July 21, 2014

MFT July Creative Challenge - Improving on Pattern Perfection

Hi there everyone! It's time for the July Creative Challenge from My Favorite Things! This month's challenge is Improving on Pattern Perfection using the time-honored stripe! I got my love of stripes from my beloved grandmother, so this wasn't really a challenge for me!

Make sure you head on over to the MFT Blog for a direct link to each participating designer.

I couldn't stop with just one card, so I've got two to share with you today. I actually made three cards, but I will save the third for another time ;)

My first card is pretty shabby. I started by cutting four of the Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics from Kraft card stock. I layered them all together for dimension and painted the top layer with some liquid gesso. The Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose was cut from Pink Lemonade card stock and was stamped with the Diagonal Stripes Background in Bubblegum ink. I cut the Leaf-Filled Flourish from Translucent Vellum and again painted everything with a layer of gesso.

Here is my card:

Detail shot:

The finished inside:

My second card uses the Diagonal Stripes Stencil with some modeling paste, along with the Diagonal Stripes Background.

Here is my card:

Detail shot. I need to reach for the stencils and modeling paste more often. Love the texture of the not-so-perfect stripes! The Tag Talk Die-namics (this month's Free with $60) was cut from Steel Blue card stock and stamped with Steel Blue Hybrid Ink using the Diagonal Stripes Background.

The finished inside:

Below you will find links to all of the MFT products I used on my cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


July 19, 2014

May Your Love Grow {SSSC228}

Hi there! It's time for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch and we have a super sketch for you to play with this week so I hope you get the chance to play along.

The colors I used are my fave Kraft, Pink Lemonade, and Sweet Tooth.

Here's my card:

Detail shot:

The finished inside:

Here is this week's sketch:

Don't forget to check out the samples from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team:

Below you will find links to all of the MFT products I used on my card.