Monday, July 21, 2014

MFT's July Creative Challenge - Improving on Pattern Perfection

Thanks for stopping by for MFT's July Creative Challenge. This month's challenge is Improving on Pattern Perfection. Classic patterns never go out of style, but thanks to the plethora of designs we offer, your projects will never feel dated. Join our designers as they inspire you with trendy and innovative projects centered on the pinnacle of patterns: the time-honored stripe.

I have two cards to share with you today. 

My first card uses the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp. I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I used a sponged and four MFT Premium Dye Inks, Sno Cone, Berrylicious, Grape Jelly, and Nightshift Blue to apply the shades of colors.

I used the TRANSFORM-ables Smile Die-namics to create the frame with the smile sentiment. I added a doily in the corner with the Mini Doily Circles Die-namics. The sentiment is from the Smile Stamp Set and cut out with the Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics. Behind the frame a added a piece of MFT Vellum

The flower embellishment is put together with the Plentiful Petals and Fancy Flourish Die-namics. 

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Greetings Stamp Set.

My next card has a much more masculine feeling card. Here is used the Stripes Stencil and black embossing paste to added the striped pattern. Then I added a strip of gold glittered card stock with the Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics.

The guitar and the star are created with dies in the Accent It - Rock and Roll Die-namics and the circles are cut with the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics. 

The sentiment is from the Journal It - Playlist Stamp Set. I added the stripes to the inside with the Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics.

Here are the products I used to create my card:

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the MFT blog for more inspiration. 


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch No. 160 - Birthday Wishes

Hi and thanks for stopping by today! Did you know that My Favorite Things is sponsoring this week's Deconstructed Sketch No. 160! It is such a fun sketch and you can play along for the chance to win a $25 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique! 

Be sure to stop by Jen's Blog for more inspiration. Here's my take on the sketch. 

To cut the Nightshift Blue and Sno Cone Card Stock Panels I used the stitched square die in Blueprints 14. On the Nightshift Blue panel I added the stripes with the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp and Sweet Tooth Ink. On the Sno Cone panel I stamped a subtle pattern with the Linen Background Stamp.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Chalkboard Greetings Stamp Set, stamped in Wild Cherry Ink. The flowers are created with the Layered Rose Die-namics and the leaves with the Royal Leaves Die-namics. The card is finished off with enamel dots and a MFT Button in Wild Cherry.

The sentiment on the inside is also from the Birthday Chalkboard Greetings Stamp Set.

Here are the MFT Products I used to create my card:

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