September 17, 2012

MFT September Creative Challenge!

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 a card or project with no patterned paper.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 

This was such a fun challenge, although I was skeered at the thought of not using any patterned paper!   I made one card (the one on the left) and decided to make a second because the mojo was flowing!

Here are the two cards together:

I used MFT's Heavyweight Cardstock in Kraft, Berrylicious and Sweet Tooth.  If you haven't tried MFT's cardstock, YOU MUST!  It's incredible and thanks to customer request is now offered in a Heavyweight Cardstock Sampler Pack.  The inks I used are SU's Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  


For my first card I used Own Your Story and the following Die-namics:  Botanical Beauty, Crown Border, Notebook Edge and Traditional Tags STAX.  I embossed the flower and the Sweet Tooth layer with an embossing folder (forgot the name).  The card was finished with a twine tied metal button and a metal clip.

Here is the finished inside:


I made a second card using the same colors as the first because I {heart} these colors together.  This time I paired Distressed Diamonds with Own Your Story.  I forgot how fun it was to make my own patterned paper!  The Die-namics I used on this card are:  Circle STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, Four point Frame and Flower and Leaf Trio. I also added lots of distressing for the vintage look. 

The finished inside:

Card One:  
Stamps:  Own Your Story (MFT)
Paper:  Kraft, Berrylicious and Sweet Tooth (all MFT)
Ink:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (SU)
Accessories:  Botanical Beauty, Crown Border, Notebook Edge and Traditional Tags STAX (All MFT Die-namics), Button (SU), Metal Clip (SU), Twine, Corner Chomper, Embossing folder, Distressing Tool, Foam Tape

Card Two:
Paper:  Kraft, Berrylicious and Sweet Tooth (all MFT)
Ink:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (SU)
Accessories:  Four Point Frame, Fishtail Flags STAX, Circle STAX, Flower and Leaf Trio (all MFT Die-namics), Lace Trim (SU), Adhesive gems, Twine, Distressing Tool, Foam Tape


Inge said...

Kraft and blue I love you:-))! Stunning combination of stamps and!

Joan Bardee said...


Dawn Easton said...

Jackie, your set of cards are BEAUTIFUL! Love that colour combo!!! So soothing! Love the texture too!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful cards, Jackie. LOVe the colors scheme and the wonderful distressing. lovely!

wendy said...

gorgeous cards Jackie!..such awesome creativity from the team ..and all using NO patterned paper..

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning cards Jackie! Love all the distressing and texture! So beautifully shabby looking!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

You had me at aqua and Kraft....then you threw in some fabby crimped paper and I.m in love! Gorgeous cards, Jackie!

Kim said...

There was no reason at all to be scared Jacks, these are amazing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are absolutely FANTASTIC Jacks! LOVE the color combos, the distressing and the stamps you used on these!!! STUNNING!

Megan said...

These are totally fabulous! I love how full they look! These are gorgeous colors, too.

Michele Boyer said...

These are amazing, Jackie! They TOTALLY look like you used patterned papers. I love the notebook paper with the flourish! And the distressing and lace on your second card is just gorgeous!

Jennifer Shults said...

These are amazing Jackie! I love the layouts, the textures, the colors... everything about these cards. Just WOW!

Katie Skiff said...

These are beautiful. I love the color combo!!