February 25, 2014

February MFT Creative Challenge: Stencils!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It's time for a new MFT Creative Challenge, and this month it's all about using our stencils!  I recently took an online class about stencils, so I was super inspired.  I have two cards to share with you today!

My first card features the fantastic new Wildcat Stencil, and my oldest daughter has already decided that this is her birthday card!

I started with panels of Smooth White Cardstock and Black Licorice Cardstock, and cut them both using the Blueprints 1 Die-Namics.  Starting with the Black Licorice panel, I used the Heart STAX Die-Namics to cut the heart shape window. 
I then took the Smooth White panel and, using the Wildcat Stencil, sponged some bright colors, using Grape Jelly, Razzle Berry, Blu Raspberry and Lemon Drop.  When done, I popped the Black Licorice panel up on top of the stenciled panel using lots of Jody Boosters.
Again using Smooth White Cardstock, I cut the banner using the Dimensional Banners Die-Namics.  I stamped "#HAPPYBIRTHDAY" from Friend Request in Black Licorice Ink.  I finished off the front with a trio of enamel dots.

On the inside, I cut another panel of Smooth White Cardstock with the Blueprints 1 Die-Namics, and then masked off a line and sponged more colors using Wildcat Stencil.  I then stamped another sentiment, "#BESTDAYEVER", again from Friend Request, in Black Licorice Ink.

Here are the MFT products I've used on my card:
My second card has a few of the same colors as my first card, but has a completely different look.  For this card, I used the Fleur De Lis Stencil and some Clear Gel Medium to create the background.
I started with a Black Licorice panel and I taped the Fleur De Lis Stencil down and then, using a palette knife, added Clear Gel Medium.  It was pretty fast drying, so I put the panel to the side while I created my flowers.  I cut the flowers from Lemon Drop and Razzle Berry Cardstock using the Plentiful Petals Die-Namics and Layered Rose Die-Namics.  The leaves were cut with the Layered Leaves Die-Namics using Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green Cardstock.  I also tucked in a Grapesicle Button.  The sentiment, "Hello" is from On The Line, and I stamped it with Black Licorice Ink onto a panel of Smooth White Cardstock cut with the Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-Namics.

Here is a better view of the background.  When the Gel Medium dries, it has a shiny, raised look, which I just LOVE.  I cut the panel out with the Blueprints 1 Die-Namics and layered it with Smooth White Cardstock cut with the Blueprints 2 Die-Namics.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the gorgeous new Simply Fabulous Sayings set using Razzle Berry and Black Licorice Inks.

Here are the MFT products I've used on my card:

Please head on over to the MFT Blog and check out what the rest of the team has done with this Creative Challenge!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!
Stamps: Friend Request (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Grape Jelly, Razzle Berry, Blu Raspberry and Lemon Drop (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice and Smooth White (MFT)
Accessories: Blueprints 1 Die-Namics, Blueprints 2 Die-Namics, Heart STAX Die-Namics, Dimensional Banners Die-Namics, Wildcat Stencil (MFT), Jody Boosters and Enamel Dots
Hello Recipe:
Stamps: On The Line and Simply Fabulous Sayings (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice and Razzle Berry (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice, Razzle Berry, Lemon Drop and Smooth White (MFT)
Accessories: Blueprints 1 Die-Namics, Blueprints 2 Die-Namics, Plentiful Petals Die-Namics, Layered Rose Die-Namics, Layered Leaves Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-Namics, Fleur De Lis Stencil, Grapesicle Button (MFT), Clear Gel Medium, Enamel Dots and Jody Boosters
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  1. oh, my, Jodi!!!! these are gorgoeus!!!!! the colors on the first one are stunning and I LOVE the gel medium you used to create the black background. soooo cool!

  2. Love the cheetah print in the heart! The clear gel looks fabulous on the black...so elegant!

  3. Beautiful cards Jodi! Love the colorful animal print and the embossed Fleur de Lis! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. These are fabulous! I'm totally loving the look of the multicolored cheetah print!


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