Saturday, June 21, 2014

JOY! A Sketch, Color, and Inspiration!





MFTWSC181Happy Saturday!  I had a chance to play in my craft room this morning.  I am playing along with a few challenges with this card.  I am trying to get a jump on some Christmas cards, too.

I am playing along with  MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge. I am using the inspiration from Festive Friday Challenge, and the colors from Colour Me.  

I saw all the sparkle and shine in the inspiration picture and decided to use my glittered card stocks.  I started with MFT Rectangle Frame die.  I cut the largest frame.  I die cut it once in the glitter card stock and two more times in regular card stock.  I glued them together with Tombow Mono Aqua Glue which is quickly becoming my favorite liquid glue.  Love this stuff.    Next, I used some MFT sweet tooth card stock.  I inked up the BG Striped Background and stamped at an angle.  I  then used the inside frame leftover from the Frame die to cut my horizontal piece.  I stamped that with MPD Starry Christmas stamp set using the Christmas tree and repeatedly stamped it to create a starry background panel in pastel pink.  Next, I used MPD Starry Christmas die set and die cut the Christmas tree in gold glittered card stockNext, I die cut the Pierced Circle Stax with sweet tooth.  I stamped the tree using pink ink.  I layered the gold glittered die cut tree over with foam tape for some dimension.  I wanted the soft pink stamped tree to show from both sides.  I die cut the letters J-O-Y using MFT By the Letters die using some more glittered card stock.  I finished the card by decorating the tree with some sequins.

I really like how this card turned out.  Not too bulky for mailing, either. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


7 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so pretty Betty! Perfect colours and the sparkle from the inspiration photo. Love your frame and JOY too.

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  2. I love how you've incorporated so many of the elements from the inspiration photo! And all that lovely sparkle! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

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  3. wow betty... your card is just gorgeous!! love all the glitter!! thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me!!

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  4. Great sparkle and shine to this! I love how you have used the colours this week. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Me...! :)

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  5. It's so unexpected but gorgeous to use these colors for Christmas - way to go! So glad you joined us this week at Colour Me...!

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  6. Beautiful card!! I love your take on the inspiration photo! The gold tree is fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

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  7. Love your take on the sketch,what a fun tree! Love the stripes in the background.

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Thanks so much!