Tuesday, March 26, 2013

MFT March Creative Challenge–Color Combos with MFT Ink, Cardstock, and Replenishments


Hi, everyone, and welcome to the March MFT Design Team Creative Challenge!

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 are highlighting our favorite color combinations using MFT Ink, cardstock, buttons, ribbon, and felt.

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

In a way, this was a hard challenge—there are SO many gorgeous color combos possible with MFT  Replenishments that it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite. I am a huge fan of pink and flowers, so my color combo is geared towards that. I’m using Pink Lemonade, Razzle Berry, Lemon Drop, and Sour Apple, along with Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice for my neutrals.

I made two cards for today’s challenge, both with flowers, but each very different in style. My first card uses my
Die-namics Upsy Daisy dies to make my flowers…


…from Pink Lemonade card stock, Razzle Berry card stock, and Lemon Drop card stock, and the leaves were done with Sour Apple card stock. I added some flat back pearls for the centers.


The sentiment is from Big Greetings and was stamped on a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon flag with Black Licorice ink and popped up off-center, on foam. The dotted lines on either side of it are from DC Tag, You’re It. The image has three dotted lines, but I only inked up the ones on the outside and my sentiment strip fit perfectly between them. The rest of the sentiment is from DC Framed Greetings


…as is the sentiment on the inside of the card.


For my second card, I wanted to get inky! I am in LOVE with the sweet flowers in LJD Embellished Eggs! Embellished Eggs flowers—NOT just for Easter :) I’m thinking you’ll be seeing these many more times from me in the future.

After I made my card front from Sweet Tooth card stock with a Sour Apple card stock layer, I ran a strip of Razzle Berry grosgrain ribbon around and adhered it to the back, then adhered it all to my Sweet Tooth card stock base.


I cut out a bunch of flowers from Sweet Tooth card stock in both sizes, then started stamping with
Pink Lemonade ink and Razzle Berry ink. I used a Lemon Drop button for the centers of the larger flowers and stamped the smaller centers with Lemon Drop ink. I cut the leaves, again from Sour Apple card stock and also again, from Die-namics Upsy Daisy.


I cut a frame from
Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX and cut a window out with Die-namics Rectangle STAX. Then I cut another Labels 3 STAX and trimmed it down evenly all around about 1/8” and stamped my sentiment, from this month’s Triple Scoop set, Birthday Sentiments with Black Licorice ink. I popped this up behind the original Labels 3 STAX die cut with foam and adhered it to the card front.


To finish this card, I stamped another sentiment from Birthday Sentiments with Black Licorice ink.


And there you have it! One of my favorite color combos from My Favorite Things: Pink Lemonade, Razzle Berry, Lemon Drop, and Sour Apple, with Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice for neutrals.

Thanks so much for stopping by today—see you back tomorrow for this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!


Thank You Card:
Big Greetings, DC Framed Greetings (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Pink Lemonade card stock, Razzle Berry card stock, Lemon Drop card stock, Sour Apple card stock (MFT)
Black Licorice ink (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; DC Tag, You’re It, Die-namics Upsy Daisy, Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon (MFT); foam tape, flat back pearls

Birthday Card:
Stamps: Birthday Sentiments (
Triple Scoop) (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Sour Apple card stock (MFT)
Black Licorice ink, Pink Lemonade ink, Razzle Berry ink, Lemon Drop ink (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Upsy Daisy, Die-namics LJD Easter Elements, Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX, Die-namics Rectangle STAX, Razzle Berry ribbon, Lemon Drop button (MFT); white twine, foam tape, hot glue/gun



  1. Such beautiful cards, I love the colours.

  2. these colors are stunning, Bar!! wow! love those flowers, too.

  3. Beautiful cards. love the colors and the frame on your 2nd card. I am a flower person also and love making them for my projects.

  4. CUUUTE cards, girlfriend! LOVE the flowers on both, and great ink coverage on the second one!

  5. So sweet, love those flowers, they just jump off the white bases!

  6. I love your cards Barbara! They are just awesome!

  7. these are beautiful, clean and lovely

  8. These are such happy cards with all the yellow and pink!!

  9. Wow those cards are beautifull. Love them.


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