The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Monday, July 25, 2016

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

So, in part one I did a sort of refined version of the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.  I was determined to get in on this one, especially since I missed the last one by EXACTLY one minute!

I decided to
A. Use SOME of that huge paper stash I have.
B. Go just a bit free and loose with the sketch, while definitely adhering to it.
C. More Crazy Birds!!

I made this--

The sketch Looks like this--

I used the MFT Absolutely Fabulous dies and Leafy Greenery dies here, and I added in a Tim Holtz Crazy Bird, because I love them so. These beautiful papers are from My Mind's Eye, and it always hurts me to have to cut into them.

I also heat embossed some wood veneer stars with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder to add some detail. I did this last Christmas I think, and I love the effect.

I received the Absolutely Fabulous dies as a free-with-60 gift, and I was happily surprised to see how the "absolutely" cut, leaving the bottoms of the letters attached to the card stock.

I did substitute the "sentiment flag" portion of the sketch with the Fabulous die cut, but as it becomes part of the sentiment, I think it achieves the sketch.

Speaking of the sketch, there are millions of way to interpret it. This was my other card--

Bit of a difference, right? You can read more about it if you scroll down to the older post!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best--


  1. The AbFab card is nothing short of perfect. Hopefully it's not just me that gets your post/submission with the release of the movie. The subtle substitution of bird feet for a martini glass is purely subliminal, right?

  2. I love your nice blend of colors here! Adorable image!

  3. I love your cards and both are great interpretations on the sketch!

  4. These birds are just hilarious - I love the bold background paper, such a fantabulous card.

  5. I love these cards, except of course for the bird : ) Beautiful.

  6. Gorgeous cards, Richard. Crazy 'bout the bird!
    x Asha

  7. I love that lime green - you made this birdie look so tropical! Love it!

  8. Hey, Mister... just came to check your blog after you were featured on TYI... I'll be your latest follower after a)i saw the title of this post (bahaha), b) i see that you *are* a crafty MF (T)er, and c) I like your blog writing!
    Cheers to you. Hopefully I'll be CASing this if the whole life/job/family thing doesn't stand in my way!

  9. ...damn... meant CASEing... need more coffee...


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