Monday, November 9, 2009

Mojo Monday ~ Week 112

Time for the Monday morning stretch.

This weekend I had two friends tell me that they are headed for divorce. It seems more and more I'm hearing of couples breaking up. When children are involved it makes everything so hard on everyone involved. However, both of these strong, beautiful ladies, have decided it is what is best for their families moving forward.

I feel a profound urge to make cards this week for my girlfriends (who are now single moms) doing their best to make it.

This week's mojo sketch, lent itself well to my kissed butterfly. To make my butterfly, i inked up two bold stamps. I inked my butterfly in pretty in pink, and I inked a flower stamp with rose red. Next I kissed the two stamps together, so the butterfly would pick up the flowers, and I stamped that on my white card stock.

I cut a piece of white cardstock in half at 4 1/4" and folded it in half at 5 1/2" to make my card base. Next, I cut another piece of white, from the same paper and made the second layer 4 x 5 1/4". I cut one piece of 12 x 12 designer paper down to 1 1/4" strip and used this to make the two pink layers, cutting one at 4 1/2" and the other at 3". I punched out a 1 1/4" circle from my leftover whisper white to make the faux tag on the top. I just folded my circle in half and I had that element complete.

Underneath the butterfly I used quite a few punches.

  • 1 1/4" circle in white
  • 1 3/8" circle in Designer paper pink pattern
  • Scallop circle in white
  • 1 3/4" circle in rose red
  • then 4 large heart punches to make the scallop on the bottom.

Next, I made the entire card shimmery. I took some white shimmer paint, (about 5 or 6 drops) and mixed it with once ounce alcohol in a spray bottle. Shake the entire mixture and saturate the front of the card. The whole card looks like shimmer paper!

Finally, I took the spritzer tool, and put a marker in that coordinates and spritzed the front with some splotches of ink. I think it adds to my butterfly!

I hope you are having a wonderful week and you have time to stamp something fun. If you have a few minutes you may want to play along with the gals on mojo monday. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton


Krista Driessen said...

Selene, your card is gorgeous ! Love the colors you've used. You rock girl !

Liz Williams said...

The embossing is gorgeous and adds such a touch of elegance.

Debbie Henderson said...

Love how you did the butterfly! Cute card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how gorgeous, wonderful job.

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Hi Selene
This is so pretty - I like the background effect - you did a great job of creating a really pretty card!
Thanks for sharing

Grammy said...

I love the texture. The card is beautiful!

Patti said...

So very pretty! Love the feminine touch!

Wilson Workshop said...

Fantastic. I love all the layers of punches. Also must try kissing the butterfly stamp. The effect is awesome.

Anonymous said...

OMG missy, this is perfect! Well done on the Mojo sketch!

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Erna said...

What a beautiful card Selene! Nice how you did that with the butterfly!

Annchen said...

Beautiful and cute card

Dina said...

So pretty and elegant! I love all the textures and the color combo!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card and I absolutely love your sentiment.