Monday, May 25, 2015

A Day to Remember

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a brand new Mojo Monday sketch.  This week is tall & skinny week, so I made a 3.5" x 5.5" card (that way it still fits in a regular A2 envelope).

I had Memorial Day on my mind, so picked out the Sunny Days set to make a little remembrance card.  The two fringe flowers are stamped in cherry cobbler ink on cream, then sponged with fired brick and barn door distress ink.  I then punched them out with a 1" and 1-3/8" circle punch, inked the edges with walnut stain and snipped every few lines or so, to give some dimension.  The center piece is a 3/4" circle punch sponged with fossilized amber, then doodled with a chocolate chip marker, sponged with walnut stain ink and then accented with thee white gel pen dots.

The sentiment is stamped onto a circle in early espresso ink, then I sponged around the edges with antique linen and walnut stain, adding a bit of Tim Holtz tissue tape to the side for a little interest.  The leaves are stamped in mossy meadow and then cut out with the coordinating Leafy Sprigs Die Set.  I added a banner behind cut from island indigo using the Banner Bundle Die Set and then layered some wide striped ribbon and some filmstrip ribbon for my other panels.

The cream panel is embossed with the chicken wire embossing folder and also inked up with some antique linen and walnut stain ink before adding it to my card base.

That's all on the card front.  If you're in the States I hope you're enjoying the long weekend.  If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to head on over to Verve to pick up some deals during our Memorial Day sale.  Use offer code MEM25 at checkout for 25% off your purchase through May 26, 2015.

Mojo Monday 399 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Sunny Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: old olive, island indigo (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso, mossy meadow, chocolate chip (SU!), antique linen, walnut stain, fossilized amber, barn door, fired brick distress inks (Ranger), white gel pen (Signo Uniball)
Accessories:  Leafy Sprigs Die Set, Banner Bundle Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), film strip ribbon, tissue tape, tiny attacher (Tim Holtz), chicken wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug), 3/4", 1" and 1-3/8" circle punches, wide striped ribbon (SU!)

Friday, May 22, 2015

My Happy Place

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  Friday means it's time for a new sketch challenge over at Viva la Verve, and this week Stacey is our hostess with the mostess.  I love the possibilities of her sketch.

I started with a little ATC sized white panel and sponged some distress paint on over a Memory Box stencil.  Once this dried, I layered the dot fade Tim Holtz stencil over this and sponged with fossilized amber and then with walnut stain.  I added some black soot around the edges and then wiped off and repeated.  Next I stamped the sentiment from Happy Place on white cardstock and cut out.  The flags are a couple of paper clip embellishments from my stash and I decided to add a hint of washi to my sentiment panel to tie in the orange in one of the flags.

For embellishment, I looped some linen thread around the panel, added a silver heart and finished off with a mini library clip.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous start to the long weekend.  And if you're in the mood to shop, be sure to head over to Verve and use gift code MEM25 for 25% off your purchase now through May 26!

Viva la Verve May Week 4
Enabler's List
Stamps: Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, black
Ink: tumbled glass, peacock feathers, peeled paint, fossilized amber, walnut stain, black soot (Ranger Distress inks & paints), black archival
Accessories: butterfly vine stencil (Memory Box), dot fade stencil (Tim Holtz Alterations), washi tape, paper clip embellishments, silver heart, mini library clip, linen thread, Chicken Wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Monday, May 18, 2015

All Things

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a brand new sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog. We've had a super rough week of sickness at our house, topped off with an a still going strong stomach virus for the twins, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet and just share a picture and the ingredients for my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a healthy and creative week!

Mojo 398 Card Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Miss Caroline (MME), smoky slate (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: soft sky, coastal caribbean (SU!), pumice stone distress (Ranger), white pencil (Stabilo)
Accesories:  Floral Circles Die Set, Sprightly Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), hexagons embossing folder (Cuttlebug), pearls, 1/2" circle punch (SU!)