Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I have a couple of cards to share today!  The first card is for the Curtain Calls First Anniversary Celebration!   Wow!  Hard to believe it has been a year already!  Time flies when you are having fun!  

The challenge is "Anything Goes," but I decided to draw some inspiration from the photo Stacey provided.  I came up with a sketch based on the bookshelves and the colors works for the Just Add Ink Color Challenge.  I started with MFT Card stock Sampler.  I used sweet tooth, primitive cream, pink lemonade, and snow cone.   I used  MFT Blueprints 2 and Blueprints 13 to  create my background panel and cut out panels.  I  stamped the background pattern using the BG Notebook Paper Background stamp in pink.  JAI 222I stamped it twice to give me this angled grid look.  I inked distressed the edges on all the cut out inserts.  I stamped the pink lemonade and snow cone pieces  with DC More Washi Patterns  stamp set using Ranger Watermark Ink.  

Next, I used MFT Happy Hellos die namics and die cut 3 white and 1 primitive cream card stock and glued together.  For some added dimension I ink distressed the edges and clear embossed the entire word.  I added some coordinating thread and a few sequins and my card was complete.   I love the deep rich color this primitive cream card stock gets when clear embossed. 

Print For my next card, I am playing along with this month's MFT Color Palette Challenge. At first I was hesitant as I am not a big fan of orange.  However, this tangy orange is such a rich color of burnt orange I may need to seriously use it again.  I am also playing along with this week's Seize the Sketch Challenge.  

Again, I started with MFT Card stock Sampler.  I  used Blueprints 2 and Blueprints 15 to die cut background panels.  I stamped the Blu Raspberry with Ranger Watermark ink using BG Typewriter Text Background.  I used the fishtail die from Blueprints 13 to die cut a piece of paper to stamp the BG Notebook Paper Background stamp.   I tore this panel to create some visual interest as well as add some distressing.  I thought it played on the words to release your inner sparkle.  Instead of concealing it in an envelop which uses the Office Supplies dienamics, you should take out that sparkle and rip into it!  LOL!  I used You Were Meant to Sparkle stamp set.

I added some touches of sparkle here and there using the Sequins die and some glittered card stock.    However, the word SPARKLE was actually embossed with some aqua embossing powder.   I used the stenciled tab element from Blueprints 11  die cut with tangy orange as well as some yellow glittered card stock to fill in the sentiment.  Love this extra touch of sparkle.  I added some hemp cord to loop around the manila envelop closures.  

 As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Both of these cards are so beautiful Betty! I especially love the first featuring the soft color palette!

  2. Betty, I love the beautiful, muted, colours you've used on your first card. So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week!

  3. Love the sampler layout you've used with the Just Add Ink colours Betty, very pretty and soft. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. Both of your cards are amazing...Super love your take on the Curtain Call Challenge!

  5. Both of your cards are wonderful, Betty, but my particular favourite is that gorgeous first one! I love the clean, country look of it and it's softness, very pretty x

  6. Brilliant work on the first card! Love the colour pallet and way you used that die. Great take on the sketch with the second and loving the bright colours :)

  7. Great cards! Love the colours and the trendy feel of them. You take such amazing photos of your work! WOW! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  8. Both cards are fabulous, Betty! Love the unique graphic style of the first, coupled with the soft palette and that cool use of thread and sequins. Your second card is just plain fun and a great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Sketch!

  9. Fantastic cards Betty. Love the DP inserst on the first card, along with the distressing and the die-cut word. The second is so cheerful and fun! Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  10. Awesome use of the sketch! The torn piece is very clever~ Thanks for joining in at STS!

  11. Both card are wonderful! Love that first one. Your sparkle card is perfect for STS,love how fun you made it. Thanks for joining us at Seize The Sketch,Betty.

  12. wow, both of these are gorgeous, but I just love that first one Betty.

  13. Gorgeous cards Betty!! I saw the second one over at Seize the Sketch and love the bright, fun colors!!

  14. Both of these are stunning! I love the film strip piecing, and the stitched/pierced borders are incredible. Love the bright fun colours on the second! Thanks so much for coming to play with us at Seize the Sketch :)

  15. beautiful creations! looove your first card, it's perfect with the curatin call challenge. well done!


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