The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we challenged the team to create with our Circle STAX. Just below you’ll find a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.This months Creative Challenge was to use Circle STAX, and I decided to incorporate them into an unconventional Valentine’s Day card for hubby. I started off by cutting two circles, each with cut outs in the center, using various sizes of Circle STAX so I would have a multidimensional look to my Magic 8 Ball. I also cut out a piece of acetate, which I colored blue using a Copic marker reinker, and a triangle made from the smallest piece in Jumbo Banner STAX Die-namics. My nickname for Martin is My Handsome, so it was perfectly fitting that I found these two words and combined them to personalize this card for him. I used LLD Document It – Off the Chart and LLD Document It – Days and Dates. I had to commit a little *stampacide* to make this card happen, but sometimes it’s worth it! I used my B14 reinker to make my acetate panel a shade of blue that pretty closely resembles the liquid inside a Magic 8 Ball. I didn’t want it to be a completely even coat because when the Magic 8 Ball is shaken up, it is always filled with air bubbles (mine is anyway) and I wanted to make it look realistic. I committed a bit more *stampacide* by cutting two sentiments in At the Movies to create the sentiment True Love Is and then finished with High-Rise Alphabet to add the word Magic. Once I cut my letters, I added a glitter paint so they would look the part. I love how they turned out! Here is a picture of the front of the card. I kept it very simple because I didn’t want to compete with the Magic 8 Ball since that was the focus. I used LJD Hearts and Stitches to add a little detail to the front so it wouldn’t appear so plain. Here’s a close-up of the front of the card. I love how the inside moves and recreates the look of a real Magic 8 Ball! You’ll find links to the products I’ve used just below:
You can find the links to the products used in these two cards just below:
We hope you’re inspired to do a little background stamping yourself, and we look forward to your samples over in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers.
Lisa stamps her own patterned paper using a small stamp in Blessed Mouse.
Barbara creates a gorgeous, dimensional pop of color using only cardstock and Die-namics.
Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.
Welcome to the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge. Each month, we challenge our designer to work within a specific theme, or using a particular technique. This month, we’ve asked our designers to get a head start on the holiday season with a little Christmas in July.
If you give handmade cards, or create home made gifts, this is a great opportunity to get the creative wheels spinning, and stock up on supplies in advance. For instance, you can swing by Barbara’s blog to see more about this beautiful gift box and card.
In today’s Design Team Creative Challenge, the MFT Designers were challenged to create a wreath using their MFT Stamps and Die-namics. Why not welcome spring and summer with a new wreath with all the crafty materials you already own? As a matter of fact, you still have plenty time to pull together something truly fabulous as a Mother’s Day Gift!We have several designers playing along and they each have truly gorgeous projects to share. Here’s a peek at a beautiful sample from Debbie… Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.