Happy with my scraps!

Yes, I do realize that might sound a trifle odd but if you are able to have somewhere to keep all your cardstock and DSP off-cuts, and also your “bits” of ribbon it’s well worth it. To cut into a full sheet of cardstock when all is required is a “bit”, well, it can bring tears to one’s eyes hence I keep everything as you never know!

Which brings me to this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo320 Sketch

This is my take on the sketch. The base of Whisper White has been layered with Always Artichoke which I’ve randomly stamped in Always Artichoke Classic Ink a stamp from the set A Round Array this then has the smallest frame of silver foil. A scrap of Silver Glimmer Paper was added, followed by a collection of ribbons and a framed sentiment.

Mojo320Sketch - Naughty or Nice - Always Artichoke - Ribbon Scraps - JIF

What I’ve done is with the help of some sticky strip, have stuck all my scraps of red ribbon onto a scrap of cardstock. Yes, even the cardstock is a scrap as it was the cardstock in with the pack of dimensionals that were just finished. Waste not want not!

Mojo320Sketch - Naughty or Nice - Ribbon Scraps - JIF

 The sentiment seemed to take on a life of its own as first off I simply embossed it in silver powder before punching it out with the Decorative Label Punch but I couldn’t stop there! I then embossed a second one to punch out the oval sentiment then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. As it then happened I had some retired SU Decorative Labels sitting on my desk which framed the sentiment perfectly and voila!

Mojo320Sketch - Naughty or Nice - Ribbon Scraps - Designer Frame

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Silver Foil
Stamp Sets: Very Merry Tags, A Round Array
Classic Ink: Always Artichoke
Embossing Powder: Silver
Embellishments: Designer Frame (retired), Silver Glimmer Paper,
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/8″ Mini Brads,
Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments,
Ribbons: Assorted Scraps
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,  Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Versamark, Heat Tool

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

Joanne x

Not everything is BLACK or WHITE…

Sometimes Whisper White is Very Vanilla instead and is mixed with the black! That’s what my combination for today’s Mojo Monday is at least. Here is this week’s Mojo Monday’s Sketch 311 by the very talented Julie Tilman.

Mojo311SketchWhen I first saw this sketch I won’t deny I was a tad apprehensive, was I hope for the challenge, but when I sat down today, it all came together very quickly and very easily. Here’s my interpretation.

Mojo 311 - Modern Medley - Thank you you're the best

And yes, I’m still sticking to my masculine themed card which worked well with the DSP Modern Medley and using Always Artichoke as the contrast color. Although… the ribbon is in actual fact the new Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.

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For the strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and for the circle embellishment I used one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge with Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I know, I know, this is my new FAVORITE stamp set but it’s just so fabulous for “dressing” up plain cardstock without overpowering it. Well, that’s what I think anyways 🙂

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CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Hello, Lovely
Ribbon: Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Modern Medley
Punches: 1-3/8″ Circle, Scallop Edge
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip

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

Joanne x

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