It feels like summer is hurtling by at breakneck speed! Slow things down today by getting creative with this week's sketch.
Below you'll find Sketch 236. Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch and be sure to link your project below for a chance at the weekly My Favorite Things Gift Voucher worth up to $20.
Our talented July Guest Designer Kalyn Kepner is back again with us this week! She has a super sweet project to share, but first I want to tell you a little more about Miss Kalyn.
If you like crafty videos, I'm pretty sure you'll love Kalyn's YouTube Channel. She has a knack for putting her viewers at ease, and her pleasant and easy -to-follow tutorials are a fun way to learn new techniques. Kalyn shares her sources of inspiration, too. By the way, if you love videos, make sure to follow the official My Favorite Things YouTube Channel HERE!
Let's look at how Kalyn interpreted this week's sketch:
Kalyn created a pretty little card using the Brand Spankin' New Things with Wings stamp set and Die-namics. She sticks pretty closely to the sketch with a rounded panel, circle, and notched flag. Her repeated sentiment draws the eye across the bottom of the card like the line in the sketch.
The Challenge Team had a lot of fun with this one. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 236!
Oooh la la — Alice's gold butterfly has me positively SWOONING. Placed on a circle to ground it and a smart black and white stripe die cut using the pretty scalloped rectangle from the Tag Builder Blueprints 3 Die-namics, Alice makes the buttefly almost come alive.
Jill envisioned a shaker card when she looked at the sketch. Her use of the brand new Blueprints 26 Die-namics makes for a super fun and cute interactive card. I mean a balloon filled with stars... what could be more festive?
Miriam wanted to feature the new Birthday Bears stamp set and Die-namics, and what a sweet card it is. I love how the background is super colorful, but instead of taking away from the bear, it gives a certain serenity to him furthering the wistfulness of the sentiment. Her shading on the circle gives the bear a place to "sit" so that it doesn't appear that he is floating.
Vera experimented with the sketch and eliminated the circle and the line at the bottom, but she still has the panel and the flag. Though her bear is the exact same one that Miriam used, her treatment of it is very different. I LOVE that the same stamp can be used in many ways. And how adorable is that cluster of pastel balloons?
Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.You have until Tuesday, July 14th, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps and/or dies in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.
We'll also occasionally feature cool interpretations of the sketch on the blog and give shout outs to fun, unique, and noteworthy projects. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps.
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Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things