Greetings on a wet and gloomy Tuesday afternoon. I thought I would pop in real quick with this week’s Mojo Monday/Dynamic Duos card. I wasn’t going to play this week, but the Dynamic Duos #73 colors were so scrumptious and the Mojo Monday #314 sketch was so alluring, I had to get my craft on. Here’s a peek at the original sketch and color combo:
Do you blame me for having to play along? Here’s my Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Much Birthday Card:
I used a whole host of products in the creation of this card. The Island Indigo and Cajun Craze cardstock and DSP is from Stampin’ Up! The Sentiment tag and fishtail banner were made with Graphic 45’s Typography paper. The Vintage Floret Die and PreCut stamp set are from Heartfelt Creations as are the Delicate Asters Dies and Stamps. But they all play together well, don’t you think?
I began with a 5″x 6 1/2″ card base in Island Indigo. I stitched around this and then added on some layers…and some more layers! The Island Indigo Designer paper was layered beneath the Vintage Floret Frame, which had been stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Wow Glitter Embossing Powder. This was matted with Cajun Craze. The doily, also from Stampin’ Up! was inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and then I die cut a circle from Island Indigo to fit the center of the doily.
I love this Delicate Asters die and stamps from Heartfelt Creations. They just make the prettiest blossoms, especially when you alternate layers of color. And, the sentiment from the Typography collection contained the exact right shade of blue and rust. I love when that happens.
And here’s the card with the decorated envelope. Such great fall colors!
And speaking of birthdays, today is my niece Carrie’s birthday! Carrie was born when I was just a young lass of 14. She was the first of my nieces and nephews and so dear to my heart. She’s grown into a lovely, gracious woman that I’m very proud of. So Happy Birthday, Carrie! This Live Simply, Laugh Often and Love Much Birthday card is dedicated to you. Sending you a big ole birthday hug!!!
Thanks for stopping by…and thanks for your sweet comments. Hearing from you makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers! Until next time,