Hello friends!! Hope you are having a wonderful day. The persistent fog that we have been experiencing here in my little corner of the world seems to have finally lifted, thankfully! It was getting a bit creepy!! Anywhoo... as my title indicates I have a couple of cards to share. Normally I don't post multiple cards for multiple challenges, but since both cards use My Favorite Things stamps and dies I decided to post them together.
The first card is for the current MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge. A nice, simple layout that you can take in many directions. I decided to pull out my MFT Snowflake Doily Die-namics die and cut one from some gold glitter paper from Stampin Up! (SU! calls it "champagne", but to me it is definitely not champagne it is gold!). I embossed the cardstock background with my swiss dot folder and then added the sentiment (from MFT's Seasonal Sentiments set) that I stamped on cream cardstock using burgundy ink and then die cut with a MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die. It is super easy to fishtail both ends of your banner with these dies since they have a see through plastic back to them which allows you to position the banner in just the right spot so the sentiment is center properly.
The second card uses the current layout from CAS(E) this Sketch and the current Dynamic Duos color combo. I think my idea for this card was a good one I'm just not sure that I executed it very well. I combined two different MFT sets, Homespun Hearts and Abstract Art (hey... that rhymes, lol!) with several MFT dies, Hi Rise Alpha lower case, MFT/LLD Lead the Way and MFT/LJD Rustic Hearts. I think in retrospect I would have cut the arrow portion a little shorter so that it didn't extend to the edge of the card. I also think I should have added in some other neutral colors besides white. The whole card just seems a bit too stark (okay... so I can hear my friend Sue laughing right now! Yes, Sue... I do love my white space, but even I know when things are just a bit too stark, lol!!) But that is card making for you... a live and learn process!!
Thanks for stopping by...
Supplies: 1st card: Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream & Fine Linen; SU! glitter paper; Stamps: MFT Seasonal Sentiments; Dies: Snowflake Doily & Fishtail Flag Stax dies; Ink: SU! Bravo Burgundy
2nd card: Cardstock: PTI Plum Pudding & white; Stamps: MFT Homespun Hearts & Abstract Art; Ink: SU! Wisteria Wonder, PTI Plum Pudding; Dies: MFT/LLD Lead the Way, MFT/LJD Rustic Hearts