Today I’m popping in with my take of MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge , this is challenge #406, which looks like this:
The card I came up with is actually my second one, the first one I made I felt was a bit too loosely interpreted. It worked better in my mind than on paper, but oh well. There you go, not every card translates perfectly from idea into reality.
As I went back to the drawing board or square one, I was a bit stumped at first. Then, slowly, an idea came to me to make a pile of presents to represent the squares on the sketch. They all had to be different colours of course! Step one was to select a die-namic that would fit six times on the card and after rummaging through my MFT Stamps stash I came across the Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX. The second smallest one would fit, just about and with some overlapping.
On some Strathmore Bristol Vellum card stock I quickly did some ink blending using Distress Oxide inks: Squeezed Lemonade for yellow, Picked Raspberry for pink, Cracked Pistachio for green, Dusty Concord for purple, Salty Ocean and some Blueprint Sketch for dark blue and Mermaid Lagoon for light blue.
I splattered water on all of these to give them some more interest and dabbed that off with a craft towel. While these were drying, I picked out some metallic thread that I wrapped around each box to make it look like string on presents.
As the boxes would cover up almost the entire card base, I decided to keep it quite simple. A piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock was embossed with a pattern to mimic Kraft wrapping paper, trimmed down to 5.5″x4.25″ size and adhered to a card base.
With the help of different thickness foam tape, I added the boxes in a big “pile”. On small banners, cut out using Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, I stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘for you!’ using sentiments from Bitty Bears. Each box got paired up with a sentiment so that all of them are mix’n’matched. These were then added using more foam tape.
Each box also got decorated with three Pretty Pink Post clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. A birthday card can’t be too sparkly and bright, right?
That’s it from me for today but don’t forget that the new release from MFT Stamps is available now! If you decided you want something from it, I’d be very grateful if you would consider using my affiliate links when you purchase. I get a small commission from MFT Stamps directly, at no extra cost to you, if you do. Thank you so much in advance for the support, I really appreciate it! Click HERE to see the whole new release. It’s full of adorable stamps and fabulous die-namics!
Oh, and don’t forget to participate in the challenge! There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs for the randomly drawn winner, so link up your project on the MFT Stamps blog!
Good luck and happy crafting from Erica