Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MFT Card Challenges...

Good morning! I have a special post today, as I am honored to guest design for My Favorite Things this month! Each Wednesday in August, I'll be posting a sketch and a card inspired by the sketch. Hope you can play along too! Here is the first sketch:
When I first looked at the sketch, I saw the four squares and decided to interpret that into four items. Then I grabbed a stamp set and matching dies to work with: the Count the Stars Clear Stamps and the Stars & Wishes dies by My Favorite ThingsI went to die cutting 4 of the "Stars" words to use on my card and stacked them for a rainbow effect.
Four of the Star words ended up being too many, and I felt like it was too crowded on my card, so I ended up with three die cut words instead. To create a dreamy background, I stamped and embossed the little stars in white embossing powder. Then I used a felt pad and some aqua ink to rub over the star images. The effect is a dreamy, soft look that helps set off the die cut words! 

Last, I stamped the sentiment on a strip, and instead of placing it under the focal point like in the sketch, I placed it over the top. 

The sketch really gave me a starting point to start with, then I took it from there and went my own direction with it. See you next week with another sketch and card! Be sure to play along at MFT Card Challenges for your chance to win a prize from MFT!

1 comment:

Stella said...

Danielle this is stunning; as always :)