Sunday, August 31, 2014

S.W.A.K! Sending You LOVE!




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Happy Sunday!  Back today with another card.  This time I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and Fusion Inspiration Challenge.  Finally got a chance to play with some new stuff!  Pure Joy I tell you!


For my card I started with MFT Card stock sampler.  I used kraft, primitive cream, and paver red.  I used Blueprints 18 to cut the paver red panels.  I did run both panels through twice to make them smaller so the space in the center would be wider.  I used Stencil on the Diagonal and Gray Grout ink to ink up the kraft panel. This look is subtle.  It does not show up well in the picture, but it does IRL.  Next, I inked up the BG Gingham Background in watermark ink.  I inked up this stamp sort of haphazard to create a more distressed or rustic stamping impression to work with the distressed inspiration photo.  Then, I die cut my letters using MFT By the Letters Uppercase die namics.  I used a lighter weight card stock to cut the letters again to glue together for some stability.  I inked distressed the edges and added foam tape.  I used the same lightweight white card stock to cut out MFT You Got Mail envelop die namics.  I inked the edges and glued closed.  I used MFT You've Go Mail stamp set to add a few sentiment/image accents to the envy.  

Next, I used the Tag Talk die namics to die cut a plain tag.  I stamped the sentiment from  MFT You've Go Mail stamp set.  I die cut a hole reinforcer for this tag using the paver red card stock.  I realized the little holes were the perfect size for punctuation for my S.W. A. K. sentiment so I die cut both to get 4 periods using the same Tag Talk die namics hole reinforcers dies.  I inked distressed my punctuation, too.   I added an electric red heart die to the center of the envy using Blueprints 11.  I then die cut a blue paper clip using MFT Office Supplies.  I assembled my card.  I finished with some hemp cord looped and knotted through sentiment tag.   I am also playing along with Simon Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thinking of You!



Well, school has definitely started back!  Seems like ages since I have had a chance to create/play in my craft room.  I finally had a few moments today!  I am playing along with this week's Mojo Monday Sketch, Just Us Girls, and Sunday Stamps Color Challenge. 




For my card I am using BasicGrey dp.  I am using a 3.5 X 5.5 tall skinny card base.    I used a skinny oval die and stamped the flowers.  I inked the stems in Memento Pear Tart.  I inked the flowers in Memento Angel Pink.  I rocked and rolled the edges slightly using some


PTI hibiscus burst for some added depth.   The flowers with stems image comes from Verve's Kind Words stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set using some Palette Noir black ink.  I added a die cut pattern paper heart from Verve's Cut Above Heart Quartet dies.  I finished my card with some clear crystals and Verve's Pastel Sequin Mix.      

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As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Thinking of You!




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I have a card to share today!  I  am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and the Fusion Card Challenge.



I chose to use the inspiration from the Fusion Challenge.  I played off of the white gray background and the cluster of flowers. 




I started with MFT  Grout Gray as the base.  I used the Modern Moroccan Cover Up in Sweet Tooth.  I die cut the gray grout center panel using Pierced Rectangle Stax.  I die cut the vellum panel using the tag from Tag Builder Blueprints 1.   I die cut the Wildflowers using Smooth White card stock.   

I stamped the dies with the coordinating set, LJD Peaceful Wildflowers.  For the centers of the yellow flowers, I used a solid circle image from LJD Fall Foliage.   I clustered the flowers together and tied with a piece of pink hemp cording.  I used foam adhesive to adhere to the vellum tag.    I added the sentiment from LJD Peaceful Wildflower stamp set using black ink.  I finished the card with  some homemade white enamel dots.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thinking of You!





 
 Happy Saturday!  I had a few moments in my craft room today to play!  I created a card for this month's MFT Color Palette Challenge.   I am also using this week's Retro Sketch.  





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First of all, I just love MFT Fuse Green.  It is one of those colors that did not jump out at me at first when I purchased the MFT Card stock sampler pack.  It is one of those colors that takes on this richness all its own when mixed with other shades.  I had a chance to make several cards last month using this color.  You can see that ensemble here.   



I think these colors lend themselves to a masculine card.   I have tried for awhile now to not put a flower on every card I make.  The struggle is REAL!   For this card I am using MFT card stock sampler pack.  I stamped the nightshift blue card stock with blue ink using the BG diagonal stripes background.  I stamped it twice to give me this crisscross pattern.  I die cut the orange fizz and fuse green using MFT Pierced Rectangle Stax die namics.  I used the Darling Dots stamp set and versamark to stamp the dotted pattern onto the fuse green.  I used the Notebook Edge die namics to die cut the kraft card stock.  I stamped this panel with the BG Notebook paper background using MFT natural ink.  I ink distressed the edges.  The nightshift blue circle was die cut using the circle element in Blueprints 12.  The kraft circle element was die cut from Blueprints 18.  The orange fizz tab was die cut using Blueprints 12.  I used the button die from Blueprints 14.  I created a bow using the hemp cord.  The sentiments are from LJD Fall Foliage stamp set and the other from You've Got Mail set stamped with nightshift blue ink.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Friday, August 15, 2014

This Hope! VLV Weekly Sketch!





Happy Friday!  It is time for week 3 of Verve's Viva La Verve Sketches.   Stacey Schafer is the host this week!  She has a sketch + inspiration this week.  Check out the VLV Blog for more details and inspiration!



For my card I am using Simple Stories DIY Boutique designer papers.   I used Verve's Strong Anchor along with Verve's Cut Above Nautical, Occasion Frame, and Rounded Scallop Frame die sets.  I decided to emboss the Nautical elements in white. I finished my card with Verve's Shine Bright Sequin Mix.  

In keeping with the text background I chose this fun patterned paper.  I decided to go with this wonderful scripture and mimic the chalkboard look since inspiration does have a chalkboard.  I used red accents and embossed the Nautical elements in white on red. I added some stamped red rope frames behind the focal point.  I added a red floss bow. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty