreath. Great job. giveawayjeanatgmaildotcom

jean said...

What a pretty tag!! jeanmheming@aol.com

Makiko Jones said...

I love how you created these cards with the new stamp sets! TFS

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous card and tag Katie! TFS
have a wonderful day!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Katie I just love you creations. The I love the colors on your first card. And that TAG OMG so pretty. I love how vibrant the colors is. TFS AJ-

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Jennifer said...

Hi Katie,

What a pretty card and tag!!! :) I appreciate your details, too!

Thank you for taking the time to share!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
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Bunnyfreak said...

Love the white stamping on kraft.

D- said...

Your cards are wonderful! Very pretty.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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TERIBERI2 said...

Great tag Miss Katie. LOVE the colors! The flowers look so awesome on your kraft card. Hugs, T

Cathryn said...

Such a happy scene Katie! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that polka dot tree! :)

Cassandra said...

What a pretty card! And I just love that tag...the background is gorgeous!!!

Cindy said...

This are both GORGEOUS!!! :)