Friday, August 6, 2010

A Giving Life card

Good morning!

It's been a while since I've played along with a creative challenge!  I created this card using Mojo Monday's sketch this week:

I added a lot of color to the Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper using the brayer and Regal Rose Classic ink, then sponged with Early Espresso to soften it.  The center of the large flower has Presto Patterns DSP brayered with Old Olive, made into a brad with the Pewter Build-a-Brad kit.

The pink flowers were stamped using the rock and roll technique - first I inked up the stamp in Regal Rose, then I rolled the edges of the stamp into Early Espresso.  I also sponged a little bit of Early Espresso to soften the white edges I left from cutting out the flowers.  To make it easier to see the sentiment, I stamped off once (stamped on scratch paper, then stamped on my cardstock without re-inking).  I actually stamped the sentiment twice with Early Espresso to make it dark enough.. although you can't tell, right?  That's the beauty of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.. just don't move it and you can easily and cleanly stamp an image or sentiment more than once!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

A Giving Life card supplies:
Stamps:  Medallion, Vintage Vogue and Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess set)
Ink:  Old Olive, Regal Rose and Early Espresso
Paper:  Soft Suede textured cardstock, Naturals White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock, Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Linen Thread, Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Pewter Build-a-Brad, Metallic Brads, Corner Rounder and Eyelet Border Punches, Brayer, Stampin' Sponges


  1. Oooo! Melissa, I LOVE the colors on this. And what a beautiful quote!! You did a splendid job on this one. I love this.

  2. Oh this is just beautiful Melissa! I love all the colors! and the quote! and the flowers! Fantastic job!

  3. I like that rock and roll technique. And that build a brad is cute too. You took many elements/techniques and brought them all together into one beautiful result. Well done!

  4. Very pretty card- I'm impressed with how elegant and simple it is with your combination of patterns and colours. Lovely!

  5. Another BEAUTIFUL card! I love your work, Melissa!

  6. Just gorgeous! I can't take my eyes off those flowers! Thanks for playing Mojo!

  7. Such a pretty card! Love the colors and images... congrats on being MOJO-licious this week!

  8. Love the colors, great card, and a well deserved win!

  9. Congrats on your mojo win!! Enjoy spending your mojo bucks :D

  10. Melissa, this is an awesome card. Love your color combination and the beautiful juxtaposition of the stamps - especially medallion - I would have never gone there and it's fantastic. You are a genius.

    Come to convention next year, ok? I want to meet you in the skin!


  11. Wow what a card!! I love what you have done with the flowers and shaped them like that. What a great idea with the double stamping of the sentiment! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and techniques. Stunning!


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