Thursday, February 21, 2019

MFT February Birthday Project Challenge - You’re HOW Old?

Sometimes using a numerical representation of the birthday boy or girl’s age is to share in their excitement (four-year-olds LOVE being four!) and sometimes, it’s maybe to rub it in a bit…in a loving way, of course. This month, we're challenging you to come up with interesting ways to feature numbers in your designs — whether recognizing the milestone of a newly-christened teenager, the celebration of hitting the half-century mark, or anything in between (or beyond!) we want to see numbers in play.

OK, peeps, I have to say I am so freakin’ pleased with this card I can hardly stand it, LOL! It turned out pretty much like I had in my head and I’m in my head it was awesome, LOL! So, let me tell you how I did it. I started by doing the background with Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Berrylicious dye ink on Sweet Tooth card stock. Then I cut my Essential Speech Bubbles and using them and the bird stamps, laid out how I was going to arrange everything and marked where I needed to draw my light wires. Two of the speech bubbles had to be elongated to make it work with them going in the right direction. After I got the layout figured out and drew my lines with a Copic multiliner pen I stamped the birds from Tweethearts Stamp Set, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored them with Copic markers, The sentiments on the speech bubbles are from All About You Stamp Set.

OK, so next I stamped the “…again?” element using Mini Well-Connected Alphabet Stamp Set and the sentiment from Sassy Pants Birthday Greeting Stamp Set. Then I arranged the birds and speech bubbles and adhered them with foam tape. I cut the numbers from LLD Little Numbers Die-namics from Electric Red card stock, adhered them to the appropriate speech bubble and finished off with a little heart cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 6.

And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the
MFT Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to play along for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from MFT Stamps!

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: All About You, Tweethearts, Mini Well-Connected Alphabet, Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings
Die-namics: Tweetheart, LLD Little Numbers, Essential Speech Bubbles, Tag Builder Blueprints 6
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Berrylicious
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Electric Red, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, sponge daubers, plastic eraser, Black Copic Multiline, small stamping block


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