Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Bird-day {MFTWSC7}

Are you ready for this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch #7? Well I hope so, because here it is, and it's a fun one! I know...I say that each week, but hey, I adore sketches!!!

I did a loose interpretation of the sketch this week...still with all the elements but I needed a Pure Innocence fix and well, You're So Tweet (will be back in the MFT Boutique soon) arrived in my mailbox at just the right time!

She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and done up with a combo of copic colouring and paper piecing. The patterned papers are from October Afternoon Thrift Shop.

I really wanted to a layer of paper pleating, like on my card for last week's sketch, so I pulled out my 3/8" rosette die-namic and got to work. AND, I decided to film a little video tutorial of the process. Be gentle on me...it's my first ever video tutorial and my friend Leslie was a fabulous film producer.
video

And look at that adorable tiny little rosette! It was made with two half inch wide pieces that I trimmed off the pleated layer...sweet! It's topped with the smallest flower from the flower trio die-namic and I added another element of red along the bottom of the pleated layer with the little open scallop border die-namic.

There's a prize each week for one participant, chosen at random. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. Each week a keyword is assigned to the sketch, and this week's keyword is MFTWSC7. All you need to do to enter is upload your card to the gallery at Splitcoast and enter the given keyword in the keyword box during the upload process. After the deadline (noon Eastern on Tuesday) we randomly choose a winner from that week's entries and the winner will receive a $15 gift voucher. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!
Be sure to head over to Kim's Blog to view the entire list of design team participants...there's plenty of inspiration for you with today’s sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

25 comments:

Leslie said...

How geeky am I that I stayed up until midnight to see this, even though I filmed it and have watched it 3,584 times!?! You did an OUTSTANDING job on your first video!!!! Yay for you! Can't wait to see more but right now, my eyes are closing....

StampOwl said...

so cute

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous, Karen!! She's so sweet! GREAT job on your video!!

Barbara said...

Awesome, Karen! LOVE the pleated layer and that adorable rosette! Great job on the video!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! This is the PERFECT PI for you with that little birdie! GORGEOUS colors, coloring and I ADORE the rosette!!

Christina Fischer said...

This couldn't be any sweeter! I love the pleating and the rosette!

Dana White said...

Your card is so cute. Love your interpretation of the sketch

Erin Smetak said...

This is such a cute card! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! I love that you didn't sew the pleated paper too! That's always a hassle! Thanks for that tip for adhering! And that rosette! OMG, how cute is that?! LOVE IT!!!

Danni said...

This is just so sweet!!

Staying Crafty said...

This is so girlie and sweet! I love the pretty colors :)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

FANTASTIC card, Karen! You did a spectacular job on your first video tutorial! Thanks so much for taking the time to do that! LOVE the little rosette! :D

Jessie/knightrone said...

I LOVE this!! It's so cute!!

Steph said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the colours you've used x

Margaret de Witt said...

Hey Karen, I really love the paper pieced dress, it is SO perfect for the card.

Julie said...

So adorable Karen! I love how you are using that Die-namics Rosette die! So creative!

Julie said...

So adorable Karen! I love how you are using that Die-namics Rosette die! So creative!

Nicky said...

Wow Karen, the video is fabulous, you are such a natural. I hope now that you have done one you will do them weekly.
Leslie you are a fab producer.

Hugs
Nicky

Nicole said...

Thanks so much for the video. I love your thinking out of the box and using the rosette die for another cool purpose.

Sarah Gough said...

LOVE this karen! I so need those dies!

Julie Masse said...

Super cute Karen!! What a great idea! :)

Wendy said...

This is fantastic!!! I love your layered flowers...now I am going to watch your video!

texasjodylynn said...

Super cute card and GREAT video. :) I was so excited to see "my" sticky dots. LOL Very cool idea.

Kerry J. said...

Fabulous video and tutorial Karen! You did an amazing job!!

Kelli said...

LOL! LOVED seeing one of my FAVE products.. JODY's Dots!!!! and this video was SUUUPERB!!!! LOVE that lil itty bitty pleated flower you added lil smarty pants you!!!! :)

marose6@comcast.net said...

best tutorial ever! going to go try it. thanks for sharing!