Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MFT July Creative Challenge-Improving on Pattern Perfection

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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. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have a project to share with you today.


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Welcome to MFT’s Design Team Creative Challenge, July edition! I have two cards for you today, each a very different take on that classic pattern, the stripe. My first card starts with a Kraft card stock base. Then, I trimmed down a piece of Primitive White card stock and stamped it with Striped Background and Versamark. I heat embossed with Zing’s Powder Blue embossing powder, which is a dead ringer for Berrylicious card stock. Next I stamped Sheet Music Background with Natural ink to give it a layered look. Then I stamped the sentiment, from LJD Celebrate You, on Kraft card stock with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder, Next I layered up some butterflies using MPD Fancy Butterflies Die-namics and MPD Winged Beauties Die-namics using Kraft card stock, vellum, and Berrylicious card stock stamped with Grid Background and Grout Gray ink. I finished it off with a hemp cord tied Kraft button and some sequins and clear gems.

Another sentiment from LJD Celebrate You was stamped on the inside.

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For my second card, I stamped up another fun background.

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This time I started with a Primitive White card stock base then, on another piece of Primitive White card stock, I stamped my “patterned paper” with an image from Plaid Builder Background using Sour Apple ink, Razzle Berry ink, Orange Fizz ink, and Grape Jelly ink. I trimmed it down and popped it up on foam. Next I added a vellum Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics and then a Dizzy Doily Duo Die-namics cut from more Primitive White card stock. Next I added the sentiment strip, cut from Razzle Berry card stock and stamped with a sentiment from LJD Peaceful Wildflowers using Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added a Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics cut from Sour Apple card stock and then created my flowers. From more Primitive White card stock and using Pretty Posies Die-namics, I colored the flowers with Copic markers—just making swipes from the center out with matching colors. I added a Whip Cream button to each, tied with hemp cord, and then adhered to the card.

Another sentiment from LJD Peaceful Wildflowers was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray ink.


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And that’s it! I had so much fun coming up with new ways to use stripes—and I’m sure I’ll be using these ideas again. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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~Supplies~
Butterfly Card:
Stamps:
Striped Background, Sheet Music Background, Grid Background, LJD Celebrate You (MFT)
Ink:
Natural Ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink, Steel Gray ink (MFT); Versamark
Paper:
Kraft card stock, Primitive White card stock, Berrylicious card stock (MFT); vellum
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
MPD Fancy Butterflies Die-namics, MPD Winged Beauties Die-namics, Kraft buttons, hemp cord (MFT); foam tape, heat tool, white embossing powder, powder blue embossing powder, sequins, faux clear gems


Flower Card:
Stamps:
LJD Peaceful Wildflowers, Plaid Builder Background (MFT)
Ink:
Sour Apple ink, Razzle Berry ink, Orange Fizz ink, Grape Jelly ink, Steel Gray ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Paper:
Primitive White card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Razzle Berry card stock (MFT); vellum
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Pretty Posies Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Dizzy Doily Duo Die-namics, Whip Cream button, hemp cord (MFT); foam tape, heat tool, white embossing powder, Copic markers


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11 comments:

  1. I love both cards. The colorful stripes and creative coloring of the flowers on the second one is really neat!

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  2. both of your cards are wonderful, but especially love the butterfly - had to pin that one!!!

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  3. What pretty cards, Barbara!!

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  4. Love these cards! Classic stripes and classic layouts = fabulous!

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  5. The kraft and blue look so wonderful together, and the I love the colorful stripes and beautiful flowers on the second card!

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  6. These are both beautiful Barbara but I love the gorgeous colours on the first one.

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  7. Love the light blue with kraft! Great cards

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  8. OK, I was completely in love with the stripes and the music on the first one... 'til I saw the second one! SHUT UP!!!!!!!! That is FANTASTIC! LOVE the colors!

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  9. BARBARA!!! Where do you find all your amazing creativity!! And every day, every card!!!

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  10. Love the combination of backgrounds on the first card with the embossing, Barbara! The second card is just fabulous! I must remember this color combination. Beautiful!

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