Sunday, June 17, 2012

Market Street Stamps Paint the Town Challenge

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I really love the color palatte for this month's Market Street Stamps challenge, so I pulled this card together to play along.

I used one of the retired Mayberry papers for that yellow dot base and sponged the edges with chocolate ink. The green is a piece of topiary cardstock that is lightly sanded. Then I scored every 3/8" and lightly sanded the scored lines. I also sponged the edges of that piece.

Wooden chipboard pieces are so in right now, but they can be hard to find in the major stores and pricey too. This is my cheap version. The shape is cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. Then I sprayed some Dark Calico Mister Huey's onto a scrap surface, dipped a sponge in it, and quickly swiped it over the frame, repeating until I got the coverage I wanted.

The sentiment is one of my favorite from MSS's 'Faith in You' set, and it totally speaks to me since I'm always biting off more than I can chew, or at least chew comfortably.

The ribbon is from Michael's, and I used a CTMH Kraft button along with some May Arts twine as well as some Opaque Adhesives to finish the card off.

Hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - Mayberry paper, Topiary, and Colonial White cardstock
Stamps: MSS - Faith in You
Ink: CTMH - Chocolate
Other: CTMH - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Mocha Opaques Adhesives; Kraft Button; Sanding kit; May Arts - Twine; Studio Calico - Dark Calico Mister Huey's; Tombow Adhesive; Ribbon from Michael's; Scoring Tool


  1. That's such a fun idea to sand the score lines. Never thought of that! Cute card.

  2. Ohhhhhhh I love love love how you made that wood grain!! Very cool!!! Beautiful card!!!!!

  3. this is so pretty...totally love that ribbon and such a fun it

  4. Very cool card—LOVE the woodgrain shape!

  5. I really like this! Love how you made your own wood grain! :>

  6. Very clever way to get the wood look without the pricey-ness!

  7. That custom-created woodgrain is awesome Miriam, really clever! Great card!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love on my blog!!

  8. I love the MSS sentiment and how you used it with the color combo!! Beautifully done!!

  9. beautiful! love the woodgrain with those summery colors.

  10. Such a sweet take, Miriam! LOVE your ribbon treatments, and that faux woodgrain is pure genius! You rock! Thanks so much for playing in this month's Paint the Town Color Challenge!