Still trying to use up the Embrace Life set by SU; I made this wonderful creation with MFT Sketch 169. Also wanting to add another card to SSS using buttons. I found this fabulous vintage button in my own button box given to me by my mother-in-law years ago. It works perfectly with the glittery background.
Using some more of that fun burlap was the starting thought. I started with a Kraft base of MFT card stock and later realized I needed to border it in black for the colors to really shine.
My first step was to use double sided adhesive paper and die cut with the Textle Rectangle Die. I then peeled the layer and sprinkled it with very fine white Stampendous glitter and outlined the die cut with a black marker. Then I stamped the sentiment SPRING but it looked a bit bare. I really wanted to use another of my stamps and this one worked well stamped in Distress ink peacock blue.
Now…dig for something to go with. I found this scrap of mixed media that I had made previously and it was perfect for this. I did jazz it up a bit more by spreading the same distress ink over it and spraying it with plain water and making a few drops. Then the top portion, I ran through the Big Shot for a Spring Song theme. I don’t know the name of this color of MFT card stock but I sure like it. Adding a scrap of striped paper and layering the burlap piece over it pulled it all together. I just snugged the Jumbo Rick Rack Die from MFT close to the previous cut and thus I got two pieces out of one cut. The Simon Says butterfly has also been hanging around on my desk since last spring and needed using. I love the sketch challenge to kick off my creativity. Thanks MFT. Two of my favorite on line companies. Simon Says and My Favorite Things.