MFW: Minty Fresh & Sketchbook Saturday #74

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Good morning!  Just popping in here today to share a fun, little card I made, using a couple stamps that have been calling my name lately.  I think they speak for themselves ;).  Thank goodness God's in control!  Enjoy!
I started this card by trimming the vertical, long sides of a piece of polka dot, mint, patterned paper with strips of Soft Suede cardstock; trimming their center with a die cut strip of Whisper White cardstock; and machine stitching, with coral-threaded, zig-zag stitches, the lengths of the patterned paper's outside edges.
I then wrapped a length of mint ribbon, horizontally, around the top of the die cut cardstock; tied it, in a bow, near the right edge of the prepped piece; and embellished it with a coral button, laced with hemp twine bows and topped with a pearl, before adhering the prepped piece, with foam tape, to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
I then hand cut the jar from patterned paper; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with the mosquito, which was colored in with colored pencils and mineral spirits and had its wings glittered; adhered, with foam tape, just to the left of the embellished bow; and dressed up with a dimensional embellishment.
Finally, I stamped the "SOMETIMES, LIFE JUST SUCKS." sentiment, in Jet Black ink, on a hand cut, vellum, pennant, which was tucked into the dimensional embellishment, to complete the look.
Inspiration for this card came from the Minty Fresh Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday: Challenge #74.
Before I run, I'm absolutely thrilled to share that this card earned me an Honorable Mention Cup of Tea in The Shabby Tea Room, and this one was named a Trigger Target in the Moxie Fab World.  Woohoo!  Thanks so much to all the designers who made said such possible.  I'm honored!
Oh!  And please don't forget that you have until the close of today to win yourself some yummy papers in my Bazzill Basics Giveaway post.  Thanks so much for stopping by, y'all!  Have a terrific Tuesday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Gone Campin' (MSS) Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, & Soft Suede (SU); mint polka dot & jar (American Crafts); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (StazOn); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: coral thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Finishing Touches Edgelits & Dazzling Diamonds (SU); Big Shot (Sizzix); pearl (sei); coral button (Paper Studio); mint ribbon (Hobby Lobby); hemp twine (May Arts); dimensional embellishment (American Crafts); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics)

16 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Lovely card. Love the combination of jute and ribbon! Congrats on the honorable mention. Sorry you've had some rough moments lately. Praying for you today. ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Annette said...

for sure thank goodness God is in control....this card is too cute..i love this set...the sentiment cracks me up...love every inch of detail on your card...so pretty and all the colors are perfectly matched...love it

curlyqmosaics said...

Your card is gorgeous and congrats on the honorable mention! What great stamped sentiments too. Too funny, thanks for sharing! :)

Tracy said...

LOL What a fun sentiment. Unfortunately, I'm way too familiar with these little suckers down here. This card is lots of fun Jinny! Hugs!

Lynn said...

Cracking up at the sentiment...think we needed this card for each other last Monday! Hope this week is off to a much better start!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwww this is soooooooooo sweet!!!! I love love love the colors and that sentiment!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Sorry to hear there are storms brewing in your life. What a great card, I hope it cheered you up a bit! Such a fun "specimen" and sentiment. Congrats too on the challenges!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Congrats on your wins!! Not surprising, it's such a FUN card :) I wish there was no real stories behind that sentiment, though.. hang in there! xxx

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful beautiful card ... love the colours ... congrats on your very well deserved wins too! ... Stay safe

Angi said...

Looove this minty fresh design!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is darling, Jinny! Congrats on your awards and honors, too, girl! I see you've also got your name in lights at Moxie Fab World today. :)

Cheryl said...

Oh this is so fun! I just love it. As always, I love your design and attention to detail.

--Cheryl--

Lisa said...

I'm not a fan of those pesky mosquitoes, but this little fella is kinda cute! Fun card Jinny and congrats on your wins ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty and minty fresh Jinny. I love that green colors. Great images, and embellishments... the jar looks great! Congrats on both wins. :o)

Helen F. said...

FUN card,Jinny. Love all the detailed layers. I have never seen a mosquito stamp before, he's a cutie :)
Congratulations on your wins!

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to the Minty Fresh Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)