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 challenged the team to create with our Circle STAX. Just below you’ll find a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.
This months Creative Challenge was to use Circle STAX, and I decided to incorporate them into an unconventional Valentine’s Day card for hubby.
I started off by cutting two circles, each with cut outs in the center, using various sizes of Circle STAX so I would have a multidimensional look to my Magic 8 Ball. I also cut out a piece of acetate, which I colored blue using a Copic marker reinker, and a triangle made from the smallest piece in Jumbo Banner STAX Die-namics. My nickname for Martin is My Handsome, so it was perfectly fitting that I found these two words and combined them to personalize this card for him. I used LLD Document It – Off the Chart and LLD Document It – Days and Dates. I had to commit a little *stampacide* to make this card happen, but sometimes it’s worth it!
I used my B14 reinker to make my acetate panel a shade of blue that pretty closely resembles the liquid inside a Magic 8 Ball. I didn’t want it to be a completely even coat because when the Magic 8 Ball is shaken up, it is always filled with air bubbles (mine is anyway) and I wanted to make it look realistic.
To create depth in this project, I layered the two cut-outs together, adding pop-dots between the two so that the triangle greeting would have room to maneuver inside the card.
I committed a bit more *stampacide* by cutting two sentiments in At the Movies to create the sentiment True Love Is and then finished with High-Rise Alphabet to add the word Magic. Once I cut my letters, I added a glitter paint so they would look the part. I love how they turned out!
Here is a picture of the front of the card. I kept it very simple because I didn’t want to compete with the Magic 8 Ball since that was the focus. I used LJD Hearts and Stitches to add a little detail to the front so it wouldn’t appear so plain.
Here’s a close-up of the front of the card. I love how the inside moves and recreates the look of a real Magic 8 Ball!
You’ll find links to the products I’ve used just below:
I can’t wait to see what the MFT Team has conjured up in this challenge, but you can bet each post will be chock-full of amazingness!
Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.