April Showers Bring May Flowers (and this month’s Creative Challenge)

Hi everyone!  It’s time for 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 are designing with MFT’s flower Die-namics.  I created two cards using Layered Rose.

On my first, I used the stitched strip element from Blueprints 1 along with Sweet Tooth, Grape Jelly, Blu Raspberry, Lemon Drop and Wild Cherry card stock.

The sentiment, from Pretty Poppies, was stamped in Black Licorice ink.  In the center of each flower, I placed an Enamel Dot from My Mind’s Eye.

On the inside, I stamped part of a sentiment from Gift Card Greetings II and added a Gumdrop Green Layered Rose and stitched strip.

On my second card, I used the negative space from the die-cut Layered Rose to create my design with the Wild Cherry card stock showing through.  I popped up the Sweet Tooth panel on foam tape and placed a Black Licorice button (stitched with Hemp Cord) in each flower center.  The sentiment, from Pretty Poppies, was stamped in Black Licorice ink.

Here’s  a peek at the dimension.  To keep the panel balanced, I placed foam tape around the four edges as well as around each of the four flowers.

I die-cut one more flower from the Sweet Tooth panel on the inside and punched a Black Licorice 1/4″ circle for the flower center.  The sentiment “thinking of you” is also from Pretty Poppies.  (I really love the sentiments/fonts in this set.)

Be sure to check out the MFT blog for more “May Flowers” inspiration!

Thanks for visiting today!  :)

Thank You card Stamps: Pretty Poppies and Gift Card Greetings II (Lisa Johnson Designs)  Ink:  MFT Black Licorice   Paper: MFT Sweet Tooth, Grape Jelly, Blu Raspberry, Lemon Drop, Wild Cherry and Gumdrop Green   Accessories:  MFT Layered Rose and Blueprints 1 Die-namics, My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Hello card Stamps: Pretty Poppies (Lisa Johnson Designs)  Ink:  MFT Black Licorice   Paper: MFT Wild Cherry, Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice (scrap)   Accessories:  MFT Layered Rose Die-namics, black gingham ribbon, Black Licorice buttons, hemp cord, X-Press It Foam Tape, 1/4″ circle punch.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

8 Responses to April Showers Bring May Flowers (and this month’s Creative Challenge)

  1. BEAUTIFUL and FUN cards!! LOVE the Negative die cuts!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  2. Absolutely stunning cards! I really love how you used the negative space from the flowers on a card front and made it look so beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    Jo’s Scrap Shack

  3. These are both fantastic Michele!! I love the colours on the first one!

  4. Ohhhhhhh both are fantastic! Love the colourful flowers!!! Your negative card is awesome! Love the addition of the buttons!

  5. such pretty cards. LOVE the bright colors on that first one, soooo cool!! The second one is great too. Love the cut-out floral look.

  6. Michele, these are AWESOME!!! Absolutely LOVE the colors and design on the first card, and the negative is BRILLIANT on your second card!!

  7. Love the negative flowers and the rainbow of colours!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous and so very creative. Love all the color.

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