Monday, May 29, 2017

MFT Sketch #334 Beautiful Belle

Goodness.  Another week gone by.  Time flies so fast it seems.  
I put together another card for the weekly sketch challenge at My Favorite Things.  Here's the sketch I'm trying to copy.  

Sketch Challenge 334 #mftstamps

As soon as I saw the nice square window I knew I wanted to put a special photo in that space.  This lady is an inspiration to everyone.  She retired from a grade school assignment 3 years ago and now volunteers her time to go on field trips, after school activities and whatever else is needed.  Last week was the last of the school year and the teachers dressed up as their favorite Disney character.  She took on the role of Beauty "Belle".  Wig, Mary Jane shoes, library book and all.  I wanted to honor her with a special card showcasing the event and her part in it.  

I took several photos and included the prints with the card.  Such a fun memory for a special lady.  

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mosaic Star

I was playing with some of my supplies and came across a mosaic star die from Simon Says Stamp.  I also wanted to do some ink blending so a card design began to form in my mind.  

After die cutting the star from gray cardstock I heat embossed a sentiment with white powder.  I grabbed a scrap of smooth white Bristol paper and combined Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks for the panel behind the star cut out.  I also die cut several stars from complimentary cardstock colors and adhered them to the front.  One of the navy stars was covered in Glossy Accents.  A strand of pretty silver cord was wound around the gray panel before I finally attached it to a white card base.  

I think this card design would be good for a congratulations card too.  Here's a photo of a variation of the same design.  

This time I added a bit of Seedless Preserves to the inked panel and it gives a purple hue when mixed with the blues.  I chose a silver ribbon and tied it in a knot.  The stitched panel was added to a gray cardstock base.  

Hope you have a wonderful starry day!

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 333

Hi everyone. Today I have a card that I'm entering in the My Favorite Things weekly sketch challenge.  Here's the design.

Sketch Challenge 333 #mftstamps

I had an idea in my head but the card evolved into an entirely different design.  

Cute, huh?  I stamped and colored birds from the Purr-Fect Friends and Birds of Paradise stamp sets and of course used the matching dies to cut them.  I also die cut the flamingo, adding some ink to the edges.  I wanted all the birds to be facing the same direction, going up the "hill".  I found just the right sentiment in the Pure Innocence Happy Together stamp set.  I heat embossed it and used some black stripe paper from MFT's Black & White Basics paper pack.  

I love how bright and cheerful this card is and I'm so happy that a design "mistake" turned into a really special card.  

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