Sunday, January 18, 2015

I am popping in again today with two more cards to share.  I had some time last night to get crafty so I whipped up a few cards.  For this first card, I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and The Color Throwdown. 

I started with MFT Smooth White, Sno Cone, Banana Split, Wild Wisteria, Factory Green, and Persimmon card stocks.   The card base is smooth white.  I die cut the wild wisteria scallop panel with Blueprints 20.   I stamped this panel using Damask Background stamp in Wild Wisteria premium ink.  I ink distressed the edges with versamark.  

Next, I die cut another wild wisteria panel using Modern Morocco Cover Up dienamics.   I layered over the scallop background to create some interest and texture.  I then die cut the peek a boo scalloped border from Blueprints 14  twice.  I stamped these scalloped borders using Pinstripe Background Stamp in Wild Wisteria premium ink  I lined the back of peek a boo edging with some sno cone card stock.  I inked the edges with some versamark to add some depth and richness.   

For the focal image I die cut the Damask Designs die namics in sno cone and stamped the coordinating image from Damask Designs stamp set using Sno Cone Premium Ink.  I die cut the Pierced Oval Stax for my sentiment using smooth white.  I stamped the sentiment from Out On A Limb stamp set using Licorice Black Hybrid Ink.  I layered a double ended stitched flag behind it using Persimmon card stock that was die cut with Blueprints 2.  I die cut the flower and leaves using Blueprints 12.  I stamped the flower and leaves with Romantic Script Background stamp using versamark.  I assembled and popped it up with a dimensional.   I finished the card with a few sequins. 

Card 2 ~  LOVE!

Card 2 is an extreme opposite from the first card.   I went totally CAS on this one and had a whole lot of white space leftover at the end.  I did not know what to do with so much white space! Yikes!      I am playing along with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch, The Curtain Call inspiration challenge, and Colour Q!  

The Curtain Call and Colour Q colors were so similar this week that I decided to combine these. I also decided to flip the sketch.  I hope that is allowed!   I started with MFT Wild Wisteria, Nightshift Blue, Razzle Berry, and Berrylicious card stocks.  The card base is wild wisteria.   I stamped this panel using Linen Background stamp in versamark.  I chose versamark because I wanted it to be a soft texture.  I was also trying to mimic the scarf texture  from the inspiration picture.  The smooth white panel I die cut with Blueprints 15 to get the stitched framing.  

I die cut this panel with LOVE dienamics.  I had to cut this panel with each additional color and trim the letters. When I glued the colored letters to the white panel I offset them a bit to give some white shadow drop letter effect.  Love how that turned out.  I die cut the "you"  twice from Words of Gratitude dienamics using Nightshift Blue card stock.  I glued these together for added stability and dimension.  I finished the card with a trio of iridescent sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. I see your card at ColourQ and want to visiting you Betty...I love the vibrant color on your card and love the YOU die too..I wish I have die cut machine but I dont have (grinz) your sequin also perfect put there...great take on the color challenge regards from me in Germany, Monika

  2. wow Betty, this is beautiful. Gorgeous colors and love how you used the design paper behind the die, very creative.

  3. Lovely use of the throwdown colors and really like all the layered textures in the first card! Great CAS design on the second! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  4. Two beautiful cards for all of these challenges Betty - love that wisteria color and wonderful die cuts on the first card!

  5. So beautiful! Love the layering and they yummy, delicious diecuts!

  6. Betty I love your cards, the colours are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

  7. I LOVE the graphic take on our sketch this week Betty!
    Thank so much for joining us again !

  8. Beautiful layers of stamping and dies. Love it! Great job on the sketch!!

  9. Betty...beautiful cards! I love them both but your second card with the layered letters is so sweet. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

  10. Gorgeous Betty on the first, love the colors on both.

  11. Gorgeous cards, Betty! I especially love the second one -- it's so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  12. Beautiful. Love the rich colors Betty. The first one with the die-cut background is amazing. Love the elegant look. The CAS is so retro and cool! Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  13. Extreme opposites INDEED! Love that. What you did with the Wild Wisteria background is truly stunning, Betty!

    Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

  14. Love the boldness of this card!! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.


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