Monday, March 9, 2009

My MFT Idol Submission

As I stated in an earlier post, My Favorite Things Stamp Company is having an 'MFT Idol' Competition on Splitcoaststamers. All you had to do was submit a card or project using MFT Stamps. The judges will pick 12 Finalists today, then every week the Finalists will be given a challenge and the one with the least number of votes by the SCS community, will be voted 'off'. Leaving the last person the winner of a $250.00 prize! Well, I love MFT images and that sounded like a lot of fun to me, so I thought I'd play along. After looking at all the submissions, I know there is NO WAY I made it into the 'Top Twelve', but I decided to show you my card anyway.
If your unfamiliar with MFT, they are a very quirky company. They have many different styles of images, but they are most known for their 'headless women' that people either love or hate. I love them, but when my husband saw my card he said 'Where's her head? I don't think it would be appropriate in this day and age to send that card to a teacher, not with all the recent be-headings in the middle East and Mexico!' LOL! Now, I'm not laughing at the be headings, those are terrible of course, I'm just laughing at my husband making the weird connection in the first place. I personally look at the 'headless women' as more of a statement: the woman could be any one you know, that's why she doesn't 'look' like anyone...she could be you, a friend, a relative, a co-worker, etc. Probably the only thing I don't like about MFT is that they always make the women so skinny! Get real! How many teachers have you known in your life who have a waist line like that! LOL!
Anyhow, onto my card. I used the card stock colors Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Bordering Blue, White, and Basic Black. The designer paper is from DCWV 'The Grade School Stack'. I mounted both the main image panel and the female figure up on dimensionals. I added a clip, brads, and ribbon for embellishment. As I examine my card, I think I made an error when I stamped the image. I should have put the 'headless woman' up higher so that her head 'disappeared' above the card stock. Then it might not have looked quite so strange. LOL!
Have a great day! Amy


  1. I like the primary colors you used. Perfect for a school theme. I also like the addition of the clip. I know MFT stamps so I know that the images are headless. But someone who wasn't familiar with the stamps might wonder why you decapitated the teacher on your card.

    You never know... you might make the top 12. But even if you don't, you at least tried.

  2. Yea, MFT, what about us chubby girls? :) Actually, MFT stamps have always creeped me out a little because they're headless. LOL.

  3. I think your card is great. Never underestimate yourself, there are to many people ready to do that for you, LOL...I am right there with you about the "skinny" stamps. Good luck on the challenge!
    Sandy O

  4. I think you did a great job on this card ... although I think you're right about maybe she should have been positioned a little higher on the card. Love the primary colors with the theme of your card and the clip is an awesome addition! Great job!! Don't underestimate yourself ... you are very talented and you have as good a chance as anyone else! Good luck!!


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