Tuesday, May 24, 2016

You’re the Man–MFT May Creative Construction with Blueprints Design Team Challenge


Stars will never go out of style. From masculine looks to dreamy scenes, they have a way of adding something special to any project you include them on. Our team loves them too and in this month’s collection of projects, they’ve used Blueprints featuring stars to craft spectacular looks worthy of any recipient or occasion.

I do love to use stars on masculine cards so that’s what I went with today. I started with a Stone Gray card stock base, then added a panel of Sweet Tooth card stock on which I stamped Grid Background in a messy way with Black Licorice dye ink and followed up with Distressed Patterns with more Black Licroice dye ink along with Berrylicious dye ink and Safety Orange dye ink. Next I cut Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics from more Sweet Tooth card stock and then dry embossed it with Star Celebration Stencil to tie in with the die cut stars to come.


To the tag I added three neckties made with LJD Terrific Ties and LJD Terrific Ties Die-namics, stamped in the already mentioned inks and popped up on foam. Then I added a strip of Houndstooth Background, one of Plaid Background Builder stamped with the color palette, and finally the sentiment strip, cut from Black Licorice card stock using Blueprints 7 Die-namics. I stamped it with the sentiment from the set with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then popped it up on foam. To follow the theme, I cut stars from Silver Sparkle card stock using Blueprints 11 Die-namics, Blueprints 18 Die-namics, and Blueprints 25 Die-namics and scattered them on the card, some popped up on foam. I finished off with some matching enamel dots and baker’s twine for the tag.

And that’s it from me today—thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon!


LJD Terrific Ties, Grid Background, Plaid Background Builder, Houndstooth Background, Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Safety Orange dye ink, Berrylicious dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Stone Gray card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Silver Sparkle card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 7 Die-namics, Blueprints 11 Die-namics, Blueprints 18 Die-namics, Blueprints 25 Die-namics, LJD Terrific Ties Die-namics, Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics, Star Celebration Stencil, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder (MFT); enamel dots, baker’s twine



  1. Wow! Impressive! Great layout! Love the colors! Super job!

  2. Really, really love this card. The colors, the design... love everything about it!

  3. What a fabulous free style collage card !

  4. Wow I LOVE this card sooo much!


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