Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge for July - Make the Sentiment the focal point.

For my challenge this week on the Mod Squad, I would like you to make the sentiment the main focal point of your card.  I have done two example for you so that you can see what I mean by this.
My first card.
 For this one, I chose to do a square card and round off the corners. I used cars stock from Gina K Designs in Tomato Soup and some design papers form My Minds Eye, The Sweet Things.   I stamp the rose from the Power Poppy stamp, Everything Even Rosier, in Tomato Soup ink from Gina K. That left a tone on tone image.  My favorite border die from Spellbinder with scallops was cut from matching paper from the design paper pack.  The white rectangular frame is My Favorite Things die and it frames this beautiful digital sentiment from Power Poppy, Peonies.  You can resize this to be any size that you may need.

This is my second card.
For this card, I stamped the Planning for Magnolias in gold embossing powder and colored them with Weather Wood Distress ink.  I wanted them to look white.  Then I fussy cut them out.  After printing out the FREE sentiment from Power Poppy, I colored the letters and the leaves and acorns and hearts.  A little sponging about the sentiment with Antique Linen Distress ink to finish.  The base is Gina K Designs Ocean Mist card stock as well as the frame.  I adhered the magnolias on the bottom cutting it apart, for it to fit the way that I wanted.

So, lets see what you can do for your project.  Remember to make the sentiment the main focal point.  You can use this free sentiment from Power Poppy and it would give you a second chance at winning the prize. Just sayin!

Thanks for your comments, they sure make my day.


  1. Both cards are beautiful, and I really like this challenge. We don't often use the greeting as the focal, and I always love how it looks. Your first card is awesome with that pretty border and stamped rose background. And I love how you colored the words in the second card. These are stunning, my dear!

  2. Beautiful cards making the sentiment the main focus I really like your designs. If time allows and the internet works I might have to give this a try too.

  3. What a great Challenge! You have certainly showcased both of these fabulous sentiments in the best way possible! I looooooove how you have framed them in, literally! Each design is just glorious. Fantastic colors too! Very creative in your room! ;)

  4. Both the quote and the verse are fantastic, Barbara ... and you've made them shine with your wonderful framing! Just lovely! Anita :)

  5. These are so pretty Barbara! Love the patterned papers on the first one and then the second one soft floral matches the card stock so well! Great challenge and I wish I had time to join you!