Friday, February 26, 2021

There's No Otter Like You - MFT February Outside the Box Challenge


The great outdoors provides endless inspiration for your cards. With so many natural elements available to create layers and depth, a box card is a natural choice for showcasing your outdoor scenes. Shelf dies provide the perfect opportunity to craft a base for your designs quickly. From lush green hills to icy slopes to sky-high clouds, a scene-building accessory to achieve your vision is just a click away. This month, our designers are sharing their outdoor box card scenes — take a peek and then share your own creations!

Spring is not far off and I'm dreaming of spending time outside after being cooped up for what seems like forever!! So I planned out this darling scene of a river complete with river bank and adorable otters. 

To begin I cut Outside the Box and Outside the Box Level Up Die-namics for the box base. I added the sky background by sponging Mini Cloud Edges Stencil on Sweet Tooth card stock with Broken China Distress ink. To this I added Birch Trees Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock, A2 Circle STAX cut from Lemon Drop card stock and Petite Clouds Die-namics also cut from Sweet Tooth card stock.

Images from BB Otterly Love You Stamp Set were stamped on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut out. 
Next i added Outside the Box Grassy Fields cut from Sour Apple card stock at the back along with some rocks. 

The shelves were created by cutting Outside the Box Waves Die-namics from Summer Splash card stock and adhered with 1/4" ScorTape. Images were adhered with foam tape and the two flying fish with clear acetate strips.

More Outside the Box Grassy Hills Die-namics cut from Sour Apple card stock was adhered to the front. The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Fishtail Foundations Die-namics, popped up on foam tape for the finish.

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Otterly Love You
Die-namics: BB Otterly Love You, Outside the Box, Outside the Box Level Up, Outside the Box Waves, Outside the Box Grassy Hills, Birch Trees, A2 Circle STAX, Petite Clouds, Fishtail Foundations
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple, Summer Splash, Lemon Drop, Black Licorice, 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, tape runner, 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, Broken China Distress Ink


  1. So cute! You've given me some ideas to use those otter stamps!

  2. Love your little otters in the waves. I do not have outside the box stuff yet but these are so cute might have to try😊


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