January 10, 2012

January MFT Creative Challenge!


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!

Recipe:
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

Jodi

21 comments:

  1. Oh Jodi, I LOVE this masculine birthday card!! So fun and terrific colours too. Great card!! I'm inspired ;) {hugs}

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  2. Jodi,

    Very cool card!!! :) And it's perfectly masculine!!!!!!!!!! I don't think I'd ever have to buy another collection if I could just buy everything MFT offers! ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  3. Ohh I love that offset sentiment. What a great effect!! It really makes the words pop!!!

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  4. I love how you put all these dies together. This is so great! You make it look easy.

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  5. LOVE how you stamped the sentiment twice! It's such a cool effect!

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  6. I really need those star Die-namics:) This is so fun! LOVE the dp and your stitching!

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  7. perfect card for a boy...love the paper too!

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  8. What a great masculine card Jodi! love the colors and the double stamping on the sentiment! and your stitching is incredible on this!

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  9. The faux drop shadow is really cool!

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  10. Perfect boy card, Jodi! Love the papers and all the fun stars!

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  11. Debbie AKA swldebbieJanuary 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Really nice, Jodi. Those are really nice colors for a guy (young OR old!)

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  12. What a fun card. Love it. Reminds me of the 50's and 60's and sock hops and drive ins.

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  13. Great card! Love how you used the banner die in the corner.

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  14. OH.MY.GOSH!!!! The most PERFECT Man Card EVAH!!!!! Love everything about this Jodi!!!!!!

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  15. Another great card, love the random zigzag stitching.

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  16. The travel paper is wonderful. Nice job.

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  17. Awesome guy card, Jodi! Love all the fabulous layers and die cuts! Super fabulous! Hope you are doing great!

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  18. You are so good...I struggle with "guy" cards!!! A kindergartener...wow, time goes fast!! Love the papers and double stamped sentiment!!

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  19. Ooooh, how cute is this, Jodi!!!! The papers are sooo pretty and I love all the stars!!!! I soooo need all those dies...LOL!!!!

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  20. Oh my goodness Jodi this is FABULOUSLY adorable! Super handsome and bright! Love LOVE!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

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  21. This is freaking AWESOME!! Seriously, I LOVE everything about this...you rock!

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