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Monday, July 25, 2016

Mr Cardmaker is a Sketchy MFT-er (Part One)

Well, last week I missed entering the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge by EXACTLY one minute. For reals. Boo, hiss.

Not gonna get myself in that trouble this time!

I made TWO projects, and I'm posting them separately, so I can enter them both.

I made this--

Here's the sketch--

I used the Flashy Florals stamps and dies here, and I went with a pretty tight color scheme, staying with green and gold, with a touch of gray here and there.

I used Memento Delicato Golden Glitz ink to watercolor some shine onto my background panel, which, sadly flattens out in photos.  I amplified the effect of the gold with the gold glittered banner, and gold flower center and gold thread.

Does anyone else have issues doing those thread nest things? I think they are just too random a thing to make for a control freak like myself. I never think they turn out right for me...Anyway...

I like how this one turned out; all nice and refined-ish.

Stay tuned for part two, where things take a big turn!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best-


  1. I love this card, Richard - I don't think I'm that OCD, but I don't really get the nest things myself - I did a couple, and fiddled and fiddled with them until they looked heavy. Your's turned out great! The colors of this card are awesome, too.

  2. The first thing that caught my eye and which I went on to like most about the card... was your gold thread! So... give your perfectionst soul some rest - you did great there and elsewhere, it's a stunning card!

  3. Gorgeous and that little touch of gold is just splendid! Love it.

  4. This is a beautiful card Richard! I love the color scheme and the sketch. It looks so serene.
    The gold thread really adds to the composition!

  5. That stinks! ONE MINUTE? I mean COME ON!!! NO FAIR! I was kicking myself today. I placed an order YESTERDAY with ALtenew - of course TODAY they're giving away a free stamp set with each order. Some days you just cant win.. but I think you still came out on top - your card is drop dead gorgeous. The bit of gold takes this over the top!


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