Hi everyone! I had a fabulous birthday weekend - one thing I always ask for is a weekend to myself so I can craft away in peace...and this year my birthday wish came true!
I was finally able to play along in the MFT Card Challenges again creating this one for the Sketch 215 challenge. Sketches are one of my favorite challenges to participate in because it really gives me a place to jump off creatively when I sit down to make a card.
I am in love with shaker cards but don't make them very often myself! Although, each time I do take the time, I know it is worth that extra effort for that fun shaker element. I really love how this one turned out. I was a little nervous because I got a little messy with the glue for the die cut word but managed to clean most of it up off the acetate with a baby wipe. I'm also going to enter my card into Virginia's View Challenge #12 - Shaker Cards.
I stamped this adorable image from MFT BB - You Have My Heart stamp set on 140lb watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I colored her using Derwent Inktense pencils. These pencils are so fun to color with. They activate with water like watercolors but are so vivid and once dry they are permanent. A fun medium to work with!
Once thing that occurred this weekend is I have started decorating the insides of my cards! I've been card making since 2009 but have never decorated the inside thinking it too much trouble but in all honesty it doesn't take much longer at all since I'm using bits and pieces of the paper I've already had out to do the front! I love how it really finishes the card. It's funny, too, because my hubby would ALWAYS look inside my cards and they were never decorated and then I give him his valentine with the inside decorated and he didn't even notice. Haha
My Favorite Things BB - You Have My Heart
My Favorite Things - Die-namics BB You have My Heart
My Favorite Things - Die-namics Blueprints 15
Papertrey Ink Tinsel & Tags Paper Pad
Papertrey Ink Clear Cardstock
Paper Smooches Thanks word die
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
140 lb watercolor paper
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable Brush Size 1
Helmar Tape Runner
Scotch Dimensional Tape