Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Remember when we became friends?

I am loving the Facebook posts folks are doing about things they are grateful for every day this month. I wish I was that organized about posting to my wall, but I tend to lean more to silly pictures of the boys and random stories about their misadventures than actual deep thoughts. Not to say that I'm not grateful...I've got a lot to be thankful for, starting with all those silly stories about my crazy little boys. And luckily, lots of friends with whom I can share those stories! 

Tonight's card inspiration came from a few sources: a sketch from Mojo Monday, the Metals challenge from Heart 2 Heart (where you'll find two of my projects in last month's top ten!), and the Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World. I was planning to take the evening off, as the boys have been taking it in turns to disturb my sleep rather thoroughly lately, but when that Trigger showed up in my in box, the card I'd been planning for Mojo just came together in my head and I had to get it down on paper, so to speak!

I used my favorite paper pack lately, Wonderland. I can't get enough of that lovely blue and brown polka dot! The diagonals on the purse reminded me of my fav new print, and I had already made the basic Honey colored Cricut Art Philosophy Roses. So I gave up my comfy spot on the couch and got my fingers inky!

I took my basic roses and started distressing them by pounding them flatter with a stamping block. Then I using my piercing tool tip to spread a combo of Liquid Glass tinted with Sunset reinker along the edges of the flower petals to create my variegated flowers. I used the same reinker tinted Liquid Glass to shade my cream colored Pearl Opaques for the centers of my flowers and the check box on my sentiment. I've been itching to use this set - it's one of THREE adorable coordinating sets that are included in the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. I love being able to cut the exact shape out of my paper so easily with the measurements for the Cricut cut printed right on the stamp set liners - sweet!

I used my WIDE striped ribbon as one of the background layers for the card sketch, and trimmed some scraps in half to create the folded ribbon leaves for my flower cluster. Finally, I stamped the stitch border (using my fav stitch from the Elemental scrapbook kit) and added a row of bitty brads down the right side.

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With my ink addiction now satiated, I'm off to bed. Sweet Dreams!

This Post is linked to:
Mojo Monday Sketch 215
Heart 2 Heart Metals Challenge
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger

7 comments:

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

Jenny said...

Wonderful card - love the pop of the orange!

Haley D. said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for taking the H2H metal challenge, and congras on your winS last month!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty! Love the shading on your flowers. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Helen F. said...

Your card is beautiful. Love those Orange flowers and pretty DP!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful!! Love the ribbon leaves and flowers! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Cath said...

Hey Wendy! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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