Monday, February 13, 2017

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Text as a Design Element

Words on cards can serve a variety of purposes - as a bold sentiment, a phrase in greeting, or even as a design element in itself. Bold text treatment is a way to incorporate both meaning and design in one fell swoop!

My Favorite Things offers so many different products that allow you to achieve a text-based design. Today, we're focusing on a few different ways. To learn how Stephanie created this Stamped Text Background, watch below. For more tips and tricks, make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel!

Another way to create a repeating text look is with die cuts. Julia grabbed our brand new Cheers Die-namics to create her tone-on-tone pattern. To make the central die cut truly stand out, she mixed materials by using both cork and Gold Foil Card Stock

handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Our Jumbled Letters Stencil allows you to mist, blend, emboss, and texturize your way to lettered perfection on your card backgrounds. A little bit of texture paste goes a long way and is the perfect base for adding color or glittery shine to your stenciled projects.

handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Jody's a master at this camouflaged die-cutting technique. She created a beautiful stamped panel with Sketched Blooms 2 before cutting her sentiment with the Twice the Hugs Die-namics. Popping the sentiment up a bit, either by using a dimensional adhesive or adding a couple more layers of die cuts, provides just enough contrast to differentiate the greeting from the background.

handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Time to tackle text yourself! Make sure to tag your next MFT project with #mftstamps - you might just be spotted!

1 comment:

  1. such a cool technique and the MFT Sentiment stamp sets are PERFECT for this as they always have SO many variations on a theme. TFS Awesome card! :D