Good Morning Fellow Stampers ~
TGIF!! And it is an off-Friday for me; and winter has returned to the front-range of Colorado. So much so that we had a "flash freeze" and a blizzard start right at rush hour last night -- and what is normally a 10 minute commute for me between work and home turned into an hour and 20 minutes!! It was unreal! So this morning Sadie Ann and I are snug as bugs at home and I'm finally working on today's blog post and projects in the Studio; drinking coffee, watching The Mary Tyler Moore show -- LOL It's all good!
It's time to play with the Mojo Monday [MOJO485] challenge this week. We have a cute little sketch today that I think can be used in so many ways, and sparks creativity. I had some fun with this -- and our fabulous Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration stamp set. Yes, there is some fussy cutting involved ;-) LOL
I picked a sweet and classic color combination for this week's design. I was inspired by another photo for this combo . . .
Don't you just adore these shoes??? I LOVE shoes -- and these are beyond fabulous!
Want to know who they belong to??
Why our fearless leader - Mary Fish - who has spent this week in Salt Lake being pampered by the SU! Team celebrating her $1,000,000 sales milestone!
We're all so excited :-)
Great inspiration - don't you think??
Doggone Delightful Stampin' Design Tips:
- Layerothology. This card base is cut from Basic Black cardstock, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4" - a top fold horizontal card. The background layering of this card is created with Blushing Bride, Basic Black, and a piece of Playful Palette DSP, which has a 1" Blushing Bride edge/border attached to it. I carefully picked this piece because I love the Very Vanilla dots in it, and I thought it was the perfect subtle background to my focal point!
- Avant Garden Meets Thoughtful Branches. Remember that wonderful beautiful stamp set from last Fall ?? Thoughtful Branches had the perfect sweet sentiment combination for this card design. I cut a 2" x 4" Very Vanilla strip, angled my sentiment and kept it "soft" with Blushing Bride ink, and punched the piece using the Banner Triple Punch. I purposely didn't push the strip all the way into the punch because I didn't want to shorten it too much; and you get a little different effect to your tips if you back it off a little -- note the squared blunt ends :-) Experimenting with your tools can be fun!! Those Avant Garden blooms are stamped in Blushing Bride ink, lightly watercolored in the center using an AquaPainter and some Flirty Flamingo ink; and then the stamen are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The little leaves are stamped in Tip Top Taupe for a soft color blend. They are all attached with glue dots - my favorite "go-to" adhesive!!
Do you just love that Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine wrap and bow?
I love our Baker's Twine assortment -- check it out!!
- Turn to the Inside. The inside of this card finishes out the start of the sentiment on the front - "You're In My Thoughts" - . . . "And Always In My Heart". It's a sweet card for a friend, or works well for a sympathy card -- one of those cards we don't like to make, but is necessary! The echoed stamping of the flower and leaves coordinates the front to the inside. And I love the Tip Top Taupe -- isn't not as harsh as a gray or black; but blends well with the black cardstock and keeps things feeling "warm" in the color family.
You'll find all of the products to make this card in our Annual Catalog, or HERE in my online store. You can also click on any of the product images at the bottom of this post to purchase that item or read more about it in my online store. Note: The Thoughtful Branches bundle is no longer available -- so I hope you snapped up during the special promotion last year! And the Avant Garden stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration incentive free product (Item # 143272) that you are eligible for with a minimum $50 product order. Don't miss out on this beautiful photopolymer stamp set! You love it!
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Until Next Time . . .