Sunday, February 27, 2011

Welcome back, Mojo!

It has been so long since I designed a card. Everything I've been making lately has been a case. I am not opposed to casing someone; in fact, I am grateful that so many people post their ideas. But there is a line sometimes for me. I get so many good ideas, see so many beautiful cards to case, that I think my mojo sometimes leaves me and hangs out somewhere else. I just created 8 boy birthday cards for a class and just about every one of them was cased...

I am happy to say, I have recently been inspired, oddly enough, by a trip to Home Depot! I saw these cute little flowers in a pot that had uneven layers of green (on one pot) and pink (on the other pot). I decided to combine the two and mimic the uneven layers on the front of this card that I made for this week's challenge over on Stamping 411. The details follow...

I started with a base of Wild Wasabi. Then I put the layer of uneven layers of Pretty-in-Pink and Certainly Celery. On top of that, I my main image I have used the Sweet Summer SAB set on a piece of Whisper White and the colors Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Pretty-in-Pink, and Rose Red. That is on top of a piece of Wild Wasabi. I also colored and cut out that sweet little butterfly from the Sweet Summer set and popped him up (really to hide a shadow the stamp made on the last flower I stamped). Next I used "thank you" from Bold Blossom in Rose Red. I punched it out with my word window. Then I punched a Rose Red piece with my modern label punch. Finally, I put a loop of Regal Rose ribbon.

Thank you for coming back, Mojo. You are always welcome at my house!

Thank you for looking!

7 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

Well, I just might have to case this one! I love the uneven paper strip background.. What a great way this would be to use up scraps! I love home depot and that you've chosen to get your mojo back with the stamping 411 girls. ((((hugs))) and thanks so much for playing.. your card rocks!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

This is very cool.....it just seems to make the image pop even more. Fabulous!

Kerin said...

The flowers are so sweet and the uneven layer effect is very cool! Thanks for playing along this week :)

Connie Babbert said...

Wonderful how you can get inspiration from everywhere! Love the background!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job using the sketch!! Very pretty!!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the striped background!! What a fun card!

gbarron56 said...

Nice job -- so glad your MoJo is back! It's amazing where we can find inspiration! Great job with your card. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen