Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MFT February Creative Challenge with Blueprints–Let’s Get Interactive!

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Flaps, windows, and pull-out tabs are all inviting ways to encourage your recipients to interact with your creations. Our exclusive collection of Blueprints Die-namics include a variety of interactive design features and this month, our team is ready to inspire you to use them in your own creations.


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I’ve always wanted to make one of these pop-up slider cards and this was exactly the push I needed! Blueprints 28 Die-namics was MADE for this technique—no cutting the flap with a paper cutter and maybe slipping—this does it perfectly with one run through your die-cutting machine. There are instructions all over the Internet so I didn’t reinvent the wheel—just search that term and you’ll find a wealth of information on creating one of these.

I cut the front from
Ranger Watercolor Paper on which I did a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors. Then I created a little scene using Birdhouses Die-namics, Mailbox Die-namics for the grass, Blueprints 21 Die-namics cut from Sunshine card stock, and Puffy Clouds Die-namics. All this was popped up on the Sweet Tooth card base with foam mounting tape.

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Additionally. I used File Folder Edges Die-namics for the top of the pull-out element and stamped the sentiment with Boss Babe stamp set in Black Licorice dye ink. I thought that sentiment went well with the two little birdies building their nest in the birdhouse :)

An that, as they say, is that. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Boss Babe (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice dye ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Sunshine card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, Electric Red card stock, Kraft card stock, Gravel Gray card stock, Cornflower card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 28 Die-namics, Blueprints 21 Die-namics, Puffy Clouds Die-namics, Birdhouses Die-namics, Mailbox Die-namics, File Folder Edges Die-namics, Puffy Clouds Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, waterbrush, MISTI (MFT)

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3 comments:

  1. Barb, what a wonderful card! The scene you created is so sweet. I bought this Blueprint set specifically to make a slider card like this. From your photos, I think I can figure it out. Thanks!

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  2. Great card Barbara. Wonderful design.

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  3. Pretty card Barbara! I love the design and the water coloring. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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