Thursday, July 12, 2018

Yah--Finished MFT Summer School!

Well, we've joined the rest of the country in the heatwave!  It's still way better here, though, since we have low humidity. 

Happily, I was able to complete MFT Summer School, so here are my last 2 cards.  Unfortunately, I didn't write my post yesterday, so I missed the deadline.
Repetition
I wanted to do something a little different using a sentiment.  Plus, I really wanted to turn my cross stitch tag into a card.  Usually I don't craft when we go camping, but I did take floss & the die cut tag last trip.  Took me a few stitches to remember how to move across the pattern after 20 years of not doing this. 
Gotta say, I thoroughly enjoyed it & now I plan to get a larger cross stitch die.  I chose the Easter basket MFT pattern because I have 2 packs of floss I got many years ago in a closeout that had the colors I needed.  Next I want to do some of the Christmas designs.  The repetition requirement was met by stamping in white & embossing in clear the Impression Obsession sentiment 3 times on a strip of brown cardstock.  I purposely kept it subtle so it wouldn't detract from the tag.  White grosgrain seemed to go with the texture of the stitching & I decided against any embellishments.  I'm entering CAS-ual Fridays.

Symmetry
I decided to pull out some MFT dies I haven't used in quite awhile--Spring Wreath & Mini Rolled Roses.  I can only go so long without using my felt--haha! 
The matching color in the center of the bow (covered with WOS) was made by mixing a blue marker with a tiny bit of a gray marker & I painted it on with a damp brush.  I lightly dry embossed the front of the card, added pearls to the Sno Cone felt roses & stamped the sentiment from LJD On the Line in Memento Espresso Truffle.  The roses make it somewhat costly to mail, but I do love them!  I'm entering Seize the Birthday without the topping.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.


19 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting your MFT degree, Greta! Just love your cross-stitched tag; think you're enabling me to get that die! Pretty felt roses too!!

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  2. both cards are so sweet, greta! love those little felt roses! i'm bummed you missed the deadline, but glad you were able to complete your homework and graduate!

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  3. Yippee, school's out!! Squeal...just look at that gorgeous tag, my goodness! And you know I do love those sweet felt rolled roses. The simplicity of that card is ever so sweet!

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  4. two wonderful cards, Greta - love the little cross stitch tag and the wreathe is gorgeous with those little blue roses - so proud of you to have graduated :-)

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  5. Both cards are so well designed and wonderful! I love the cross stitched design.

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  6. Greta, this is so pretty...the soft white with the subtle embossed background is perfect for that lovely wreath and those gorgeous felt roses with the pearls in the center is the perfect finishing to this card! thank you for coming over and playing at Seize the Birthday with us! Keep cool my friend, boy was today sure hot!!

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  7. I simply adore the blue felt roses - a pity the cost a bit more to post, but they are truly lovely. The cross stitched card is gorgeous too. I think I have a few similar things tucked away in my "to do" drawer. Not sure which decade that will happen!

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  8. Just beautiful cards Greta. In particular, your roses card really is a stunner. Glad you had time to participate. I've done very little card making this week, been knitting premmie baby singlets.

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  9. Cross stitching is something I gave up years ago LOL, but your work is so very beautiful. Love your second card with those lovely roses, something else I must get back to, although as you say postage is the bug of doing it. Whatever, these have such lovely work on them making beautiufl cards.
    Faith
    x

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  10. Congrats on finishing summer school!! What lovely cards Greta! Whilst I love the idea of that pretty cross stitch on you card I am totally smitten with the wreath card... Love the colours and the flowers... It's stunning!

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  11. Great cross stitching and wonderful layout. The wreath card is adorable with a great colour combination x. Well done on completing the tasks x

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  12. Your cross stitched tag looks fabulous! Also love the wreath with the felt flowers and the embossed background! Lovely color combo, too!

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  13. I'm bummed I didn't have time this year to go to camp! :( But I'm happy to see you completed it - Your cards are fantastic and I love how the cross stitching turned out - so Beautiful! Have a great weekend!

    Theresa

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  14. YAY congrats on your graduation ! Ive seen some gorgeous MFT cards from you and loved them all.
    I hope you're not melting too much in the heat, its been SO hot here that I advent even been in my craft room and have just sat in front of the fan !
    Sending hugs my lovely x

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  15. Two beautiful cards Greta, just love the cross stitched one! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays .

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  16. Fantastic cards Greta. YOur Easter Basket is just darling; and you know how much I love your felt flowers. You rocked this homework for sure.

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  17. Beautiful spring wreath, Greta! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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  18. Two beautiful cards! The cross stitched tag on your first card is really special and I love the floral wreath on the second card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  19. beautiful cards! congrats on finishing MFT camp, I wish I could have attended too. thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!!

    lovies, =o) kel
    CAS-ual Fridays Challenge DT

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