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Two graphic cards for WSC523

Two graphic cards in black, white, red and kraft for WSC523 at the MFT Blog.

Hello! We’ve got a new Weekly Sketch Challenge (WSC523) at the MFT Blog. For your inspiration, I created two graphic cards in Black Licorice, Smooth White, Red Hot and Kraft card stock.

This week’s sketch made me think of graphic and specifically typographic design, so I grabbed all of my alphabet dies and some stamps and went to work…

Graphic (typographic) card number one

First I scaled the sketch on Photoshop and printed it to know the exact measurements of the elements. Then I cut some 1 3/8″ x  2 3/8″ (3,4cm x 6,5cm) rectangles and 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ (3,4cm x 3,4cm) squares out of black and white card stock.

One of two graphic cards created for WSC523 at the MFT Blog.

I noticed that the letters from the Personalized Tags Die-namics were exactly 1 3/8″ tall. The M an E, placed vertically, were the perfect size. Now I just needed to come up with a nice sentiment with the word “me” in it.

Close up of one of the graphic cards for WSC523.

I came up with “you make me”.  I thought of using the word “you” from the You Take the Cake Die-namics, but I didn’t want to place two words vertically on the same card. So I saved it for card number two and used the letter “U” from the Impact Alphabet Die-namics instead.

One of two graphic cards created with dies and stamps.

In order to make it taller, I did some partial die cutting. I also popped it up with some thin foam squares, to make it stand out. When creating graphic cards, especially typograhic cards, it’s a good idea to keep it simple. Playing with volume, color and texture is essential.

Cenital view

For the word “make” I used letters from the Captions Alphabet Die-namics. I completed the sentiment with a Translucent Vellum banner, die cut with the largest die from the Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics. On it I heat embossed a partial message from the Essential Sentiments stamp set. I embellished the card with a speech bubble, from the Love Speech Bubbles Die-namics and a couple of red enamel dots.

Graphic (typographic) card number two

Cenital view of one of two graphic cards for WSC523.

Since there were some left over elements, I decided to create a second card… This time I went with a Red Hot card base.  The before-mentioned “you” looked too small on the top left black rectangle, so I added a scalloped edge from the Gift Tag Die-namics.

Close up of CAS typograhic card in red, black and white.

Next, I die cut the letter “R” from the Personalized Tags Die-namics several times, both in black and in white card stock. I layered them to create a shadow effect and covered the hole with a red enamel dot. To finish the message I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the All the Encouragement set on the second black rectangle.  I also partially heat embossed the words “my friend” from the Smile Maker set on the vellum banner.

Second card fromtwo graphic cards created for My Favorite Things.

As in card number one, I used a small speech bubble from the Love Speech Bubbles Die-namics to add the final touch. These are not my first graphic cards (or typographic cards) for MFT. Click HERE to check them out before you leave.

Two typographi c cards for MFT.

I hope you join us for WSC523 at the MFT Blog. You could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique. Have a great day!

List of MFT supplies used for two graphic cards

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