Saturday, October 11, 2014

PrintHappy Saturday!  I had a chance to play in my craft room today in between laundry loads and general cleaning.   I combined three challenges for this card.  I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge.  I am using the colors from this week's Color Throwdown, and the Inspiration from Fusion Card Challenge.

I started with MFT Cardstock Sampler pack.  I used grout gray, smooth white, sour apple, lemon drop, and grape jelly.  I used grout gray for the base.  I die cut the white panel using  Blueprints 15   for stitched edging.  I stamped this panel with MFT Woodgrain background stamp in grout gray premium ink.  I ink distressed the edges just a little for some added dimension.  

For the grape jelly panel, I used the large stitched panel in Blueprints 13 then cut it again for a stitched wonky panel.  I stamped the panel on a slight angle using Fine Check Background stamp and Cheesecloth Background stamp using versamark.  I sponged the versamark around the edges to create a richer grape jelly effect. 

I really love the floral arrangement with the Fusion Challenge and just knew I had to play with some flowers dies to sort of recreate the look.  I die cut the sour apple using MFT Leaf-Filled Flourish.  I inked distressed the edges using versa mark to intensify the color of the leaves for added effect.  I used MFT Flower Medley die namics to die cut the 8 petal die with smooth white card stock. I cut them several times and layered.  I cut the center using the spikey center die that comes in the same die set.  I used sour apple card stock because the flower centers in the inspiration piece look like they have a touch of green around the edges.  I used Blueprints 12 to die cut the lemon drop centers.  I used some orange ink to slightly ink the edges for added dimension.  I also needed a touch of orange to comply with The Color Throwdown Colors.  I hope this is enough orange!  

I used another piece of grout gray card stock to die cut the stitched double ended fishtail banner from Blueprints 2.  I used the sentiment from LJD Out on a Limb stamp set!  The thank you was a perfect fit! 

I finished my card with a few sequins and some tiny clear gems.  I love how it turned out!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Hi betty. Your card is very pretty and I love your flowers. TFS and I hope you have a beautiful weekend.
    Shan Xxx

  2. Oh my Betty this is just stunning <3

  3. I saw this amazing card over at the FUSION challenge and immediately LOVED it! Purple is my favorite color and with the stunning white die-cut daises, WOW! This card is amazing and I HOPE you win! :) Good Luck!

  4. wow Betty, this card is Fabulous. I love those flowers. I just brought Blue print 12, better go use it :)

  5. so gorgeous Betty. I love those sweet flowers.

  6. Gorgeous card. Love all the details and pretty flowers. Great colors too.

  7. WOW, love those flowers and the great purple colour, Betty!!!!! Beautiful card!!!

  8. Fabulous! Love the flowers and that pop of purple :)

  9. Stunning card and such a fabulous use of the throwdown colors! It really popped in the gallery and had to tell you how much I love it!

  10. This card is so fresh and lovely! I love all the dimension!

  11. Wow! This is so absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and the sweet daisies, and all put together as a fabulous take on the sketch! Love!

  12. Whoa, girl....your gorgeous card is a real stand out in the CTD gallery!!! I looove those fabulous white daisies aganst the rich purple background and you have shaded the flower centers just perfectly!!!! Thanks for coming to play with us, Betty!!!!

  13. Beautiful card Betty. Love the daisies and the touch of shading in the middle. The sketch looks amazing. Great use of the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  14. WOW! This is absolutely STUNNING, Betty! I LOVE the pretty Flower Medley flowers in white they just pop of the Grape Jelly wonky panel! Thanks SO much for joining at the CTD this week!

  15. STRONG, bold and beautiful!! LOVE all the details in the shading of the oranges and the greens, the detail and subtle differnces on the purple, LOVE!! Thanks so much for sharing, FUSION in a fave challenge of mine, and I love seeing others so inspired to join in as well!!! -- Thanks for joining us -Kimberly Wiener (FUSION DT).

  16. This is gorgeous Betty! love the clean white against that wonderful purple!

  17. This is simply gorgeous! I love those blooms!
    Thanks for joining us at FUSION!

  18. Beyond gorgeous and I love the dimension! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!!!!


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