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Sunday, 5 March 2017

MFT stamps Hog Heaven

I hope you're all having a great weekend. Mine is as usual much too short, I've gotten a little more work done on my guest room/craft room makeover, my new desk is up and I've done some more clearing and organising. So I can now move my colouring zone there, and hopefully the die-cutting area by next weekend, I'm slowing getting there and it's beginning to take shape.

So anyway I did get a little crafty time this weekend, I did a bit of work on some new release stuff for March and also I found some time to join in again with the Wednesday sketch challenge from MFT. If you want to see the original sketch you can find it here. It's not a difficult sketch to follow and this is my take on it.

I used the super cute Hog Heaven stamp set by MFT, stamped on Strathmore paper and coloured with distress ink markers and then fussy cut as I don't have the matching die-namics for these, but the Strathmore paper lends itself very well to fussy cutting as it's not so thick as my regular watercolour paper.

For my background I just used an offcut of cardstock that had been cut with a wavy border die and used that as my mask. For the sky I used Tumbled Glass distress ink and for the grass I used MFT Limelight Premium Dye ink, this blends really well.

I cut a piece of Deep Pink Lustre cardstock around a quarter of an inch smaller than my cardbase (which is a standard US A2 size), and adhered that to my cardbase. Then I trimmed my background a little smaller and adhered that on top.

I cut out a frame with the Stitched Rectangle Frames in a deep pink lustre cardstock and mounted that on a double layer of foam tape and then popped my pig and gate inside the frame with a little thinner foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the set on some vellum, with Veramark ink and used some pink embossing powder and heat set. Then I cut it out with a die from the Stitched Sentiment Strips

I popped the little basket of flowers in the corner of my frame and adhered the vellum behind so the the glue didn't show and I supported the strip on the other end with a tiny square of foam tape which I hid behind an enamel dot. A few more well placed enamel dots and my card is finished!
Well actually not quite, I did stamp another pig and the sentiment 'Ham it up on your birthday',
but I forgot to take a photo of that so I will have to add that later doh!

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I'm entering this card into the MFT Sketch challenge #322

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  1. that is super adorable card!

  2. This is so adorable! Love the cute image and your beautiful background.
    Valerija xx


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