Sunday, March 22, 2015





 

I have a couple of cards to share today.  For this first card I am playing along with MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge, The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, and Seize the Birthday "Anything Goes" Birthday!

I started with MFT card stock in smooth white, limeade, and blu raspberry.  I started with a smooth white 4.25 x 5.5  piece of card stock.    For both cards I used the MFT Harlequin Stencil using the technique that  Barbara from Paper Pursuits showed in her tutorial HERE!    For the first card, instead of doing two colors, I masked off to include a base color with four separate colors to comply with The Curtain Calls inspiration photo showcasing so many pretty pastels.  I really love this look!  I used the Mini Ink Blending Tool along with the Blending Foam Pads and the process went really fast.  I used MFT blu raspberry, lemon chiffon, limeade, cotton candy, and grape jelly Premium inks.  Once I had the piece stenciled, I die cut with Blueprints 13.  I layered a blu raspberry piece die cut with Blueprints 2.  Next, I die cut a limeade pierced circle stax.  I embossed this circle with the Polka Dot Cover Up.  I used some foam mounting tape for added dimension. 

I die cut a PI Overflowing Joy die namics and stamped with coordinating PI Overflowing Joy stamp using Hybrid black licorice ink.  I colored with copics.  I added some foam tape and added her to the pierced circle.  For the sentiment, I die cut a smooth white strip using Blueprints 2.  I stamped the sentiment from PI Happy Banner.  I used some foam dimensionals to add to the card to comply with sketch.  I finished with a few clear sequins.  







For my second card, I am playing along with Retro Sketch, Just Us Girls, and Stampin' Celebration Inspiration.  I chose green as my third color.  I love the bold patterns in the inspiration photo, so I went in that direction.  As for the technique, I actually made this card first which is why this card uses two colors.  I got more adventurous with the second card posted above.




I used the same technique,  I used MFT smooth white card stock and field day along with some Momento tuxedo black ink.  I love the bold look these two colors have together.  I die cut the panel using Blueprints 20 to comply with layered framing in sketch.  I added a sentiment using Pierced rectangle stax and Chalkoard Greetings Too stamp set stamped with Hybrid black licorice ink.  added some loose white threading and foam mounting tape for added dimension. I finished with a few clear sequins. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

15 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Love the wonderful colors and your sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  2. Love your cards and the fabulous backgrounds you created. Love the adorable PI image.

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  3. Sweet card - love the colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

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  4. I love the diamond patterned background and the big, bold sentiment of the second card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

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  5. Love how completely different these cards look, using the same stencil! Both are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  6. Wow, love the green and black argyle! What a great card. Simple and eye catching! Beautiful!

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  7. Both cards are fabulous Betty and I especially love how you've captured the colours for the jelly bean challenge!

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  8. Both of these are fabulous Betty. I love the colors on that first one, thanks for the link to the tutorial.. hugs :)

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  9. I adore these cards Betty and so glad you joined at Stampin' Celebration!!!! This card is so GREAT!!! Perfectly masculine too!!!

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  10. Oh she is so cute and I love the background on your second card. Fabulous.

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  11. Great stenciling and cute coloring in your little girl! :) Thanks for joining us on the MFT Challenge! :)

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