Sunday, July 20, 2014
I know I have said this before, but my life has been turned upside down a lot in the past 10 months. So much has happened (and believe me a lot has), that was not good and very time consuming, but that can be for another blog post.
For this post, I am going to share with you my past Mojo Monday cards starting with June’s projects.
The first two cards, we used the new Work of Art stamp set, [page 165 of the Annual Catalog (AC)]. This new set is really fun to create different cards. You have to step out of your comfort zone and look at the shapes and swatches differently (there are some really beautiful ideas posted). Because we were using this set in June, I wanted to do one card with the 4th of July in mind. Using the different shapes, we created a flag image – cute huh!
For the second card, I used some of the new 2014-2016 In-Colors with my favorite being the Blackberry Bliss. I think I have shared with you before my new love for purple. For this card, you inked up one of the swatches and then just stamped it three times, each time moving the stamp a little lower. With each time you stamped it the ink would get lighter and lighter and even looks like you used a different color each time. I accented the card with a little of the Hello Honey (another new in-color) ribbon and stamped heart. By the way, this new in-color ribbon is so soft and beautiful.
For our next card, I use a single stamp Look up to Father, from the Occasional Mini. The card shown here uses another sentiment under the tree, because I forgot to take a picture of the card with the Father sentiment on it before I gave it to my dad. This stamp didn’t make it into the new Annual Catalog, but I think I might use the tree again.
The last card shown here, we didn’t complete at Mojo, but I wanted to share with everyone the new Blendabilities markers. Of course, the color that drew me in to the Blendabilities was the Blackberry Bliss; with the purchase of the Blendabilities you receive 3 markers in different shades. I am going to have to play a little bit more with these. Remember, you must use the Memento pad and ink or you will have big issues and no one wants issues, hehehe. Check all the colors and supplies on page 212 of the Annual Catalog.
July’s Mojo Monday cards –
I had a request to use the new Something for Baby set and matching Framelits, (page 74 AC); remember to save $$ and purchase the bundle. When I started to work on these cards, I couldn’t decide between a little girl or a little boy card so I did both. Starting with the little girl card, I wanted to add layer of dimension. So, I used the new Decorative masks (page 205 AC) by using the Heart mask and sponging it. I love how the pattern is more concentrated at the bottom versus the top. For the tag, I used the new Scalloped Tag Topper punch and sponged around the edges.
The boy’s version, I saw a card similar to this one but it used an older stamp set. I just used a couple more current items to create this card. Again, stamping and punching out the onesies and socks (remember when your babies ran around in their socks, now they are just found on their bedroom floor). Then for adding a little bit more texture, I used the Electric Paper Piercing pack and outlined the onesies. The grass was made using the new Fringe Scissors (page 215 AC). They are so easy to use and what a time saver if you have been cutting grass by hand one “blade” at a time (think about using these scissors for Easter scrapbook pages). The clothes line is Bakers Twine and the mini clothespins are a previous SU retired product.
I think both cards are so darn cute for the new little one(s) in your life.
Well, just as I couldn’t decide on creating a girl or boy baby card, I could decide on to create a dog or cat card. So, I did both again. The set we used to create these cards is Cool Kid, again this set was in the Occasional mini catalog and they are retired, but because of my crazy life the past months, I had purchased this fun set but didn’t a chance to use it before the catalog expired, (Life). I do have to give a shout out to Dawn Olchefske, for these cards that I CASE them from, thank you Dawn.
Okay, maybe I was coming out of my shell, because I thought what the heck let’s do one more card. I wanted to do one a little more romantic, girlie or at least flowery. I saw a similar version of this card, but they used the Stippled Blossom set and I didn’t have it. So, I used the Flowering Flourishes (page 118 AC) for the background and the Chalk Talk (page 11 AC), for the “tag” sentiment; remember to purchase the bundle, set and Framelits for savings. The small flower are the Petite Petals set (page 125 AC) and then punched out using the Petite Petals Punch (page 219 AC). I then used some retired brads that are flowers and some with designs on them. I think they gave a fun whimsical touch to them. I have to admit this card was a stretch for me; because I don’t do usually do flowers, but even this old cat can learn new tricks.
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