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