Monday, May 22, 2017

MFT May Creative Construction with Blueprints--Flowers & Foliage

Flowers and leaves add elegance and an organic feel to your projects. Whether
you build a bouquet of blooms or feature a single blossom, your recipient will be
touched by your efforts. Some of our Blueprints feature floral accents and this month,
 the Creative Team has crafted a bevy of looks to inspire your next project.

For my project, I chose to work with Blueprints 14.

Instead of the five petal flower die in the set, I opted to use the middle of the flower
which reminds me of baby mums. Several "mums" and leaves were cut from watercolor
card stock and ink distressed with Distress inks.

I created a square card, using the rounded corner element which was cut from
patterned paper. I ink distressed around the edges for more definition. I loosely followed
a Blueprints sketch found here and finished off the card with the hybrid sentiment.

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from participating
team members and see how they took on the challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #222

Meet this week's CAS(E) this Sketch brought to you by Hannelie.

And here's my take on it.

Yes, butterflies yet again. This time I ink distressed them with Distress Oxide
inks and adhered them to a card base. I added a strip of patterned paper, white
embossed the sentiment on a banner strip, and finished off with enamel dots.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the design team interpreted
the sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday,
May 25th and we hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #333

Ready for MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #333? Here it is.

And here's how I interpreted the sketch.

I adhered a diagonal strip of Latté card stock on a Natural card base. The bold
sentiment was cut from watercolor card stock and ink distressed with several
colors of distress inks and adhered to the strip.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Grapefruit
embossing powder. The card was finished off with pink sparkly sequins.

Ready for some exciting news? As the random winner of the challenge you can now 
win a $50 MFT gift voucher! Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details and 
we hope you'll join us this week!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MFT Sketchy Flowers Card Kit Release Day

It's Release Day at My Favorite Things! The Sketchy Flowers Card Kit can be purchased
now in the MFT Store! You'll save more than 20% by buying the kit before it's sold out, over
purchasing the items individually at a later date.

Before you go, I'd like to share one more project with you, using a smaller image from
the set. I'll admit to bypassing smaller stamps because they're not the "stars" of the set
and are often overlooked.

The leaf was white embossed on a Cement Gray panel that was cut with the rectangle
element from Blueprints 24. The bold YOU was cut through the piece and backed with tape.
The letters were cut three more times from white card stock, then layered and adhered into
the negative space, and topped with the stamped letters.

The rest of the sentiment was white embossed on a banner strip and adhered under
the YOU. Colorful enamel dots finished off the card.

We hope you enjoy the versatile Sketchy Flowers Card Kit and share your projects
on social media with the hashtag #mftstamps. Happy shopping!