Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Some Mojo this Wednesday


Anyone else ready for a little spring?? I sure am! I am getting my Monday Mojo on a little late (it is Wednesday, after all!!) And, Spring is terribly late getting here this year, so hopefully this card will inspire Mother Nature to send a little sunshine our way! I started out with some sunshine in mind and the sketch from Mojo Monday: This sketch was a little tricky getting all the dimensions and angles just right, but it was definitely a fun one! My color inspiration came from Stampin's Up!'s new Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper, it is featured in the current Occasions Mini (115123), and oh! I love, love love it! Right now, when you order $40 from the Occasions mini, you can pick out an under $10 item (p 208 in the idea book and catalog) for FREE! Click here to find out more about this SALE!Another feature from the occasions mini: the darling Baja Breeze corduroy brads. They add some serious texture and pizzazz to any card! Helpful hint: use your paper piercing tool not only to pierce the paper where you want to place your brads, but also to help get those prongs open. Your fingernails will thank you! :)
Speaking of texture, I used my Big Shot to add depth to my regular Kiwi Kiss cardstock and also to cut out my greeting "Hello Spring". I used Texturz Plates kit #4 (114531) Helpful Hint: You'll also need the rubber silicon pad and the Texturz Impression Pad. I used the Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die (114510) for my letters. Helpful Hint: You'll also need the extended spacer platform, and extended cutting pads. To adhere the letters, I used my two-way glue pen, which lets you "write" glue right where you want it! With such thin letters, the two-way glue pen made this project a snap.
The "twig"-ish image in the Always stamp set reminded me of buds on trees, so I thought it was the perfect image for spring. To get two colors on my stamped image, I first stamped the image in Baja Breeze ink, and then used the Basic Gray marker to color the stems. You'll also notice some of my stamped images are lighter and darker. Instead of re-inking the image each time, I wanted the middle image to 'stand out' and the side images to fade away into the background. To do that, I just didn't re-ink my stamp between "stampings". FYI: this technique is called "stamping off".
For the perfect touch and professional finish, I added some Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain (111375) and a clear rhinestone brad (113144) in the center of my flower. FYI: Rhinestone brads are also available in the Pretties Kit! (109114).
What I used to make this card:
Stamps: Always (113620)
Paper: Baja Breeze cardstock (111352), Basic Gray cardstock (108692), Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Walk in the Park DSP (115123)
Ink: Baja Breeze(111833), Cameo Coral (103035)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut machine (113439), Texturz Plates (114531), Paper piercing tool and mat-in the crafter's tool kit (104310), ribbon scissors (108360)
Embellishments: Clear rhinestone brads (113144), Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons (114344), Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111375)
Other project must-haves!: SNAIL (104332), Two-way glue pen (100425), Basic Gray marker-in the Neutrals marker pack (109126), Silicone rubber pad (114615), Texturz Impressions Pad (114614)


Jacinta said...

Nice card! love the bright springy colors. TFS.


Grenadine said...

très jolie carte ! J'aime vraiment BEAUCOUP

Robin McK said...

The corduroy brads are the best!

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