Friday, October 3, 2008

Mojo Monday #53 and a Swap

I've been having MoJo Monday withdrawals!!! I've missed several of them recently, but I've been printing off the sketches and have them all in my "to do pile". I finally had the chance to tackle one of them today and I love how it turned out. Here's my take on Julee's MoJo Monday #53...
I decided to change it a bit and make it a 5 1/4-inch square card (I'm really into the square cards lately for some reason). I used a Chocolate Chip base along with the new Bella Rose DP from Stampin' Up. The top panel is actually stamped from the Verve Artful Elegance set with Chocolate Chip ink on Pink Pirouette CS. The sentiment is from Verve's Floral Whimsy, one of my faves (in case you haven't figured that out!!). I added some Riding Hood Red ribbon and some Flower Fusion felt flowers with silver brads. The rectangular panel, the sentiment and the flowers are popped up on varying depths of dimensionals.
And here's my card front for the Great Swap Girls 2 Holiday Mini Swap....
Once again, I went with a square card and used a Chocolate Chip textured CS base. I added some Ski Slope DP stripes to the left side and stamped the main image (from Scandinavian Season) in Old Olive on Whisper White CS. I also stamped the image in Riding Hood Red and cut out the flower portion, layered it over the main image with dimensionals (after adding a silver brad). The main image panel is matted on Baja Breeze. The sentiment, from All Holidays, is stamped in Versamark ink on Riding Hood Red CS and heat embossed with white powder. A couple more silver brads and some paper piercing around the right side of the image panel (which you can't really see in the photo) finished it up.

4 comments:

Kristie said...

I adore that first card! I love the stamp you used, the paper, the colors, great job!

sarah said...

these are really pretty cards jen, thanks for sharing.

Nancy Riley said...

Wonderful cards, Jen! I have a sketch pile similar to yours that I'd love to get to!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful cards, Jen! Love all the different patterns on the first card. Thanks for playing! :)