Monday, January 30, 2012

Mojo Monday #226: Valentine Colors Dreams du Jour Card

I'm in a Valentine colors type of mood, but the combination is actually being used for a birthday card for my aunt, whose birthday is in the first week of February.  This week's Mojo Monday Challenge #226 provided the sketch to satisfy my creative craving.  If you look carefully at the card, you'll see the shimmer from all of the gold Smooch Spritz--I love the stuff..its like "Good Fairy" dust.

Card Ingredients
Papers:  White CS (110#, Staples Brand), Regal Rose CS, Pink Pirouette,CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, Real Red CS.
Inks:  Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Clear Versamark, Red Emboss Powder (Brand Unknown), Gold Smooch Spritz, Real Red.
Stamp(s):  Dreams du Jour, Bella Toile.
Big Shot/Cuttlebug:  Dots Emboss Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits.
Punches:  Scallop Ribbon.
Embellishments:  Gold Cord (Brand Unknown), Gold Glitter Brad (Recollections Brand).
Tools/Other:  Sponging.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mojo Monday #225: Valentine-themed Thank You Card

Well, its been quite a will since I've done any card making.  For some reason this week's Mojo Monday #225 got me back in to the craft of things.  This is my first time using the Hampton Arts stamp called "Paris Moments," a stamp that I wanted for several years before I finally got it.  In hindsight, it seems so silly to have put it off for so long, but it has proven itself worth the wait with its inchies that I incorporated into this card.  This piece is for my aunt and uncle, thanking them for their love and holiday gifts.  The Eiffel Tower has significance because a few months ago we spent some vacation time with them at The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.  I cannot wait for them to get this card; it is the best one I've made in a long time...and perhaps the funnest one as well.

Card Ingredients
Papers:  White CS (Staples, 110-lb.), Real Red CS, Pink Pirouette CS, Rich Razzleberry CS.
Inks:  Pink Pirouette, Staz-on Jet Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer.
Stamp(s):  Artistic Etchings, French Foliage, Vintage Vogue, Carte Postale, Tiny Tags, Paris Moments (by Hampton Art Stamps).
Punches:  Two-step Bird, Two-step Owl, Jewelry Tag, Bojo Blossoms.
Embellisments:  Pink Firestone Circle Rhinestone Brads, Pale Pink Satin Ribbon (Offray).

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