Friday, August 8, 2014

MFTWSC188Happy 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!



  1. Hi Betty, two fabulous cards. In the first you've interpreted the sketch beautifully and I love the colours and I love the boat theme of the second. Elizabeth xx

  2. These are both so amazing. I love the colors on the first one and your shaker card is perfect. The tinsel is just the perfect touch. And thanks for the tip about coloring the foam tape.

  3. Love red and turquoise together! Gorgeous poppy! Fun, fun sailboat too :)

  4. Stunning creations Betty. The first one is such a fun take on the colour inspiration. And the second really looks like the boat is gliding through shimmering water.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. These are both just fantastic! Awesome use of colors in each card! Thanks so much for joining in the Make it Sparkle Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  6. Two lovely cards. I do love your 1st one, simply because my 6 week old granddaughter is named Poppy x

    hugs sally x

  7. Both are so fabulous, love your poppy and that shaker is too cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Both of these are fabulous Betty. Gorgeous colors and design.

  9. What gorgeous cards, Betty!!!!! You have used the CTD colors beautifully on the first...the popped up poppy looks beautiful and I looove your shaker!!! What a genius idea to use the white tinsel!!!! Thanks for playing along with us again this week!!!!!

  10. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

  11. Fabulous!! Love that of my favs (need to get it out) nd the shaker card....too clever and cute!! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  12. Wow...Betty both of your cards are fabulous. I love that sweet poppy and your shaker card is about as cute as they come.

  13. LOVE both of your projects!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  14. What a great tip to color the foam tape! And . . . a beautiful shaker card. Love it!

  15. Wonderful cards, Betty! Great use of the colors on both of them. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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