Monday, July 21, 2014

It's All About Stripes

Our Creative Challenge this month is all about stripes! MFT has so many fabulous dies, stamps, and stencils that you can use to create stripes on your projects. I had a hard time choosing which products to use!

For my first card, I used the new Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics. Using Sno Cone Hybrid Ink, I stamped a piece of Sno Cone card stock with the Linen Background stamp. I then die cut the card stock with the Stripes Cover-Up die. With this die, every other stripe stays attached to the main frame, the other stripes all fall out. I sponged Sno Cone ink on the stripes that fell out and I adhered them back into place. The subtle inking helps to highlight the individual stripes.

The large butterfly was die-cut with the Fancy Butterflies Die-namics. Both pieces were die-cut in Grapesicle card stock. The top piece received a thick layer of Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Kraft card stock that was die-cut with the Pierced Fishtail Flags Die-namics. I finished off the flag with a few buttons and some hemp cord.

The inside of the card features a sentiment and butterfly from the Winged Beauties stamp set.

I went bright and bold for my second card! I paired the Diagonal Stripes Stencil with Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, and Razzle Berry Hybrid Ink to create this fun background. I sponged on the ink, making sure to overlap the colors to ensure the transition between colors was smooth.

The Hello TRANSFORM-ables die produced the perfect sentiment for this card. I die-cut the sentiment in both Razzle Berry and Lemon Drop card stock.

On the inside of the card, I added a sentiment from the Smile stamp set and a die-cut from the TRANSFORM-ables Smile Die-namics.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the ladies have to share with you today.



Stamps: Smile
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, TRANSFORM-ables Hello Die-namics, TRANSFORM-ables Smile Die-namics
Inks: Black Licorice Hybrid, Lemon Drop Hybrid, Orange Fizz Hybrid
Paper: Lemon Drop, Razzle Berry, Smooth White
Accessories: Diagonal Stripes Stencil

Stamps: Linen Background, Winged Beauties
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Fancy Butterflies Die-namics, Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Rectangle Frames Die-namics, Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics, Winged Beauties Die-namics
Inks: Black Licorice Hybrid, Kraft Hybrid, Sno Cone Hybrid
Paper: Grapesicle, Kraft, Sno Cone
Accessories: Grapesicle Buttons, Kraft Buttons, Sno Cone Buttons, Hemp Cord. Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Decide What to Be and Go Be It!

MFT is sponsoring the fabulous Deconstructed Sketch this week. Hop on over to their blog to get all the details on how you can enter to win a MFT gift certificate.

I absolutely LOVE this sketch! I paired it one of my favourite color combinations, Berrylicious, Kraft, and Grapesicle.

The sentiment is from the Chalkboard Greetings Too stamp set. I stamped it in Versamark and then embossed it with Zing embossing powder. I sponged a little Kraft Hybrid Ink on the edges of the card stock. The butterflies were stamped with Berrylicious and Grapesicle Premium Dye Ink.

I kept the inside of the card very simple, there's lots of space to write a motivational message. :)

Don't forget to check out the Deconstructed Sketch Blog! I am sure there are lots of gorgeous samples there!



Stamps: Chalkboard Greetings Too, Blissful Butterflies, Linen Background, Romantic Script Background
Dies: Blissful Butterflies Die-namics, Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics, Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics, Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics
Inks: Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink and Hybrid Ink, Grapesicle Premium Dye Ink and Hybrid Ink, Kraft Hybrid
Paper: Berrylicious, Grapesicle, Kraft
Accessories: Zing Embossing Powder, Jody's Boosters, Enamel Dots