Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #127

Howdy All! I didn't realize that it has been almost a week since my last post. Sorry about that. The only excuse I have, is that I can't find enough hours in the day to get everything done that I need/want to get done. But, I think we are all in this boat.
So, here is the card I made for a few reasons. 1- one of my best friends S is also celebrating her birthday this month. Her favorite color combo is black and white. We are all meeting tomorrow for our dinner celebration! 2- mojo monday is having another layout challenge. 3- I saw a card while surfing the web, and loved their creation so much I wanted to try it. 'Mels Stampz', if you have a moment, check out her creation. She printed her digital image on vellum card stock, and while the ink was still wet from coming out of her inkjet printer, she poured embossing powder on her image. Pretty smart. :)
I used scraps of black and cream paper I have from several years ago. I treat it like gold. You know how that is. You find a paper that works so well that you buy several sheets of it. Then, when you need a page or two, you can't find it anymore :( (Now, I always buy 10-12 sheets of paper that I really fancy.) Most of the supplies I used are from Stampin' Up! The card stock is basic black, very vanilla and vellum card stock. The flower image is a Martha Stewart acrylic stamp. I stamped on the vellum card stock with a black pigment ink and used black embossing powder (SU). The 'happy birthday' is from a stamp that was offered in a mini note card set last SU catalog. I used SU markers to color the flower. I colored the back side of the vellum three different shades of pink (pretty in pink, regal rose, and pink passion). I stamped the 'HB' in basic black on the very vanilla card stock and layered the colored, heat embossed vellum card stock on top. I used zip glue to adhere the vellum to the very vanilla card stock. I used SU very vanilla satin ribbon and a scrap piece of a pink ribbon to my card. If you look at the layout challenge, the ribbon is over the diamond card stock. If I put my ribbon over the card stock, you wouldn't be able to read the 'HB', so I tucked it under the card stock. The black half pearls I purchased at one of those big craft stores last Christmas when they were on sale. To add a little sparkle to the center of the flower, I dipped the tip of a sewing needle into the shimmer paint (SU) and added little specks of shimmer paint to the center of the flower.
Thank you for looking! I hope my best friend S loves this card. She's a very special friend, that holds a special place in my heart. Please post a comment. It always makes me smile to see your words of encouragement and appreciation.


Anonymous said...

I really like everything about this card. I think its very pretty.

simplyinkcreations said...

i really like getting this card for my b-day. it is totally me. i love it. thanks pal

Kay D said...

Great card! I love that color combo- dramatic, yet soft and feminine at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Hensley said...

I love this sketch!