This is a really fun set to work with. With a bit of imagination this set could be used for a ton of different projects. My first card could be used for a graduation, a new job, or for any one that could use a bit of a pat on the back.
I started with the patterned papers, and chose some coordinating card stock and cut everything down to size. I stamped my sentiments for the inside and outside with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold, then also stamped the decorative strip under the sentiments in the same way. All of the pieces of patterned paper and card stock were inked in creamy brown, and then the sentiment panels were distressed with a distressing tool.
I matted each patterned piece with green card stock, and added some washi tape. Ribbon was added to the smaller patterned piece, then it was foam taped to the larger patterned piece. The panel was adhered to a kraft card base. Before adding the sentiment a bow was added to the ribbon, and a die cut scalloped piece was adhered. The sentiment was added with foam tape and some pins were added to the bow.
For the centre of the card I matted the sentiment panel with some patterns and one more piece of green. This panel was adhered to the card and another scalloped piece was added.
I really like this card and this set. I love that MFP sets always have so many sentiments to choose from, so you aren't tied to using the image if you don't want too.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Papertake Weekly - Sketch
- Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes
- The Pink Elephant - Vintage or Shabby Chic
- Simon Says Stamp and Show - Just add Pearl
- My Mum's Craft Shop - Bright and Bold.
- Fussy and Fancy Friday - Pearls and Flowers
Once this 'non image' example was finished I really wanted to use the window stamp so I decided to use it on my second card.
Again I started with the patterns. These patterns are on a smaller scale so I wanted to keep things more simple so I used a white card base. I inked the patterns with creamy brown and added ribbon, then adhered the panel to the card base.
For the main image I stamped the window on white, then stamped it again on some plain copier paper. I used my craft knife to trim out the window panels on the thinner paper and used this as a mask. I tacked the mask to the main image so that it wouldn't shift, and stamped the tree image from another loved MFP set "All is Calm" over the mask twice without re-inking the stamp in between. I sprayed two shades of shimmery mist to mimic snow, lifted my mask, then dried the piece with my heat gun. Once the image was dry I coloured the window with an alcohol marker and trimmed it out. Foam tape was used to adhere the window to the card.
For the centre of the card I layered some inked white over another pattern, stamped my sentiment in black and added some patterned scraps.
I would like to enter my second card into the following challenges:
- Creative Stamp Friends - Clean and Simple
- One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
- Really Reasonable Ribbon - Winter + Ribbon
- Twisted Tuesday - Free for All
- Hiding in My Craft Room - You Pick the colours (olive green, cranberry red, and a touch of beige)
This set is a perfect one to be combined with other sets. I have really loved working with it, I'm only sorry I didn't get the chance during the blog hop week!
I used the following products on my cards:
Cardstock: October Afternoon Woodland Park, Neena Desert Storm, Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Versamark Watermark Ink, Stampin' Up Embossing Powder Gold.
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers Enjoy The View
Embellishments: Green grosgrain from stash, Marks Finest Papers Champagne hat pins, My Minds Eye Indie Chic Washi Tape, Stampin' Up! Basic Jewels Pearls.
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, foam squares, glue dots.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Score Board, Ranger Blending Tool, Cuttlebug, Cottage Cutz Eyelet Edger, Tonic Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, heat tool.
Cardstock: Gina K Designs Pure White, Neena Solar White, Lily Bee Designs Jingle 6x6 Tiny Tablet.
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers Enjoy The View, All is Calm
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink, Creamy Brown, Olive Pastel, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Mists: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Glacier, Shimmerz Paints Baby's Breath.
Marker: Bic Mark Its Tiki Hut Tan.
Embellishments: May Arts seam binding, jute twine.
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, foam squares, glue dots.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Ranger Blending tool, heat tool.