A card for MFT Stamps Sketch challenge 396 using Up In The Air

Hi guys!

Today I’m popping in with a quick card for the current Wednesday challenge over at My Favorite Things blog, Sketch Challenge 396. These challenges are great fun and always inspiring so I thought, why not give it a go?

I wanted to use one of my favourite (no pun intended) stamp sets from MFT Stamps, called Up In The Air. It’s really sweet and full of fun images to colour.

The big balloon was a given to use, and as I’m a self-confessed CDL (that’s Crazy Dog Lady for those who don’t speak fluent ‘Erica’) I wanted to use the little doggie too. These images I stamped up with Memento Black Tuxedo ink on Strathmore Bristol Vellum water colour card stock and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.


To colour the images themselves, I used Zig Clean Color markers and once they were dry, I used the coordinating dienamics to cut out them out.


For the background, I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide ink on another piece of Strathmore Bristol Velum water colour card stock. I used some post-it tape to block off the parts of the card that needed to remain white.


Picking out the colours I wanted, I started with Squeezed Lemonade, then Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and to top it off, a little bit of Blueprint Sketch. I wish I had a Mini Ink Blending tool for each one of the ink pads but alas, not yet. At least I have enough foam pads for when the day arrives and I will have them all, lol!

To add some interest to the background I stamped the little clouds in white pigment ink. To finish off the card I used the Celebrate dienamics and cut it out of silver glitter card stock as well as foam sheet to add some height.


I also cut out a banner, using the biggest one out of the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, and stamped ‘You’re going places!’, from the Up In The Air stamp set, in Broken China Distress Oxide ink. To make it a bit more special I also did some very light ink blending with Peacock Feathers on the other side of the banner, then added a little bit of foam tape to the back of it and added it to the card.


Once all the bits and pieces were finished, it was a quick puzzle job and the card was done! What do you think? I probably need to reboot my colour choices though as I seem to go for the same colours over and over and over… and over… again. I do love blues and turquoise in all shades though. I can’t help it!


Well, that’s my contribution for this week’s challenge. Now it’s just a matter of keeping my fingers crossed to be drawn as the winner as that means a $50 gift voucher to spend at the MFT Stamps shop! Are you going to take part? Go ahead and give it a go!


I have used some compensated affiliate links for this post, which means I get a small commission from MFT Stamps and Scrapbook.com directly at no cost to you, if you use any of these links. Thank you in advance if you use them, it really does mean the world to me and every little helps.

Thanks for stopping by and see you all soon,

lots of love from Erica



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I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

2 thoughts on “A card for MFT Stamps Sketch challenge 396 using Up In The Air”

    1. Thank you so much, Stacy! I’m so glad I managed to provide a bit of inspiration for you, that is music to my ears ❤️


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