June 9, 2022

Time Out Challenges #215

I have a card that I made using the new MFT Stamps Greetings From the Couch card kit! I love everything about this kit, so many fabulous (tiny) die cuts and a great assortment of sentiments to convey just about any message!

I started with the photo inspiration from Time Out Challenge #215

From the photo I took the furniture, the colours dark blue and gold then I went to work cutting couches and chairs and curtains and keepsakes. 

To create the sky outside the window I cut the Picture Window frame from the kit in white and trimmed down the border. Then I cut a similar sized piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. Using Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink I stenciled the My Favorite Things Rolling Clouds over the Bristol Smooth panel.

Then I cut the ink blended piece with the Picture Window die once again keeping track of the pieces. The white Picture Window was added to my scene and then I inlaid the sky pieces into the panes! 

The curtains were hung using papers from the new Finishes & Textiles 6 x 6 paper pad--I am so in love with these patterns!! I added the bookshelf in black accented with a cactus in a pot, a gold statue and some assorted books! To finish off the scene I added a chair decorated with a blanket and accent pillows.

The final addition was to chose a sentiment! I don't know if it just me but sometimes that is what takes the longest. I could almost use every sentiment from the set but I narrowed it down by where I could place it on the card. I know that I only have on chance to stamp it now that rest of the card is put together! Use my MISTI? Maybe but the couple pieces of foam tape I used on the chair make it so that it won't quite close. Previous disasters told me to just place it in my MISTI and stamp with an acrylic block!! How did we manage with those all those years ago! Deep breath...done!

This was such a fun card to make. I love the feeling I had when creating it. Many of you know that I have been struggling with energy for a long time. So when something actually comes together it feels really good!

I am also submitting to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thank you so much for visiting me today!


Lisa Elton said...

You've decorated that room perfectly, Tracey! This is terrific. YES, sometimes the sentiment placement can be pressure!!

SmilynStef said...

Love the tiny Buddha and coffee mug ... perfect little scene.

Cat Craig said...

Tracey, what a fabulous scene!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness....this is simply over the top beautiful!!! Just love all the wonderful little details you added from your cup of coffee to your beautiful pillows. Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us at Time Out!

I Card Everyone said...

Are you sure you weren't meant for Interior Design?? Look at this fabulous room - right down to the shiplap wall treatment!
It's easy to imagine the smile you were wearing while assembling this darling card, Tracey! Yay for energy!

Joyce said...

I absolutely love this card. Everything about it! And, you can bet I will be CASEing you as soon as I have a chance. Love the little additions to the bookcase. I had no idea what that die cut shape was, and so thank you for helping me see it was a Budah. Hoping I can find some new floors for my family room that are as beautiful as the floors in this picture. And, the shiplap reminds me of that shiplap on your wall that I remember from my years ago visit. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Holy smoke, Tracey. This is just fantastic. All of the incredible detail. Looks like so much fun and lots of thought and time. I just loeve everything about it. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out and sharing this fabulous creation!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your warm and comfy scene is so inviting, Tracey. Now of course, I need all of these sets... I love your color choices, arrangement, the sentiment - everything about this card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Jeanne H said...

A really great card! Love it, Tracey.

Greta said...

That kit was made for you, Tracey! So glad you felt good making this darling card! Love the cloudy sky!

Nancy said...

I knew you were going to love it as much as I do. Like your color combination and your clouds out the window! Great card!