MFT Color Challenge #39

February 11, 2016

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the latest color challenge (Color Challenge #39) at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog.

My thinking process went like this when I saw this color palette.
- Two warm colors (Cotton Candy and Wild Cherry) and two cool colors (Summer Splash and Cement Gray). The warm colors would pop against the cool colors. As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I will use Cotton Candy and Wild Cherry for hearts. Then the cool colors can be used for a background. Wait... I don't have Cotton Candy CS......(looked through my crafty stuff.) Yay, I have a pack of Sweetheart Sequins Mix! I'll make a shaker card! And a gray striped pattern paper from the Painted Prints Smitten paper pack will match well with Wild Cherry. Summer Splash? How can I incorporate this color? No idea... OK, hopefully I will get a good idea while making a card. (LOL!)

Then here is the result.

The white frame was made with the Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX Die-namics and the Stitched Square STAX Die-namics. I added several Wild Cherry hearts cut with the Tag Builder Blueprints 3 Die-namics along with the sequins for my shaker. The sentiment is from the Love You More stamp set and it was white embossed on a Summer Splash panel cut with the Blueprints 20 Die-namics. I also added a polka dot heart, that was made with patterned paper from the Dots & Stripes Sorbet paper pack and the Stitched Heart STAX Die-namics, and a bow.

Head over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration! :)

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Rainbow Interactive Card - MFT Release Replay

February 9, 2016

Today the MFT Creative Team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present!

For my card today, I decided to go with the Stitched Rainbow Die-namics and Out of This World stamp set & Die-namics to create an interactive card.

Here is a short video showing how it works.

The trail of the rocket turns to a rainbow - isn't it magical? So I thought this sentiment from the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set is a perfect match.

I'm sorry that I didn't take any step-by-step photos because I made this through trial and error. Here is a simple instruction, and the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this blog post.

  1. Cut a navy panel to 4-3/4" x 4-3/4" and stamp it with a background stamp. Cut out a window from it using the Stitched Rainbow Die-namics.
  2. Cut a white panel to 4-3/4" x 4-3/4". Put the navy panel over it and pencil the position of the window.
  3. Assemble a rainbow on the white panel.
  4. Die-cut a navy circle which is slightly larger than the window. (I used the largest die from the Circle STAX 1 Die-namics.) Cut it into half and stamp it with a background stamp.
  5. Apply the half circle panel underneath the window and fasten them together with a small brad.
  6. Adhere the navy panel to the white panel with foam tape.
  7. Make a cloud panel and adhere it to the navy panel. Note: Make sure it covers the both ends of the rainbow.
  8. Attach a rocket to the movable half circle panel with foam tape.
  9. Add a sentiment panel and embellish the card as you like.
I hope this would help you! 

Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today. I'm sure you will be amazed by their fresh and innovative ideas! ;)

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