Monday, June 1, 2009

A Night to Dare For & Mojo Monday 89...

It's a Mojo Monday and the first of the month, so it's contest time. The pressure was on, but this one was scads of fun - mainly because I got to use my brand new stamps from Verve! The sketch is a good one, straightforward, but with lots of room to wiggle and be creative.
I dusted off my "masking" abilities and embossed a Miracles Blossom stamp to fit inside this adorable balloon from Up, Up, & Away, and also masked the balloon to sneak in some clouds. For this "night" scene, I needed to do a lot of embossing and masking for the images to show well on the black background. I think I will need to invest in a large star punch because I had to make my own star for this one. I love the sentiment and I think this will make for a perfect graduation card. Bean Tip: The black velvet ribbon is a rescued scrap from a gift - reuse & recycle!

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BEAN NOTES: Verve Up, Up, & Away, Miracles Blossom, and Dare to Be You Stamps; VersaMark Clear Ink; Ranger Super-fine Detail Black and Seaforam White Embossing Powders; Making Memories Wedding Designer Paper; Stampin' Up Whisper White Cardstock; DCWV Metallic Silver Cardstock; Black Cardstock (generic); Black Trimmed Velvet Ribbon (generic); Paper Shapers 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" Circle Punches; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Hero Arts Gemstones
HAPPY BEANS: EK Success Moon & Stars Punch


Linda Beeson said...

Your card is just totally adorable! LOVE that you stayed with the simple black and white and what cute images.

Olena said...

Beautiful card!!! LOve it! ~Olena~

Sue McMahon said...

I love how this card is black and white! Awesome!

Thanks for posting my blog candy too! You are super sweet!


Emily Leiphart said...

Ooooh, very nice use of black, white and silver!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh how cool! Love the colors, and the flower on the balloon is so clever. Thanks for playing! :)