This wasn’t my first idea for this week’s MFT Sketch, but I needed a good thank you card and this was what I could do.

10-13-19 MFT Thanks

Holographic paper doesn’t photograph well, but you get the idea.  I used the MFT Playful Giraffe set, as well as their Thank You Die-namic, that was used to cut some alcohol inked thermal tape.

I found it interesting, as I did the alcohol ink on the tape a couple of years ago and it smeared.  So, not the smartest idea.

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World Card Making Day 2019

Well, didn’t get many cards made, but got these made:

10-5-19 MFT Sketch

This one was made using the MFT Sketch for this week, as well as their paper and the BB Jingle All The Way set.

10-5-19 C9 WCMD

This one was made using the Concord and 9th Winter Wear set.

Had fun, even if I didn’t get much headway made on my Christmas Cards.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.



This week, a friend died.  He had a great life and loves God tremendously, so I know he’s home and doing wonderfully now.  However, his family is missing him so very, very much.  I made this card for his family and wanted to share it with you.

9-28-19 MFT Sketch

It’s not the greatest picture, but I have it divided diagonally down from upper left to lower right with clouds on the right and a shining sun on the left.  I followed the MFT Sketch challenge for this week.  Using their Sending Prayers stamp set and Prayers die-namic.

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MFT has an Innovation challenge going right now.  This was not my first thought and took me forever to do, but is all I had time for this week.

The picture on the left is as close as I could get to it being closed without my hand in the picture.  The top shows the left side opened and you can see the top of the right side.  The bottom is the whole thing opened.  On this one I did reverse stamping (yes, that little hula girl lines up perfectly on both sides and that was not easy, but not as difficult as I had imagined, either).  Also did lots of masking.  This is also a one layer card.  I hate to pay extra postage and as it folded in from both sides, that makes it thick enough on it’s own.

Used the Polynesian Paradise (hula girl); Party Like a Pirate (girl on right and ship); the mini cloud, waves, and hills stencils; lots of colors of ink, too.  Definitely used a sand eraser on this one, as masks don’t always stay in place.

To do the reverse stamping, the best way I found was to use a stamping platform, stamp onto the base of the platform, then pick up the ink from the base onto my card.

The weeks I have almost no time to create are the times I get multitudes of ideas for challenges.  Oh well, you’ll probably be seeing some fun cards using a few of those ideas in the near future.

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CAS = Clean and Simple

When someone says to do a CAS card, knowing that CAS means Clean And Simple, I think 1 layer with mostly white space.

Here are a couple of examples:

Sept MFT CAS 1

This is a one layer card where I stamped the Beautiful Bloom on the corner, but off, so it didn’t take up too much space.  Colored it a bit, then stamped “Beautiful” from the Hello Beautiful set on top.  There’s a lot of white space and it’s all one layer.  Used Pineapple, Persimmon, and Extreme Black for the colors on a smooth white base.

Sept MFT CAS 2

Even though I used the center for the image on this card, it’s still mostly white space and only 1 layer.  For this one I did some masking to get just an ostrich head from the Oh My Gostrich set, then stamped the sentiment from the Hello Beautiful set, used one of the Skinny Sentiment dies to reverse mask and ink so it looks like it’s on a banner.

Note: reverse masking is cutting out a section and using the “around it” section to cover, so the cut out piece is the area you’re inking/stamping.

I used Extreme Black (sentiment), Cement Gray (ostrich), Blue Yonder (banner) and the Smooth White card.  I used colored pencils to color the ostrich and do the ripped paper around it.  That part was freehand and is why I’m not using this one for the challenge.

Thanks for listening to my definition of CAS cards.  Some people use layers, or busy backgrounds, which I personally don’t think make it CAS, but we all have different opinions.

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I had cut out enough “thanks” to make a rainbow, which meant I got 6 rainbow “thanks”.  The idea was to make 2 more cards after I did last week’s MFT sketch with 2 of them.  However, I looked at this week’s sketch challenge and figured I could use my leftovers and have it work perfectly.  It did.  I got glue all over my fingers, as I didn’t first put all my different card stocks on stick paper, but, it worked.

9-18-19 MFT Sketch

Used a magnetic ruler to hold the card base in place to glue the letters on straight, which worked pretty well.  No, it’s not perfect, but I’m human.

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Rainbow Thanks

Had fun with the MFT Sketch this week.  Granted, I changed it a bit, but it’s still similar.

Wanted to go with rainbows and need some thank you cards, so this is my first.  The others will still have the rainbow “thanks” letters, but the cards will be set up a bit differently.  I used rainbow foil to foil the “Thank”, but apparently, foil gets old and doesn’t stick as well as it ages.  Oh well.  I like it anyway.

9-16-19 MFT Sketch

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