I am popping in with two cards to share today! I had family in from out of town for a whirlwind weekend visit. It was a busy Saturday socializing and doing what we all do when we are together....EAT! When I got home, I was pooped! However, I had a MFT Stamps box waiting for me to open and suddenly I had a burst of energy. Amazing how that happens!
For the first card I am playing along with this week's Color Throwdown and the Just Us Girls Challenge. This week is all about stencils! I started with MFT black licorice and electric red card stock. card base is black. I used Blueprints 15 for the stitched panel. I used Stencil Love and masked off the heart area. I used versamark and inked up using the pad itself to cover all of the letters. I white embossed. I love the distressed less than perfect look to the letters that I created swiping the versamark pad. I also loved some of the embossing fallout. Not too much, just enough. I used some smooth white pigment ink to sponge around the letters and edges to make it look more chalkboard like. For the heart, I used All My Love stamp set and All My Love die namics. To create some interest, I chose to use the stamp that does not coordinate with the scalloped edge heart. I used MFT Electric Red premium ink. I love this look. I popped the heart up on some foam tape. I literally finished this card with a tiny clear gem.
For my second card I am playing along with this week's MFT Sketch Challenge, Always Playing with Paper's Color Challenge, and Simon Monday Challenge old with new.
I started with MFT smooth white, hot fudge, electric red, and jellybean green card stocks. I stamped the background panel with Damask background using cocoa ink. I used Blueprints 15 to die cut it. I inked the edges with some versamark. I die cut the next panel using Stitched Rounded Rectangles dienamics. I stamped this panel using Linen background in versamark. Then, I distressed stamped the Romantic Script background using some smooth white pigment ink. I love this layered stamping effect.
To comply with the old and new challenge, I die cut the You've Got Mail dienamics (envelop) using the smooth white card stock. I lightly ink distressed the edges. I used the You've Got Mail stamp set to add the Love Mail to the front in electric red premium ink. I wanted to combine this envelop with a heart. I chose to use All My Love stamp set and All My Love die namics again. This time, though, I actually used the stamp that coordinates with the scalloped die. I used electric red card stock and electric red premium ink. I added it to the envelop with some foam tape. For the olive fishtail strips, I used jellybean green and cut two strips from Blueprints 20. I stamped the strips using Fine Check Background using Factory Green ink. I ink distressed the edges using versamark. I finished the card with a few chocolate sequins.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!