Here's some more SFYTT inspiration for you! I flipped the sketch this time, and used ribbon in place of the three objects on the long panel. I used Seasonal Icons - Set One from our wonderful sponsor, Your Next Stamp.
Today's challenge for PTI's anniversary festivities is a color challenge. I chose to use Lisa's color combo of kraft, pure poppy, aqua mist, and spring moss. I got an early start on my Christmas cards, haha!
Today marks the start of PTI's anniversary festivities, and I found time to do the first challenge. We were to take inspiration from one of the designer's favorite cards and make our own card. I chose to be inspired by Dawn's card HERE. And this is what I came up with:
It's time for the February SFYTT! Our fabulous sponsor this month is Your Next Stamp. I've never used their stamps before, so I was really happy to get my hands on some!
Here is the February sketch:
and what I made with it:
I used the set Seasonal Icons - set 1for this sketch. YNS stamps are rubber cling-mounted, and they stamp beautifully because they are deeply etched. Very nice quality. I stamped the image on a white panel and colored it, then stamped the hearts again on patterned paper, cut them out and popped them up. Then I selectively inked just the sentiment, and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to align it back up on the pink half-circle. The hearts were embossed and a button treatment added.
I hope you will play along this month! Here is the info you need, and stop by Jen's blog to check out what some of the YNS designers made with the sketch.
It's the beginning of the month, and that means it's time for another MFT guest designer contest! We were challenged this month to Stamp Our Hearts Out - make something to do with love and/or hearts. Here is my submission - I really love it!
1. I cut the rustic white layer, the big heart frame, and the letters. I laid it all out and taped the letters on with removable adhesive to make a mask of sorts.
2. I stamped. LOTS OF STAMPING! It was so fun to do! I started with the text background strip, then a BUNCH of hearts, and the word LOVE. I used only one red ink pad and stamped full strength and stamped off to get some lighter colors.
3. I then removed the die-cut letters to reveal the cardstock underneath. Stamped the Yours Truly (love that the outline in black is not too overpowering!), added the ribbon, glued down the heart frame, chomped the top corner, and added the black pearl clusters.
4. Lastly, and it gets its own number in the process, a generous spritz of Calico Shine. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - First Class Friend
paper - red, kraft, rustic white
ink - black, red
acc - black pearls, By the Letters dies, hand-drawn and cut heart frame,
It's just a black composition notebook I covered and decorated. I love that Studio Calico houndstooth paper! I stamped the leaves directly on the paper and made some paper flowers to go on top. That green silk ribbon is one of my favorite ribbons!
Thanks for stopping by, see you Saturday for a new SFYTT!
I pulled out some more old patterned paper to use on this card (from SU).
The blue strip has text stamped on it. I die-cut the letters and attached them together with a little bit of glue to make it easier to center on the doily diecut. A clear Heidi Swapp heart and some purple seam binding finish it. I have a bunch of Heidi Swapp clear shapes that I've had for YEARS, so I'm trying to use them up, along with cutting into my patterned paper stash.