Thursday, July 19, 2018

Safari Friends Birthday Card--MFT Stamps

Good morning, everyone, Amy Copeland here with a clean-and-simple birthday card featuring mostly products from MFT Stamps.  I started out by stamping the animals from Safari Friends onto smooth white cardstock with Copic-Friendly Black Ink.  I colored them in using my Copic Markers and then used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out with my die-cutting machine.  For a simple embellishment, I used my Glaze pen on all of the eyes to make them pop a bit.  It's really subtle, but you can see it in real life.

I moved on to the background, which was so simple.  I cut an A2-sized (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") panel out of Moonstone cardstock from Lawn Fawn, then an A2-sized panel out of Noble Fir.  I used one of the Grassy Fields dies to cut my green piece down to size.  I used my MISTI to line up the sentiment in the top right corner, then stamped it twice with the same Memento ink to get a solid, crisp impression.

I can't find the exact frame die that I used for the inner frame, but This One by Hello Bluebird would be a good option, as it's a little wider than the stitched frame die that I used for the outer frame.  I colored the inner border with a very pale aqua Copic Marker (I believe it was BG10).  I used a narrower Stitched Frame die to cut a piece of Patterned Paper for the outer frame.

The final step was using Liquid Glue to adhere everything onto my A2-sized card base.  I used to be a die-hard tape runner girl, but I love that liquid glue gives you a little bit of wiggle room to make sure everything's exactly where you want it to be before pressing firmly down onto the elements to make sure they are adhered.

That wraps up my card for today--very simple, but striking!  :)  Hope you join me again next week and I hope this card inspired you to make your own.

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