Monday, January 12, 2009

So MFT challenge cards

I decided to venture out into some of the other member company forums over on SCS. Man, you can get sucked in for days reading, and looking, and chatting. I was so excited to play along with the Guest Designer challenge in the My Favorite Things forum. One of my favorite birthday sets is from MFT and it has gone unloved for some time now-You Take the Cake. I pulled out the little headless woman and created (I actually only used the present and a sentiment from that set on todays card)! Oh, and I couldn't help myself, I had to get my hands on those cute little owls, just released-Owls for all Seasons. So back to the challenge, it was to create a single layer card. EEEEkkkk! I don't always do those so well, but I would love to have the honor of being chosen as a GD for MFT, so I had to give it a go. My first obstacle to overcome was to actually learn how to emboss with my nestabilities WITHOUT cutting first. I love how cards look with the clean embossed frame or scallop and I just haven't been able to achieve that look. Yes, I am a little embarrassed to admit that. I spent some time on Friday and got my sandwich correct and finally got it to work! Look how sweet these cards turned out. I did two for the challenge, now I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


This is a close up of some of the details. I colored with copics and added crystal effects to some of the gifts. I figured out that it is all about the embellishments when you can't add layers to a card! I even did a fancy flower, rhinestone, ribbon/bow! Next up is the cute little owls. I just adore these! There are actually three little cuties, but I only inked up two of them (all three wouldn't fit in my embossed scallop circle!).

And here is a close up of the ribbon embellishment-a Heidi Swapp ghost heart along with the little pink pirouette flower button from SU! Oh, and the ribbon is by PTI, it is the Plum Pudding satin ribbon-OH, SO YUMMY!!!

Happy Monday! Hugs, Lisa

8 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable!!! I can't get my embossing quite right yet, either!

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  2. These are both gorgeous!!!! Love them.

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  3. These are both adorable! I love that clean look! I haven't tried that embossing technique yet myself but you did an awesome job! I love the owls and the colors you used! The heart and button are just the perfect touch too!

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  4. These are just adorable Lisa!!

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  5. Ack, these are SO cute! Great job figuring out the embossing, it's fantastic! Great colors, and those owls are just adorable!

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  6. These are both so cute Lisa! I can only do a few MFT sets - I can't do headless people!

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  7. Oooh, too too cute Lisa!!! Love these both!! And, that is why I stay off SCS - I am bad enough with blogging, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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