Monday, January 26, 2015





I have a couple of cards to share today!   For the first card, I am playing along with Retro Sketches and The ColourQ.  
 
 I started with MFT card stock in smooth white, kraft, ripe raspberry, hot fudgesno cone, and gumball green.    I card base is smooth white.  I stamped the base using MFT Pinstriped Background stamp in Premium Sno Cone ink.  I die cut the square kraft panel using MFT Blueprints 14.  I stamped this panel using MFT Fine Check Background in versamark ink to create a soft diffused background.  I love the subtle soft texture.  I inked the edges with versamark to create some added richness and depth.  To follow the sketch, I used MFT Stitchable Dot Circle Stax to create a ring around the top.  I lined this with ripe raspberry card stock.  I used MFT Tag Builder #1 Blueprints.  I cut the tag in smooth white and sno cone.  I die cut gumball green card stock with Stitched Snowdrifts dienamics.  

I used Out on a Limb dienamics with Hot Fudge card stock to die cut a tree trunk.  I used ripe raspberry card stock and Tag Builders #3 Blueprints and die cut some hearts.  I used versamark to ink each heart for added dimension.  I glued each of the hearts and added some foam tape to a back of a few to give added depth.  For the white tag, I stamped it with ripe raspberry ink with MFT diagonal striped background.  I used some foam tape to adhere the two tags together.  I tied the top with some twine.  I used more foam tape to pop up the layered tag focal point.   I stamped the sentiment using You Have My Heart stamp set with Licorice Black Hybrid ink.   I love the way it turned out!




 For my second card, I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and The Color Throwdown.

I started with MFT kraft, smooth white, gumdrop green, ripe raspberry, cotton candy, and blu raspberry card stocks.  I die cut the kraft layer using Blueprints 20 to get the scalloped edging.  I die cut the panel again with Blueprints 13 to make it smaller and get a stitched edging on three sides.  

 
I stamped this panel with Notebook Paper background stamp using versamark.  Again, I wanted it to look subtle.   I used the Blueprints 20 again to die cut the zigzag stitched twice to comply with the sketch.  I used Vertical Strips die namics to cut the gumdrop green panel.  I used Lots of Love dienamics to die cut the XOXO in silver foil card stock and layered with blu raspberry card stock.   I die cut ripe raspberry card stock used the Stitchable Hearts dienamics.  I stamped this panel with Premium ripe raspberry ink using Romantic Script background.  I used cotton candy card stock die cut with All My Love die namics using the coordinating All My Love stamp set using pink lemonade premium ink.  I used foam tape to pop up both of these hearts and to add dimension.   I finished the card with a few silver sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


16 comments:

  1. I love this so much Betty!!!! Those hearts are the sweetest~

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  2. These are wonderful!! Love the rich colors you created with the Kraft sponged backgrounds!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

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  3. Your cards are absolutely stunning Betty! Love both of them.

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  4. What fun cards. I just love the tree with all the hearts.

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  5. These are both terrific Betty!! I love that little tree full of hearts. Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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  6. That heart tree is just adorable Betty!! Love the bright coloured hearts!

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  7. Two fabulous cards! The colors are just perfect, so rich ! Love the finishing touches too!

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  8. Two lovely cards, Betty, love all the piercing! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

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  9. These are so adorable Betty! I love the heart tree, both have such pretty designs.

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  10. Betty two amazing cards! I love your version of the Retroo Sketch! Thank you so much for sharing with us at RetroSketches!

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  11. Betty, cards do not come any sweeter than this one...just so sweet. Love your tree filled with heart, the cutest hearts ever.

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  12. Oh SQUEE! I love those hearts on your tree Betty. LOVE. And love the metallic XO's.

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  13. LOVE LOVE that color combination. I think craft brown paper is beautiful!

    Tam Hess
    cardmakingartists.com

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  14. they are both so pretty, Betty, I love the colour combination, one of my favourite!
    thank you for your lovely comment!

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  15. Wowie, Betty! I just love the juxtaposition of the metallic and kraft. Well done!

    Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

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