I was SOOOOO close!!!

Wow, I was this close, this close to having this card completed and posted last night until I remembered why I didn’t use the glue I had used last night very much anymore, choosing instead to always use sticky strip. It was of course the drying time, ugh! It all came back to me like a charging bull. 🙁

Anyways, one thing has led to another and here it is, NOT even first thing this morning rather late at night but regardless, here I am finally posting it. The basis of my card is this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch 323.

Mojo 323 Sketch

This is my card but I should warn you first not EVERYTHING is Stampin’ Up! PLUS I’ve utilized a couple of retired DSPs. On this occasion I’ve gone with the “feel”, not the product so I hope you can forgive me. (And it’s for my mother’s birthday next month!)

Mojo323 - JIF - Happy Birthday Enjoy!

The striped paper I’ve used is from last year’s SU Regals Designer Series Paper Stack which I’ve stamped Flowering Flourishes in that wonderful Illuminate Ink, both from this year’s Annual Catalog. Then I’ve replaced the thread over the DSP shown on the Mojo Sketch with strings of pearls sprouting from either end of the labels which have had the edges sponged in Crumb Cake.

Both of these labels have been cut from the same sized frame-lit, the difference being the Pink Pirouette cardstock was then cut in half so there would be a little showing on either end with the pointed middles snipped off.

The flowers were bought months and months ago from the local Dollar Store, and the light-bulb, well… that was the result of some late night shopping following a scrapbooking crop… need I say more. 🙂Mojo323 - JIF - Enjoy

 Of course it’s only now as I look at the card I realize the weight I’ve put in it isn’t the best for posting, lol!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Illuminate, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes, Sassy Salutations
DSP: Retired Stock
Big Shot: Labels Collection
Embossing Powder: White
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Heat Gun,
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Sponges
Other Suppliers: Pearl Strings, Light Bulb

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

Joanne x

How color can change things…

Preparing for a workshop last week which was focusing on heat embossing, I had the best time creating. I just couldn’t decide what design would be best so kept creating until it “felt” right.

This was one of my first creations. I just love how the silver embossing is so striking on the white vellum cardstock which I’ve then mounted on the silver glimmer paper. Of course, just a smidge of Cherry Cobbler always adds to the Christmas feel with the sentiment from Sassy Salutations finishing it off nicely!

Joyful Christmas - Silver - JIF

Having made the card in silver and white, I couldn’t resist trying it in a combination of Very Vanilla and Gold Embossing. The red this time was the red glimmer paper behind the flowers that had been fussy cut and mounted upon it. Aren’t my gold “balls” just the best, lol? I was determined to have gold balls in the center of my flower so I bunched up a mini glue-dot and doused it with gold glitter!

Joyful Christmas - Red - JIF

The final design used for the “Make & Take” was a combination of the two cards with Very Vanilla as the base but using Silver and Cherry Cobbler. The Frosted Finishes Embellishment completing the fussy-cut flowers perfectly.  At first I was concerned it may have been a tad plain but I’m relieved to say the ladies were MORE than happy with it, making me EXTREMELY happy! 😉

Joyful Christmas - Punched silver Foil - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, White Vellum
Specialty Paper: Silver/Red Glimmer Paper, Silver/Gold Foil
Stamp Sets: Joyful Christmas, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Gold, Silver
Punch: Scallop Trim Border
Embellishments: Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat Gun,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals

There’s only one date still available for a workshop in December but I am taking bookings for the new year. Keep in mind if you are thinking of having a workshop, Sale-a-bration begins 28 January. It remains the same as last year that with every $60 spent, you get a selected item FREE.

PLUS, when your workshop sales reach $200, you receive an additional $40 to the already $35 of any product you would like FREE. Have a think and let me know as dates ted to go quickly during this event!

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

Joanne x

When Time is of the Essence!

With only 32 sleeps until Christmas there really is not much time to sit and ponder designs for Christmas cards so was more than happy when I created this card.

PLUS, and you’ll never believe this is a co-incidence but it really is, but the two stamps sets used on this card are BOTH on the Holiday sale with 30% off!

Joyful Christmas - Coastal Cabana - JIFI’m not sure if you’ve already picked up on this, but I’m having a lot of fun at present with my Heat Tool and embossing! The combination of silver and white are always a favorite of mine, then to add to this mix the In-Color of Coastal Cabana, very nice!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations, Joyful Christmas
Embellishments: Silver Foil
Embossing Powder: Silver
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

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