September 18, 2012

MFT Creative Challenge - No Patterned Paper!

Hi everyone!!  Happy Tuesday!

It's time for another MFT Design Team Creative Challenge!  The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product or technique.  This month we were challenged to create a card or project with no patterned paper!  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today!!

Now, I'll be the first to admit that I was a bit scared when I saw this month's challenge!  If you come by my blog often you'll probably notice that I have a slight (hehe) obsession with patterned paper.  However, this card was SUPER fun and pretty easy to create!

I am in LOVE with the new sets from Lisa Johnson Designs for MFT, and on this card I've used both Primitive Pumpkins and Distressed Diamonds.  Using the Distressed Diamonds, I created the pattern on my horizontal panel of Orange Fizz Cardstock, pretty much creating my own patterned paper!

The layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC167.  For the Kraft panels, I added texture by embossing them with the Seeing Spots Embossing Folder.  I sponged all of the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and added some crazy stitching all the way around.

For the focal panel I cut two circles, one from Kraft and the other from Whip Cream, using the Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics and Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics.  I then cut out the pumpkins from Whip Cream cardstock using the Primitive Pumpkins Die-Namics and then stamped the pumpkins.  I added a border using the Solid Bracket Border Die-Namics and the flag from the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics.  

I cut a tag using the Notched Tag Die-Namics that I stamped with Primitive Pumpkins, and the ghost was cut using the Halloween Charms Die-Namics.  I tied them to the card using some DELISH new Hemp Cord (LOVE this stuff!).

On the inside I stamped a sentiment and some stars from Primitive Pumpkins and added more stitching.

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Primitive Pumpkins and Distressed Diamonds from My Favorite Things
Paper:  KRaft (MFT), Orange Fizz (MFT), Black Licorice (MFT) and Whip Cream (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Honey (Fresh Ink), Black Tea (Fresh Ink), Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories:  Hemp Cord, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Solid Bracket Border Die-Namics, Halloween Charms Die-Namics, Notched Tag Die-Namics, Primitive Pumpkins Die-Namics, Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics, Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics and Jody Boosters

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  1. What a fantastic Halloween card Jodi! Lovin' all the texture and pumpkins!

  2. Great Halloween card! Love the embossed kraft.

  3. Awesome vintage Halloween card Jodi, wow!

  4. Fabulous and fun, Jodi!!! Great texture and love the vintage feel!

  5. LOVE this! great colors and patterns and I ♥ that hemp twine, too!

  6. awesome card Jodi, what a fun challenge..great job with NO patterned paper!

  7. Debbie (AKA swldebbie)September 18, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Cute! I love the weathered look all the sponging gives this card --reminds me of fall.

  8. LOVE this, Jodi! I just love all the layers! And that little ghosty tag is so cute!

  9. This is perfectly SPOOKY! I love that little ghost, too!

  10. Say it isn't so?! No patterned paper? Run for the hills!!!!!!!! LOL! Girl you still rocked it. :) Couldn't tell this was a stretch for you. Love every inch of this baby. Just don't ask me to try it. LOL!!!!

  11. Ohhh...this is gorgeous, Jodi! Love the Distressed Diamonds stamped on the orange card and all the great the notched tag and cute ghost charm too!!! Love it all!!!

  12. This is great, I love the colors!!

  13. Beautiful Halloween card! Love the embossed background, pumpkins and sweet little ghost!

  14. This is so cute! I love the ghost! I think I need those halloween charms!!


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