Hi everyone! It’s time for the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge, 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 clean and simple projects – without the use of any patterned paper.
Like many of my fellow DT, I recently took the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 on-line class so I received lots of ideas and inspiration.
All three of my cards today use You Move Me Stamp and Die-namics set.
I die-cut various speech bubbles using Say What? and Chat Bubbles Die-namics and Wild Cherry, Gumdrop Green, Tangy Orange and SU blue cardstocks. I stamped the sentiments using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. (I’d forgotten I had those until I took the class.)
The blue bubble as well as the scooter were raised on foam tape.
On the inside, I stamped my sentiment in Wild Cherry ink and the scooter and tiny clouds in Memento Nautical Blue.
In creating this card, I did something I *never* thought I’d do…until taking the card class. I cut slits in my sentiment stamps to achieve the curves. (It was scary.) ;)
I first positioned the red track on my new Fiskars stamp press (part of my shopping spree resulting from said class), then positioned the words beneath.
The “honk” tab was die-cut using the rounded Mix & Match Banner. I cut two, one from red, one from white. I cut away just a bit from the left and right sides of the white tab so the red would create a nice mat.
To add a bit of interest, I raised the die-cut cars on small pieces of foam tape.
I finished the inside simply, stamping another track of “road” along with a Sour Apple car.
Be sure to check out the MFT blog for more clean and simple inspiration!
Thanks for so much for visiting today! :)