Good morning! Today I am SUPER excited to be an MFT Friend for the very first time and help them celebrate their September 2019 release! 🙂 I created a slimline gift card holder using the cute critters from Sweater Weather in the Woods and the Knitted Sweater background stamp along with some older MFT products!
I’ll admit, when I first saw these sweater-wearing forest critters I immediately thought of my dad because I’m pretty sure he has that exact sweater the moose is wearing (ha!). So I decided to make a masculine birthday card which is also perfect since his birthday is later this fall! 😉 To start I stamped the bear and moose with versafine and colored them with copics before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies. I used the following copic markers:
- Moose: E21, E23, E25, E27, 29, T7, T9, E70, E71, E74, R00, R20
- Bear: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, T7, T9, R00, R20
- Sweaters: W00, W1, W3, B21, B23, B26, B29, R35, R37, R39
- Coffee Cups: E42, E44, R35, R37, R39
I also stamped the sentiment from Sweater Weather in the Woods onto black cardstock with versamark, heat-embossed it with white embossing powder, and trimmed it down to a thin label.
Next I used my MISTI to stamp the Knitted Sweater background stamp onto a piece of kraft cardstock twice. In order to get a seamless continuation of the pattern I stamped the edge of the stamp onto a panel of vellum and used that to help line up where my kraft paper should go. Then I trimmed the panel down to 7.5″ by 3.25″ and blended a little gathered twigs distress ink onto the edges of the panel. I die-cut the Gift Card Grooves from the inside of my card base and then adhered the kraft panel on top.
Then I die-cut the Birthday sentiment twice with blue cardstock and white cardstock. I used the die-cut negative as a guide for adhering the white cardstock and then adhered the blue on top of it with an offset shadow of the white cardstock. I couldn’t help but add a little sparkle to the card so I coated each letter in crystal glaze and sprinkled the bottom third of each letter with rock candy distress glitter. It’s sparkly without being too rainbow bright…perfect for a masculine card! Then I added accents with a white gel pen to my bear and moose and adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape. Once the glaze was dry I added the rest of the sentiment to finish the card!
And that’s it! 🙂 Head over to the MFT blog to find even more inspiration using the awesome September release! Thanks for stopping by and happy release day!! 🙂
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Heidi Rees says
Ha! That’s so funny that your dad and the moose have the same sweater! Great card, love the colors and critters!
Such a fun card, Jess! I love your added sparkle, yet can also be used as a masculine card! It’s perfect for your dad! 😉
Rose M. Sohn says
So fun! I bet your dad will love it! I love personalizing my cards, also! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa Tilson says
Such a brilliant masculine card Jess. It will be just perfect for your dad even with the added sparkle!
Isabel Z says
Love everything about this card.
Kristi H. says
So beautiful! The little details really make it pop, and the color choices are fabulous! I love the glitter accent on the letters. Thank you for the inspiration.
Tami B says
This is cute, and you ladies have convinced me that I need the sweater background stamp.
Patt H. says
How adorable! I love those sweet critters & using them on a gift card holder is perfect!
I like that touch of glitter at the bottom of the letters, subtle but there…
So fabulous and fun. Gorgeous coloring. Love the blue & brown color scheme, too.
Karthikha Uday says
What an awesome masculine card!! Fantastic! <3
Emma Sleppy says
WOW! This is def a card you’re dad will LOVE! Love all the details and the glitter at the bottom of the letters! Perfect for a slim line card!
Cheryl B. says
That’s funny. The bear reminds me of my Dad. He loved a cardigan! I still wear one of his old ones.
Zlatka K says
Such a cute card! I am sure your dad will love it.
Sharon Gullikson says
Your moose is too cute. I love the sweater look behind him.
Jo Malicoat says
What a great card, those critters in their sweaters are so adorable, and love how you put it all together!
Daria Z. says
Jessica, this card is just so sweet! Great color combo and I love that Knitted Sweater BG stamp.
JoAnn Burnham says
Fabulous masculine card with those sweater critters. I bet your dad will love it.
Really love your coloring, thank you for the Copic numbers!
Meghan Kennihan says
How fun are the sweaters on the critters! I love this card! Great coloring!
Maria C F says
Love everything about this card.
Sara D says
LOVE this blue and brown combo!! Gorgeous card 😍
Anneleise Hampson says
What a great masculine card!
Such cute critters! Love your card.
Tammy Hanson says
Love all the long slender cards I’ve been seeing lately.