Thursday, December 17, 2020

Winter Wonderland - MFT December Birthday Project Challenge


It might be tough to have a birthday so close to the holidays but with the sparkling snow and twinkling lights, it can also be kind of magical. Celebrate the season by creating a winter wonderland on a birthday card — that's what our team was challenged to do this month and we think they rocked it.

My DH's birthday is December 22nd so he knows how tough it is, LOL!. But, he was born on his mother's birthday and she ALSO knew so she made a point of making his birthday special. This card has the twinkling lights and would make any December birthday magical. I'm using Pear Blossom Press EZ-Lights and let me assure you, they ARE easy!! 

To begin, I cut Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock with Slimline Starter Die-namics and sponged it with Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot Distress Inks. Once it was dry I spattered it with white craft ink for a flurry of snow.

Here you see it in action, once the button is pressed. These little guys put out a ton of light!! 

Here's a still with the lights off...

...and one with the lights on.

After I completed the background, I die cut the snowflake openings and added the lights to the back.

Here's what the wiring "schematic" looks like. Two layers of foam are needed to match the depth of the battery case. The stamped snowflakes are in place to show how they accommodate the wiring with one layer of foam.

The snowflakes on one layer of foam allow lots of light to come around them as well as through the holes.

Always test your lights before fully assembling the card front ;-)

And there you have it from me for this month's MFT Birthday Project Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Now, it's your turn. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! Check by the MFT Blog for all the details!

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Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Interactive Labels
Die-namics: Serene Snowflakes, Slimline Starter, Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips
Dye Ink: Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue, Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights, 1/2" Scor Tape

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Versamark, heat tool, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot Distress Inks


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