School is in session over at MFT and I wanted to join in! I’m a few days behind but still have time to play along. Day 1 is ‘visual triangle’, which is a great concept for making striking clean and simple designs. I decided to create a floral card.
I started by laying out the Plentiful Petal floral stamps from MFT onto a panel of white card in my MISTI. I wanted a coral colour, so I layered second generation stampings of Party Dress and Tiki Torch over each other in an attempt to create that.
I then used a sponge dauber to variegate the colour on each flower. For the largest flower I put Tutti Frutti onto the tips of the petals, and for the smaller flowers I put it in the centres. I kept going adding the three colours to the flowers with my sponge daubers until I was happy with them all.
The flowers I used are all two step stamps, with a separate inner part. Having completed the petal portions of the flowers I switched in the inner portions, and stamped those with Something Borrowed ink.
Next I did some die cutting with a hooray word die, also from MFT. I cut it from the centre of my stamped panel, making sure to keep the positive and negative portions, and then again three times from blue card. I used my Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen to add adhesive to the layers of my hooray and stacked them together, with the stamped version on top.
I adhered the stamped panel onto a card base made with the same blue I’d used for stacking my sentiment, making sure the word and negative portions stuck down with it.
I finished my design by embellishing the sentiment with a layer of Sea Breeze Nuvo Drops. I used a pin to neaten up any areas of the Nuvo that needed it, and that completed my card.
I had fun playing with this technique. I often do use visual triangles on my card, though I don’t think I’m very mindful about doing it. I should pay attention to it more! The technique for inking up the florals is a great way to add interest to solid stamps, and the Nuvo on the sentiment is such a fun way to make it pop. I hope you’ll come back
tomorrow Sunday to see what I make for day two!
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