Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Best Wishes Mojo

Today's card uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO224).  I made this card yesterday when it was pretty dreary outside.  I needed to use some Spring colors to brighten things up!  The stamp set I used is from the Occasions Mini, and it's called Bordering on Romance (p. 11).  I used a new technique called Cross the Border, and you can see it on the flower piece.  My technique stamp club will be learning this technique and making this card next week.  I used two new dies that are in the Occasions Mini as well.  The Pear Pizzazz border was made with the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (p. 7).  I love how the flower border stamp in this stamp set matches up perfectly with this die.  The flower piece and the frame around it were cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits dies (p. 6).  I attached the frame onto the flower piece with SNAIL Adhesive (p. 206 in big catty), and then attached the whole thing to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 206 in big catty).  If you can believe it, there are two more Occasions Mini items!  I told you this mini had a lot of wonderful things in it!  The ribbon is the new Baja Breeze 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon (p. 12), and the pearl is from the Large Pearl Basic Jewels pack (p. 26).

I also used two Impressions Folders on this card that are in the big catalog.  I used the Square Lattice Impressions Folder (p. 218) on the Baja Breeze strip, and I used the Finial Press Impressions Folder (p. 219) on the Wisteria Wonder piece.  I really like adding texture to my projects to make them extra special.  I made the flag bottom on the Baja Breeze strip with a corner of the 1-1/4" Square Punch (p. 212).  The saying comes from the Petite Pairs set (p. 164), and was punched out with the Decorative Label Punch (p. 209).  Do you want to know how I made it so small with such a large punch?  Patty Bennett has great video tutorial on how to do it, and you can find it HERE.  I made the little crochet accent with a 3" piece of Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (p. 194).  I folded it in half to form a "V", attached it with a little SNAIL Adhesive to the right of the flower piece's frame, trimmed the ends, and then added the Large pearl.

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Stamps:  Bordering on Romance (Mini) & Petite Pairs

Ink:  Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, & So Saffron Classic ink pads; Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, & Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Markers

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, & Naturals White card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Finial Press & Square Lattice Impressions Folders, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (Mini), Label Collection Framelits Dies (Mini), Large Pearl Basic Jewels (Mini), Baja Breeze 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon (Mini), Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Aqua Painters, Decorative Label Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, & Stampin' Dimensionals

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