Friday, July 1, 2016

You Make Me Smile!

Yes, you do!  :)

When I saw the colors in the My Favorite Things Color Challenge, I was totally in as this is my MOST favorite color combination!!

It was fate---see---I already had these in the perfect colors!  And I have to say WOW for the NUVO Crystal Drops.  I ended up only using the little white ones, but I can save the others for another use.

Anyway, after several different ideas, here is what I came up with.  I've listed the supplies and a few of my steps below along with the challenge links that I'm entering this card in.

This shows the beautiful shimmer of the Perfect Pearls!
Thank you so VERY much for taking a look!  I love getting comments from you!

Method to my madness:

  • Stamped MFT's Bundles of Blossoms background stamp onto watercolor paper with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.
  • I swiped Wilted Violet Distress Stain onto my craft mat and sprayed Perfect Pearls into part of it.  I painted this onto the stamped background in varying shades.
  • Created my shaker window with two dies from SSS called Stitched Circles.  Added the bling from Queen & Co. (wish I could capture the sparkle in the photo!)
  • The banner is vellum die cut from JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles.
  • Cut the florals, MFT's Beautiful Blooms dies & stamps, from colored yardstick and stamped the images using a shade darker ink.
  • Used MFT's Blueprints #29 for the sentiment banner (swiped with same Distress Stain.)  Sentiment is from MFT Warm and Fuzzy Friends.


MFT Color Challenge

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 287

Simon Says: Anything Goes

P.S.:  If you're still reading, I learned why it's a good thing to stand my card up for several hours.  LOL!  Oops, needed stronger adhesive!


  1. I got such a kick out of your last picture. I always think I am the only one those things happen to. :D Beautiful card... I LOVE the colors.

  2. Very pretty shaker card! Thanks for joining us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


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