Tuesday, October 16, 2018

MFT & Friends--October 2018 Release

It's time for this month's MFT & Friends when the Creative Team
(and friends!) share fresh ideas and more inspiration with the October Release.

Here's my card using the Christmas Background stamp as patterned paper for
a "paper pieced" look.

I began by white embossing the background stamp three times on white card stock.
The first panel was ink distressed with blue and green inks to resemble ground and
sky. The next piece was inked with yellow and orange ink, and the third piece was
inked in browns.

The blue and green distressed panel was trimmed and adhered to a kraft card base,
the yellow was cut with a circle die, and the brown was used for the deer. The circle was
adhered to the card base and the deer were popped up over the circle, making sure to
line up all of the sentiments running horizontally as best as I could.

I thought about leaving the card without a sentiment because of the busy 
background. But at the last minute, I decided to white emboss "Season' Greetings" 
and ink distressed with green inks then added it to the bottom of the card.

This almost has a camouflage look to it and I'll have to admit that it made my
eyes a little wonky but I ended up liking how it turned out. It combines one of my 
favorite techniques--ink distressing--with a favorite Die-namics from the Release.

Visit today's MFT & Friends post for more inspiration from team members 
and friends, using the October release!


  1. This is fantastic!! I LOVE how you used that background stamp!!

  2. Wow! This is so creative & unconventional for a Christmas card, but I love it!

  3. Donna, this is such an incredible design--not only the rich colors for the paper piecing but that great way of having the background wording through all the layers. What a clever way to do this. tfs

  4. This card is so very cool! The end result is amazing ☺