Sunday, October 08, 2017

WCMD MFT Challenges

It was World Card Making Day this past weekend, so I decided to play along with some of the challenges.

Here are a few My Favorite Things challenges

#1 ROYGBIV (Rainbow)!
This challenge wasn't too out of the box for me. I am already quite a fan of featuring a rainbow colour palette on my cards

I went with a fairly basic layout. I stamped one of the flowers from the Large Desert Blooms set multiple times in various colours and then added a greeting from Rainbow of Happiness. To add a bit more interest to the card I used white brads as my flower centres.

Stamps: Large Desert Blooms, Rainbow of Happiness (both retired)
Accessories, etc.: White Brads

#2 Die-Namics Design
This challenge was a touch trickier for me. The challenge was to use only dies- no stamps! I pulled out my new Smile die. I blended some Picked Raspberry and Black Soot distress oxide inks. I love that you can blend any colour with the black ink-it creates such a cool look! I paired the smile greeting with a few flamingos. To add some more depth I added one of the stitched scallop basic edge dies and some black rhinestones

Here's a look at the dimension of the letters. I cut out two layers from white and one layer from the blended inked paper.

Ink: Picked Raspberry, Black Soot Distress Oxide
Paper: White, Raspberry Fizz, Black, Basic Gray

#3 By The Numbers- feature numbers or a numerical element on a card.

I just picked up last month's MFT order and the freebie dies were the Pop-Up Numbers. These aren't something I would typically choose for myself, but I decided I've got them, might as well use them! So I just started with a milestone number 40 and designed the project around that. The words and images all come from the Bitty Bears set. I masked off most of "birthday" to get the "TH", in case you were wondering.

It's a bit of a simple layout, but it was kind of just a test/learning the product kind of card. The numbers and bears were coloured with Copics.

Here's a close up of the numbers:

Stamps: Bitty Bears
Ink: Pure Poppy, Jet Black, Tuxedo Black
Accessories, etc.: Copics

#4 Make and Mail- make a card and SEND it!

These Adorable Elephants were in my recent order and I thought, how cute would it be to just feature one and the little butterfly with a simple greeting. I made this one 4-bar size and stamped on the envelope as well.

Ink: Tuxedo Black
Accessories, etc.: Copics