Wednesday, February 15, 2012

MFT Weekly Stamp Club - Happy Birthday!

Do you know why I love Wednesdays so much?  It's because it's another fabulous week of My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club!!  And am I ever SOOOOOOOOOO excited to be here designing along side the amazing group of women that is the MFT Design Team!  It's a true honor and privilege.  This week's sketch - as they all are - is fantastic, simple and crisp!  
I needed a birthday card for my dear friend to give to her husband for his upcoming birthday so I went clean, masculine and earthy with my creation.
I've used all papers by Basic Grey - Oxford line and SU! solid cardstock.  I used the newly released Finishing Flourishes and Vertical Greetings Die and Stamp Set both inside and out.  I first stamped the beautiful flourishes in SU! Crumb Cake ink and my sentiment in Cherry Cobbler which I heat set with clear embossing powder.  In lieu of a straight banner I cut a banner out of my Night of Navy cardstock and crumpled it a bit with my fingers making the paper softer.  I then very haphazardly fan folded the banner back and forth crumpling more as I went.  I then held it together with my fingers and zipped it through my sewing machine for a bit of zig zag stitching.  I anchored the corners with some navy self adhesive pearls.  

My interior houses the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Finishing Flourishes set (if you have not yet picked this up I HIGHLY recommend it...I've used it at least four times in the last two days!) in Cherry Cobbler.  
I, once again, used the Crumb Cake ink to add a couple of beautiful flourishes to my sentiment panel.  To extend the Vertical Greetings Die, I simply cut it in half in the back and extended the edges out a bit for a layered look.

I hope you have as much fun with this sketch as I have!!  Come on and see the other amazing MFT Designers samples at the MFT Blog or over at the SCS Forum!!  And don't forget you have the chance to win a the fabulous weekly prize so come on over and play along with us!!

Crafty Hugs!


Karen Giron said...

LOVE, LOVE the flourishes with this sentiment - oh my! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

jeanne girl said...

Great card Meredith!! Love the colors you used - stunning!!

Melody said...

The flourishes are a great idea for the background! Love the rich color combo.

Karen Motz said...

Those papers are a nice masculine contrast to the pretty flourishes on the sentiment panel!

Lisa H. said...

gorgeous masculine colors and papers and love that you still used the pretty!

Jenn Borjeson said...

awwww - Meredith, I am so happy for you, I know how much you enjoy working with MFT!!! You deserve the spot, that's for sure! This is just gorgeous. xoxo

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