Sunday, February 15, 2015




 Happy Sunday!  Wherever you are today, I hope you are inside and warm!  It is really cold here.  The winds were so strong last night we lost power twice.  Power was restored fairly quickly, but a few hours is still a lot when you have no heat.     I had some time this weekend to get crafty.  I have a couple of cards to share today.  


JAI #250The first card I made using some of my new MFT Stamps goodies.  I am playing along with Just Add Ink.  I got my inspiration from the cup cut away on the edge and the embossed cookies.  Instead of hearts I chose flowers.  I started with MFT card stock in smooth white, the fabulous new Pure Plum and Summer Splash.  I started with a smooth white card stock base.  I layered a smooth white panel that I die cut with the stitched panel from   
Blueprints 15.  I layered the new Blueprints 22 stitched round edge panel die cut in pure plum.  I stamped this panel with Harlequin Background in pure plum ink (HAPPY DANCING!  LOVE THIS COLOR!)  Instead of stamping the harlequins vertical, I chose to stamped them horizontal to create some interest and movement toward the circle element.  I die cut the pure plum panel with Stitchable Dot Circle Stax.  I layered a summer splash Pierced Circle Stax inside.  I stamped the summer splash panel with Romantic Script Background using Sweet Tooth Pigment ink.  I heat embossed with white embossing powder and sponged versamark around the edges for a richer patina.  I trimmed it to fit along the side of the card.  I die the sentiment panel with Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax   in smooth white and stamped with a sentiment from Whimsical Wishes stamp set.   I decided to have a little bit of the fishtail hanging off the edge.  I die cut several of the leafy sprigs from Fall Foliage die namics and stamped with the coordinating images from Fall Foliage stamp set.  I used  pure plum, jellybean, and daffodil premium inks.  I layered these flowers and stems along the edges.  I finished my card with a few hemp cord threaded buttons.


 
For my second card I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and MFT Color Challenge.  I decided to go completely CAS with this card.  


 





I started with MFT kraft, smooth white, sno cone, nightshift blue, and cherry crisp card stocks.  I have a kraft base.  I die cut the nightshift blue panel with Blueprints 13 stitched frame.  I stamped it using Diagonal Striped Background.  I die cut the outside stitched frame using Blueprints 18.  I layered behind the circle cut out sno cone glued to the back of the dotted cutout panel from Blueprints 22.  I die cut the word "hi" from Happy Hellos die namics.  I added a cherry crisp tag using Blueprints 15.   I stamped this panel using a sentiment from Pretty Poppies stamp set.   I finished with a few sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

22 comments:

  1. Betty!!! Geesh! Great cards! I love how you eloquently combined the two MFT challenges--and you make me further *need* the diag stripes BG stamp ;) thanks for joining us on BOTH MFT challenges! :)

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  2. Thanks for starting my Monday on this high inspirational note!
    Beautiful cards. Just perfect in all ways possible!

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  3. Oh I love these to bits, the colour combo on your first card is so beautiful <3

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  4. Gorgeous cards Betty and I love the inspiration you have taken from the image this week for your first card! Thanks for joining us over at Just Add Ink :)

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  5. What a unique take on the inspiration picture Betty. It certainly led to a beautifully detailed card - I do especially love the dotted frame around your circle panel! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  6. What great shapes. I love the dotted frame - it really draws you in - and the rest of the shapes make this a very interesting card. Chantell JAI

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  7. These are both so awesome Betty. Fabulous. Wow.

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  8. Love the purple on your first creation Betty - and the sketch card is so fun with the cut out and tab! We're freezing and buried in snow here too! Luckily no loss of power yet!

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  9. Great color combo on the first card and adore the masculine card!

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  10. Wow you've really taken a different kind of inspiration from the photos at Just Add Ink this week. Such a pretty colour combo too.

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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  11. Both beautiful cards, Betty!!!! Love the colours!!!

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  12. Wow, Betty - that first card is STUNNING. I love how you were inspired by our pics at Just Add Ink; great lateral thinking! Gorgeous rich colours, and the card is put together just beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  13. The first card is really awesome. Fantastic !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  14. Betty...two amazing cards. I love them both. Your first card, those sweet little posies are just so perfect with your sentiment and the colors, just stunning. Your second card, just too darn cute.

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  15. Wow! Betty such a stunning card - gorgeous colouring and beautiful shapes too! Such a lovely lateral take on the Inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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  16. Wow, 2 beautiful cards, Betty. Love your original approach to the JAI pic = gorgeous card. I love your layout, bold colours & little details.
    Your second card is great too - strong lines, perfect colours & love the file folder look.
    Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week. Di :-)

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  17. Gorgeous color with the navy background and pops of red! And, the sentiment is so fun...love it!!!

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  18. Oops, sorry...I wanted to comment on first card, too! It has gorgeous color, flowers, and buttons! And, love the sentiment!!!

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  19. Wow, Betty! This is so super cool! I love the look of the card. Super stunner!

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  20. WOWZA - you are GOOD. I adore both of these stunning cards, Betty!

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