Monday, August 4, 2014

Feel Better! MFT Sketch with a Color Throwdown!

MFTWSC187Happy Monday!  I have a Get Well card to share today!  I am playing along with MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and The Color Throwdown!  

I needed a Get Well card for an adult male...grandpa status if you will.    It is difficult enough to make a manly card, but when you add the element of "sickness" or "get well," it made it even tougher for me.   How do you make it without going "girly?"  I figured I could use balloons!  

I am using MFT Card stock sampler.  I started off die cutting the rounded corner die from Blueprints 10 twice.  I used snow cone and jellybean green card stock.  I stamp the olive color using  Diagonal Stripe Background with the card stock edge turned to give me a straight line.  I used a white pigment ink and let it dry.   Next, I stamped the snow cone using the Typewriter Text background stamp in snow cone ink.  To create some visual interest I turned the card stock at an angle before I stamped.  I cut these two panels to overlay for the background on the sketch.  I stitched them, but it is difficult to see since I cover most of the stitching with the white panel which I die cut using the fishtail flag die from Blueprints 13.   Next, I used the Balloon Stax and die cut one in Red Hot card stock and one in sour apple.    I stamped the sentiment from the Get Well Wishes stamp set in versamark and embossed in Zing Rouge.  I added an additional sentiment from the set in palette noir black onto the fishtail flag.  I tied some coordinating string and had the string wrap around the lower portion of the card.  I finished with some black enamel dots.

This card is sporting some "homemade" enamel dots. I got the idea from Julia Aston who shows how she did it on her blog. Love this idea!  Thanks, Julia!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Absolutely beautiful Betty and I love what you did with the twine.
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  2. What a fun get well card - sure to brighten anyone's day.

  3. What a sweet and fun "feel better" card, Betty! Love it! I'm so glad you could play along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  4. Fun card! Love the layered balloons!

  5. Fun Ms. Betty! Love how you used the colors!! Thxs for playing with us...always enjoy it!

  6. Oh, this is so sweet! What a fun card!

  7. I find manly cards to be difficult myself, but you did a fabulous job on this one. The colors just makes you smile.


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