Color Challenge #196 – MFT Stamps

I’m still working through my Christmas card designs for the year. I don’t really love mass producing, but I like using a similar set of products to create coordinating but different cards. I need them to be simple, easy to make and mail, but beautiful. I decided to play with the Pretty Poinsettias stamp set again to create two card designs. I used the current color challenge #196 as inspiration. But I think this will work in a wide variety of color palettes. Because the coloring is very simple, I think these designs might work well. What do you think? How do you plan your holiday card designs? I was hoping to be further along by this time; it’ll be Thanksgiving before we know it!

CARD 1: Season’s Greetings

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Stamp several images for both cards from the Pretty Poinsettias stamp set. Copic color and then die cut with the coordinating die-namics. I stamped the images in MFT Blue Yonder dye ink and MFT Lazy Day dye ink. I copic colored with no problem at all with these inks. I used the following colors: B18, B37, B21, B34, B00, E31, and E34. Add white pen detail on the flowers and leaves.
  2. On a mini slimline card base, adhere a piece of Kraft cardstock. Splatter with white acrylic ink.
  3. Towards the bottom of the panel, adhere a strip of blue cardstock and patterned paper from the Poppin’ Polka Dots paper pad with foam tape. Around the top, add silver twine.
  4. Stamp a sentiment in dark blue ink from the Pretty Poinsettia stamp set.
  5. Arrange several flowers, leaves, and extra. Adhere with foam tape and liquid glue.
  6. Embellish with soft gray pearls around the card front.

CARD 2: Making Spirits Bright

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Die cut three panels (two different blue car stocks) and patterned paper (Falling for Houndstooth paper pad) using the largest die in the Blueprint 27 Die-namics.
  2. Out of the patterned paper and light blue panels, die cut a window with the Elegant Stitched STAX Die-namics. Use a larger die for the top most layer.
  3. Stamp and white heat emboss a sentiment from the Holiday Cheers stamp set. I like stamping white heat embossed sentiments in white pigment ink.
  4. Splatter the card front with white acrylic ink. I should have covered my sentiment before doing this to help preserve it more.
  5. Arrange the remaining flowers and leaves from the Pretty Poinsettias stamp set and adhere with foam tape and liquid glue.
  6. Embellish with clear, sparkling sequins and a silver twine bow.

I appreciate you stopping by the blog! I hope your holiday card stash is going better than mine at the moment 🙂 But I hope I could inspire you a bit. A new card kit will be reveled early next week, and a new release is coming at the beginning of October, so stay tuned. Don’t forget to stop by the MFT YouTube channel for more inspiration.

Happy crafting,
Tiffany

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