The news is out so I thought I’d share with you if you haven’t seen yet. Kim (MFT Lady) posted on her blog & SCS her new DT members. I am so excited to announce that I am on the My Favorite Things Design Team. I am so thrilled to be in a group of such very talented ladies.
Did you know that there is a weekly sketch challenge on SCS? Here is my card for mftsc05 (I’m like a week late here):
When I saw this sketch, I had to give it a try. It is a standard card 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ with Basic Black CS folded in half with 2″ cut off the upper front. Corner Rounded the upper corners. Dashing DSP to inside measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ with all four corners rounded. Added a 1/4″ x 4″ strip of the Dashing DSP to the top with 5 black brads equally spaced.
The front of the card: I added a layer of Old Olive CS measuring 3-3/8″ x 4″ with bottom corners rounded. Added another 1/4″ x 4″ strip of the Dashing DSP with 2 black brads. Stamped sentiment to bottom right.
The main image piece in order of layers: Basic Black CS 2-1/2″ x 3″ with top corners rounded; River Rock CS 2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ & edges sponged with River Rock ink; hard to see in pic but another River Rock CS piece measuring 1/2″ x 2-3/4″ on top of larger river rock…placed to the bottom of this piece to create the depth and flooring & sponged with Old Olive ink; The chimney image and all the elements were stamped on Papertrey White CS with Stazon Jet Black ink and used Aqua-Painter to color in; Next layer is the Christmas tree stamped on Papertrey White, colored with aqua-painter and Old Olive ink, sponged edges with Old Olive ink, colored lights in with Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, adhered to main image piece so it would overlap on top of chimney and hang off the edge; next is the festive christmas rug colored in with Real Red, Old Olive, and River Rock inks; finally, added all the gifts. Added a little sparkle to all the elements with a Gelly Roll metallic glitter pen (love this).
The ideas and possibilities for this Home for the Holidays stamp set are pretty much endless. I had so many thoughts, but went with a traditional look.
Once I thought I was finished, I had to add the paper-piercing around the main image. This extends to the back part of the card, creating a box and making the eye go right to the main image.
STAMPS USED: Home for the Holidays MFT
CARDSTOCK USED: Basic Black, River Rock, and Old Olive CS; Papertrey White; Dashing DSP.
INKS USED: Stazon Jet Black; Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Going Gray, and Creamy Caramel Classic Stampin’ Pads; Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers.
ACCESSORIES USED: Vintage Brads Assortment; Gelly Roll Glitter Pen; Aqua-Painter; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Stampin’ Sponges; Paper-Piercing Tool.