MFT Superstar – Clean & Simple

Here is my second card for the annual Superstar Challenge at My Favorite Things. This time I’ve taken a massive leap out of my comfort zone and made a simple card without a coloured image. I spent some time carefully stamping up snowflakes in various sizes and colours and then I used only a small portion of what I’d stamped up for this card. I’ll probably use another part of the panel (and show you the other colour I stamped up at the same time) at a later date. But for now, let’s take a look at my entry in the Clean and Simple Genius category.

I have used one of the Stitched Rectangle dies for the panel and then the inner frame is cut out using the Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles. Merry is made using the Impact Alphabet dies and Christmas is from a die set called Merry Christmas. I decided to go for white on white with the bigger letters and then I used RV99 (Copic) to colour Christmas in a matching colour to the snowflakes.

I’ve used foam tape and vellum to raise the letters off the homemade background. I made the background using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set and stamped the snowflakes at random with 4 different shades of dusty pink and then embossed some white snowflakes on top. It’s a bit of an unusual colour for Christmas cards and snowflakes, but I think it works well, actually.

You deserve this

The great thing about stamps is that you can use them in lots of different ways. The previous time I used this stamp, which is a flower stamp by InkOn3, on a card I stamped it once, in no-lines and then I cut it out for the card I made (you can see that card here). This time I’ve stamped it twice, at different angles, with black ink. I’ve coloured it up using Copic Marker and placed it on green cardstock. I used text stamps from Mathia Design (Hobbykunst) where I stamped the bigger text directly onto the coloured panel and the other text was stamped on black card stock and embossed in white. Three rhinestones and the card was done.