Thursday, September 28, 2017

MFT: Happy Birthday From All Of Us

Hello, everyone! I'm here today with my last post as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. Today, I have a fun farm themed birthday tunnel card to share with you. It features the new and adorable Animal Farm stamp set, along with the A2 Rectangle Stax Set 1 and 2 Die-namics.

To begin, I stamped all the images with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on smooth white cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. I cut them out with their coordinating dies. Please Note: I stamped the apples to the trees and the sign before coloring. I also used a white Gelly Roll Pen to add accents here and there.

I love creating scenes with dimension, and MFT came out with the perfect dies this month for making this tunnel card. To create my panels, I die-cut 4 Bristol cardstocks using the largest die from A2 Rectangle Stax Set 1 Die-namics. Then, I used the 3 smaller rectangle die that I gathered together to die-cut three of those rectangles as shown in the picture above. I used the rectangles from A2 Rectangle Stax Set 1 and 2 Die-namics. Here are the sizes: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (set 1), 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 (set 2) , 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 (set 1), 2 3/16 x 3 7/16 (set 2)

Using the Grassy Hills Die-namics, I die-cut four Bristol cardstocks to the width of 5 3/8. The height of the grass went from taller in the back to shorter towards the front. I inked the card panels with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides, and inked the grass with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. I flicked some water to add texture to both. I then stamped the sentiment using black Versafine ink on the top panel.

To assemble the card, I adhered the inked solid panel to a top folding card base, and added the tallest grass on top. Then, I attached each layer to make a tunnel as shown in the above pictures with mounting tape. When I was finished assembling, it had three layers of mounting tape. Luckily, even with the thickness of the card, it still fit into an A2 size envelope comfortably .

To complete the scene and add more interest, I die-cut white cardstock using the Animal Farm Fence. I inked it with Antique Linen Distress Ink for some color. Then, I adhered it to the card front. Lastly, I arranged my scene and adhered all the images to the card.

This tunnel card design can be used with lots of MFT stamp sets to make fun scenes with dimensions. I know I'll be making more of these; I just love the way they look! I hope I have inspired you to give it a try!

That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed my post. Thank you to the MFT team for having me as a guest designer this month!

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