Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!
It's time for the MFT Design Team Creative Challenge, and this month the team was challenged to create masculine cards or projects. This was a tough one for me!
I pulled out one of my "go to" sets when I need a card for a boy, You Move Me from My Favorite Things, along with the coordinating You Move Me Die-Namics. Now that Meredith is in Kindergarten, there are always Birthday parties to attend. I created this card for her friend's party coming up.
I stamped the sentiment, "Cruising By With A Birthday Hi" twice, once in Pumpkin Pie and then again, slightly offset, in Marigold Morning ink for a more bold look, onto a panel cut with the You Move Me Die-Namics. I then laid the Die-Namics die down onto a piece of cardstock, traced it and then cut it out to create the mat. The patterned paper is Away We Go from My Minds Eye. When I am making a masculine card, patterned papers play a large role.
I added some fun accents with the Stacking Stars Die-Namics, and the banner up top was cut with the Mix & Match Banners Die-Namics, and I created the mat for it the same way as I mentioned above. The double circles were created with the Homespun Birdhouse Die-Namics and Perfect Pinwheel Die-Namics and on the banner, I added a star. On either side of the focal panel, I added buttons on top of my circles.
The border was created with the Open Zig Zag Border Die-Namics and I added twine, stitching and some Vintage Brads. Often I use buttons and twine on masculine cards in place of ribbon and lace that I would normally use on a more feminine card.
On the inside I stamped "Beep Beep Honk Honk" in the same inks as I used above. Some more stitching and patterned paper ties it into the front of the card.
Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card today:
Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head on over to Kim's Blog for a listing of all the designers who took up the challenge today!
Stamps: You Move Me from My Favorite Things
Paper: Hot Fudge (MFT), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Away We Go (My Minds Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie (SU!) and Marigold Morning (SU!)
Accessories: You Move Me Die-Namics, Open Zig Zag Border Die-Namics, Mix & Match Borders Die-Namics, Stacking Stars Die-Namics, Homespun Birdhouse Die-Namics, Pinwheel Die-Namics, Twine, Buttons, Janome Sew Mini, Vintage Brads and Foam Tape