Thursday, September 21, 2017

Creative Construction with Blueprints: Mix it Up


We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards (and tags!) in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original design combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

This month, join us as our team explores inventive ways of combining elements from a variety of Blueprints into one beautifully put together look. You can go clean and simple with your design or really step it up with an assortment of die cut details.

Our various Blueprints die sets have so many elements that can work together on a card design. Anna combined the stitched circle tag from the Tag Builder Blueprints 6 collection with Blueprints 31 to create a fun and unexpected, shaker surprise! The adorable hedgehog images and brick detail on the outside panel complete her sweet look.

There are so many great Blueprints elements layered together on Torico's fall-themed card including a fishtail banner from Blueprints 24 that provides the backdrop for her images. We love how she creatively cut her grass from the same fishtail banner so everything would stack perfectly behind her sweet hedgehogs. A sentiment stamped on a curved banner softens her layers and completes her darling scene.

Congratulations, Sanna! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s Blueprints challenge.

You can view all the entries for last month’s challenge HERE.

Now, it's your turn. You have until Wednesday, October 18th, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! 

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints.

Check out some of the other projects this week's sketch inspired our team to create:

Watch for shout outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome card! This sounds like fun. Does it have to be the particular blueprint that Anna used, or can it be any of your blueprint die sets?