Monday, December 15, 2014

MCT Designer Challenge

There is a fun challenge at My Creative Time and I had a good time playing along.  I decided to go with using the sketch.  It is Advent and the sketch reminded me of candles.  I stamped the Grainy Wood Background with Ranger Watermark Resist, onto Paper Trey Ink Chocolate Paper, that had been die cut using Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I cut 4 of the Stitched Decorative Banners and colored them purple and pink using Distress Inks.  Next, using the largest heart, I double cut the Stitched Heart Layering Dies, on yellow paper to make a flame shape.  I inked them up with Distress Ink to give some color and dimension.  I stamped the boughs from Boughs of Holly onto green paper to make the candles appear to be on an Advent Wreath.  The banner was made using a stamp from A Day in December set.  It is stamped using brown ink and cut to leave a white frame around the stamped shape.  I added some Diamond Stickles to the boughs for a little sparkle.  Here is a picture of what I came up with.

MCT products used:
A Day in December-Banner
Boughs Of Holly-Pine Boughs
Stitched Heart Layering Dies-Flames
Stitched Decorative Banners-Candles
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More-card front layer
Grainy Wood Background-stamp on front layer
Other products used:
Paper Trey Ink-solid color papers
Hero Arts-Cup O' Joe
Ranger Watermark Resist
Distress Inks-Dusty Concord, Festive Berries, Scattered Straw,
Spiced Marmalade
Stampin' Up-Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Garden Green
Staz On Forest Green
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MCT Challenge

I always like to play along with the challenge at My Creative Time.  I decided to go with the sketch for inspiration.  Here is the card I came up with for the challenge.

I loved the colors in the sketch and went with them pretty much.  I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder for the kraft background that was cut using the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I used the Stitched Party Dies for some of the balloons and the circle and oval from Seasonal Greetings.  I inked up the balloons for some dimension.  I glued them down and attached black sewing thread for balloon strings.  I cut two layers for the label in blue and white using the label layers from the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I also used the Celebrate die from that set.  I stamped the sentiment from Celebrate Good Times and mounted the card front to a chocolate card base.  I had fun making this card for the challenge.  I hope you like it...thank you for stopping by.