Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Creative Challenge-Circle Stax Die-namics

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 were challenged to create with our Circle STAX.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 

For my cards today, I used the new Homespun Hearts set from the Lisa Johnson Designs line. On the first card, I paired it with the Echo Park Truly Yours paper pad. I used the Circle Stax Die-namics to cut out my main image, which was created using the Homespun Hearts set, and the new Rustic Hearts Die-namics. I used  Black Licorice ink for my stems, and layered my main image with the Circle Stax Die-namics, and some Black Licorice cardstock. I LOVE the way you can use the Circle Stax Die-namics for layering, and even more for background buliding. Using circles as the background creates visual interest..and I LOVE the effect it creates when using patterened paper. For my card, I used Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth, Cotton Candy, and Wild Cherry cardstock. It was paired with buttons from the Black Licorice, Cotton Candy, and Wild Cherry button sampler from MFT, and I used some black hemp. My ribbon is Black Licorice, and I used Michael's brads as well.

My second card uses the MME Love Me line, which I paired with some Fossil, Sweet Tooth, and Bubblegum cardstock. I used the Circle Stax Die-namics to cut out my circles of all different shapes. I layered them in a line, and popped a couple up to add visual interest. My sentiment was stamped on some more of the Love Me paper with Kraft ink, and then cut out with the Framed Greetings die-namics. I added some Cotton Candy ribbon, and used Hemp Cord to attach a Rustic Heart Die-namics to it. 

Here are the Die-namics I used:

Well that is it for me for now! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!! Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things blog to see a full list of designers participating in today's challenge!


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