Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Happiest of Days...

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It has been too long since I created a card for Mojo Monday. Of course, it's Wednesday, so I'm still a little behind! This week's sketch was simply too good to pass up, and I was inspired by the amazing samples to give it a go.

To choose my stamps, I took my cue from Julee's Something Old, Something New Challenge. I'm embarrassed to say that I have a LOT of stamps that are still sitting in their unopened packages (yikes!) so I was actually grateful for this challenge! The colors are from this week's Play Date Cafe Color Challenge, which I just had to try as their guest designer is my pal Sankari Wegman.


To start, I broke out one of my (gulp) as yet unused stamp sets to create some background paper. I stamped in a grid with Purely Pomegranate ink and blinged it up with a few gemstones. Next, I trimmed the three panels and sponged along the edges. After die-cutting the circle element, I matted it against some inverted scallop circles.


Next, I took out my "something old" and stamped this pretty sentiment. The tag element was perfect for the second half of the sentiment and, in honor of Sankari, I added some liquid dimensionals. With just a fat bow and a bright orange button, I was ready to wish someone a very happy day!

BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Accent Notes and Wishing You (Verve)
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate and Peach Parfait Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!); Fresh Snow Hybrid (Papertrey Ink)
  • Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, and Crumb Cake Card Stock (SU!)
  • Patterned Paper: 2010 In-Color Patterned Paper Pack (SU!)
  • Dies: Inverted Scallop Circles and Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Fibers: Purely Pomegranate Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!)
  • Accessories: Orange Button (Basic Grey); Hemp Twine (generic); Foam Tape; Gemstones (Hero Arts)

HAPPY BEANS


23 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh my, Regina, this is pure gorgeousness! I love that beautiful sentiment panel and that wonderful tag and bow! And you aced PDCC's color challenge as well! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Tanya said...

I love this! Beautiful colors and love the bling.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, the BG you create looks wonderful!Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love how you used the sketch and the colors together! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC!

Sleepy Stamper said...
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Sleepy Stamper said...

Oh so nice! I loved the way you made your own backround paper. So Lovely!

Nicole said...

Wonderful color combo. Sankari will be proud of that pizzazz! Great card.

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous! I love the rich colors, and of course the bling!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just gorgeous! Love your stamped background and all the fabulous details! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is amazing! Love the beautiful designer papers that YOU created. Fabulous pattern combination... gorgeous card.

Monique said...

Simply gorgeous!! Your stamped background is fabulous..Love the added tag with the sentiment!!

Mary Fish said...

Perfection in every way. Love the balance and colors! Hugs, M

Sarah Anderson said...

Fabulous card, love the rich colours. Thanks for playing along at the play date cafe :)

Allison said...

Gorgeous! I never would have thought to put those colours together but I love it!

Patti MacLeith said...

You've inspired me to play with those colors! I love every detail in your creation, Regina!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh, I too love those colors... so rich!!! Awesome Mojo!!! Hugs,

Lola G. said...

This is gorgeous -- I could look at it all day long!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Get out--I LOOOOOOVE this card! I love love love it--love everything about it! Great job--Thanks for playing along and joining us in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Naomi said...

What an adorable card... Funny you should mention Sankari Wegman, 'cuz I subscribe to her blog too and had to take a double take to see if this was one of her designs, what will all the bling-dotted "i's" and the liquid pearls to boot!!! Now I have to get my Mojo on!!!

Cards by Gina said...

Beautiful! Love those colors together! So regal!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh OK, I see what the mojo sketch is SUPPOSED to look like when your card is done!!! LOLOL!!! This is beautiful Regina! Gorgeous colors!

Jen P (aka stampingj) said...

Great card! Love the colors and Wishing You is one of my favorite sets! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card. Love the backgrounds you created and the inverted scalloped circles behind the sentiment. Great colors too!