Have you ordered your kit or stamps from Create and Inkspire yet? I hope so! Its also time for the August kit to come out, and I can’t wait! But, still so much I want to play with in this debut kit!!! Today I used a floral image and sentiment that I haven’t used yet. And yes, I still have lots of stuff I haven’t used yet! Ok, so this sweet poppy called to me when a friend requested red flowers. This was yet another chance to watercolor with my beloved Tombow markers, so I whipped up the coloring before I knew exactly what I would do with it. (Please tell me I’m not the only one crafting by the seat of my pants!) So what’s a crafter to do? Well, I pulled out the little (lie… it’s ginormous) baggie of premade backgrounds. You see, the blog name Misplaced Mojo comes honestly. I don’t always have the mojo to make cards. When I don’t, I try to play around with background techniques, stamp off new sets to save myself time later, fussy cut, or organize. This background was one of four made from gluing down cardstock strips to copy paper, ala Jennifer McGuire, to create am 8.5 x 11″ background which I then cut into four card fronts (and stuffed in the not so little baggie of backgrounds for just the perfect opportunity. The black inked lines, the gray centers, the bright red of the flowers… it was like I made it for this image, but I assure you I didn’t. Serendipity, my friends. Don’t fight serendipity when it chooses to bless you with a background. I die cut this one down with a Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp and mounted it to a black card base. Here are the other three awaiting their serendipitous moment of card rapture:
Where was I? Oh, and speaking of serendipity… did you notice how today’s choice of sentiment fits perfectly across one of the strips of cardstock?!? I really wish I could claim this as premeditated genius, but I don’t think I’d fool anyone with that if I tried! As cool as the sentiment and background and flower looked together, it was missing that little something. I wanted the white to pop more than the darker shades so I added a trio of white epoxy dots, and a trio of white gel pen dots in the flowers centers. Done! Here is a close up:
That’s it for me today but this kit is still hanging out on the desk, and I’ve yet to have used one image, two sentiments, one stencil, the twine, the Nuvo shimmer paper, the kraft cardstock, and the Nuvo masking fluid! Plus, I only used a fraction of the other stencil and I haven’t even put a dent in the Trinity Stamps gems! This kit can stretch a long way, my friends! I have a plan for the kraft cardstock that (gasp) doesn’t involve Tombow markers! What?!? I know! Craziness, for sure… but hopefully beautiful craziness!!! I hope you aren’t getting tired of this kit yet, cause I’m not!
ETA: 10/2/20 This card was picked as Top 3 by Createful Designs!!!
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- TTCRD – Week of August 11th
- Digi Chooseday – Week 32 – Anything Goes
- Crafty Sentiment Design – Anything Goes
- Paper Shelter – Summer Break – Anything Goes
- Crafting Happiness – #61 – Anything Goes
- 613 Avenue Create – August – Anything Goes
- Createful Heart – #22 – Anything Goes – TOP 3!!!
- Pearly Sparkles – #54 – Anything Goes
- Stamplorations – Summer Challenge
- Aud Sentiments – #257 – Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Beautiful, I love the colours in the stripes, fabulous card Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..
This looks fabulous. I love the colours.Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles DigiChoosday Craft Challenge
Claire Guest DT
Mrs H’s Crafty Corner
Wonderful card and design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Best Wishes Lisa xx
This is a stunning design,
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments
Fabulous card and design very striking love the colours.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
Carol DT x
WOW, Karen, I adore the diagonal stripes and the dimension you managed with the flower! Wonderful color combo. Perfect placement of the sentiment.
Fabulous card .. love the design and style.
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge!
Very nice! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner
Karen: your bold stripes caught my eye! Your post made me smile because I’ve had many times this summer when I just didn’t have the mojo to get cards made for DT commitments and just had to force myself to get busy. Glad you had those striped scraps already made into panels–brilliant idea! Thanks for including Createful Heart Design blog in your link-ups! –new DT member, Becca