A very happy Thursday to all of my faithful blog readers! We are almost at the end of another week! I made yesterday a better day all around and it was made even better when I got home, I’ll get to that in a minute! I got what I wanted to get accomplished at work and smiled my way through the day. I took my own advice, it helped that I got to run a little errand and enjoy the convertible too! When I got home last night I sat down to go through Pinterest and guess what?! Stampin’ Up! repined my Mojo Monday card from last week! That put a smile on my face. You can see the Pin HERE and the post HERE. I also got my Control Freaks swaps back and that means that I get to share my card for that with you today! I absolutely love the cards today! I don’t usually say that but I think they are both neat! Another thing that should put a smile on all of your faces is that the 2014 Holiday Catalog is live today! Gather up your wish lists and go forth and order! One more thing, if you subscribe to a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription by September 10th you will get 50% off your first two months! All you have to do is visit the Paper Pumpkin site by clicking HERE and enter in promo code HALFOFF2. As an added bonus I have an extra August Paper Pumpkin kit. If you subscribe by September 10th I’ll pick a name from the list of new subscribers on September 11th at random and ship you the kit that I have for FREE! The kits keep getting better and better, don’t miss out on this special offer to give them a try!
Let’s start today’s post off with my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…
Tall and Skinny, we know how I love those! I wanted a clean but fun card so this is what I came up with. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. My background consists of a piece of Smoky Slate on the left and Lost Lagoon on the right. The panel in the middle begins with a piece of Soft Sky that I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered to the card with SNAIL. On top of that is a piece of Whisper White with some All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut out the center and adhered it to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The “snow” and the snowflake are cut out in Silver Foil Sheet and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Snowflake Card Thinlits. I mounted the silver “snow” to the woodgrain with itty bitty pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used some Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere the Dazzling Diamonds on top but slightly lower. A strip of Silver Foil Sheet with a thin strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper goes across the lower portion and the snowflakes are adhered on top of one another to that. A few of the snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins are randomly adhered to the woodgrain and three of the silver ones in the lower right corner. I really love all of the sparkle with the blues and how the center panel just comes alive! The card has a lot of detail but I think was well worth it! I hope that you agree and that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge!
Now on to my card for the Control Freaks 2014 Holiday Catalog swap. I was siting in the Stampin’ Galley trying to think what I was going to make for my swap card. I was doing my usual taking out and putting back of goodies when I came across the Mustache Framelit. As I looked at it I started to see a mask. I then tried a few different ways to cut out the eye holes and settled on the tiny oval that comes with the Chalk Talk Framelits. The base of the card is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of Tangelo Twist. I used the Confetti Stars Border Punch along the top edge before adhering it to the base. The mask is the Mustache Framelit. I stamped one of the feathers from the Four Feathers Stamp Set in Versa-Mark on Vellum Card Stock and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Feathers Framelits are used to cut it and a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper out and a Glue Dot holds them to the back of the mask. I adhered the mask with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the greeting is from the Holiday Invitation Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I love the colors and the “mask” is just really neat! I think it would make a pretty cool Halloween party invite!
I really hope that you enjoyed my swap card, I think it’s a fun card and I love that the mustache makes such a neat little mask! There is your double dose of cards for today! Thank you so much for coming by to see them! Have a thoroughly terrific Thursday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Set: NONE!
Card Stock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil Sheet and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Framelits: Ovals Collection
Thinlits: Snowflake Card
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain
Embellishments: Frosted Sequins
Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Control Freaks 2014 Holiday Swap Card:
Stamp Set: Holiday Invitation Photopolymer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold
Card Stock: Basic Black and Tangelo Twist
Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer and Vellum Card Stock
Framelits: Mustache, Chalk Talk and Feathers
Punch: Confetti Stars Border
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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