TGIF! I would like to start off by saying THANK YOU to My Time Made Easy for choosing my Missing Mojo card as the winner this week in the Pretty Palette challenge! I guess I must be doing something right 🙂
MTME also just announced a design team call which I am thrilled to be trying out for. I’m really excited about this because I have been a big fan of their stuff since I first discovered them. This is my first attempt at something like this so wish me luck. Here goes…
My first card uses the My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern #66 and Pretty Palette #67 (daffodil, coral, pear and black). I started off with a daffodil background, and used the CTMH Stitched Together stamp set for the rustic looking stitched border. Next I pulled a piece of coral gingham paper from my scrap bin, and layered a piece of Pear card stock on top of that. Since this contains the focal image I thought it would be a good idea to help define it with a black matte.
The flower was cut out of yellow card stock with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, and stamped using the Just For You stamp set. I added a coral layer on top of the yellow, and curled the petals up at the edges to give it dimension. A coral embellishment was added to the center, and I stamped a few leaves around the flower in Pear ink.
I used this sentiment from the CTMH July Stamp of the Month. Can you imagine someone giving you a card that says this? I don’t know about you, but that would make my day! I used a blending pen, and Pear ink to colour in ‘YOU’ and ‘BETTER’, and then added some sparkle with a clear glitter gel pen to make those words stand out even more. A little black bow is the finishing touch on this one.
I had a lot of fun making this card because of all the colouring I got to do, and this is really where I incorporated the required palette. The stamp set is the CTMH Stamp of the Month for September (Fall Favorites). I love all those fall images plus it’s my favourite time of year so what’s not to like?
I stamped and coloured the images using Copic markers, then matted everything with Brown Bag card stock, which is kind of a rusty brown colour. I then decided I needed a pretty blue background paper to set the whole thing off. I ended up using this lovely blue patterned paper called Sea Foam from My Time Made Easy’s Fresh Fabric Collection 3 Digital Paper Pack. It’s so soft and pretty, and gives a subtle texture to the card.
Once all the pieces were glued into their prospective places I added a maple leaf embellishment on the side of the main image. I cut this out using the Cricut, and added the little button and baker’s twine bow. The maple leaf is such a representation of fall and my Canadian heritage I just had to use it.
So there you have it. The deadline for the DT call is August 12th if anyone else is interested in giving it a go. Until then I will keep myself busy in the usual fashion, and try not to obsess about whether I make it or not.
Have a great weekend everyone and happy crafting!