Prothonotary Warblers

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Brief is love but....

Well good morning everyone!  I'm sorry I haven't posted all week.  I think my mojo left me again.  As much as I wanted to stamp & colour I just  couldn't find it in me to do it.  So this morning I was up bright and early 6:20, grabbed a coffee and decided I was going to make a card before heading off to church.

I wanted to make a Valentine card for my son Mark and fiancee Anna.  I pulled out some Verve stamps and dies and went to town.  I found a sketch layout to use and this is what I came up with. 
I had this done in 20 min!



Sentiment is from Verve - stronger love which was stamped in black versafine ink.  I used the rounded scallop frame from Verve, cut it out twice, once using dp, and once on cream c/s.   I replaced the center part of the dp and put in the cream and stamped my sentiment on that.

Flag stax is a MFT die, and the scallop border on top is a spellbinder die.

To finish this off I used my wink of stella pen to go around the edges of the cream sentiment where it inlays to the scallop border, cut some leaves from vellum, a couple of hearts, then added some sequins, a glittery enamel dot then tied some seam binding ribbon around the top to pull this all together.

There you have it 20 min from start to finish! Inside the card I stamped Happy Valentines Day!

supplies:
stamps - Verve - stronger love
ink - black versafine
paper - crate - fourteen, cream, scraps of red and dark pink, PTI vellum
dies - Verve - rounded scallop frame, from the heart (for the small hearts), sprightly springs (vellum leaves), spellbinder A2 bracket borders one, MFT flag stax dies
misc - wink of stella clear pen, sequins, enamel dot, seam binding ribbon


Thanks for your visit today.  I'm hoping this quick card got my 'mojo' going again. Have a wonderful day!

Pauline


5 comments:

  1. 20 minutes? That's a lot of fabulous, darling detail in 20 minutes! It sure goes a lot more quickly when you don't color, though. Really love the quote, and the vellum leaves are a nice touch. Dang, Pauline. Pretty sure I couldn't do this in twice the time.

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  2. Hi Pauline,

    Lovely card. Mojo is missing this side of the pond too.

    Much love,

    Shirley T.

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  3. Oh Pauline, you sound frustrated. Well. If you can create such a beautiful card in only 20 minutes, your mojo certainly isn't gone. You have a lot of beautiful elements in this card - vellum leaves, hearts, sequins, scallop edging, etc. and a lovely saying. I love how all these items tie in so nicely together. Don't beat yourself up - you still got it girl! Don't be so hard on yourself. Lots of us would love your degree of mojo even at the level you feel you are at now.

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  4. HA! I wish I could create a card in 20 minutes that looked anything like this. It's perfect for your lovebirds. :-)

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  5. Um, your mojo didn't leave! You made that card in 20 minutes? It takes me 20 minutes to decide on an image LOL. I love the layout - will store that away to CASE later 😀

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