Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mojo Sunday?


I have had a nice relaxing Sunday. I have had time to spend with my cute family, cook a yummy dinner and sit down to stamp! What could get better than that? As I was blog hopping tonight, I saw quite a few cards that had followed the Mojo Monday sketch by Julee Tilman which can be found here: http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2009/01/mojo-monday-68-contest.html I decided to try it out. My stampin' friend Cynthia (HI Cynthia) sent me a fun Christmas card that she said needed to be "CASED" and I agreed. There are a few Stampin' Up! sets that could have been dead ringers for the images, but I decided I didn't want to make a Christmas card in January. I decided to use the images from Inspired By Nature instead but had the same silhouette feel as the original card.
I started out by stamping the grass image with Craft Olive and Craft Celery. I then pierced the edges with my paper piercer and mat pack. Once that was done, I stamped the flower image with white craft ink and embossed with Irridescent Ice embossing powder. It has been quite some time since my embossing supplies have seen some action! It doesn't show up in the photo, but it is super sparkly! I paired it up with the scrumptious Urban Garden DSP which I believe is retiring (boo hoo). If not, Yipee! I can't remember! I lazily sewed around the edges of the card after I had distressed the edges to keep the stitched theme going. I added some accessories and called it good! I had a lot of fun making this and enjoyed pulling out the embossing stuff. It is good to revisit old produts and techniques. Not that embossing has ever been old, but you know what I am saying!!! I am tired now and still have dishes to do, so I guess I will end for now. Thanks for fluttering by and thanks for all of the nice comments on my stamp area. I added a new *favorites* cubby to the shelving system. I had so much extra room that I decided to bring in some of my all time favorite, yet retired stamp sets. I haven't used many of them in a long time, yet they are ones that I will never part with.

Supplies: Inspired by Nature Stamp Set
Ink: Celery, Olive and White Craft Ink, Baja Breeze Classic Ink
Paper: Urban Garden DSP, White, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Sponge, Vintage Brads, Sewing Machine and Thread, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder, White Taffeta Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Pewter Eyelet, Foam squares


ETA: I decided to go and photograph the original this morning! Bethany kicked my rear in gear! LOL! Thanks for the push, Bethany! It is a Hallmark card.
I was thinking that Peaceful Wishes and Organic Outlines could recreate this card nicely for Christmas!

23 comments:

Christina Hill said...

That card is inspired. It's absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours and the layout.

Kelli in Kentucky said...

WOW...Absolutely beautiful card!! I love the soft colors. Definably and eye catcher.

Amy said...

One word: Gorgeous! I'm so happy for you that you enjoyed a fun and relaxing Sunday, that's the way Sundays are supposed to be!

Hey, thanks for your comment today as well...I wasn't even going to attempt the SC this week until I saw your sweet snowman card--thanks for the push!

Amy

Arcticstamper said...

Beautiful! I love this set. This card is one I may case to make a Birthday card for my sister. I love the colors and the way you embossed it. Can't wait to try it.
-Darleia

Norine said...

Gorgeous card love the colors so soft
Hugs
Norine

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS Kelly! I really need to get some more craft colours...love the look of the stamping right on the coloured cs!!
OH you will be happy ;) I just looked in my new catty and that DP is in it!!! I've been drooling over this catty since getting it last Thursday, can't put it down...lol!

Marie said...

This is just gorgeous Kelly!!! I don't use my craft inks enough - they look gorgeous on colored CS as in your card. So pretty and this LO of Julee's is a great one and your color combo and details are perfect for it! Stunning card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is stunning!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow-- this is sooo gorgeous! Love everything about your lovely design!

LouBelle said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this card...just wish I had bought that stamp set! Nice colors and design.

Bethany Paull said...

Those translucent flowers are incredible. You must have had a mellow day. "too lazy to photo the original", "lazily sewed around the edges"...sounds like a perfect day. Glad you enjoyed.

Tanya said...

Wow, I really love this card!!
I agree- those SU sets would be perfect to recreate the original!

Speedystamper said...

This is STUNNING! TFS!

Cynthia said...

Hi to you too Kelly! How fun is this! I loved that card but the one you made totally surpassed my expections of "casing". Just so dreamy!!! I'm glad you had fun with it and I love all the extras you added!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just fabulous! You captured the inspiration piece beautifully! Thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Jen Tapler said...

This is fantastic Kelly!! Love it! Congrats on your MoJo win!!

Kristin said...

OOh, lovely! What a wonderful use of the sketch, and I really like the label/oval sentiment with the brads on each side! Neat look!

ChristineCreations said...

I absolutely LOVE this one Kelly...the layering and the sparkle are just so eye-catching!

Kathie Bailey said...

Gorgeous. I love the depth you were able to achieve. Congratulations Kelly!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Gorgeous card -- I just love this DP, such great colors!!! Beautiful, as always!!!

Leigh said...

OOooohhhhh what a gorgeous card. I so hope we get Inspired by Nature in our new Australian catalogue.

Wendy said...

Kelly! Lovely card, well done and congrats on the win!

Brooke S said...

Congrats on winning Mojo Monday!! The card is just so amazing..