Thursday, September 21, 2017

You Amaze Me–Creative Construction with Blueprints: Mix It Up


Hi, everyone, I’m back with this month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this month’s challenge: Blueprints are designed to take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in a hurry. However, when you have some extra time and the creative mojo is flowing, the versatile elements are ideal for mixing and matching to create completely unique new looks. This month, join us as our team explores inventive ways of combining elements from a variety of Blueprints into one beautifully put together look. All of the details about the challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


I was totally inspired by a piece of art I saw for this card. I’m using Blueprints 2 for outer “frame”, Blueprints 27 for the sentiment strip, and Blueprints 31 for the inner, lower section. I stamped an uncut piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper with Typewriter Text Background and then stamped all my Color Drops using ink colors listed below in a random fashion before cutting. To stamp, I mounted the images on a stamping block, inked it up, and spritzed lightly with a Mini Mister then stamped. I popped the “frame” up on foam tape and adhered the center down to the card base.


The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder then popped up on foam. The die cut work was cut three times and layered, then popped up, as well. The butterfly was cut from vellum, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I wanted it to stay translucent so only stamped the “bones”. To complete them, I hand drew the top and bottom lines with a black Copic Multiliner pen. I popped it up on foam and finished off with clear droplets.

And that’s it from me! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

All supplies from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Color Drops, Typewriter Text Background, All About You, Beautiful Butterflies
Die-namics: Blueprints 2, Blueprints 27, Blueprints 31, You Trio, Beautiful Butterflies
Dye Ink: Summer Splash, Blueberry, Cornflower, Blue Yonder, Lush Lagoon, Green Room, Tropical Teal, Blue Breeze
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Lush Lagoon, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor, Vellum
Supplies: black opaque embossing powder, white embossing powder, foam tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, clear droplets
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, acrylic stamp block



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