Monday, July 4, 2011

{MFTGUESTDT0711} Fred Bear Roasting Marshmallows

Hey all! Just a real quick post here to show you my entry for this months guest designer contest over at My Favorite Things...not even sure if I am elidgeable to win it, as I was guest DT for the month of May, but it's always fun to play along, right?!
The theme this month is 'A Touch of Texture'...mine's more of a full on open-handed slap, rather than a touch:)
I followed Jen's SFYTT this month as well (the sponser is MFT, so whacked two birds with one stone on this card;) Gotta love it when that happens!

I used an insane amount of texture on this one, so I'll try not to forget anything!
1) Get this- my son had a real birds nest in a ziploc bag that he found with his grandma and I pilfered some of the loose bits and used them as the campfire sticks! (I even had to remove a hair- ewww!)
2) Same son brought me in a little twig that I used as my marshmallow roasting stick after I got most of the dirt off;) I made the mallow by rounding the corners of a peice of cream CS, crumpling and inking the edges and the crumples. the twig is 'poked' through with a holepunch.
3) I added a touch of orange glitter to the flames
4) I used white liquid applique on Fred's marchmallow (on both the inside and outside of the card)
5) distressed edges for that 'rustic' camping look
6) sewing machine stitching around the edges
8) twine
9) cork cut with MFT's ric-rac dienamic
10) the sentiment sign is stamped on wood veneer with black stazon and popped up on dimensionals

Here's a close-up, and you can see the dimension better...Fred and the fire are popped up on dimensional boosters as well as the scenic panel, marshmallow horizontal panel, wood sign and the cork ric-rac die.

And here is the inside, using another one of the cute sentiments that come with this set as well as Fred Bear stamped again in creamy caramel ink (stamped off once to give a more subtle look). I also added some more liquid applique to the inside marshmallow!
I didn't get around to making my dad a birthday card, so I think that this will be it! He likes a good campfire, so this looks prefect for him!

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned this week for a fun TCP challenge, as well as my first challenge as a Guest DT for Your Next Stamp!!


Jackie Pedro said...

That certainly is an open handed slap!! So many wonderful details, Jenny! LOVE LOVE LOVE the marshmallow!!

Rachel said...

W - O - W !!!

I can look at this card for hours on end! So many details! So much texture! Haha, and of course, it's still super cute! I can't believe you were willing to go through the bird's nest with that hair, haha. Such dedication to your craft!

Melody said...

Wow, this is just darling! The marshmallow is the cutest!!

Lisa H. said...

you rock! and congrats on winning, again! love your work :)

Bonnie said...

So many wonderful textures! I love everything about this card but honestly, the marshmallow is my favorite part! I LOVE it! (and marshmallows)
NO KIDDING! my word verification is "nests" - crazy!!

Kary said...

Beautiful card, Jenny!! Congrats for being the Guest Designer this month..woohoo!! {hugs}

Gabby said...

Congrats on being the Guest Designer for MFT, such great company! This is the comment I left on the MFT blog. I wanted to share it here, as well.

AMAZING card! My eyes studied it so as not to miss a single design feature. Everything about it is AMAZING! Welcome Jenny!

Joanna McDonald said...

Congrats for being a guest designer
for MFT stamps! What a card!! It's
adorable - Love the "campfire" and
the Twig" story and it looks great!

Queen Mary said...

Jenny, looks like I didn't comment first time I saw this card so here I am -- Congrats for winning (again!)! And I love this card. I have resisted Fred for awhile now but no longer! As a former girl scout leader who brought smores to my church's fall retreat, I love this! My favorites -- the cork and twine, the marshmallow and stick you are so clever!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is so incredibly creative!! I can't believe all of the amazing that marshmallow.

Michele Boyer said...! SO many amazing details here! I love the marshmallow! And the twigs!! GADS! YOU are amazing!