Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Peek-a-Boo...MFT Creative Challenge

Hello! Welcome to September's Creative Challenge for My Favorite Things. This month the Design Team was challenged to explore our growing line of Peek-a-Boo Die-namics. Be sure to check the MFT Blog for more details and all the designers playing along today.

I created two cards for today's post.  For the first one, I used one of the Peek-a-Boo background Die-namics as a way to anchor a few die cuts and add interest without adding bulk.

I cut a card base from Sweet Tooth card stock and scored it as usual. I took the Scattered Stars Die-namics and positioned it on the diagonal, secured with removable tape, and ran through my die cutting machine.  I used one of the Jumbo Cloud STAX die cuts as a template to sponge on a cloudy background using Sno Cone ink.  I masked along the bottom edge with a die cut from the Solid Skyline Border Die-namics.  I then sponged the Solid Skyline in using Steel Grey ink and the negative die cut.

The rockets were cut from Sour Apple, Orange Fizz, and Red Hot card stocks using the You Move Me Die-namics.  The sentiment is from Airplane Greetings.  Here are all the MFT products I used on this card.

My second card uses the Peek-a-Boo Squared Die-namics and Blissful Butterflies.

The Peek-a-Boo Squared and Peek-a-Boo Trio Die-namics are great to use for a quick card with some repeating elements.  I cut a frame from Smooth White and Kraft card stocks.  I stamped a butterfly in Lemon Drop ink on three of the Smooth White circles and a sentiment in Steel Grey ink.  I wrapped a white card front with a length of Grapesicle ribbon, securing with tape on the back side.  The Kraft frame was mounted on a double layer of foam tape and the circles were mounted on a single layer.  A grapesicle bow finished the card off.  Here is another look at the dimension.

This card came together so easy!  Stamping my images and sentiment on the circles that result from the die cut (rather than a square of card stock or the card front itself) made lining them up a breeze.  The Peek-a-Boo Squared frame is the perfect size for a simple layout on an A2 card or any size square card.  Here are the MFT products I used on this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to head over to the MFT blog for all the designers who took up the Peek-a-Boo challenge. Have a great day!

Starry Rocket Birthday card - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Stamps: Airplane Greetings (MFT)
Papers:   Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple, Orange Fizz, Red Hot (MFT)
Inks:  Steel Grey, Sno Cone, Black Licorice (MFT)
Accessories:  You Move Me Die-namics, Scattered Stars Die-namics, Solid Skyline Die-namics (MFT), Jody boosters

Peek-a-Boo Butterfly card - 4-1/4" x5-1/2"
Stamps:  LJD Blissful Butterflies (MFT)
Papers:  Smooth White, Kraft, Grapesicle (MFT)
Inks:  Lemon Drop, Steel Grey (MFT)
Accessories:  Peek-a-Boo Squared Die-namics, Grapesicle grosgrain ribbon (MFT), foam tape (TE)


AmyR said...

So cute - that first card is so clever - perfect boy card :)

Gabby said...

Nice cards! Great way to use the stars w/the little rockets and the cityscape die cuts. :)

Inge said...

Stunning cards Debbie, love the card with the falling stars and rockets...how clever!!!

Lisa H. said...

these are great, Debbie. LOVE the sponged details on that first one...it's so cool! love the pretty purple and yellow combo on those butterflies.

Billie A said...

I really love those stars done that way. How do you keep from getting a line from the die beings it's not as big as the card base? I hope you understand what I said. I have a similar die from another company and each time I use it I get a indent from the die. Love the little rocket ships. Your other card is stunning too.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So super cute!!!

Jingle said...

Oh, how I LOVE the rocket ships card!!!! So cute and so fun!

Katherine said...

I want to feature your terrific skyline card for Trendy Tuesday article for the blog at Paper Crafters Library (we're featuring city scenes next week). You can ck out the blog here: http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/ The image of your project will credit you & link back to your blog as well. If you do not wish to be featured for this article, just let me know.


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