Welcome to the April MFT Design Team Creative Challenge! This month the design team is being challenged to jazz up our flowers with pattern or texture, or even both! My first problem was narrowing down which of all the gorgeous MFT Flowers I would use! I immediately went for MFT Die-namics, because of the all the possibilities!
Then I die cut Razzle Berry cardstock with Die-namics Upsy-Daisy. This set of Die-namics has three flowers, each one step down in size. Each flower was stamped with Darling Dots in Razzle Berry ink. Once the ink dried, I placed each flower on a special foam mat and used a tool kit for creating realistic flowers. By pressing the large end of the stylus tool (shown above) in a circular motion into the center of the flower, it caused the cardstock to curl up and add dimension to the flower. Now, I did use a special kit, but, you could just as easily use a mouse pad and an old stencil stylus tool you have in your tool stash.
Die-namics Upsy-Daisy. I curled the leaves by running the stylus along once side of the leaves. After I took this photo, I realized that the leaves needed some pattern too, so they were stamped with the striped image from Washi Patterns in Sour Apple ink.
And here is a side look at all the fun dimension and pattern added to the flowers. I love being able to make them look so much more real. It gives them so much more life!
For the inside, I added a flower that did not get added dimension with the tool kit, but got all the great pattern with stamps. The sentiments on both the front and inside are from Sunflower Sweetheart.
Head on over to the MFT Blog and see what the rest of the team is up to with their flower creations. You know it will be inspiring! I cannot wait to hop along myself!
Happy Friday! Today I am up on the MFT Blog sharing tips, ideas, and mini-projects using the new Hybrid Inks! I had a ton of fun creating and let me tell you, the fun has only just begun, as I have some really great techniques to share with you in the near future!
I am pretty excited to share these cards with you today! They were stamped using the new Storybook stamp from Avery Elle. This set is pretty special because my friend, and fellow Go-To-Gal Heather Campbell drew these images!
Completely sweet, I love these images. And all the little details that go along with them! Like the little birds I used on the banner. And yes, that is color pencil I used to color the image. I have a bit of a kick going on with them right now. I am terribly rusty and need to keep practicing! :)
The image is layered on Baby Mine Boy paper from Carta Bella and thin muslin that was die cut. And say hello to my new obsession, wood dots! Swoon!
I finished the card off by adding a smaller gold butterfly and an enamel dot to the center of the largest and middle butterfly. The sentiment is just perfect, look at that font! Its from Summer Garden, a new stamp set. I stamped it with the new MFT Hybrid Black Licorice Ink. Hellooo new favorite black ink! More about that later this week as I will have a review of the inks, plus lots of ideas on how to use them!
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