Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lovely Birthday {MFTWSC137}

Today I'm sharing my card for this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch 137. I know I'm a little late to the party, but I have a good reason. I was away for a week visiting my besties Dana and Leslie. We had a lovely time together and dubbed it the "accessories" vacation because we all seemed to gravitate to accessories when we went shopping. I may have had two purses and several bracelets follow me home. ;-)  I love that we are able to get together a couple of times a year despite living thousands of miles apart.

Ok, on to my card. You'll find all the details about this week's Wednesday Stamp Club sketch on THIS POST on the MFT Blog. You have until noon on Tuesday to play along for a chance to win MFT money! I used the awesome Birthday Greetings stamp set to create this clean and simple beauty. I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then added a layer of Electric Red and another layer of Sweet Tooth.

I used the Rectangle 2 STAX Die-namics to cut out the Smooth White sentiment panel, then I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.

For the horizontal strips on the background layer I cut two pieces of Kraft card stock then stamped them with Kraft Premium Dye Ink using the houndstooth image from Spring Backgrounds. Then I used the Sentiment Strips Die-namics to cut out the Sno Cone double-ended flag. The Electric Red flower was cut out using the Upsy Daisy Die-namics and I added a trio of sequins for a touch of sparkle.

On the inside I used the scrap of stamped Kraft and the Party Balloon Die-namics to cut out the patterned balloon. The string is from the Party Balloons stamp set, then I added another sentiment from Birthday Greetings.

I hope you'll play along and link your creation on the MFT Blog.

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Leslie said...

Ooh it was fun, wasn't - wish we were still there! I love all my shopping especially my purse!! It doesn't leave my side 😀

Leslie said...

Oops forgot to say...cute card. I liked this sketch and I like your houndstooth balloon!

Dana White said...

It was a fabulous time and now I'm lonely! Yes we did score well in the accessories department didn't we! Wonder what we will be buying next time - Really the trip to you was accessories too; how many pairs of shoes followed me home?!
LOVE your card I must ink up this set

Mary J said...

Great take on the sketch, Karen! I love seeing your clean gorgeous makes!

Mona Pendleton said...

Cute card Karen! Love the houndstooth balloon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey said...

What a fabulous card!! Love that balloon on the inside!