Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Best Day Ever

I put together today's card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge (#157). I stamped the frame from Verve's Framed Wishes onto designer paper with VersaMark ink, clear embossed, then used the emboss resist technique to reveal the stamped frame. The inks I used for the emboss resist were Ranger Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I love the way Julee used an accordian-fold medallion for the circle element on her sketch sample, so I did the same. I topped it with a Melissa Frances glittery heart and a sentiment flag. One vertical border is punched with a Martha Stewart Optic Dots punch, and the other was cut with pinking shears. The bow was made from some super gorgeous crinkled seam binding that was a gift from Julee (thanks again, Julee!).

I really, really, really {heart} this sketch:

Wishing YOU, my friends, the Best Day Ever - today and every day!

Love and hugs,

Stamps: Framed Wishes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate and Aqua Mist, Prima Fairy Flora designer paper
Ink: Ranger Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain Distress Iks
Accessories: Melissa Frances glittered chipboard heart, Prima mini roses, Cotton Candy Stickles, distressing tool, crinkled seam binding, Martha Stewart Optic Dots border punch, pinking shears, needle and brown thread, Dew Drops
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)


Gabriela said...

Amy - the title of this post needs to be revised to: The Best Card Ever!" (hehehe) It's glorious!

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Amy, your card is so beautiful.

Gabi Alberti said...

Amyyyyyyy!! Amazing card!! It took my breath away!! Perfect perfect!! :)

Heather Rogers said...

So pretty and shabby. Love your paper medallion. I haven't made one in a while. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

HappyCrafter said...

This card is fabulous! Just love that DP and all the distressing and how you cut the tag for the sentiment.

Jessica Diedrich said...

Oh, WOW this is SO beautiful!!!

June Houck said...

So beautiful! I hope you have the best day ever.


Oliwiaen said...

I love love love this card! Great sketch too :-))

Unknown said...

This card is absolutely beautiful... in fact, I've looked around a lot of your cards posted here and they are all so gorgeous. I love your style! We'd love it if you considered entering some of your pretty projects in our challenges at Papercraft Star and there is still time to get in on our $25.00 gift certificate too!

Anonymous said...

amy, all of your cards are seriously stunning, but this one is perfectly perfect, in every way. {heart, heart, heart}. ;)
i passed along a "cherry on top" blog award to you ~ your creations are ALWAYS so beautifully inspiring. big, huge thanks for sharing. :)

Corinne said...

absolument magnifique, raffinée
bise de la France