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!!