Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Better Late Than Never...

Sigh.  The problem with challenges is that they only last a week...and usually by the time I get around to them, that week has flown by.  This card is the perfect example.  All last week I was really excited to FINALLY participate in the Mojo Monday sketch challenge, especially since the sketch was designed by one of my favorite bloggers, Mary Fish (go check out her blog!).  But when I finally had time to sit down and make a card on Sunday night, I realized it was already "too late" because a new sketch would post first thing the next morning.  Maybe I'll get it right this week...

I still really like the sketch (153) and I love how this card turned out!  And since I don't know of any babies on the way at the moment, this is sure to be early when it is needed.  Of course, it features one of my favorite stamp sets, Fox and Friends, as well as the ever useful Short and Sweet.  I also tried to use some ribbon on this card, even though I haven't always had the greatest of success with it.  I am a fan of the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, and it was fairly easy to tie that knot (though I'm not sure how it would measure up to others).  Maybe I'll go crazy and start tying bows soon.

For the finishing touch, the brads (from the 5/16" neutrals assortment, which is now retired) were easy to line up with my Mat Pack and Paper Piercer tool.  Then I popped the entire card front layer with dimmensionals, so there would be space for the brad backs and the ribbon that slides around.

TUNE IN TOMORROW!  A new month means it's time to change our blog look, so you'll want to hop on over from your reader after I post tomorrow morning.  You'll also want to hightail it to my sidebar, where you'll be able to download the Holiday Mini and fall in love with everything.  


Stamps: Fox and Friends, Short and Sweet
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery
Extras: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Corner Rounder punch, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 5/16" Chocolate Chip Brads (ret), Mat Pack, Paper Piercer

1 comment:

  1. great card! and i really like the way you only rounded 2 of the oposite corners for a fun, new shape! can't wait to stamp with you soon. = )