It’s time to have a little double creative fun today! First of all it’s Wednesday which means I’m having fun playing along with another MFT Stamps sketch challenge. Yes! I’m addicted and I hate it when I have to miss one due to life’s happenings.
This week’s MFT Stamps sketch is #MFTWSC281. It’s another great symmetrical design that features a great circle area to play with. I’ve paired it up with some sweet die cuts and a fun idea that I just couldn’t wait to try out. I hope you’ll join in the challenge for some creative time! You can find all the details here on the MFT Challenge Blog.
So let’s take a look at the card. The main focal point features a Cover-Up or background die. I’m breaking it out of it’s rectangular box for a totally different look. I LOVE Cover-Ups/background dies but they DO have other options than just a full A5 card front. All you need is some way to create a frame + a background die. I love their beautiful lace-like look. Today I’m pairing up the Floral Fusion Cover-Up with the Stitched Circle Scalloped Frames Die-namics for this fun technique.
Break background dies and Cover-Ups out of their box and try out this fun and easy Framed Background Dies technique!
- Die-cut the Floral Fusion Cover-up Die-namics.
- Die-cut the desired size of Stitched Circle Scallop Frame Die-namics.
- Adhere frame over background die.
- Carefully trim away excess background die.
- Adhere to card front.
To create the background and make the main technique pop, I’ve stenciled (Snowfall Stencil) and sponged the background panel with dye inks. The background is very subtle. Just enough ink to add some interest but not take away from the beauty of the main circle element. The sweet sentiment is from the Delicate Pretty Poppies Stamp Set. I adore the sentiments and font mix on this set and while it has absolutely gorgeous florals, I often pull it out for other designs as well.
You can find all the supplies used listed and linked below for your convenience. I hope you find some time to get sketchy! There’s always a chance to win something fab! Don’t forget, details and inspiration are here on the MFT Challenge Blog.