Sometimes the special people in our lives don’t live right around the corner. These days it’s easy to keep in touch with so many electronic means at our disposal and I’m so thankful for that. But nothing beats the personal touch of a handmade card in the mail to really say I miss you.
Today’s design puts together flowers and fall colors for this sweet card based on today’s sketch challenge from MFT Stamps.
If you love to create from sketches, be sure to check out this week’s MFT Stamps sketch, #MFTWSC348. Today’s sketch is a wonderful off center sketch with a fun frame element. I’ve kept it fairly close to the original and just rotated it 180° so that my design is “hanging” from the top of the card. 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. Consider this your invitation to join us!
I really (and I mean really, really, really!!!) love this brand new floral stamp set! It’s called In Bloom and the coordinating In Bloom Die-namics and they are gorgeous for almost any design. I love how that by simply changing up the color combo it can change the style and/or season of the card. The floral and foliage images are stamped in dye inks on Smooth White Cardstock, as is one of the banner panels which is stamped in the Whimsical Woodgrain Background. The two banners are die-cut from dies in the Blueprints 13 Die-namics set. I’m SO glad that this set wasn’t retired like so many others a few weeks ago. It’s my favorite go-to set! In this case I think the number 13 is very lucky, don’t you?!
Quick Tip: Stamp part of the sentiment on a right angle to the main sentiment word for a fun graphic design detail.
The sentiment is composed of both die-cuts and stamped elements. The You Trio Die-namics and All About You stamp set are designed to go together and I love using them this way. There are just so many options! The YOU is die-cut from Grapesicle Card Stock and I’ve stamped and adhered the sentiments onto a strip of vellum. I love using vellum as a layer as it allows you to see what’s underneath and in this instance keeps the top layer from being too visually heavy.
I hope you find some time to get sketchy! There’s always a chance to win something fab!
Until next time…