January 8, 2010

Valentine's Mojo

I'm amazed at the number of challenges I've been able to complete this week since the kids are back to their usual routine.  It was wonderful having them all tucked into bed by 7:30 last night!  That being said I think we are all ready for the weekend.  The kids are very tired.

Here's my card that I made for two challenges.  Mojo Monday sketch and Crazy 4 Challenges to use polka-dots.  Being inspired by this card by Mercy Kerin, I pulled out my Night and Day dp and decided to make a black and white card with a touch of Melon Mambo for Valentine's Day.

The scallop circle was made using my circle scissors and small corner rounder punch.  Not an easy task with black paper.  It could have been a bit bigger but I wasn't willing to start over again.  I decided to use a bit of gray cs to lighten it up a little bit. I was very happy with the ribbon as it was my first time trying this technique.  The pink heart was inked with Melon Mambo and then with versamark so that it could be clear embossed, cut and mounted with dimensionals.  The sentiment was a bit trickier because I didn't have a valentines stamp that fit the spot so I used the alternative "Thankful Thoughts" stamp from the Grateful Greetings stamp set to fill the space.

Paper:  White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Grey, Night and Dark dp,
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Bling, scallop edge punch, circle scissors, small corner rounder punch, Melon Mambo ribbon
Stamps:  Simply Said, Grateful Greetings


  1. Very pretty take on Mojo Monday's challenge!!

  2. lovely use of the sketch and the polka dots.....thanks for playing with the Crazies

  3. This is an incredible card, Laural-Lee. I love all the elements. It is very striking with the black and white and just the touch of hot pink. Wow!

  4. love the bling and all the visual texture! congrats on the Cinema Saturday pick!!

  5. Holy cow - you rocked the sketch!! I adore that sentiment and your blingy additions. You did an amazing job of cutting that scalloped circle. I think I'd be a mess without my nesties =)

  6. Wow...a stunner! Love that paper combo!