For All Things Mojo

Dang, I know I’ve used these colors before AND for a Mojo Monday but Blackberry Bliss and Smoky Slate are just SUCH a beautiful color combination. Here is my card for today’s Mojo Monday Challenge!

Mojo 364 - For All Things - JIF

And this was today’s Mojo Monday Sketch. As you can see, I chose to go portrait instead of horizontal and I just wasn’t “feelin’ ” it with the horizontal, lol! 🙂

Mojo364Sketch

Plus it looks as if I’ve shot myself in the foot as I had this set, For All Things Stamp Set, out on my desk as I need to design a Make and Take for an upcoming workshop. In retrospect perhaps I should have saved this card for that and made something else for today. Oh well!

This set always scares me for just the briefest of moments as I tend to forget the stamps have a very “linen” look about them. This gives a great effect which is particularly good for creating backgrounds as I did with the leaf, stamping in Smoky Slate Classic Ink onto Smoky Slate Cardstock.

Mojo 364 - For All Things - Background - JIF

The stamping under my leaves was one of those wonderful freakish things I hadn’t planned but worked to my advantage. Either I hadn’t cleaned, or hadn’t cleaned very well, this stamp from the last time I used it causing some of the Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink to blend with my Smoky Slate Classic Ink. Combined with the linen look of the stamp I’d say whatever happened, happened VERY well!

Mojo 364 - For All Things - Linen Look - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set: For All Things
Classic Ink: Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss
DSP: Park Lane
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Sponge,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x

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

Smoky Slate Stars Mojo!

Oh. My. Gosh. This week’s Mojo Monday Challenge came together so quickly that I had actually completed the card and its happy snaps before the tragically bad movie I was watching had finished. This is my card…

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - JIFThis is the sketch by Mojo Monday for this week…

Mojo 351 Sketch

Once again the wonderful new DSP stacks, Moonlight and All Abloom made this card so darn easy as even though these two DSP’s were from different stacks, they worked together beautifully in the true style of Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was stamped in Blackberry Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock then die-cut with the Banners Framelits, then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto Daffodil Delight Cardstock which also die-cut with the Banners Framelits.

Of course it seems no card of mine would be completed without a little something from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. With my die-cut of Whisper White Cardstock from the Circles Collection Framelits, I then stamped it in Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - Gorgeous Grunge - JIFThe star from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was stamped in Smoky Slate Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, fussy cut, adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals then finished off with Dazzling Diamonds.

Mojo351Sketch - DSP Stars - Smoky Slate Stars - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Classic Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
DSPs: Moonlight, All Abloom
Ribbon: Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched
Framelits: Circles Collection, Banners
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Anywhere Glue, Two-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x

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