April 13, 2011

Time To Celebrate!

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  You know what Wednesdays mean around here...another MFT Sketch Challenge!!!  Today, we are up to MFTWSC15!

This is SUCH a great sketch...lots of room for SO many different stamps and of course, Die-Namics!  I was asked to make a Birthday card for someone, and I thought that this sketch would be perfect with the á la modes, specifically, the á la modes in Time To Celebrate (currently being restocked). 

This cake toting cutie was colored with Copic Markers, and I then cut out and embossed the panel with Rectangle Nestabilities, drawing in a frame with my Copic Multliner.  I sponged the edges with Memento Cantaloupe & Memento Tangelo.   I added some Espresso Dimensional Pearls onto the cake for a fudgy look.  Yum!

The patterned paper is Stella & Rose Gertie (shocking...I know) from My Minds Eye.  I seriously LOVE all the new MME paper pads...they are my favorites now for quite a while!  On either side of the center vertical panel I added borders with the Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Strip Die.  I used the Die-Namics Say What Die (love this die!) and added in one of the sentiments from the á la modes in Time to Celebrate, "Time to Celebrate". 

I have to tell you...I am a touch obsessed with the new Die-Namics Pretty Posies Die.  This cluster of flowers was created with this Die and some more of the same papers.  After cutting them out, I lightly sponged them with Memento Potters Clay.  The centers were cut twice and the top portion on each received a coating of Coffee Bean Sparkly Fluff.  The leaves were cut with the Die-Namics Flower and Leaf Trio.  I LOVE how this flower grouping came out!

For the inside, I added more of the same patterned paper, another border created with the Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Strip, and then stamped this á la mode again, this time in Regal Rose ink.  I then added another sentiment over her, in Memento Tuxedo Black, "May all your wishes come true".  I did sew all the layers on both the front and inside with my sewing machine.

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card today:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Please head on over to Kim's Blog for a listing of all the Challenge Team and Design Team gals that have used this sketch today!

Stamps:  á la modes in Time To Celebrate from My Favorite Things
Paper: Dark Chocolate (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Stella & Rose Gertie (My Minds Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cantaloupe, Memento Tangelo, Memento Potters Clay and Regal Rose (SU!)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Strip, Die-Namics Pretty Posies Die, Die-Namics Flower and Leaf Trio, Die-Namics Say What? Die, Rectangle Nestabilities, Copic Multliner, Coffee Bean Sparkly Fluff, Sewing Machine, Espresso Dimensional Pearls and Foam Tape



  1. Fantastic card, love everything about it.

  2. This is beautiful! LOVE those flowers!

  3. Honey, this is one awesome card! I can't wait to get that flower die, they look spectacular on your card!

  4. Your flowers are incredible! Love them!!!!

  5. So cute!! That cake looks very edible!!

  6. This is delicious!! Love the icing on the cake and those gorgeous flowers!!!!!

  7. The cake is yummy looking & the flowers are fantastic
    Off to make another order at MFT!!

  8. Oh how delish!! This is one yummy card!!

  9. This is adorable, Jodi...love all the dies you used and just look at that frosting...yummmm!!!

  10. Such a fabulous and lovely card!

  11. This is sincerely STUNNING Jodi!!! Jaw dropping gorgeous. Just...wow. Thank you so much for sharing your unbelievable inspiration!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  12. sweet sweet card, Jodi! that cake looks soooooo yummy! =) LOVE this beauty!

  13. That cake looks like you could just EAT IT OFF THE SCREEN! Love the frosting. This is an "mmm-mmm good" card, Jodi!


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