Monday, November 9, 2009

Is your Mojo red hot??

I think mine is.....LOL!!

I stamped this morning when I should have been doing...well...laundry....dishes...vaccuming....cleaning up.....did I mention laundry??? hehehe!!!

But, seriously, I needed to stamp. If I don't get to let some creativity out...I get very grumpy. So I pulled up the mojo monday sketch and got busy.
Here is the sketch.







I had so many ideas floating around in my little head....but I knew I wanted to use some red flocked designer series paper from Christmas Cocoa. Don't let the fact that it is Christmas designer series paper scare you off for using it for other things....I see real potential for some awesome valentine creations with this pack. So anyway...here is what I came up with:
It really is so pretty in real life...

And do not be afraid to stamp on your designer series paper....I did and nothing happened to me....

Did you see the little black tag on the upper strip that "anchors" the white satin ribbon??? That is the designer label punch folded in half length wise and I snipped off the ends flush with the horizontal panel. Cool, huh?

Here is the sentiment up close...I used dazzling diamonds on just parts of the damask image from Friends 24-7 The sentiment itself is from Many Merry Messages - an absolute must have for Holiday Cards!!! I punched the sentiment with the 1 3/4 circle punch. Then I layered it with a basic black scallop circle. WHAT???? You didn't know we had a scallop circle that fits the 1 3/4 inch circle punch to a T? Oh me, oh my!!! It is the scallop circle on the Stampin' Up! Pennant Die for the Big Shot. BAM!! - I hit you with my Big shot! :) That whole sentiment circle is mounted on stampin' dimensionals.

Now what about the inside of the card???? I can't leave it plain 'ol white....right??

I took a strip of the damask designer series paper from Christmas Cocoa and matted it with a piece of basic black that had been punched with the scallop edge punch. This is a fantastic way to use up strips of scraps!! But before I adhered that to the card, I stamped the flourish from Baroque Motifs in basic black that had been stamped off onto scrap paper once. And then my sentiment, also from Many Merry Messages. I stamped it in real red - and I smudged it!!! ARGH!!!!!! This was the very last thing I was going to do to the card....and I smudged it!!!! There, I said it....I smudged my sentiment. :( So what to do, what to do??? I stamped it again onto whisper white card stock and then was going to mat it with basic black...nah! Real red?? Nah!! Whisper white?? I am onto something here.....White on white on white....looks good, huh? I thought so. Oh yeah...one other thing....No one ever said you had to keep the sentiments in the center....go off course...you will feel liberated!

2 comments:

debhorst said...

positively gorgeous!!

Patti said...

Yes your mojo is red hot! Awesome card!