Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Warmest Wishes–Creative Construction with Blueprints: Blueprints Basics


Hi, everyone, thanks for joining me today for the MFT’s December Creative Construction With Blueprints. Cards in a flash are the specialty of the Blueprints line and this month, we can all probably use a leg up in that regard! Our challenge this month is simple: create cards based on Blueprints sketches. Any Blueprints, any sketch. Simple choose the paper and let Blueprints do the rest of the work!

I’m using mainly Blueprints 20 Die-namics and I’m using a sketch that was released with it. I chose to use my quilt frame as a window frame for a Wintry scene for this card.

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, added a layer of Cement Gray card stock cut with the tiny scallop die and popped up on foam mounting tape. Then I stamped up some Sweet Tooth card stock with Cement Gray dye ink and Candy Stripes Background Builder, cut it with the smaller layer die and adhered it. I created my scene with Winter Wonderland and Winter Wonderland Die-namics, using Ranger watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.


I have Snow Drifts Die-namics in the background, a BB Somebunny cloud, and a sun, cut from Sunshine card stock with Blueprints 21 Die-namics. I popped the window frame up on foam, added the sentiment, from BB Warmest Wishes, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and added a Cornflower dye ink stamped Snowflake Flurry and Snowflake Flurry Die-namics accent. A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins finished it off.

And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by today—see you soon!


Winter Wonderland, BB Warmest Wishes, Candy Stripes Background Builder, Snowflake Flurry (MFT)
Cement Gray dye ink, Cornflower dye ink, Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Cement Gray card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Sunshine card stock, Ranger watercolor paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 20 Die-namics, Blueprints 21 Die-namics, Snow Drifts Die-namics, Snowflake Flurry Die-namics, Winter Wonderland Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Peerless Watercolors, Pretty Pink Posh sequins (MFT); heat tool, Zig Clean Color Brush Marker



  1. Love your darling card. Such a cute scene behind that die used as a window pane.

  2. LOVE this card, Barbara! The gray background it so perfect, it really lets the things in the window stand out! I have this die set but haven't used the "window" idea yet, must give it a try!!!


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