CAS Birthday Card - MFT Birthday Project Challenge

August 16, 2018

It's time for a Birthday Project Challenge over at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. This month we're challenged to create a CAS (clean and simple) birthday card/project.

The number "three" was the key to create this card. I mean...
  • Three horizontal lines (stripes)
  • Three focal points - two balloons + a big sentiment
  • The Rule of Thirds - I placed the sentiment (the most important element on this card) on the right bottom intersection of the rule of thirds grid, and the larger balloon (secondary important element) is on the left vertical line.
  • Primary colors - red (pink), yellow, and blue
  • Three star sequins - They were arranged to make a visual triangle
First I made a Smooth White card base and stamped the stripes from the Happy Birthday to You stamp set with Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink. Then I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, in Black Licorice.

I stamped the balloons from the I Heart Celebrating stamp set in Bubblegum and Lemon Drop and drew the strings with a dark brown pen. Once those dried, I added a little shimmer to them with a Wink of Stella pen and covered them with Glossy Accents. I added three silver stars sequins and rounded the bottom corners to finish off the card.

Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. Remember that you'll have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher by participating in the challenge!

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Mandala Window Shaker Cards - MFT & Friends August 2018

August 14, 2018

It's time for the MFT and Friends feature on the MFT blog. Today MFT design team and some fabulous guests are sharing more projects featuring the most recent release.

I made two shaker cards using the Captivating Mandala Die-namics.

To create this card, I cut Grout Gray CS into 4-1/4" square and die cut out the Captivating Mandala from the center of it. I applied a piece of acetate to the opening from the back and adhered the mandala over it with liquid adhesive. I adhered the panel to a 4-2/1" square card base, which I made from Gravel Gray CS, with foam sheet putting Crystal Clear Confetti as shaker elements. 
I heat embossed a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments stamp set onto Gravel Gray CS, cut it out with a strip die from the Hearts in a Row - Horizontal Die-namics, and adhered to the center of the window.

For my second card, I used the same design, just changed the colors into warm and autumnal colors. The sentiment is from the More Essential Sentiments Die-namics and I put some Sand and Metallic Gold sequins for shaker elements.

Visit the MFT blog to see what the other DT members and the guest designers have come up with for today!

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Watercolor Poppies - MFT Just Add Color

August 9, 2018

It's time for MFT Just Add Color feature for August. The MFT DT members are showing our coloring skills using the latest release.

I have two cards to share with you today. I'm totally in love with the Painted Poppies stamp set and had to try no-line watercoloring with it.

For my first card, I went with 'normal' colors for poppies - vermillion and a little bit yellow. The poppies were stamped onto watercolor paper with Kraft Hybrid Ink using the masking technique. The sentiment is from the new From Me to You stamp set.

For my second card, I turned the same flower images into blue poppies. Honestly, I don't know much about blue poppy. But I believe that those non-dissected leaf images in the set can be used for blue poppies.

I added a couple of Clear Round Drops to the petals. The sentiment is from the From All of Us stamp set and it was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Make sure you stop by the MFT blog to see the fabulous coloring skills and techniques from the DT members!

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