December 17, 2012

MFT Creative Challenge | Background Building

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 do some background building using our MFT Stamps and Die-namics.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.

For my card today, I used Darling Dots.  I adore this set and it makes quick and easy backgrounds that are so sweet!

I started by building two separate backgrounds - the first is on the Wild Cherry Cardstock and I stamped the largest polkadot pattern in Wild Cherry Ink.  Then I stamped the  smallest polkadot pattern in Memento Desert Sand Ink on Kraft Card Stock, which is a really subtle background behind my Pure Innocence Warm Wishes image.  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored her with Copic Markers.  I used Sugar Sparkly Fluff for her hat and coat trim.  The snow was created with the Snow Drifts Die-namics in Sweet Tooth Card Stock.  The layout is the current MFT Guest Designer Challenge Sketch.

I repeated the same small dot pattern inside the card, but used Wild Cherry Ink on Sno Cone Card Stock and I LOVE how bold that red is on the blue.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for a complete list of designers playing along in this month's Creative Challenge.

You can find these fabulous products waiting for you in the MFT Boutique:

recipe - 
stamps: darling dots (mft), pi warm wishes (mft)
paper: sno cone (mft), wild cherry (mft), sweet tooth (mft), x-press it blending
ink: memento tuxedo black, wild cherry (mft)
accessories: copic markers, sugar sparkly fluff (our craft lounge), sewing machine, thread, foam tape
mft die-namics: rectangle stax 1&2, fishtail flags stax, mini tabs foursome, snow drifts


  1. Beautiful card the image and layout are so gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  2. Karen, Your card is just too cute. I just bought that snow die-namics and love it.

  3. This is beyond adorable! I love it!

  4. Gorgeous card. Love the red polka dots on blue!

  5. sooo, so cute. love me some dots. yours are adorable.

  6. Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the dots are a great addition. I think I may have to try this sketch :)

  7. Love seeing all the ways the backgrounds are made--gorgeous, Karen!

  8. Anonymous is clearing making the rounds this hop -- coming out of the background I guess! (I know, groan....) I love your card and the subtleties of the monochromatic red background with the same stamp on the kraft with white!

  9. This is just delightful with all the dots!

  10. OMGoodness Karen! Talk about DARLING! She's such a Cutie and I love the fuzzy trims on her outfit and all the Fun polkadots!! Just Too Darned Adorable! 8-)

    Hugs & Happy NEw Year! 8-)