Monday, August 3, 2009

From Me to You (Mojo Monday 98)...


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I keep saying that I'm taking a break from card-making as I try to move my family to New York, but I just couldn't resist this week's Mojo Monday sketch! I adore the simple and elegant design and I wanted to do something in keeping with that sensibility. I am in love with the color Elegant Eggplant and had just a teeny bit left in my scrap box so I thought I'd pair it with some Kiwi Kiss. I made a "floating" frame with some Nestabilities and acetate, popped up the lovely bloom from Verve's Miracles Blossom set, and finished off with some threaded ribbon. To add a little more dimension to the flower, I paper-pieced some Perfect Plum cardstock. Added Bean Tip: I've gotten some questions about how I threaded the ribbon. Just take a hobby blade and make narrow double-slits in your paper wherever you want your ribbon to "thread" -- pull your ribbon through and you have a simple way to add a little something extra. It's a great technique and you can put in whatever pattern you'd like. Here is another example. For this card's "bow," I just tied an extra piece of ribbon and snipped the ends.
BEAN NOTES: Verve Miracles Blossom and Papertrey Ink Basic Button Bits (sentiment) Stamps; Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, and Kiwi Kiss Classic Dye Ink; SU Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, and Perfect Plum Cardstock; Dark Plum Textured Cardstock (generic); Cuttlebug Victorian Embossing Folder; Nestabilities Labels Three Die; Big Shot; Paper Shapers 1-3/4" Circle Punch; Marvy Uchida Circle Punch (light blue); White Organza Ribbon (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Kaiser White Pearls; Tim Holtz Distress Tool
HAPPY BEANS: Hobby Blade; Acetate (generic)

10 comments:

Cards by Gina said...

Wow! Regina, Your card is terrific! I love your site, too. I'm subscribing! Glad you're a Pal! I have a lot to learn!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is beautiful!!

MyHappyPlace-Linda said...

Regina, I love your card. It is beautiful. The colors are wonderful.

Gina Shaw said...

Your card is gorgeous, Regina! I love the floating frame and the colors together. And I love how you put the ribbon on the card. I can't figure out how you did it, but it's stunning! Good luck on your move to NY. I live in East Meadow, Long Island. So, we'll be neighbors!

Melissa said...

WOW! I love your Mojo! What detail! That is lookin' sharp girl!

LeAnne said...

Very cute, Regina!! Great techniques!

Maureen said...

This is fabulous! Love the circle window and the raised flower :) I'm off to get started on mine!!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful work! Love the little added pearls. Very pretty!

Margaret Moody said...

What a pretty card, Regina! Love the colors you used! I'm so impressed you got this done while trying to prepare for your move!

Martha said...

Beautiful card. Hope your move is going well.