Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Day Late and a Dollar Short for the MFT Camp Create Challenge: Inlaid Made Easy and our 20th Wedding Anniversary

Happy Saturday!! It is hotter then anything here and the humidity is AWFUL. I am spending the day in my craft room and then will be going out to dinner later with another couple. We rarely do this and am excited about it.

We went away for the day to NYC on Wednesday for our 20th Anniversary. We walked over 10 miles (plus took the subway) and my feet are still recovering. Note to self-wear sneakers even if you don't think they look good!!

Comfort is better then fashion!! I have blisters in places that I have never had them before.

This is Chris and I on our way home from our day. One of the things we did was to visit both the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the reflecting pools outside.

I have to say, I was really impressed with both. The museum was understated and powerful. It gave you time to roam around, stop and think about what you were seeing. Since it was a Wednesday, it was not terribly crowded either. Made me sad because I still remember this event so clearly but I thought the memorial was well done.

My camera on my phone is not working correctly so I did not get a ton of photos on this day. Kind of disappoints me-not that I would have taken a lot in the museum anyway. I wanted to take it all in and be present. However, I do like to get shots of fun things we see.

Okay, now on to my card!! I created for this card for MFT's Camp Create: Inlaid Made Easy. Makes me mad because I had this card completed BEFORE the deadline but just was too tired to photograph it. Ugg!!

I started off by die cutting a piece of Bristol Board with MFT's "Chunky Chevron Cover Up" die and  using foam adhesive on the back to adhere it to a white, top folding A2 sized card base. I took all the tiny chevrons and misted them with Heidi Swapp "Teal," "Tinsel" and "Gold" Colorshine, as well as a "Picket Fence" Distress Stain.

While the little pieces of chevron were drying, I adhered sequins in random empty chevrons on the card front. Using a "Blueprints 13" die-namics, I die cut my sentiment strip out of MFT "Berrylicous" card stock and used Hero Arts "Soft Granite" ink with a stamp from MFT's "About Sympathy" stamp set. Try to say all that fast!! I also die cut the hearts using MFT's "Staggered Heart Border" dies.

When the misted chevrons were dry, I did a bit of inlaying-both with foam tape and without-in random empty places on the card front.

The last step was to adhere the sentiment and the hearts, as well as using Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on top of the "Berrylicious" heart.

This was fun to do but not sure I would be using this technique often. It takes a lot of time and a bit of effort to create a card. I am just to lazy to make this kind of effort for every card!!

Well, again, this was for My Favorite Things Camp Create: Inlaid Made Easy day.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your Saturday!!