Challenges

Celebrate It’s Your Birthday-MFT Sketch 472

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day, and welcome to my slice of the internet. I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend. I spent most of Saturday running errands and cleaning the house. My poor house hadn’t been cleaned really well since my surgery in November, and needed it. That left Sunday and today for fun! I plan to spend today making cards from more of my watercolor panels.

Right now, I plan to share the card I made for MFT Sketch Challenge #472. To be honest, I took one look at the sketch and was going to skip it. I happen to have some other cards already made for blog post. The first few ideas I came up with were so similar to the example cards. But, as I mulled over the idea, I came up with something. Actually, it wasn’t just thinking it over, I physically played around with things.

I started out playing around with the rectangle shape. I cut some strips of Persimmon, Coral Crush and Peach Bellini MFT cardstock, and layered them on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock. I knew the card was too plain, so flipped through my MFT stencils. I settled on the Mini Staggered Circles stencil. I used it to add some Delicata Golden Glitz ink. I applied it darker where the cardstock strips would lay, and went lighter as I went out. Then, I added the strips, using a tape runner.

At this point I felt like the card was still too plain. So, I added the stencil again, and blended some MFT Poppy ink. Next up, the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I die cut MFT’s Celebrate from some gold glitter cardstock, along with three from white cardstock. I layered the die cuts together using liquid adhesive. I die cut a strip of MFT Poppy cardstock using one of the sentiment strips from MFT Vertical Hearts in a Row, then stamped the sentiment from MFT’s You Wow Me with Versamark ink. I heat embossed the sentiment using Wow Opaque White Detail powder.

Using liquid adhesive, I added the gold glitter sentiment to the card panel. Then I added the sentiment strip using foam tape. I added the card panel to a Kraft card base with fun foam, then finished up the card with some Studio Katia Gold Foil Pearls.

When I started this card, I didn’t expect I would be so happy with the results. I thought I was going to make a passible card, not something this pretty! It turned out pretty elegant, for some rectangles. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by,

Nicole

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