Monday, September 23, 2013

I Love You - MFT Sketch #142

I've decided a few weeks back that since I knew I wouldn't have many cards ready to be sent to OWH by the Thanksgiving deadline I'd stick with basic everyday sentiments instead. Love themed cards are always in demand, particularly as soon as the Christmas rush has passed. This card that I made for this week's My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge can be used at any time and could even work as an anniversary card too.

I made some changes to the original sketch you see here by adding several banner flags instead of the single element and enlarging the circle to draw a bit more attention to it since I've made it my focal point. I've also moved these elements down to overlap the background piece more.

This sentiment is fairly small but framing it with the larger circle behind it helps give it some weight and is a good technique when trying to turn a small element into a focal point in your design.

Happy Crafting!

STAMPS: Lovey Dovey Sentiments (MFT)
INKS: Kraft (MFT)
PAPER: Color Vibe 2 (Simple Stories), Print Poetry, Attique Boutique (Stampin Up), Recollections (Michael's)  & Bazzill Solids  
DIES/PUNCHES: Pierced Circles, Peek-a-Boo Dots, Hearts-A-Plenty, Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
COLORING MEDIUM: Colored Pencils (Prang)
OTHER: White Grosgrain Ribbon  (Michael's)
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.


Jen said...

This is very sweet, Paula! I really like those banners you added to your sentiment!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Ditto on what Jen said, the banners are a great focal point.

Anne Slattery said...

I like the pink and brown. That white bow just ties everything together! Loving the banners. Thanks again for sharing a great card.

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Donna Nuce said...

Thanks for letting me know that I am not the only one who won't have a box ready for OWH by Thanksgiving. I have been making general cards because the prep for my daughter's wedding has slowed down my card making. I love those cute banners on your card. Have a great day.

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