Monday, February 27, 2017

MFT February Creative Construction with Blueprints--Let's Get Interactive

Flaps, windows, and pull-out tabs are all inviting ways to encourage your
recipients to interact with your creations. Our exclusive collection of Blueprints
Die-namics include a variety of interactive design features and this month, our
team is ready to inspire you to use them in your own creations.

Here's my card, using Blueprints 28. This set of Blueprints was introduced a
while back and I didn't get a chance to play with it--until now. And it's a fun one!
 When the flap is closed, it looks pretty ordinary and there's no hint as to
what's inside, except for the stamped sentiment.

But lift up the flap and...

...there's a little tropical scene, complete with a mai tai lovin' penguin!

 After stamping a woodgrain pattern on a kraft panel, I cut it with the
rectangle element from Blueprints 28. The front of the flap was decorated
with chevrons, and a circle was cut and adhered to keep the flap closed.

A watercolor panel was inked with Distress inks and spattered with
water. The penguin and palm tree was cut and colored with Copics
and adhered to the card together with some clouds. In hindsight, I
should have cut out the little beach ball and used it as the stopper.
Oh well, next time!

Visit today's Blueprints challenge post at My Favorite Things to see
how participating members took on the Interactive Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #210

Teammie Leigh brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.
Here's Sketch #210. So pretty. So Leigh.

And here's my take on it.

I used the new Distress Oxide inks (now available in the MFT Store!) and
I love how it stamps on kraft card stock. Leaves were stamped on a panel
that was cut with the rectangle element from Blueprints 25. 

An oval was cut from the center of the stamped panel and popped up
with craft foam. A two part sentiment was added to the panel and highlights
were added with a white pigment pen.
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, March 2nd.
Hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #321

 Here's this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #321.

Here's my take on it with some feathered friends.

Two Birds of Paradise and patterned papers helped me stick pretty close
to the sketch. Yay!

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could win up to 
a $20 MFT gift voucher as the challenge winner!
Hope to see you in the gallery!