You're Fintastic - MFT Sketch Challenge 390

Hello crafty friends!  Its' time for a new Weekly Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things!  As always, the Weekly Sketch Challenge's are so much fun!

I did a fun card with some faux-portholes for my take on the sketch.  I first stamped my images from the amazing BB Gill Friends Stamp Set onto some Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with Copic friendly black ink and colored them (colors used will be listed at the bottom of this post).  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I first created the background portion of my card by blending some Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso Distress Inks onto a smooth white piece of card stock.

Once dry, I used some dark brown ink to stamp some woodgrain texture by using the Wood Grain Background Stamp.  This background stamp is one of my absolute favorites.

I then used Circle STAX Die-namics Set 1 and Set 2 to both cut out some porthole circles in the base of my card and to also create a circular frame.

To get a shine on them, I stamped the circle frames with clear Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with some Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  I then added some silver Brads to imitate the bolts on a porthole. 

I then added some water background by blending Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.

For my sentiment, I used the "You're Fintastic" from the Beach Buddies Stamp Set and cut it out the one of the smaller dies from the Hearts In A Row - Vertical Die-namics Set.

Here's a look at this week's sketch.  Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see some more crafty inspiration from the design team!  Also, join in earn a chance to win an MFT Gift Voucher!

Copic Colors Used:
  • Greens: YG0000, YG01, YG17, G28
  • Blue Fish: BG0000, BG000, BG02, BG07, BG09
  • Orange:  YR04, YR14, E35
Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Until next time, Happy Stamping!



  1. Awesome! Clever way to make the portholes. That wood plank background stamp is perfect and so is your coloring. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thank you so much, Jeanne! I appreciate your sweet comments! :0)