Hello, hello! It's time for the June Creative Challenge from My Favorite Things!
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.
Are the men in your life tired of cards with lots of flowers and bling? Does the thought of making a masculine card send you into a panic? If you've answered yes to either of these questions, we've got a special treat for you.
This month, we've challenged the design team to create cards and projects for the men in their lives.
I made a couple of cards for this challenge and they look very different from each other. My first card is a very clean and simple, graphic style card using Abstract Art and LLD Document It - Rock On stamps.
I started by stamping the brush stroke images from Abstract Art in Electric Red, Orange Fizz, and Lemon Drop Ink on Smooth White Card Stock and then added a few of the splatter images in the same colors and added Black Licorice Ink. The guitar is from the LLD Accent It - Rock and Roll Die-namics set and I cut it out using Black Licorice and Smooth White Card Stock.
I stamped a couple images on the inside of the card, keeping it very simple.
I love this clean, graphic look and I have to remember to use it more! Here are the MFT products I used on this card:
My next card is fairly simple, although I did add more layers and stitching.
For this card I used Inspired by the Wild Wild West and stamped this fantastic image in Hot Fudge Ink on Kraft Card Stock and just let it be. No coloring. I cut it out with a Square STAX Die-namics and then added some zigzag stitching with brown thread. I added some Hemp Cord and a Kraft Button along the bottom of the image.
I placed the sentiment inside the card and added the same thread along the edges of the panel.
These are the very masculine products I used on this card:
Check out the MFT Blog for all the masculine card ideas.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
rock on card
stamps: abstract art (mft), lld document it - rock on (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), black licorice (mft)
ink: electric red (mft), orange fizz (mft), lemon drop (mft), black licorice (mft)
accessories: lld accent it - rock and roll die-namics (mft), foam tape
stamps: inspired by the wild wild west (mft)
paper: kraft (mft), electric red (mft), steel blue (mft), nightshift blue (mft)
ink: hot fudge (mft)
accessories: square stax sets 1 & 2 die-namics (mft), fishtail flags layers stax die-namics (mft), hemp cord, sewing machine, thread, foam tape