Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stamp 176 # SU

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.

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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.

2 comments:

  1. Love the music in the background along with that pretty butterfly, Janeen! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  2. Such a wonderful card! It all came together so very nicely. I love the music and the butterfly and the pretty blues and the burlap and oh, pretty much everything about it. Was it easy to stamp over your glittered piece? I love the glittered look and that it has stamping over it is extra wonderful!

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