Thursday, February 18, 2021

February MFT Slimline Challenge - Birthday!!


The MFT February Release is PACKED with an incredible array of celebratory images so needless to say, birthdays are on our minds. From balloons to confetti, there’s plenty of birthday imagery that’s perfect for filling the proportions of a slimline card. With a considerable selection of stamps, dies, stencils, and more, you’ll love joining our team this month in crafting your own slimline birthday cards.

There's so much room to include lots of details on a slimline card and I went all in on this one. I wanted it to have a really party feel and I think all the balloons really helped to accomplish that.

I started by stamping my images from BB Mice Day to Celebrate Stamp Set 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. 

I wanted the balloons to float off into the ether so it had to be an outdoor scene--they ARE mice, you see. So, after cutting Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with Slimline Starter Die-namics, I stenciled my background with Mini Cloud Edges, Drifts & Hills, and Grassy Edges Stencils and Broken China, Forest Moss, and Peeled Paint Distress inks, stamped the sentiment from the set and adhered it to a Sweet Tooth card stock base cut 8 1/2" x 7".

Once that was done all there was left to do was to adhered the colored images--some directly to the card front and most popped up on foam tape.

That's all from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you come up with for YOUR slimline challenge cards!

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Mice Day to Celebrate
Die-namics: BB Mice Day to Celebrate, Slimline Starter
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges, Drifts & Hills, Grassy Edges
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Broken China, Forest Moss, and Peeled Paint Distress inks


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