Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hello Friend

I splurged last week. I was in the mood for a little me time with some new supplies and Verve's release party was just at the right time.

Since I still have little time in the craft room, I had to play clean and simple on my card for the Mojo Monday Sketch 163, but I used my two newest favorites from Verve. There is a new scallop tag AND matching die. But OH MY WORD, the system is spectacular. You have to go look at the tutorial here, to see just how easy it is to stamp and die cut the tag.

I played with the tag stamp and die for a while because I just wanted to have some fun, but then the gold gingham paper in front of me was calling to be made into a tag. I stamped the tag in Graphite Black then a leaf sprig from the Great Friend set in Garden Green and hand cut out the tag. Yep, I am so use to cutting out my stamped images that I didn't even think twice about the tag die sitting next to my Cuttlebug. *sigh* I used my new Friendly Phrases set for the sentiment, stamping each word separately so I could stack them at the bottom of the tag.

I pulled a flower from the Great Friend set to make the scallop shape on the sketch. After I stamped the flower I used the clear positioning tag from the die set to mark the edge of the tag so that the center of the flower would be the hole in the tag. Then I stamped the tag over the flower with a mask to keep the dotted trim from transferring onto the flower.

The kraft card base is embossed with Sissix's Floral Flourishes folder. The ribbon is wrapped and tied in a bow around the whole card to finish it off.

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend,

thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Sweet Scallop Tag, Great Friend, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Kraft, gingham patterned paper
Ink: Graphite Black, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip Writer pen
Accessories: Verve Sweet Scallop Die, Sissix Floral Flourishes EF, Gold satin ribbon, 1/8-inch hole punch


  1. What a great card. I admire anyone that can make a CAS card with the WOW factor.

  2. This is just beautiful, Janelle! Love the partial flower on your tag. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my mojo monday card. I love your interpretation of the sketch--using the flower at the top of your tag. I need to use my embossing folders more. Your card has the added detail of the embossing and it makes such a beautiful difference.


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