Happy Friday! I have two cards to share today! For the first card I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and The Color Throwdown! I just love this color combo!
I am using MFT Card stock Sampler (blu raspberry, red hot, gray grout, and sweet tooth). I started with a gray grout base cut to 5" square. I die cut the blue raspberry panel using Blueprints 14. Then, I die cut the red hot and sweet tooth panels using Pierced Rectangle Stax. I used Blueprints 1 for the stitched sentiment circle, and Blueprints 12 for the red tab at the top. I went back to Blueprints 14 for the gray grout button. This is what I love so much about my Blueprints. I really do use all the parts and pieces. For the sweet tooth focal panel I used the script image from Pretty Poppies in gray grout. I stamped the stems. Then, I die cut one of the poppies from Poppies and Leaves die namics. I added some noir black glitter to the center and the card was complete.
The background on my card was done using a new technique for me. I had never tried it before. It is called Embossing Folder stamping. Here is the link to the tutorial. I pretty much inked up an embossing folder on the raised panel side, spritz with water, put card stock inside, close folder, and press down. I may have spritzed a wee bit too much water, but I really loved the results. I dried mine with the heat gun. I am also playing along with Cas-Ual Fridays Tic Tac Toe Challenge (bottom dots, gray, and twine)!
This next card is another card I made for one of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges going on now at SCS! I decided to create a scene and make the scene a shaker style card. Instead of adding a bunch of sequins and such, I added some white tinsel to give the look of the sailboat moving through the ocean and the salt spray(tinsel) splashing about. I really love how it turned out. For this card I am using MFT Card stock sampler(sweet tooth, kraft, nightshift blue, electric red, lemon drop, and sno cone card stocks). I created my scene using Rectangle Frames to create the shaker framing. Cloud Cover Up (just a few of the clouds), and Sailboat die namics. For the wavy water I used the curvy panel in Blueprints 11 cut to size and staggered. I inked these panels with some snow white pigment ink. I added the tinsel glitter and clear acetate panel and the shaker was complete. I mounted the shaker to a lemon drop base. I finished the card with the ticket die from Blueprints 14. I used kraft on one stamped with snow white pigment ink using Happy Birthday Background. The other one I used snow white card stock, electric red ink, and Birthday Greetings for the sentiment. I stapled the two together and added to the card. I am playing along with Simon Wednesday Challenge: Sparkle (tinsel glitter inside shaker). I am also playing along with Catered Crop: Shaker Challenge.
TIP: When I make shaker cards, I have found that the white foam tape edges show from inside as well as outside. To create a more finished look, I used a copic marker in card stock frame color to color the foam tape edging so it matches the card stock and blends in.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!