Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MFT September Creative Challenge—No Patterned Paper

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Hi, all! It’s time for this month’s Creative Challenge! What’s a Creative Challenge you ask? Well…

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a card or project with no patterned paper.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.

That’s right—no patterned paper this month :) I love to do this every now and then so this was a great push to do some more. My first card is using Who’s That Parisian Girl for the front sentiment, along with several Die-namics die cuts for the focal image. I cut a Die-namics Eiffel Tower from the new Steel Gray card stock and popped it up on a Die-namics High Tea Party Doily cut from Sweet Tooth card stock.

I’m also using the new Lisa Johnson Distressed Diamonds stamp set for my two-color horizontal element. I love how a little bit of the white shows to tie it in with the white doily and flower. I used corrugated paper for my base card for texture, as well.

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To finish it off, I added a
Die-namics Royal Rose and Die-namics Royal Leaves both of which I edged with some clear glitter, and some sweet rhinestones, strategically placed.

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Here’s the inside with a sentiment from WTG Going Places.

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With the corrugated paper, die cut doily, stamped border, glitter, and rhinestone accents, who needs patterned paper, right?

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My second card is more CAS, using the recently released Die-namics Spider Web Die & Stamp Set. My card base is Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, and Sno Cone card stock on which I adhered a complete spider web cut from silver glitter paper.

Then I cut the spider from black glitter card stock and “tied” him to the web with silver cord and a bow for added whimsy. I finished the spider off with rhinestone eyes that I colored orange with a Copic marker. I think the orange eyes are a little unexpected with the rest of the colors, but they totally work, I think :)

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The sentiment was stamped on a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon flag die cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and layered with another cut from Black Licorice card stock.

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Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set:

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Here are the
Die-namics dies I used on these cards:

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And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you back tomorrow when I’ll have an MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge card.


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~Supplies~

Card 1
Stamps:
Who’s That Parisian Girl, WTG Going Places, Distressed Diamonds (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Steel Gray card stock (MFT); Kraft corrugated paper
Ink:
Memento Gray Flannel, Memento Toffee Crunch 
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics High Tea Party Doily, Die-namics Eiffel Tower, Die-namics Royal Rose, Die-namics Royal Leaves (MFT); glitter, 2 way glue pen, rhinestones, hot glue/gun, foam tape, Scor-Tape  

Card 2
Stamps:
Die-namics Spider Web Die & Stamp Set (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Sno Cone card stock (MFT); silver and black glitter paper
Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Spider Web Die & Stamp Set, Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon (MFT); foam tape, Scor-Tape, Copic marker, rhinestones, silver cord

 

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11 comments:

  1. No designer paper? Oh, the horror! :) Fabulous designs, girlfriend! LOVE the Paris-themed one, especially!

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  2. Both of your cards are wonderful Barbara! Love the elegance of the first and spookiness of the second!

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  3. Really love your cards Barbara! Love the corrugated paper as background paper and the silver spider is web is so fun.

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  4. so cute, BAr! love the sparkly web.

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  5. so creative, love both your card Barb!

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  6. These are FAB Bar! LOVE them both, especially the rhinestone eyes on the spider!

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  7. Both fabulous, Barbara, but I have to say I LOVE your spider card. Not that I love spiders. I hate them. But your card is adorable!

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  8. Both of these are darling. I love how the Eiffel Tower pops!

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  9. Oh honey, these are amazing, I love the first one! But the spiderweb one is really cute too!

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