Thursday, June 09, 2016

You’re a Life Saver–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #284


Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

I refrained from doing a shaker card with that circle in the center, LOL! It was hard but I managed and I did have fun with this design. I started with a Stone Gray card stock base. On more Stone Gray card stock I stamped Wood Plank Background with Cement Gray dye ink. Then I overstamped that with the sentiment from Go Overboard, again with Cement Gray dye ink but substituting Wild Cherry dye ink randomly. I created a sailor’s knot with white cotton yarn and wrapped it around for the vertical element of the sketch.


For the square element, I used some paper from the just-released Sweet Sunshine Paper Pack and popped it up on foam mounting tape. I added the life saver from Let’s Get Nautical Die-namics, created with Sweet Tooth card stock and Wild Cherry card stock, adding some white cotton twine for the handles. I popped it up on foam tape and finished off with some red glitter paper stars cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics and Blueprints 25 Die-namics, along with a couple enamel dots.

And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


Go Overboard, Wood Plank Background (MFT)
Cement Gray dye ink, Wild Cherry dye ink (MFT)
Stone Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Wild Cherry card stock, Sweet Sunshine Paper Pack (MFT); red glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Let’s Get Nautical Die-namics, Blueprints 13 Die-namics, Blueprints 25 Die-namics, foam mounting tape (MFT); cotton twine, cotton yarn, enamel dots



  1. Wow, very creative card. I love it! Joleen

  2. Can you demonstrate how you did the knot? It is very cool and I would like to know how to make one as well. TFS

  3. What a gorgeous card Barb! So clever to make your own background with the words! I never think of that!


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