Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I had a chance to do Julee Tillman's Mojo Monday sketch challenge this week. I got my new Papertrey Ink order in before dh and I went away for the weekend and finally got the chance to play. Can I just tell you that when I haven't stamped in awhile, my mojo completely disappears and it's soooooooooo frustrating. This card took me several hours to make over the course of the evening. Granted, it wasn't straight hours of just trying to make it work but it didn't just come together. I can't tell you how many white circles I die cut. . .I had to keep pulling out my Cuttlebug and Nesties since I kept messing up my circle with my ugly stampin ;-) I'm still not 100% thrilled with this card but it was well after midnight when I finished and I had an important meeting at work this morning so I had to throw in the towel and get some sleep.
Anyway, I absolutely looooooooooooooooove the Papertrey Ink colors!!!!!!! They are sooooooooo pretty and I will have to stock up. For this card, I used Lemon Tart & Berry Sorbet from PTI, and Whisper White from SU. The cardbase is Lemon Tart which is such a nice yellow. IRL, yellow and orange are my favorite colors and this is such a nice, springy, yellow that I can see myself reaching for more and more often. I embossed a piece of Berry Sorbet with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and adhered that to the cardbase with dimensionals. The circles are from the Complete Petite Circle set of Nesties and are attached to the cardfront with dimensionals. The ladybug body is from Little Lady and is stamped in Lemon Tart Palette Hybrid ink. This was overstamped with the dotted ladybug in Berry Sorbet Palette Hybrid Ink. I went over the dots and head of the ladybug with Ranger's Glossy Accents and colored over the antenna and dotted trail with my Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen. Just Because from Mixed Messages is stamped in Summer Sunrise Palette Hybrid Ink. The ribbon is PTI's Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon. Dewdrops are from the Flame assortment which I don't see at this time in Ellen's store.
All in all, this is a happy Spring card to brighten someone's day!
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