Wednesday, March 25, 2015

You Add COLOR To My Life

Hi, everyone!

Boy, I sure was excited that I had recently added those amazing MFT Stay Tuned stamps and Television dies to my stash to make a birthday card for my nephew. It seems that there is a sentiment in this stamp set that works perfectly for the current Shopping Our Stash rainbow challenge.

Stampin' Up! core black; Fancy Pants etcetera dp
MFT stay tuned stamps and television dies; various Distress Inks
Sizzix embossing folder; SU owl builder and EK hole punches (for circles)
 adhesives: Scotch ARG runner; Zots glue dots; Zig 2-way glue pen
I just love these stamps and dies! And, by making a second card, I just reduced the cost of my nephew's birthday card by half. LOL... because I'm one of those delusional crafters who thought I could save money making my own greeting cards.  :)

Again, my thanks to Kelly Griglione who first gave me the idea to make a little chest/stand in this post at Notable Nest. Genius!

I went with this Fancy Pants paper collection because the colors are a wonderful collection of neutrals -- perfect for the "COLOR" part of the sentiment to pop. (Just wish the sentiment photographed as well as it looks in person!)

To ink up the sentiment, I used small sticky notes to mask off the words that would be inked in black. Next, I used sticky notes to mask and uncover the letters in "COLOR" -- one letter at a time. Then, I removed the remaining post-its to ink up the remaining words in black -- being careful to avoid getting black on the colored letters.

Finally, I chose the grid-patterned ivory paper for the card background. I embossed it to give it more of a wallpaper kind of feel.

In addition to the SOS challenge, I'm going to link this up for the current Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes and Work It Wednesday blog challenges.  :)

Parting Thoughts

Really looking forward to more basketball this weekend. The regional final games are usually terrific!

A new Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge goes live on Saturday, and a new Words 2 Scrap By Challenge goes live next Wednesday. Hope to see you at both of these.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. AWESOME use of MFT dies, Sabrina! Love the scene that you created. The COLORful sentiment is perfect! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  2. This is so cute! Great use of your dies! Thanks for accepting the challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  3. Thank you for sharing!

    I loved your card and the colors that you used

    I am now following your blog!
    Be sure to stop by and follow by blog too!

    Jessica Lynn

  4. Fab card Sybrina!! That TV image is awesome and your card has a very vintage / retro feel to it which I love!! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Neon Rainbow" challenge this week!