Hello and welcome to the second and last day of Release Countdown for MFT’s August Card Kit, Better Together! Release is tomorrow, August 24th, at 10am Eastern so set your clocks! Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for all the details and more inspiration from the Design Team.
You know those state vanity license plates with scenery behind the numbers? That’s what I’m channeling for this card, LOL! It all started with trying to come up with an idea to use with the sentiment from the set that’s on this card—I often do that: let a sentiment help me with design ideas.
To begin, I created the background using Drifts & Hills and Rolling Clouds Stencils along with Gumdrop Green and Blue Breeze dye inks. I wanted to use a piece of Road Trippin’ Paper Pad but since I’m using Slimline Starter Die-namics, it wasn’t long enough so I created my own, heat embossing the yellow lines on Black Licorice card stock. FINALLY using that embossing powder that’s been in my stash for YEARS!
Once the background was done, I stamped the images on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored them with Copic markers.
Next I sponged Cornflower Blue dye ink and a little Black Soot Distress Ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and cut the word “BESTIES” out with Impact Alphabet. The images were tucked behind and on the letters, and popped up on foam tape. To continue the license place theme, I added “GRATEFUL” at the top and '”STATE OF MIND” at the bottom, cut with Captions Alphabet from Black Licorice and Poppy card stocks and adhered them directly. I finished off with the sentiment that started the whole thing, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock and also popped up on foam.
Stamps: Better Together
Die-namics: Better Together, Impact Alphabet, Captions Alphabet
Stencils: Drifts & Hills, Rolling Clouds
Dye Ink: Blue Breeze, Gumdrop Green, Cornflower
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, Black Licorice, Poppy
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, Smart Grid Paper Pad