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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday Stamp Club #120

Welcome to this week's Wednesday Stamp Club sketch #120 from My Favorite Things! You can see the original sketch along with links to the design team members playing along with this week's sketch over at the MFT blog.

 When I first saw the sketch I was so excited with the open canvas it provides, but as soon as I started working on my card, all of that wide-open space was giving me too many options, and you know what happens with too many options, don't you?! Brain freeze! So, the card that you're seeing today is probably my 3rd or 4th idea and I have to admit that I'm happy with it. My creative determination gave me time to remember all the trendy things I've been wanting to incorporate...woodgrain and gold embossing powder, whee!
I started with a black panel and then temporarily layered my woodgrain Die-namics InstaFrame so I could audition the perfectly sized sentiment without further trial and error, wink. This particular sentiment from Birthday Sentiments fit perfectly and went along with the trendy look I was aiming for. Before stamping the sentiment in watermark ink, I swiped my anti-static embossing buddy across the black layer. Trust me on that one, it's worth the extra effort to dig the embossing buddy out of hiding to get a nice clean embossed image, free of stray bits of powder here and there.

After the embossed image was finished, I mounted my woodgrain InstaFrame onto the black layer with foam tape to give the card front a bit more dimension. I opted for Die-namics Stacked Stars in lieu of the banner sections called for in the original sketch to continue on with the (hopefully) trendy-modern look and feel. This card is going out to my oldest brother for his birthday next week, and I think this look works for big brother!

Lastly, a peek at the inside finished with a strip of black across the bottom, stamped and embossed with another sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments set and row of stars from Rock On.

There you have it, another friendly sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamps Club! Hope you get a chance to play along this week. Head on over the MFT blog for more details!

Here are the My Favorite Things products used on today's card:


Karen Giron said...

This is SO brilliant, Amy! I love the instaframe and embossing and the stars and well, just all of it! Super cute!!

Alina said...

gorgeous card, Amy, I love your take on this sketch!

Tracey said...

A fabulous take on the sketch Amy!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Great take on the sketch Amy! Love the embossed sentiment and all the stars!

Anonymous said...

GF, this is awesome!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a fun card, Amy! I know what you mean about too many options, and I'm glad I'm not the only one that struggles with it, but you came up with something fabulous here!!

BTW - Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today - it made me SMILE!! :)

Karen Motz said...

Well hooray for brain freeze if this is the result! It's awesome!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy moly girl...the combo of the woodgrain and the gold ep makes me SWOON! This is MAGNIFICENT!!! LOVE!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Amy!


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