Daily Archives: July 4, 2012

Let’s Get Wild

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends!!

It’s time to get sketchy with My Favorite Things!  We had sooo many fun releases this month, I wanted to use a set I hadn’t had a chance to ink.

For my card I used one of our super-cute new à la modes sets, On Safari.

I colored my image with Copics then added grass/ground with colored pencils.  I die-cut a Sentiment Strip, stamped “Let’s Get Wild,” lopped off the right side and stitched to the image panel.

To help my Vine Borders stand out, I die-cut burgundy vines to place beneath each patterned one.  I adhered only the center stems, then slightly bent up each leaf for added dimension.  (To do this quickly and easily, use a paper piercer, bamboo stick or other thin pointy object to lift several at one time.)

On the inside,  I stamped a partial silhouette of the safari girl and adhered a scrap of Vine Border left over from the front.


<—Here’s the sketch if you’d like to play along.  Remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword MFTWSC79, you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!  One winner is chosen at random each week.  More info can be found in the MFT Forum in SCS.

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!  :)

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Stamps:  My Favorite Things “On Safari” (à la modes)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Jumbo Java   Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Bravo Burgundy, X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park “Times & Seasons” (6×6)   Accessories:  Copic markers (E11, E13, E18, YG91, YG93, YG95, E41, E43, E35, B93, B95, B97, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, BG70), Prismacolor pencils, MFT Vine Border and Sentiments Strips Die-namics, buttons, jute.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.