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!


  1. Loving the candles! Great idea!!! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  2. LOVE how you created your candles. Thanks for sharingyour WONDERFUL card.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. WOW Janet!!! Your card is just so beautiful!!!! Super job using the sketch and LOVE how you used the MCT stamps and dies!!!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along in the My Creative Time Designers Challenge!
    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. Super pretty and it matches the sketch perfectly.

  5. WOW!!! your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! love the way you used the stamps and dies!!!
    Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge!
    Best wishes for the new year!!! :D
    Lucia - MCT DT

  6. What a great card, love how you used the Stitched Decorative Banners for the candles, so clever!!