I hope y'all had a great weekend!
Only 2 days left until all the new November MFT products are released!!
Make sure you check out the MFT blog to see all the other products being shown today, and to see what the rest of the team has created.
For today's card I used the new Striped Background stamp set:
I inked up the wide stripes with Black Licorice ink and left them a little splotchy - I didn't want the stripes to be completely solid - the splotchiness gives it a little more depth (IMO). (and FYI brand new stamps tend to be splotchy for the first few times you ink them up - easiest way to fix that is to ink them up and stamp them multiple times onto scrap paper)
I had to make sure that those stripes were completely dry (plus I used my embossing buddy) before stamping the skinny stripes on the diagonal with Versamark and embossing them with gold embossing powder. Otherwise the powder would cling to the black stripes and be a hot mess.
I die cut the poinsettia from WIld Cherry, Gumdrop Green and Black Licorice card stock and attached it to the card with a large gold brad I had in my stash.
I contemplated adding a sentiment then decided to leave it as is. The stripes and colors could be for any occasion - the poinsettia isn't just Christmas but this whole season - so this could be Thank You, Happy Birthday, Thinking of You etc etc etc. Whatever the occasion calls for (and something nice to have on hand b/c you always end up needing a card at the last minute :P).
On the inside of the card I did the same thing with the Stripes Background, just stamping them both on an angle so that there's plenty of space to write something.
**some links will not work until the products are released in the MFT Store on Nov 12, 2013 at 10pm EST**