Monday, January 13, 2014
I made a card this afternoon for the current MFT sketch challenge. (found here) I've had the sketch on my desk since last Wednesday. For once, I got it done before the deadline! :) I have oodles of printed MFT sketches that I have yet to use. lol Once I had an idea of what to use, it came together fairly quickly.
I have four sheets of Christmas Cocoa paper in my new-to-me stash. (Can I say how much fun I'm having using all this paper?) I used several pieces of it for this masculine card. Each piece was matted with Soft Suede cardstock and assembled according to the sketch. Because I added metallic brads to the upper strip, I backed it with Soft Suede cardstock for strength. I did the same for the lower narrow strip so they looked the same.
For the snowman, I stamped the image on a white circle and then colored the scarf to match the striped paper. I cut the hat and heart out of cardstock for paper piecing, using Soft Suede and Real Red respectively. Finally, I stamped the word "love" on the heart.
I love this card (pun intended) and it's perfect to give to a guy for any love occasion, be it Valentine's Day or anniversary. My husband likes it anyway! He told me that before I even asked. :)
Stamps: Happy Heart Snowman (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Soft Suede, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa dp (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Soft Suede (Stampin' Up)
Misc: Standard Circles dies (Spellbinders); Metallic Basics brads (Making Memories); Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red markers (Stampin' Up)