Friday, August 26, 2016

MOJO 462 #2

Here is the second Sympathy Card I made for Mojo Monday #462. This time I rotated both of the scalloped squares, added a white border and used a white swirl. The other card follows the sketch more closely, but I like this one a little better - I think the white makes it look a little brighter. TFL!
SUPPLIES USED:
Paper: Our Daily Bread Designs: Christian Faith
Dies: Our Daily Bread Designs: Ornamental Crosses, Sizzix: Swirls, Nestabilities: Scalloped Squares, EK Border Punch: Open Scallop

MOJO 462 #1

Sadly, I was in need of several Sympathy Cards. I always have such a hard time writing these cards out, so I prefer to stamp the sentiment inside while leaving the front free of words. I followed the sketch for Mojo Monday #462 using papers from Our Daily Bread Designs. Once I chose all the papers, I decided to rotate the inner square to frame the cross better. I struggled with what to use for a circle embellishment - buttons and bows didn't seem to belong on this sympathy card, I decided on using the swirl, but in retrospect I wish I would have die cut it in white so it would show up better. Thanks for stopping by! 

SUPPLIES USED:
Paper: Our Daily Bread Designs: Christian Faith
Dies: Our Daily Bread Designs: Ornamental Crosses, Sizzix: Swirls, Nestabilities: Scalloped Squares

Sunday, August 21, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #185


This is the second card I am entering in ColourQ Challenge #354 (I hope multiple entries are allowed!). I have a feeling I am going to use this combo again & again because it is so striking! Again, I used a pretty blue rose but this time I used Sizzix Swirls instead of the MFT Medium Flourish. I think swirls/flourishes are so versatile, I imagine one can never have enough of these in one's stash! I added some black hearts under this sentiment and also used the more detailed leaf stamps from Altenew. The Vinatage Roses Stamps/Dies are one of my all-time favorites. It takes a little practice to get the layers lined up, but once they are just right, the MISTI makes creating multiple images incredibly easy. That tool is worth every penny! I'm also entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch #185 Challenge. TFL!


I was inspired by this awesome card by Wanda Cullen (sorry for not referencing this sooner):


Supplies Used:
Stamps: SSS: Happy (sentiment) and Sending & Wishing (hearts), Altenew: Vintage Roses
Ink: Distress: Black Soot, Memento: Tuxedo Black, London Fog and Bahama Blue, Stampabilities: Baby Blue, Colorbox: Cyan
Dies: Altenew: Vintage Roses, Sizzix Swirls
Other: SSS Diagonal Stripe Stencil, The Paper Studio scalloped scissors

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fab Friday 93


Oh how I just LOVE the color combo of ColourQ Challenge #354! This is the first of two cards I am entering in that challenge today. Wanted to use the gorgeous Vintage Roses Stamps & Dies and was very happy with how the cool blue rose turned out. When I saw the color challenge, I immediately decided to use my new diagonal stripe stencil in black. I cut a small scallop border on the blue paper before adhering my striped strip. The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock I had die cut using the matting basics dies to which I added a black outline border with a marker. I stamped some plain, simple leaves in grey and tucked them under the rose and added a small scalloped strip of blue under the sentiment box. I'm also entering this card in the Fab Friday 93 Sketch Challenge. TFL!


I was inspired by this awesome card by Jen (sorry for not referencing sooner): 
Supplies Used:
Stamps: SSS: Happy (sentiment), Altenew: Vintage Roses
Ink: Distress: Black Soot, Memento: Tuxedo Black, London Fog and Bahama Blue, Stampabilities: Baby Blue, Colorbox: Cyan
Dies: MFT: Medium Fancy Flourish, Spellbinders: Card Creator A2 Matting Basics B, Altenew: Vintage Roses, Sizzix Swirls (leaves)
Other: SSS Diagonal Stripe Stencil, The Paper Studio scalloped scissors