Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 296

Welcome to a new sketch from the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog. We're so glad you've decided to pay us a visit, and we hope that you'll be inspired!

Below you'll find Sketch 296. 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.

Join me in welcoming Amy Kolling
 back one last time as our Guest Designer this month! You can follow Amy's blog Stamp-N-Paradise for more of her pretty creations.

Let's see how Amy interpreted her final sketch with us:

Handmade card from Amy Kolling featuring Essential Sentiments stamp set, Flashy Florals stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

This simple sketch affords you many creative options! Instead of stars, Amy pumps up her take on the sketch with colorful flowers from the Flashy Florals stamp set. The striped edges really add a POP to her design.

The My Favorite Things Creative Team has been busy getting creative! Let's see what they have up their sleeves for Sketch 296!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Label Maker Sentiments stamp set, Hello There Die-namics, Grid stencil #mftstamps

Barbara has striped edges, too, but she uses the white space in the middle of the sketch to add texture with the Grid stencil. The blue sentiment is a showstopper amidst her otherwise neutral design. 

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Birdie Label Maker Sentiments stamp set, Label Tape, Blueprints 1, Blueprints 2, Blueprints 8, and Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and Geometric Grid stencil #mftstamps

Jodi took inspiration from the stars in the sketch adding some sparkle to her sentiment. The edges on her card sparkle, too! But the star of the show is her fantastic ombre effect created with the Geometric Grid stencil. 

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Rainbow of Happiness stamp set, Color the Rainbow and Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

For Joy's design, she kept most of the card very simple with the neutral panel and edges. The pastel rainbow and encouraging sentiment make this take on Sketch 296 quite lovely. Her sequin placement hearkens to the stars of the sketch. 

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Label Maker Sentiments stamp set, Label Tape,  Brushstroke Birthday Greetings, Birthday Balloons, and Blueprints 23 Die-namics, and Herringbone Bricks stencil #mftstamps

Instead of stars, Keisha features colorful balloons in her design. You can see that she also shrank the main panel so that more of the edges would show the crisp black and white background created with the Herringbone Bricks stencil.

Congratulations, Lois Ichimura! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

You have until Tuesday, September 6th, 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.

Watch for shout outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Join the fun at our MFT Challenge & Inspiration group on Facebook!






As always, we are thrilled to have you participate in our inspiring sketch challenges!


  1. SO amazing to see the different takes on such a simple sketch! Love these talented people! Super inspiring!

  2. Great sketch, and fabulous inspiration from the DT! Thanks :)

  3. Lovely Sketch I like to make more than one card
    thanks for the DT Inspiration