Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pocket Birthday {MFTWSC51}

It's time to get sketchy with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club and sketch 51.

This week's sketch has a tilted panel...hmmm. I think I'm actually getting used to tilted panels. Still not saying I love them, but they're growing on me. I admire people who can place things tilted on their own, without a sketch. Unless a sketch calls for a tilted panel, I seem to be stuck placing everything nice and straight. But I think these weekly sketches have really helped me grow in that respect.  :-)

For my card today I reached for Pretty Pocket stamps and die-namics. I haven't used this set in ages and it was calling out for a little stampy action.

These fun patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Picadilly 6x6 pad. I'm loving this paper pack with all the bright colours. I started by cutting out the pocket with the Pretty Pocket die-namic then I stamped the stitching lines with black ink around the pocket. I embossed the pocket with my swiss dots embossing folder for a little texture.

To decorate the pocket I pulled out my prima donna petals die-namics. I cut the largest flower from puff cloud white felt and the other layers are cut from card stock. The leafy flourish die-namics was perfect for cutting out the green accent under the flower.

I adhered the pocket with foam tape so I'd have space to tuck a tag inside. I turned this into a birthday card by stamping one of the sentiments from Clearly Sentimental about Birthdays onto blue card stock that I cut out using the largest of the well worn greetings die-namics.

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. Each week a keyword is assigned to the sketch, and this week's keyword is MFTWSC51. 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!

Here are the die-namics I used:

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen Giron said...

You are brilliant! LOVE the pocket - how cute is that? And the little pull tag? Genius. So cute, Karen!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How perfect is this! LOVE the pocket for the panel! You are such a smartie!!

Barbara said...

The pocket is perfect for this sketch, Karen! Love it!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love these papers!!! The flower is adorable and that pocket is perfect for this sketch!! Such a darling card!

Trisha said...

Great card and just love the sentiment. Nice to be seeing things besides just Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! I love that you used the pocket for that panel!