February 29, 2012

Hi everyone!  Happy Leap Year Day!  And with my extra day this year I decided to make a card- what else would I be doing....LOL.  I made this card for this week's Mojo Monday sktech challenge found here.  I also made this card for the weekly challenge for the blog group that I belong to.  The weekly challenge was to use a color combo that we have never used before.  Pacific point and daffodil delight color combo is a first for me!

Above is a photo of the Mojo Monday sketch we were to use.  Since I do not have any square envelopes I decided to make a regular A2 size card instead of a square card (I hope that was okay).

This card is a bit more work than I usually do on my cards, but it went quick and it was easy to do.  I began by making my flowers.  I cut them out using my big shot and my Daisies Flower #2 Bigz Die.  I cut 2 out of each one and I folded over the petals using my bone folder and then I and glued them together.  Next, I cut out the leaves using my big shot and the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die.  Then I used a small piece of daffodil delight card stock and I ran it through my big shot using my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and then I sponged over the card stock using a sponge and daffodil delight ink- this was for the centers of my daisies which I punched out using my circle punches. While I had my big shot out I also embossed my pacific point card stock using my square lattice embossing folder. 

Once I was finished using my big shot the rest of my card went together pretty quickly.  I punched the daffodil delight layer using my scallop border punch and then I placed that under my pacific point layer.  Then I added my ribbon (I always add ribbon onto my cards so that you do not see it from the inside) and I adhered that layer towards the bottom of my card. 

Next, I began working on my sentiment panel.  I layered white card stock onto a daffodil layer and then placed that on my card.  I added some doodling along the edges using a pacific point marker. 

My next step was to begin adding my flowers.  I arranged the flowers and the leaves on my card where I wanted them to be and then I adhered them using glue dots and dimensionals.  I stacked the dimensionals where I wanted the flowers to be raised up a bit more.

When I was almost finished with my card I was wishing that I had some blue twine and then it dawned on me to try and color some white twine with my pacific point marker and wouldn't you know, it worked!  Now it was a little messy so if you try this you will want to make sure that you do this on top of a scrap peice of card stock and let it dry.  If you get any marker on your hands be careful touching your card.  Once my twine was dry I threaded it through my button and I tied it in a bow and cut off the ends.  I used my hot glue gun to glue my button over the knot on my ribbon. 

And that was it!  Honest, it didn't take more than 20 minutes or so to complete my card.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you liked my card.  See you tomorrow!

Stamps:  Well Scripted
Card Stock: White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery
Ink: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight
Supplies: Ribbon, Button, Twine, SU Pacific Point Marker, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Daisies Flower #2 Bigz Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Glue Gun, Sponge, Tombow Glue, Bone Folder
Technique: Dry Embossing, Sponging

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~Laurie said...

Gorgeous card!

Carolina Little said...

Great card Patty. I'm not a fan of those colours myself but they look really good on your card. Very nice!!!

Heather B said...

I like that color combo...and the squiggles around the sentiment!

Melina said...

I love this! I hardly ever use blue. You have inspired me! Beautiful card :)

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, filled with sunshine colors.

Kristina said...

Oh wow Patty this is really pretty! I just love it!

Jackie said...

Very cute Patty!

muscrat said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the colors you chose.

Jeanne said...

Super colors together, Patty. TFS

Lela said...

I like the colors, probably wouldn't have thought to choose them either but they came together really nice. I like the die cuts and the blue twine!