February 18, 2013

MFT Creative Challenge | Clean & Simple

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 pattern paper. 

I made a few clean & simple cards for you today - my first card uses a sentiment from Big Greetings

I let the sentiment do the talking here by stamping it repeatedly in different ink colors.  I started by stamping it at the top of the Sweet Tooth Card Stock square in Wild Cherry Ink and then without washing off the stamp, I inked it right up with some Lemon Drop Ink and stamped it underneath the Wild Cherry - it made a yummy orange!  Then I cleaned of the stamp and stamped it in straight up Lemon Drop Ink.  Next came Sour Apple Ink and I used the same process - I didn't wash off the stamp and then inked up some Sno Cone Ink and created the green-blue color.  Sno Cone ink is next and then Grape Jelly Ink at the bottom.

Don't those colors look so scrumptious?!  The card base is 4-1/4" square in Orange Fizz Card Stock and I used a corner rounder on the bottom corners of the base and the sentiment panel.  So fun!

My next card uses a sentiment from On the Line and I inked it up in Black Licorice Ink and stamped it on a thin strip of Sno Cone Card Stock.  I cut another thin strip of paper from a scrap of Orange Fizz Card Stock and placed it underneath the Sno Cone strip.  The background is embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder from Quickutz.

I added a Stacking Stars Die-namics in Sweet Tooth Card Stock over the top of the strips and popped it up with some thin strips of foam tape.

I love how the colors from the paper strips show through the center of the star - it breaks up the white - love it!

My next card is a super easy card to mass produce and it also uses a sentiment from On the Line.

I started by stamping the polka dot background from Darling Dots in Sno Cone Ink on a sheet of 5-1/4" x 4" Sweet Tooth Card Stock, and then layered the sentiment right over the top of the dots in Black Licorice Ink.  I popped up the sheet with foam tape right over the card base.  This is one of my all time favorite clean looks - the monotone layer.  Yum!

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a clean and simple project to share with you today.

You can find all of these fabulous clean & simple products in the MFT Boutique:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

congratulations card - 
stamps: big greetings (mft)
paper: orange fizz (mft), sweet tooth (mft)
ink: wild cherry (mft), lemon  drop (mft), sour apple (mft), sno cone (mft), grape jelly (mft)
accessories: corner rounder punch, foam tape

special day card -
stamps: on the line (mft)
paper: sweet tooth (mft), orange fizz (mft), sno cone (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft)
accessories: stacking stars die-namics (mft), polka dot embossing folder (quickutz)   

thank you card -
stamps: on the line (mft), darling dots (mft)
paper: sweet tooth (mft)
ink: sno cone (mft), black licorice (mft)
accessories: foam tape