Saturday, February 23, 2013

MFTWSC112 Encouragement + CASology Flame

I have a couple of cards to share with you this morning. The first one is for both the My Favorite Things Weekly Stamp Club and the Love Fest challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

The MFTWSC is a sketch challenge that you can find here and the Love Fest challenge is titled "Make My Day" and the details can be found here.

My daughter has a big exam coming up in a couple of weeks and this card is to give her encouragement and a reminder to keep a positive attitude as she prepares. I'm confident she will do fine, but testing has never been easy for her.

I used an arrow shaped label made with an Accent It die and sentiment from Off the Charts to point to the quote from Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings. The stars are MFT Star Stax and the papers are all from the Authentique Renew Collection.

The arrow label means this card is also being linked to the Simon Says Stamp Use An Arrow challenge.

The second card started out as a one layer, CAS card for the CASology challenge and ended up with a few layers.

The flames are obviously candle flames - the cake layers, candles and sentiment are all from MFT's Who's That Birthday Girl.

The set comes with a stamp of 4 candles, but I didn't want the even rows, so masked and stamped the single candle many, many times. I know you don't usually put candles at the bottom of the cake, but I was going for the look of an overwhelming number of candles - kind of a dig at how old most of my friends are getting. 

It was fast & easy until I hit the last row and dropped my stamp, leaving a second generation candle floating just to the right of the top cake layer :(

I pulled out a few dies, trying to figure out how to save the image but the placement of the floating candle made it very challenging. I was thrilled when I realized the Nestabilities Classic Diamond shape would save the day!

Copics were used to color the candles and flames and stickles add a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Great cards Jacquie... I especially like your take on the 'flame' challenge :)

  2. I love that cake image - it's so simple and yet so fun! And you've chosen great colours, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  3. Love them both! And good job saving the image!

  4. I think that this cake could be mine this birthday! Lots of candles! Perfect take on the cue card! Glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

  5. I love both of these cards. But those candles, and all that masking--incredible.

  6. Beautiful cards! I love the pretty patterns on the first one and that cute cake on the second one!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  7. your CASology card is fantastic ... my hat is off to you for taking the time to stamp each candle!!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. Wowsers! That's a lot of candles! :) Love how you added glitter to each one! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  10. Ha! This reminds me of the cake we just had for my mom's birthday celebration! (Don't tell her I said so...she'd be mortified!) I LOVE this fun, flaming birthday card...very clever! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  11. Jacque these cards are the cake and so happy the diamond shape rescued your problem! I am enjoying some aloha time for my parents 50th anniversary but hope to be back in my crafty space soon! I am enjoying paging through your gorgeous blog tonight!


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