Blackberry Bliss Mojo!

My goodness, here it is only Tuesday morning and I’m already posting my Mojo Monday. Perhaps I’m finally in tune with this summer vacation now that it’s coming to an end, lol! Here is my card.

Mojo358 - Blackberry Bliss - JIF

And here is this week’s sketch.

Mojo358SketchAs it happened, this DSP from the Park Lane Series was sitting on my desk yesterday. It was intended for a scrapbook page but never used. As I put the DSP away I looked again at the pattern and this card all but made itself.

There’s the smallest of borders in Blackberry Bliss Cardstock behind the DSP and another strip of it just below the center of the card. Instead of using scallops behind this strip I used the cardstock “off-cuts”, the negative pieces, after creating the scallop border.

Onto the Smoky Slate Cardstock I stamped in Smoky Slate Classic Ink a stamp from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set. The sentiment inside the On-Film Framelits die-cut in Blackberry Bliss Cardstock is from the Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set.

Mojo358 - Blackberry Bliss - Embellishing - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor, Yippee-Skippee!
Classic Ink: Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss
Specialty Paper: Glimmer Paper
DSP: Park Lane
Ribbon: Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Punch: Scallop Border
Framelits: On-Film
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other: Prima Flower

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Elegant Eleanor!

Needing to give myself some “structure” when it comes to creating cards, I’m thinking of “theoretically” making Tuesday – Framelits Tuesday. Particularly as there are so many FABULOUS dies in this year’s SU Annual Catalog. Ha ha, and now that I look at my first card I’d obviously forgotten my great idea hence the word “theoretically”!

Anyhoo, the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set is one I have been wanting to use for the longest time so this week I made it my mission to use it. The natural combination for this set was the new Big News Stamp Set, which by the way only comes in Photopolymer. Photopolymer gives you WAY more bang for your buck let me tell you!

I’m not sure if it was the stamp set or the mood I was in but I was creating much more in my old style. THIS I have to say was a nice feeling as sometimes I fear my cards can be a tad flat but NOT today. Here is my first card.

Everything Eleanor - Seam Binding Ribbon - JIF

This was a perfect opportunity to use the beautiful Gold Sequin Trim and new Venetian Crochet Trim – both equally delightful. As well as THREE of the beautiful 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbons – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Wisteria Wonder. Oh so subtly, I’ve used a another stamp set, Summer Silhouettes to create the small flowers on the left-hand side.

Everything Eleanor - Seam Binding Ribbon - CLOSEUP - JIF

The next card I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog (p.69) as I loved the general composition of the card. Naturally I changed the colors, the type of doily, and the ribbon. Also using some Washi Tape on Whisper White Cardstock for stronger color and stamped on the doily, but apart from that it’s just the same, lol. 🙂 Sometimes all that’s required is a starting point!

Everything Eleanor - Knew You Could - JIF

Fussy-cutting the flowers can be a tad tedious but is well worth the trouble. Plus this style of card was ideal for using the Basic Pearls.

Everything Eleanor - Knew You Could - CLOSEUP -JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Big News, Summer Silhouettes
Classic Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi,
Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana
Craft Stampin’ Ink: White
Framelits: Apothecary Accents
Ribbons: I/2″ Seam Binding – Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,
Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim, 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

A quick reminder – only THREE more days left on the wonderful offer of buying three DSP packs and getting a FORTH FREE. Offer ends midnight Thursday so be sure to call me before then to place your order!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Words Create a Background!

The Dictionary Background Stamp would have to be a favorite of mine. Yes, I am aware I say that a lot but I’m fairly certain I don’t say that about EVERY stamp, lol!

Using the Dictionary Background Stamp and the new Blendabilities I had a lot of fun with the next three cards.

Dictionary - Just for You - JIF

This next card is background on background with the beautiful Pleasant Poppies Stamp. The border of the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock came about by accident. I cut out a Top Note Die Cut leaving this wonderful negative space which I almost threw out but something stopped me. So glad I kept it! 🙂

Dictionary - Poppies - JIF

For this next card I used my Aqua Painters instead of the Blendabilities for a much lighter effect. The card I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog using the Flower Shop Stamp Set with coordinating Pansy Punch.

Dictionary - Pansies - JIF

Doesn’t the Linen Thread give a subtle yet beautiful finish to the last two cards?! I also trialed the new Gold Pen on this card, noice!

I’m placing orders tonight so if there’s anything you require please let me know today and I’ll add yours and fingers-crossed we’ll have them here by the end of next week!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Moonlight Mojo!

MOJO MONDAY time and here is my interpretation of this week’s sketch!

Moonlight Mojo349

And this is the sketch from Mojo Monday

Mojo349SketchFor today sketch the Moonlight DSP Stack was my inspiration as my background, bottom strip and even that side of arrows on the left! The Everything Eleanor Stamp Set was perfect for filling in the rest. The flowers I particularly like, especially when highlighted with a little color using an Aqua Painter and some Basic Pearl Jewels!

Everything Elenor - Pearl Flowers - Mojo349 - JIF

The cardstock used, Blueberry Bliss and Hello Honey, are both from the new 2014-2016 In-Color collection. For the ribbon, although knowing what it was I was hoping to achieve, I’d have to admit it wasn’t my finest work (nor is the photography for that matter, lol!) yet is still effective on this card. By the way, this is the new Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. Nice huh?

Moonlight Mojo - Ruffled Ribbons - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blueberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Sassy Salutations
DSP: Moonlight Stack
Punch: 2-1/2″ Circle
Framelits: Circles Collection
Embellishments: Basic Pearl Jewels
Essentials: Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Sponges,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Magnetic Board

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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