MFT Stamps Summer School Session 3 – Lesson 13 Design: Hard vs. Soft

Well, I’m half way through this session of My Favorite Things Stamps Summer School.


This is Lesson 13 on Design: Hard vs. Soft, which they define like this:

For every hard line or edge you place on a card, the design is balanced by some softness, whether it be from a texture (like a ribbon) or a shape (like a circle); too much hard or soft might not work.
Here’s my card where the hard bricks, doghouse, fire hydrant and sandpaper lane are offset by the soft felt grass, dog, balloon and twine string.


Materials used:

  • MFT Stamps: You Make My Tail Wag & Heart Balloons stamp sets
  • MFT Stamps: Small Brick Stencil
  • Color Box Classic Pigment ink
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Barn Door
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens – 195, 723, 761, 856, 992, 977, N15, N8
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Detail Embossing Powder – Ebony
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Sakura Pigma Micron pen .03  black
  • 3M 60 grit sandpaper
  • Misc. cardstock, felt, twine and adhesives

If you want to learn more, or download their Study Guide, you can go here:

And, since this is a great card to give to a sweet young high school student for a good chuckle, I’m also entering it in Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Back to School, which you can find here:

Thanks for checking in again today!

– D.Ann


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2 thoughts on “MFT Stamps Summer School Session 3 – Lesson 13 Design: Hard vs. Soft

  1. Awesome card! Well balanced. Love how you have interpreted the Back to School challenge at Simon Says Stamp 🙂 Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Back to School challenge 🙂


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