Monday, May 2, 2016

Mojo Monday

Yippee! My favorite month of the year is here and I'm kicking off the first Mojo Monday Challenge with lots of May flowers on my card! Because it's a new month, that means it's contest week and YOU have the chance to win some new Verve if you play along!

I created my own designer paper by stamping flowers and leaves from Verve's Bloom and Grow set using Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Lucky Limeade inks (SU). I just finished the Online Card Classes new series, Clear and Sheer, so I went with vellum for the horizontal panel - cutting it an inch wider than the base so I could fold the edges under and glue tape them to the back.  I generally use spray adhesive to adhere vellum, but I wanted the panel to appear 'loose' and not totally glued down.  I gold embossed the sentiment and added the 'awesome' word die (Verve's Simply Amazing set) - layered with a gold die to give it a shadow effect. The butterflies were cut with a Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings die from SU.  They tended to get lost in all the busy BG, so I'm thinking I should have used wood veneer butterflies or some other color. Maybe next time. :-)

For more inspiration from the rest of the mojomakers, click on their blog links can go to the Mojo Monday blog and click on the first eight thumbnails. 

Julee Tilman (Owner)
Justin Krieger
Lori Tecler
Marisa Ritzen 
Mary Fish
Sarah Bigelow
Teresa Kline

Wanda Cullen (you are here)


Terri said...

So springy....Love it!

Melody said...

Love the beautiful background you created and the vellum is the prefect touch!

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful! Love the stamped background and the layered sentiment! Lovely card, Wanda!

Marisa said...

Love the bg you created and fabulous use of the vellum strip with the sentiment!!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your stamped bg, Wanda - I've got that set - might just CASE this - it looks like designer paper!!!! Love the sentiment on the vellum strip and the sweet little butterflies!!!! So beautiful and it sings spring!!!! (It's getting colder on our side of the world!!!!)
Have a great day!!!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, me again ....sorry ...forgot to say ...I've just noticed that you've got a beautiful, new profile photo - love your sweet smile!!!!

Stampingcountry said...

Wow, that's beautiful! Love the vellum, the embossing and the die-cut word.

Greta said...

Your stamping is absolutely wonderful, Wanda--gorgeous card!

Migdalia said...

I love the pretty background and butterflies!! Simply beautiful!
new follower.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Dodie said...

Oh, how cute! Love the way you included the vellum, and the awesome is, well, awesome!