Long post to avoid having 2 more posts today. Hope you will find it worth your time.
Betsy's inlaid die-cut card for PTI MIM is fabulous! I've never heard it called "inlaid", but I loved this look the first time I saw it. I still need to get some word dies, so instead I used Turning A New Leaf--a favorite. My card is simple, but shows you how effective this technique is. The leaves are stamped in Memento Olive Grove & the edges are sponged with Golden Glitz. The sentiment from PTI Snowflake Flurries is stamped using the same ink. Just got this gorgeous gold shimmer paper on sale, so used that to mat the top piece which is made with PTI Vintage Cream cardstock. I've had these red metal dots for many years & they give just the right look, I think. Finished off with the beautiful dark green ribbon.
Figure I may as well enter "the lottery" at Simon Says Stamp Monday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--LOL! Sure could easily spend a $50 gift certificate to their store! Edited to add: I'm also entering at Die Cut Divas.
Next is my entry for MFTWSC148.
As soon as I saw the sketch I had in mind using Thankful Leaves with MFT felt.
This is my first card with the
MFT Labels Stax 4 that I got in their big sale. Started looking through my papers not knowing what to do for the background & these 2 sheets by 2 different companies seemed perfect! The edges are sponged with antique linen & the Studio G sentiment is stamped with Memento Gray Flannel. The buttons were still in my purse, having used a coupon at JoAnns since there was nothing I wanted in the paper crafts aisle. Love dry embossing the leaves over the script paper (enlarge the pic to see it) & so glad I had some gray twine. I'm learning to not worry about what is popular or what the expert designers do--just be myself. The result is 2 cards I really like & isn't that why we all do this?
Hope you're having a nice weekend. I'm really glad you decided to stop by my blog.