Thursday, March 18, 2021

Inside Out - MFT's March Slimline Challenge


While card fronts are typically the star of the show, we’re switching things up today so both the interior AND exterior can shine! Coordinating Die-namics, with a fine border that hugs your stamped images beautifully, presents a fantastic opportunity to die cut custom windows in your card front that showcase your images and give your recipient the chance to admire your handiwork before and after they open the card. Our team is applying this fun technique to slimline cards for our challenge this month — why not join them and try it out yourself! Don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details, more inspiration, and a chance to win a prize!

I had to plan this card a little bit since my Vagabond only accommodates 6" of cardstock so the front overlaps the back to create the fold. But it's all good!

So, the card front was created by sponging Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper cut with Slimline Starter Die-namics, with Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Wilted Violet Distress inks and then adhering it to the front of the Sweet Tooth card stock base after spattering with clean water and black acrylic ink. 

Next I cut through both thicknesses of cardstock with All the Encouragement Die-namics and stamped the sentiment from Good Luck Greetings Stamp Set with Black Licorice hybrid ink. 

Then I stenciled Sweet Tooth card stock with Basket Weave Stencil and Cement Gray dye ink--this stencil works great for a larger than A2 size panel--stamped a second sentiment from Good Luck Greetings Stamp Set at the bottom and adhered it to the back of the card panel.

The two pieces were adhered together to create the folded card and the sentiments from All the Encouragement Stamp Set were stamped through the die cut speech bubbles. To complete the card I added a few enamel stars.

And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon

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Stamps: All the Encouragement, Good Luck Greetings
Die-namics: All the Encouragement, Slimline Starter
Stencils: Basket Weave
Dye Ink: Cement Gray
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth
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, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, Mini Mister, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Wilted Violet Distress inks, enamel stars, black acrylic ink

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