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.


  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!

  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!