Ever since I saw Jennifer Mcguire use this “Miss you like crazy” sentiment on her cards, I’ve wanted it. So, when I saw this stamp set on Priya’s Store I wanted it immediately. The problem with Priya’s store is that her stock runs out as soon as it comes in. So, I just texted her, informing that I wanted the new MFT stamp sets, made the payment, and then placed my order 😀
I am playing at the MFT blog this week. Here’s the challenge sketch I’ve based my card out of.
Here’s my card.
Now, here is a better picture
For the background, I ran a piece of Kraft cardstock through my Bigshot with Tim Holtz Alterations Burlap Embossing Folder. I really love how deep the embossing is one the card. I have never used an embossing folder other than Itsy Bitsy Ones, and I am glad I ventured into imported ones. The effect is simply stunning!
For the top panel, I first stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black Ink, masked off the sentiment with a post it note, and then stamped the flowers and leaves. I have used the Ghost Stamping technique that Jennifer uses often. I have used Hero Arts Shadow Inks Bubble Gum, Fresh Peach and Butter Bar. I’ve used Color Box Frost White Pigment Ink for the offset-effect. I hand drew a small heart with a red sketch pen, and covered it with glossy accents. I matted the panel onto a double folded white CS(It was a ruined piece of CS. So, I folded the cardstock so that the ruined part is on the inside, and pasted them together. What this did was it added a lot of dimension. So, I popped this onto the embossed base, and stuck it down. I then used two foam strips on the upper part of the panel to so that the bottom and top halves of the panel are on the same plane.
I love this card so much. There are so many elements that I so love. The huge MFT sentiment, the Kraft CS, Ghost Stamping, Burlap embossing folder, and the Glossy Accents. All of these are new purchases, so I pretty pleased with myself that I did not just hoard, but actually made use of the stuff I bought 😀 I have also made a few other cards, and tags that I will be sharing along the week. All of them were made with new goodies 🙂
When I showed this card to my brother he immediately wanted it for himself. Ahem.. I don’t know who he’s gonna give it to. Hope the person will like it, as much as I did.
Kraft CS – A1 Craft Supply
White CS – Priya’s Craft Shop
MFT Bold Statements Stamp – Priya’s Craft Shop
Simon Says Stamp Petal Pieces Stamp – SSS
Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Priya’s Craft Shop and SSS
Color Box Pigment Ink Pad – Priya’s Craft Shop
Tim Holtz Alterations Burlap Embossing Folder – Crafter’s Corner
Glossy Accents – Crafters Corner