February 19, 2013

MFT Design Team - February Creative Challenge!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! 

It's time for the 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 clean and simple projects, without the use of any patterned paper (gasp!).  I had ALOT of fun  with this challenge, and I have three cards to share with you today!

I've recently taken the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 2 class, and I LOVED every minute of it.  I really learned alot and was SO excited to apply some of my new knowledge on the cards for this month's challenge!

First up, my favorite card of all three.  I started with a card base of Kraft Cardstock, and I stamped the sentiment, "We Just Click", from Laina Lamb Designs Document It - Captured Memories, in Black Licorice Ink.  I first embossed it with white embossing powder, but I lost alot of the detail so I just stamped it (does embossing powder go bad?  I think I need to get some new ones).

Using the FABULOUS Accent It Cute Cameras Die-Namics (which I LOVE), I cut a camera from Black Licorice Cardstock.  I coated the "lens" with Glossy Accents, and then cut a small piece of Sweet Tooth Cardstock for the photo coming out of the camera.

Here are the MFT goodies I've used on this card:

My next card is all about the love.  Again, I started with a Kraft base, and then added a Sweet Tooth panel.  I cut the circle with the Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics and then embossed another with the Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics for interest.  I popped up the Sweet Tooth panel with Jody Boosters.

Using Wild Cherry Felt (my favorite!), I cut a heart using the Rustic Hearts Die-Namics.  I added some rhinestones scattered around.  I stamped the sentiment, "I love you!", from Homespun Hearts, in Black Licorice Ink and molded my stamp to fit the curve of the circle.

Here are the MFT goodies I've used on this card:

My last card was based on a sketch from the Clean and Simple 2 Class.  Once again, I went with a Kraft and White look, and the card base is Kraft.  Using Kraft Ink Refill, I put a few drops onto a palette, added some water, and then, with a paintbrush, coated the bristles and then tapped them over the Sweet Tooth panel.  I cut the circle with the Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics.

On the Kraft panel, I stamped "Happy Birthday" from First Class Friend.  I cut a banner, using the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, out of Sour Apple Cardstock, and embossed in white, "Sorry for the late delivery".  LOVE that.  I popped it up with Jody Boosters.

Here are the MFT goodies I've used on this card:

I hope you've enjoyed my CAS cards as much as I enjoyed making them!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Please head on over to the MFT Blog for a listing of all the designers working with this challenge today!

We Just Click Recipe:
Stamps: Laina Lamb Designs Document It - Captured Memories
Paper: Kraft, Black Licorice, Steel Grey and Sweet Tooth (all MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice (MFT)
Accessories:  Accent It Cute Cameras Die-Namics, Glossy Accents and Jody Boosters

I Love You Recipe:
Stamps: Homespun Hearts from My Favorite Things
Paper: Kraft and Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories:  Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics, Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics, Rustic Hearts Die-Namics, Wild Cherry Felt, Rhinestones and Jody Boosters

Late Delivery Recipe:
Stamps: First Class Friend from My Favorite Things
Paper: Kraft, Sweet Tooth and Sour Apple (all MFT)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Versamark, Kraft Ink Refill (MFT)
Accessories:  Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics, First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, White Embossing Powder and Jody Boosters

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  1. These are awesome Jodi! Fantastic CAS cards!!

  2. Love your cards--but I don't know how to emboss with another circle stax die. Can you give a tutorial at some point??? I have these and several other stax..but don't know how to use them like this. SOS!

  3. LOVE these Jodi - especially the first one!!! Very striking! Yes please, can you show how you emobssed the circle ? after you cut it? Hmm, I'm perplexed :)

  4. Love that last one, Jodi. They are all great CAS cards, but that is my favorite -- think I like the interest of the sentiment in the cutout and the pop of color.

    As for embossing powder, funny you should ask -- I was just wondering the same thing as I pulled out some I swear I've had since the mid 90s and it just didn't seem to be working at all. I switched to a bottle I got maybe a year ago and it worked fine. So I am thinking it may go bad. I'm going to dump all my super old stuff and then buy new.

  5. Hi Jodi! These are FAB! I know you are out of your comfort zone here...and your cards are wonderful! I enjoyed seeing you do CAS today! :-)

  6. I'm dying over these Jodi. Absoulutely loving the CAS cards!!!

  7. Look at you going all CAS!! Aren't these fun [and easy] cards to make? You did a fabulous job!


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