Round and Round in Circles with the MFT Design Team

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. ūüôā 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.    

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  • Amy Rohl


    Creative genius, Kim! LOVE, love, love this idea and lol at ‘stampicide’!


  • JoAnn B.


    Wow, this is very creative. Love it.