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MFT Stamps | Wednesday Sketch Challenge #515

November 11, 2020

MFT Stamps | Wednesday Sketch Challenge #515

November 11, 2020

Hello friends! It’s time for a brand new sketch challenge from My Favorite Things! I love working with these weekly challenges because they help me to think outside the box when it comes to card layouts. Most of the time, I would never have come up with the layout by myself!

Here’s a look at this week’s sketch layout. You don’t have to follow the sketch exactly and can substitute shapes for images or flip and/or rotate the sketch if you desire so.

I mostly stuck to the sketch layout this week for my design. To start, I first used the A2 Stitched Circle STAX to cut out a large circle from a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock. I then used the BB Secret Santa Stamp Set along with some Gina K Designs Masking Magic Sheets to create my single-layer scene.

With my masking paper still on my images, I then blended some Distress Inks (Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, and Ground Espresso) over top of my circle. I blended my darker colors toward the bottom using a piece of scrap paper to mask the top portion in order to create the illusion of a ground/floor area. Next I splattered the top portion with some diluted opaque white paint as well as some diluted gold and brown watercolor paints for added interest.

Next, I removed the masking sheets and allowed this piece to dry before coloring it with Copic Markers.

Copic Color Combos Used:

  • Greens: G000, G00, G02, G05, YG17
  • Reds: R05, R46, R89
  • Skin: E000, E21, E13
  • Whites/Beard: 0, C00, C0, C2, C4
  • Tree: YG23, YG07, YG17, YG67
  • Black: W4, W5, W7

I then cut my circle again with a smaller sized circle and adhered it to a 4″ X 5.25″ piece of Kraft Card Stock. Prior to attaching this circle, I adhered a white piece of cardstock that I had cut using the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics. Next, I trimmed off the edge of my circle and then adhered this entire piece to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of red cardstock.

Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more sketch inspiration! Come play along with us for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher! (Winner is chosen at random.)

Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by! I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • Jeanne November 12, 2020 at 8:15 AM

    Another stunner, Rachel! Goodness look at all that glorious red. You have a fantastic feel for color. Great take on the sketch. Fantastic Christmas card. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  • Maureen Reiss November 12, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    Sooooo Adorable!!!

  • Karen in Florida November 15, 2020 at 12:09 AM

    Your card is beyond adorable!!! My granddaughters would love to get this card!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.

    Rachel

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