Happy Saturday! I had some time last night and this morning to get crafty. It is BOWL game day and I think every TV in the house is playing the football game. I can sit in the living room watch the game and type my post. Win! Win! I have 2 cards to share today.
For the first card I am playing along with Colour Me! The challenge this week is to pick a color challenge from past challenges. I am using the sketch from this week's Cardabilities. I am playing along with Virginia's View Challenge as well. The theme is "Clean Slate." The challenge gives us a list of choices. I chose Layered Stamping.
For my card I am using MFT Stamps and products unless otherwise noted. I started with MFT Electric Red, Smooth White, and Fuse Green card stocks. The fuse green looks like a yellow green if that makes sense. It was the closest shade I have that matches the colors. I die cut the fuse green panel with Blueprints 20 using the large scalloped background. I inked the edges with Hybrid Fuse Green ink and Versamark. I die cut the electric red card stock with Blueprints 13. I stamped this panel with Fine Check Background in Premium Electric Red ink. I then layered stamped with Smooth White pigment ink using Romantic Script background. I did not stamp the whole panel, though. I put the card stock down and just touch in a few areas to give a more random distressed look.
To comply with the sketch, I die cut the two circle elements using Blueprints 15. I stamped both using Cheesecloth background in Smooth White pigment ink. I sponged the edges with Hybrid Fuse Green and smudged the stamped image for a more distressed diffused look. Next, I stamped and die cut the Peaceful Wildflowers stamps and die namics. I used copics to add texture and dimension to the flowers and leaves. I layered the flowers onto the circles. For the sentiment strip, I used Blueprints 20. I stamped the sentiment from Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set. I finished my card with a few Verve Shine Bright Sequin Mix.
For this card I am playing along with The Curtain Call and CAS this Sketch. I love the inspiration photo. The sketch stumped me a bit. It is very CASE. I had to add a few things to pizazz it up a bit.
I started with grout gray and primitive white card stock. The card base is grout gray. The background is primitive white that I alternately stamped in grout gray using Nordic Knits stamp set. I then die cut the panel using Blueprints 15. Next, I used Horizontal Strips to cut the bottom panel. I stamped this panel with smooth white pigment ink using Linen Background stamp. I heat embossed using white ep for added texture. I die cut the vellum Stitched Scalloped Edges. I cut this piece longer so I could wrap it around and tape to the back. The linen thread (SU stash) actually helps keep it attached to.
To vintage the card up a bit I layered some purchased doilies. One in silver one in white. I ink distressed the edges with Ranger Brushed Corduroy ink. To keep with the rustic feel, I die cut the Words of Gratitude in corrugated card board and ink distressed with more Ranger ink. I added it, but thought a wee bit more texture was needed. I used the Sequins die namics and die cut some more corrugated card board. I ink distressed this before I die cut. I love the texture.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!