Some women collect shoes and handbags, others prefer jewelry as a gift. Me? It's always some sort of craft (or art) supply and lately it's a lot of MFT. I think it's been the case my entire life. As a kid nothing made me happier than a new box of crayons. I'm blessed to have such a generous family and I've managed to grow quite a collection of MFT stuff over the past couple of years so you see quite a bit of it in the cards I post. Today's card is no exception.
Just a few notes on a few elements in this design. The Postage Stamp Stax dies is rectangular so to achieve the shape you see I carefully pieced two together. The seam is hidden beneath the flowers. You need to do some planning ahead but I've done this a time or two already and it's easy to get the hang of it. The 'tape' is actually cut from the stitched border in the Blueprints 1 die set and the ends are trimmed with an old pair of deckled-edge scissors. I don't recommend those crazy scissors for much because I find they usually just result in a messy look, but in this case, for trimming such a small edge in one snip, they're perfect
STAMPS: Cheerful Blessings, Pretty Poppies (My Favorite Things)
INKS: Factory Green, Hot Fudge (My Favorite Things), Merlot (Colorbox)
PAPER: Solids (Bazzill)
DIES: Sunflower, Postage Stamp Stax, Peek-a-Boo Dots, Blue Prints 1 (My Favorite Things)
OTHER: Green Crepe Ribbon (my stash), Deckle Edged Scissors
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.