Scallops are a fun design element to use. They are sweet and I love how that repetition plays out in a design.
Today I’m participating in a challenge with the MFT Stamps Design Team that focuses on scallops…in particular scallops that are found in the MFT Stamps Blueprints Die-namics line. If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you’ll KNOW how much I love dies and these Blueprints Die-namics sets as they make fabulous building blocks for creating your designs. Each set is beautiful and unique and you can use them on their own, or mix them together. It’s very rare that I don’t use at least one of these great dies in my creations.
There are so many Blueprints Die-namics sets that include scallops which will make this challenge so much fun to see what everyone has created. I’m focusing on Blueprints Die-namics 14 as it has a wonderful strip with large scallops and I absolutely adore how there are little holes along the top of the strip. You can leave them bare as a fun detail or step things up a notch by adding some fun stitching!
It’s so easy to do and I love how much interest and texture it adds to this design. I stitched up four scalloped strips in a flash for added emphasis but you could totally just stitch up one and it look fab as well.
There’s also a top panel of pretty floral stamping on this design. I first masked off the top area of the design to keep the bottom portion of the card front white. Then, with the absolutely gorgeous Beautiful Blooms stamp set, I inked up the flowers and foliage with different dye inks (you can find them listed below), and stamped a pretty wildflower garden.
Quick Tip: Adding scallops of a design adds motion. Your eye just naturally wants to follow along those curved repetitive edges.
Join the rest of the team on the MFT Stamps Blog for lots of inspiration with some fabulous scallop detailed Die-namics!