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Apr 20, 2011

A magical day.....

Well HELLO my friends! Today I've got a little cutie to share with you for this week's Wednesday Stamp Club. Perfect timing as I had a little birthday card to make for one of my daycare cuties. If you haven't joined in yet, well what are you waiting for? A new sketch is issued each Wednesday, and you've got till the following Tuesday to place your entry. There is a $15 voucher to the MFT Boutique given at random to a participant each week, make that $20 if your project uses MFT Stamps!

I picked up this My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine paper a few weeks ago, but hadn't dug in yet. I squealed with delight when I opened it and really got a closer look. Pink. Pink, Green and Aqua plaid. Scooters. YES PLEASE!

This layout has a perfect mix of little bits and pieces.... which got me a nice little mix of patterned papers. I reached for my bin of Pure Innocence stamps and Butterfly Kisses was calling my name.....

Here's a little tip, if you want to mix a LOT of paper on one card, you've got to keep an eye on the proportions, the "loudness" of the papers and not get too crazy. Or else your poor eyes don't know where to look.

I knew I wanted to lead with this pretty plaid. So I used the plain-ish pink for the largest panel. It has just a bit of texture, but not so much that it fights with anything else on the card. I also alternated between plain and zig-zag stitching on the project. Again, it adds just a bit of detail without being a distraction.

The green pattern was quiet enough to not fight with the plaid, so it took the next most prominent spot. The polka dots were a little busy, but in such a small segment, it's okay. I repeated that green for the sentiment panel, it was quiet enough that I could overstamp with a sentiment and not affect the readability of the typeface.

I hope you'll ink up this sketch and play along with us. Its a great way to play with the stamps in your collection, put your paper stash to good work, and get to know your fellow MFT Fans. We're always chatting over in the MFT Forum. Be sure to check the MFT Blog today for a full list of designers playing along today!

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!

I used my seam binding again. (love) This time it was spritzed with my Glimmer Mist, scrunched and then crinkle dried. I love the soft messy little bow. To go with that shabby ribbon treatment I "scrunched" the ends of the two small panels (the sentiment and the polka dotted one. Both elements were zig-zag stiched in place, and then I scrunched and rolled the ends.

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