Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tickle {MFTWSC125}

It's time to get sketchy with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club and sketch 125.

I combined a bunch of stamp sets to create an unconventional anniversary card with this week's sketch. I made this card for my hubby since our 15th anniversary is coming up in June.

I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then added a layer of Steel Blue.

For the center panel I used the "acrylic block" technique I saw on Frances' blog. I inked an acrylic blog with Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink, Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink, Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink, and Steel Blue Premium Dye Ink. As long as you start with the lightest colour, there's no risk of contaminating your ink pads when the colours overlap. Then I misted the ink with water and stamped it onto some Smooth White card stock. Don't worry if you get white just adds to the technique. Then I used the "xoxoxo" stamp from Coupon Book - Love and stamped it repeatedly with the same blue inks. I trimmed the piece to size then layered it onto more Sweet Tooth so it would pop against the Steel Blue background.

I used the Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics to cut out the Sweet Tooth flag for the sentiment, which is from the Document It - Right on Target stamp set. I stamped it with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. Then I created the heart and arrow. I stamped the heart target using Electric Red Premium Dye Ink onto Kraft then used the Accent It - Feathers and Arrows Die-namics to cut out the arrow from Kraft, Electric Red, and Steel Blue card stocks. I added a silver sequin to the center of the target for just a little shine.

Here's a look at the dimension on the arrow tail. I cut two tail pieces, left one flat and scored the other down the middle so I could fold it for dimension.

On the inside I combined sentiments from Document It - Bingo and Clearly Sentimental about Anniversaries, stamping them with Electric Red Premium Dye Ink and Steel Blue Premium Dye Ink.

Here are the sketchy details:

There's a prize each week for one participant, chosen at random. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. This week's keyword is MFTWSC125. All you need to do to enter is upload your card to the gallery at Splitcoast and enter the keyword in the keyword box during the upload process. After the deadline (noon Eastern on Tuesday) one random winner will receive up to a $20 gift voucher!

Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to view the entire list of design team participants...there's plenty of inspiration for you with today’s sketch!

Here are the supplies I used:

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Melody said...

I LOVE this card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Karen! The bullseye in the heart is the BOMB! LOVE!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

And the sequin! I forgot to mention the sequin. GENIUS!

wendy said...

terrific card, love the backgroud

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Vicki B. said...

Wowzers Karen, this is awesome, I soooo love that BG you created, I need to try that!! The sentiment on the inside is perfect!!!! Love it!!

Dana White said...

What a perfect anniversary card!!!