Saturday, December 14, 2019

MFT Huge Hugs for Color Throwdown #573 & FMS 415

Hi friends! Still crafting for Christmas? I still am and will be to the last minute. Always one more thing to do...

But today I am submitting a card for 2 challenges, one sketch and one color:

You've seen me participate in these 2 challenges several times. I really enjoy both of them. If you feel yourself stuck in a rut and you've lost your mojo, give a challenge a try. There are many of them, all different styles, colors and mediums. You can really find one to suite your style.
I just received this new stamp/die from My Favorite Things called You're My Person. It reminded me of my sister. I only have 1 sister so this was just perfect. The Huge Hugs die cut can be used separately so the letters can be combined in other ways: "UGH"? I have to think of a card to use that!

I used Distress Inks on my Waffle Flower Water Media Mat to watercolor the images on Bristol Smooth card stock. The Color Throwdown colors were Lime Green, Hot Pink and White. I used Distress Ink, dabbed it on the mat and picked up the color with my Black Velvet watercolor brush with a light amount of water.

I have a new Christmas 6 X 6 card stock pad from Pink and Main and this paper was perfect for the letters. The letters were cut 4 times out of white card stock, glued together, and the top layer is the Pink and Main paper.

I was afraid the letters would wash out against white paper, so I ink blended with my Stamp Market blending tools. They are great for blending leaving a very soft layer of color. No weird lines. To line up the letters, I used the negative from the Huge Hugs and just popped in the letters with a bit of Gina K Connect glue.

The inside of the card is from's Christmas Wishes stamp set. A small set, but some really good general verses.

Thank you for visiting my blog and if you are interested in any products mentioned the links are below.  Happy crafting!
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. This is just adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at the Color Throwdown!

  2. Thank you, Broni! I love to play along.

  3. So sweet! I love these little images paired with your sentiments. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  4. Thank you, Narelle! Happy holidays to you🎄



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