Monday, March 30, 2015

hello friend with mft scribble flowers

Today's card is mostly patterned paper and die cutting with just a little stamping. I used the MFT Circle Scribble stamps and matching dies, plus the scribbles dies, along with a "friend" word die for the sentiment. I used soft colors from My Mind's Eye patterned papers for the background papers and flower stems.

The flowers were stamped on watercolor paper with Studio Calico Color Theory inks in Glass Slipper and Coral Bay. I also cut the flowers scribbles out of watercolor paper. I used watercolor paper instead of regular cardstock because of its thickness and texture, and the off-white color of the watercolor paper coordinated nicely with the patterned papers. I cut three of the friend dies out of the watercolor paper to layer for an extra thick sentiment, and I colored the top one with Glass Slipper and Mint Hint Color Theory inks by pressing the inks on an acrylic block and using a wet paintbrush. I adhered the three words together with liquid glue. The stems and leaf were cut out of patterned paper with MFT dies.

I cut some coral colored paper with a hill die and attached it to the tiny dot patterned paper that is 3 1/2" square. I attached the flowers and leaf with foam tape, the scribbles and sentiment with liquid glue and the stem with dot roller adhesive. The large dot paper is 5" square and attached to a card base the same size. The smaller panel was attached to the card front with foam tape. I added "hello" with tiny alpha stickers and to finish the card I stitched around the edges with my sewing machine.

My card came together quickly and easily this time because I used a sketch! The sketch is from Retro Sketches, a challenge blog with a new sketch every Saturday. I'm linking up with Retro Sketches for the first time this week, and also with the Simon Monday challenge where the theme this week is pastels.


  1. So pretty. I love your work. Michelle t

    1. Michelle, Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments! I appreciate your kind words. :)

  2. oh, i love this!! beautiful and i love your colors....makes me think SPRING!!

  3. This card is STUNNING! It is brilliant on so many levels and you definitely have a great eye for design and color. I am a polka-dot-a-holic, so I was especially impressed with how successfully you merged those different dot patterns. And the color palette is full of both energy and sophistication. It is a work of art and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!