Monday, January 24, 2011

My Mojo Monday 175

Man, there is nothing like putting the kids to bed and hiding out in your craft room in total silence as you let your imagination take over.  I am soooo proud of this card.  My customers tell me all the time, "I loved my cards so much, I couldn't send them to anyone."  Well, I understand those feelings very well.  I tried to incorporate Mojo Monday with this week's stamp set, Artistic Etchings.

I cannot get away from our Love Letters DSP.  The Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Very Vanilla are so beautiful together.  It lends itself to a vintage look and that it what I went for here.  Some key elements to this card are the sponging and the distressing of each piece.

There is a lot going on here.  I basically used a dauber on everything here.  I embossed each image with black embossing powder and used the heat tool to set it.  It adds a little shine.  Once I cut each piece out, I sponged the edges and distressed them with my paper snips.  I even dirtied up the ribbon so it wouldn't pop too much.  On the black scallop, I spritzed it with our stampin' mist and crumpled it up as tight as I could and then flattened it out.

In this picture, I'm just showing you all the dimension.  The "ribbon" across the front is buckled up a bit and I tried to tie that in with the buckled greeting above it.

And finally, I had to throw in the crown somewhere.  So, I stuck it inside on a distressed piece of paper.

Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letters DSP
Ink: Basic Black, versamark, early espresso to distress
Ribbon: 1/8" black ribbon, 5/8" vanilla satin ribbon
Tools: Heat tool, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-1/2" circle punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, paper snips
Accessories: sponge daubers, dimensionals, glue dots

Please don't forget to check out the Sale-A-Bration catalog in the morning!  Tonight is your last chance to get our Filled With Love Bundle.


Jessie Meriwether said...

Beth, these are so cute!! I wish I had more money/time to do more craft projects. I didn't know you had a blog! I hope you all are doing well!

Beth Crocker said...

Thanks Jessie :) How did you know about it? Don't worry...there will be time to craft after you finish school. You just focus on loving that cute husband of yours :)