Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MFT Camp Create - Delightful Die Cutting

I was very grateful to MFT because their Camp Create helped me to come up with an idea for a sympathy card that I needed to make.  It was an especially difficult one because it was for the loss of a child and I had no clue what to make.  After watching Stephanie's video on partial die cutting, I had an idea and if it worked,  I knew what I was going to do.

I used MFT's Sweet Forest Friends dies for the partial die cutting and then stamped the tree and the animals.  I used a black Sharpie to color them in so they would look like silhouettes against the sky.  I wasn't sure about the white edge but it looked like a moon glow around the objects so it worked really well.  Here is my card...

This is such a happy little stamp set, but in silhouette the animals worked very well to convey the tone that I was looking for.  

To make the sky, I used a piece of watercolor paper and reinkers.  The stars are made with white acrylic paint.  I used a small stylus and a toothpick to dot them on and then I painted the glow lines with a tiny round paintbrush.

I used a Hero Arts stamp and die set for the sentiment on the front of my card.  I die cut "prayers" out of black adhesive backed fun foam making sure that the adhesive would be on the front side of the word.  I removed the protective paper and then pressed some silver Deco Foil onto the adhesive.  When I lifted the foil sheet off, the foil had transferred and the word had a beautiful luster. The fun foam added a textural quality to the foil.  Here's a close-up so you can see for yourself. 

If you haven't watched any of the Camp Create videos, I think you would like them.  You can find them on the MFT Blog.  Just scroll down a bit and you will find them :)
Thanks for visiting!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  110# White Cougar Opaque, Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Stamps: MFT Sweet Forest Friends, Hero Arts Prayers
Dies:  MFT Sweet Forest Friends
Copic: YR17
Vivid Reinkers: Ultramarine, Inky Blue, Purple, Orchid
Miscellaneous: Americana white acrylic paint, black Sharpie, clear Wink of Stella

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