Thursday, May 5, 2016

MHK Designs Psalm 84:5 Card

This month over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge, our sponsor is MHK Designs. Designer Mynn Kitchen has a lovely selection of vintage images and fun sentiments as well as lots of pretty digi papers in her etsy shop. You can check out her beautiful designs at
Our twist this week is to use a sentiment on your project. Easy, right? Hope you can join us!
For my card, I used an encouraging scripture and beautiful image from Mynn's "Birds and Branches" set. I sized them up in my Silhouette Design Studio software and then printed them out. I colored the digi with Copic, Le Plume and MEXPY markers as well as an Inkssentials opaque white pen for the white flowers in the digi. Then I die cut the image and sentiment using a Gina Marie Designs "Stitched Circles" die and made a mat for it using a Gina Marie Designs "Lacey Doily" die. Using a Just Rite "Lacey Tiers" die, I also die cut 4 frames from that set out of blue cardstock to form a decorative frame for the focal point. These were adhered to my burgundy panel (from Richard Garay's "Lumberjack Days" paper collection) which I had die cut with a Spellbinders border die. I attached this to a cream card base I had also die cut with the same border die. Then I had fun adding some pretty pearls to finish it off! 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
MHK Designs Challenge 

Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3 Favourite Patterned or Embossed Papers & Why* (W1 of 2) I like both patterned papers and embossed papers, but patterned papers are often quick and easy to use, so I would say I prefer them.
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #154 Animals + A Sentiment (W2 of 2) (I hope birds count)
Cre8tive Hands Friends 2W, SIO - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #179 Mother's Day (alternative thank you) (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges 2W,1E,SIO Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination - W, F- #84 Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #92 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Showers and/or Rainbows (Week 2 of 2) 

Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#41 Anything Goes! - PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales (Week 1 of 2)
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#228/229 Family Friendly/Anything Goes 
Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - (Week 2) Pearls or Gems


  1. Beautiful card, Carrie. I love the use of a frame die in a circular form. I never thought of doing that. Smart thinking! Those pearls really make this special!

  2. Beautiful, Carrie! I agree with Jean...that is a brilliant way to use frame dies! And those pearls are the perfect subtle highlight!

  3. Thanks Carrie - Beautiful card - nice die cut thanks for sharing!!!

  4. What a beautiful design! Glad you joined us at MHK Designs.

  5. Gorgeous card Carrie! Thanks for sharing with us at MHKDesigns!

  6. Love your cute birds on this card and the scripture of course! Thank you for slipping this by at Word Art Wednesday for our Bi-Weekly Challenge where you may enter 5 creation week one and then 5 creations starting the following Wed for Week 2 - have a blessed week! Gail DT WAW

  7. Gorgeous card Carrie - all the best! I love the way you've written the scripture in two different fonts!

  8. A lovely card. I love the way you have used the die cuts. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  9. Love the sentiment with the adorable birds. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapy Land and can't wait to see your next beautiful card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team Member

  10. Carrie, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! I LOVE the gorgeous layering you did and all the pearly accents. AND...the way you colored the image is fabulous! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at MHKDesigns! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. So gorgeous Carrie!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
    Hug, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  12. This is gorgeous! I love how you used the MHKDesigns Digi and the colors are inspiring. Great job! Thanks for joining us at MHKDesigns Monthly Challenge! Jess -DT

  13. This is a beautiful creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Cre8tive Hands Friends!
    Ardilla :)