Happy Day Mojo

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Hello there new Happy Day stamp set.  Doesn’t that just sound like a fun sentence?  I started off using the Modern Medley paper because I wanted to try a black and white card, and lo and behold – it’s black and vanilla!  So I whipped out some of my favorite new stamps and created my own fun papers today!  I hope you enjoy all the creative tips that resulted in this Mojo Monday card!  Here’s the original sketch and my result.

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Creative Tips –

  • I wanted a striking look so I embossed each element of this card.Happy Day 001 Medallions
  • For a subtle background for my white card front I embossed the medallion in clear embossing powder to create a designer paper look.  Happy Day 001 Circle CU
  • The new Dictionary Background stamp is perfect to use for that little piece of designer paper.   I’ve used it several times already and can see that it will definitely become a staple.  I punched a Basic Black matte with my 2 1/2” Circle Punch and the dictionary circle was cut out using the fourth circle in the new Circle Framelits Collection. 
  • To bring a little emphasis to the rectangle I matted the white rectangle (2” x 2 3/4”) on a piece of Basic Black (2 1/8” x 2 7/8”)that had a 1/16” matte.  I popped that black rectangle onto a larger one (2 1/2” x 3 1/4”) with a 3/16” matte.  The smaller Basic Black rectangle was popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.Happy Day 001 Elements
  • For the banner I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  It’s a cool look and you can easily over stamp it for tighter lines if you want to.  Because the banner is so wide, I couldn’t use a square punch for the end, so I cut up and far as I wanted and brought each corner to the point.  View my video on how to make banner flagsHappy Day 001 Height
  • Once I embossed the Medallion in black embossing powder I cut it out leaving a slight Whisper White border.  I popped it up on double dimensionals stacked on top of each other for the side not adhered to the white rectangle.  I needed to do this so that it didn’t sag to the left.Happy Day 001 Side
  • For a finishing touch, I added an extra large Rhinestone to my medallion.  Since I have so much embossing on the card I didn’t want to over do it by adding more rhinestones.  I started too, and then took them away as it was just enough too far.  My rule is when you want to add one more, stop.  That’s enough. Smile

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I hope you like the elegance of the card.  I think this one will definitely brighten someone’s day!

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Stamp Sets – Happy Day (130297c, 130294w), Dictionary (130351c, 130348w), Gorgeous Grunge (130517c, 130514w) Ink – Versamark (102283)  Paper – Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045) Cool Tools – Paper Snips (103579), 2 1/2” Circle Punch (120906), Circles Collection Framelits (130911) Finishing Touch – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Black Embossing Powder (109133)

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Mojo Monday Vintage Flowers

I just love starting the week out with the Mojo Monday Challenge.  I have to admit, I did not get the opportunity to get it done last week, and I was off all week.  I’m attributing it to not kicking off my week with this fun challenge.  The sketches stretch me to a place that I find easy to piece cool looking projects together.  I encourage you to try it.  Now I have to say, I didn’t know what kind of flower to put on this weeks card, and then it just popped into my head – why not a smashed flower.  I seem to go through little spurts with these addictive little guys.  If you haven’t made one yet, watch my video here and get smashing!


Now of course I flipped the card this week, I tried it the other way, but wanted the embossed pieces to be a bit bigger.  This card is loaded with technique, I hope you enjoy all the little things!

Creative Tips:

  • I started with my smashed flower and chose Rich Razzleberry as my color.  As it was 5:45 am when I made my flower, I went to my Color Coach and saw the combination of Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso.  The card quickly fell into place after that.
  • I added two Garden Green leaves to my Smashed Flower.  To give them a little texture, I used my stylus to make veins in the leaves and then folded the cardstock along it.  It looks pretty real.  To punch the leaves out, I used my Blossom Builder punch.

  • These little flowers are vintage looking to me, so I chose my two favorite Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (TIEF) – Lacy Brocade and Fancy Fan.
  • I wanted to have a little softness to the card, so I chose to do the Bisque Pottery Technique in Pretty in Pink with the Lacy Brocade TIEF

  • I ran the Pretty in Pink cardstock through my Big Shot with the Fancy Fan folder.  Both pieces are 1.75” x 2”.
  • I didn’t want the Early Espresso to be too dominate, so I left all those mattes at 1/16”.
  • To make the banner flag, I used my 1” square punch.  I use that punch every single day, it is the most used punch in my collection!  I also popped it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little added depth. 
  • The Pearl Basic Jewels are so pretty when you alternate the sizes.  My center of my flower didn’t stay glued together, so I added a pearl to it.  I like the look!

  • The card needed a little more, so I added what I call the cheapest way to embellish your cards – Paper Piercing.  I added my corners with my Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and the five holes along the vertical sides. 
  • To be able to see the dark well under the light, I popped my entire card front up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card seems to have a few of the techniques that I have been teaching this month in my Creative Cards class.  Both the Bisque Pottery Technique along with Smashed Flowers along with an awesome no-adhesive box is being covered this January.  Join me if you’re in the Orlando, FL area or if you’d like to take the class virtually anytime, email me!

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Stamp Sets – Sweet Essentials (126457) Paper – Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686), Pretty in Pink (100459), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Garden Green (102584) Ink – Pretty in Pink (126955), Early Espresso (126974) Cool Tools – 1” Square Punch (124094), Blossom Petals Punch (121808), Simply Scored Stylus (125624), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan TIEF (127751), Lacy Brocade TIEF (127819), Mutipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126119) The Perfect Finish – Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)