I was in a funk today and just couldn't get my mojo going. Maybe it was because I should have been getting ready for Easton's birthday party instead of stamping! :) Anyway, I decided to go to Mojo Monday to find my mojo. I am so funny, aren't I?! I get it from Brett. ;)
This sketch was perfect for die cuts, so I was also able to play along at Stampin' Royalty, where the challenge was to create a project using the Big Shot and/or die cuts. While I was at it, I threw in the colors from ColourQ.
I don't have Dusty Durango since it retired a few years ago, so I substituted Cajun Craze for it. To tell you the truth, I don't think it was that different from Cajun Craze anyway! I might have to dig out some scraps and see how close they actually are. You know, since I have nothing better to do. :)
I decided to make a small 4 1/4" square card for so it could still fit in a standard-sized envelope. I learned a great tip from fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Mindy Backes, for embossing card fronts. When she wants the front of her card embossed, she cuts a piece of the same color of cardstock about a quarter inch smaller than the card front and embosses it, then layers it on the card. I did this on my card and I love the way it looks! It really does make the card look cleaner! I used the debossed side of the Rich Razzleberry for a change and popped it up on Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from Language of Friendship in Cajun Craze and colored the flowers with markers, stamped off, and stamped them over the sentiment before punching it out with the Decorative Label Punch. The flowers are stamped in the same color ink as the cardstock and punched out with the Boho Blossoms Punch. It is great having punches that coordinate with stamp sets! As a last little touch, I colored some pearls and adhered them to the center of the largest flowers. Gotta love customized pearls!
Stamp Set: Language of Friendship
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Lattice Bigz Die, Paper Piercing Tool and mat
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Dimensionals