Monday, July 21, 2014

MFT Creative Challenge - Stripes!

Welcome to the July Creative Challenge with My Favorite Things. This month our creative focus is on STRIPES!  To me, stripes are synonymous with all things that fall under French, nautical and everything in between, so I've taken the two themes and combined them with the must-have Striped Background stamp.

First stop - Paris! The clipboard from Office Supplies Die-namics is so fun to dress up, but you have to start with a solid base, right? Steel Grey stripes set the stage nicely.

And then French-fried it up using Say Hello, Eiffel Tower and Lemon Drop dots from Gerbera Daisy.

Inside is simple greeting from Happy Graduation.

My second card is all about the nautical and a fun emboss resist technic. I stamped Striped Background in Versamark ink and heat embossed the stripes in clear embossing powder. Then, I layed down Red Hot, Orange Fizz and Lemon Drop dye inks onto my kraft mat, spritzed them with water and smooshed the embossed striped paper into the ink.

Another really simple technic I must share is using a Copic marker to customize MFT's Hemp Cord. Simply hold the marker tip on top of the cord while pulling it through/under the marker tip. You might need to touch ups bare spots here and there to fully coat the cord.

Another simply stamped sentiment (Go Overboard) inside with stars from Sailboat and Blueprints 17.

Ok, get out there and get your stripes on! If you're looking for even more inspiration, head on over to the MFT Blog for a complete list of designers playing along with this month's Creative Challenge - Stripes!

-Amy


Friday, July 18, 2014

Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #185

Hi, and welcome to this week's Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch with My Favorite Things. There's plenty of time to get in on your chance to win some MFT cash for playing along, so get your inky on and join us for this week's sketch. All sketch participants can be seen HERE at the MFT Blog.

I used the new Happy Die-namics for the diagonal layer called for in this week's sketch, and a Balloon STAX for the circle. I added glossy accents here and there for extra shiny dimension.

The background layer was made by laying down Sour Apple ink directly onto my craft mat, spritzing it with water and then smooshing a piece of Smooth White card stock into it. After the ink had dried a bit, I stamped Blu Raspberry Hybrid Ink on top with the polka dots stamp from Large Scale Backgrounds.

Inside is a single Stacking Stars die cut with dots of glossy accents and birthday sentiment from Happy Everything in Sweet Tooth ink.

Thanks for stopping over today, I hope you get come on out and play along with this week's sketch! See below for direct links to all MFT products used on today's card.
-Amy


Monday, July 14, 2014

Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #184

Hi, and welcome to this week's Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch with My Favorite Things. You still have time to get in on WSC fun and a chance to win some MFT cash, so get your inky on and join us for this week's sketch. All sketch participants can be seen HERE at the MFT Blog.

I decided to dig through my die cuts scraps and found a fun Red Hot Circle STAX that fit perfectly for the sketch. It even had a wonky angled circle cut from it that I really liked!

Now, what to add to the middle of that circle? Enter another die cut scrap - Happy Hellos Die-namics, and as luck would have it, I also found a pair of Razzle Berry Stacking Stars.

Lastly, I stamped some backgrounds using Large Scale Backgrounds (polka dots) on the Blu Raspberry layer and Striped Background on the Razzle Berry Fishtail Flag in Red Hot Hybrid Ink.

I hope I've inspired you to both dig through your scraps AND play along with this week's sketch! Thanks for stopping over today.
-Amy


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