It’s summertime and I believe in embracing each wonderful moment. One of my favorite things about the season is all the beautiful flowers and blooms. Yesterday I was visiting family and they had the most stunning perennial garden and I would have been happy to sit there for hours enjoying it’s beauty. Today’s design features some beautiful stamped florals and foliage, as well as this week’s sketch challenge from MFT Stamps. While others gravitate to balloons for birthdays, I just can’t get enough of florals. In my mind, they are perfect for almost every occasion!
The beautiful floral set is Funky Flowers and Funky Flowers Die-namics and I’ve pulled out my Distress Markers to color these in. This is such a fun set and I love all the sweet stitching line details on it. It’s great for pairing up with some of the MFT Die-namics sets that feature stitching line details. Today’s sketch features a diagonal point layer and this works perfectly with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics set that I’ve used to die-cut the bottom edge of the Sno Cone card stock layer.
If you love to create from sketches, be sure to check out this week’s MFT Stamps sketch, #MFTWSC344. Today’s sketch features a horizontal and symmetrical design. I’ve kept it fairly close to the original and turned it 90° to create a vertical card design. I hope you’ll join in the challenge for some creative time! You can find all the details here on the MFT Challenge Blog. If you’ve never played along, it’s super fun and easy. I hope you’ll join us!
Let’s head back to that blue layer and talk about background stamps! I love them! This panel has been stamped in Sno Cone Dye Ink with the Whimsical Woodgrain Background. It’s one of my top faves and I’ve paired it up with the Lined Up Dots Background stamp that livens up the bottom panel. It’s stamped tone on tone, Jellybean Green Dye Ink on Jellybean Card Stock.
The sentiment is stamped just about the “arrow” point area and makes a great focal point for the design. Often I design cards with the sentiment tucked in and the florals as the main part of the design but this time, the beauty of the script sentiment from the Handwritten Happiness Stamp Set really takes center stage.
Before I go I just wanted to mention two more things! First of all…I’m not sure if you noticed those two tiny stitching lines at the top of the design. They subtly anchor the foliage at the top of the card as well as representing the two strips on the sketch design. Under these stitches are a collage of beautiful foliage die cut from Jellybean Card Stock and Sour Apple Card Stock. The foliage is Wild Greenery Die-namics and I REALLY love all the different and unique leaves paired up together.
Quick Tip: Often I get in a rut of using mostly white card stock. This card changes things up a little, even with a very small change, and I’m loving that! Whatever your go-to card stock is…I challenge you to do something a little different for a change. Change up that default approach!
Until next time…