Welcome to this month’s Creative Challenge with My Favorite Things. 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 holiday home decor. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today!
I first stamped the dotted background onto (pinkish) lightly patterned paper using Wild Cherry ink.
I die-cut the letters first from Whip Cream cardstock, then dotted paper. The letters were layered and then adhered to the dotted paper using X-Press It foam tape.
On the left, I added a long stocking stamped in Jelly Bean Green ink. Using hemp cord, I stitched on a Wild Cherry button, adhered the stocking using foam tape and wrapped the hemp cord ends to the back, securing with tape. I then tied a tiny bow around the base of the hemp cord, close to the stocking.
The shorter red stocking was stamped in Wild Cherry ink. I stitched a small Jelly Bean Green button and wrapped the hemp ends to the back as with the green striped stocking. This one, however, is not raised on foam tape but secured directly to the stamped/dotted paper.
On the right, I stamped and adhered the stocking as on the left side. One is flat, one is raised.
Finally, to add just a bit of additional depth to the frame, I adhered strips of foam tape all the way around the inside edges of the frame before inserting my assembled panel.
While my supplies were out, I decided to create a card to match. (I took this photo not long after those of the frame. I guess the lighting changed in the room as now my card looks bright pink. Let me assure you it is not.) :)
I stamped and stitched buttons as on my frame but raised all three of these stockings on foam tape.
To create the long banner sentiment, I stamped in Wild Cherry ink then trimmed the sentiment to size. This strip was then mounted over two flag cut ends created using one Sentiment Strip, cut in half.
On the inside, I stamped a line of “Ho Ho Ho’s” across the top (from “Stitched Stockings” stamp set) using Wild Cherry ink.
Be sure to check out the MFT blog for more holiday home decor inspiration!
Thanks for so much for visiting today! :)
Frame (11 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ opening), Card 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ Stamps: My Favorite Things “Stitched Stockings” and “Darling Dots” (Lisa Johnson Designs) Ink: MFT Wild Cherry and Jelly Bean Green Paper: MFT Whip Cream and Paver Red, Echo Park “Very Merry Christmas” (6×6) and Lily Bee Design “Jingle” (6×6) Accessories: MFT Stocking Trio, High Rise Alphabet Upper and Lowercase and Sentiment Strips Die-namics, MFT Jelly Bean Green and Wild Cherry buttons, Hemp Cord, X-Press It foam tape, frame.