Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stamp It! Cards Challenge at the Moxie Fab World

Slowly, slowly I'm catching up on leaving comments around blogland - besides the "days of no Internet" we had a forced update to IE 9, which has apparently caused the computer to develop some sort of problem with having multiple tabs open. If I have more than 3 tabs open {boom} instant crash. Problem is, I am not very tech-savvy, and can't figure out how to import everything I've already marked into Chrome. Whatever. And, oh, on top of everything else, Monday & Tuesday we had no phone service. We had DSL, but no phone. I felt so lost!  {I know, whiner...forgive me!}

So far my 'evil' bike hasn't caused me any grievous harm. It's only a matter of time, I'm sure. The one close call was my shoelace becoming wrapped around the pedal's "stick-thingy," right in the middle of the road. I had to coast, then pry my shoe off in the rain & try to stand one-footed to get it untangled. Try not to picture it too closely...or if you do, make sure you're not drinking something.

OK, so, onto what I've got here. Moxie Fab World has an open challenge in celebration of the release of 2011's Stamp It! Cards where we're to create something with stamping as the predominant element. I think these work :) This is the card set I made as a thank-you for the school's librarian. She also hosted a book club this year, which to my delight Connor joined all on his own (!). I knew I wanted to (once again) reference her position within the cards, and this time I did it by using quotes. Each card uses the same basic set of supplies.  Unfortunately I didn't think to get a good shot of the envelopes, but you can see them poking out at the left - they're also stamped with a mini version of the floral cluster I did on the left of the cards.

Supplies for all cards above:
white cardstock;
Stamps from Digital Princess, Inkadinkado, Basic Grey;
Emerson quotes from My Favorite Things;
black Sharpie for edges; Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
Distress inks:
Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed,
Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord
I think the how-to is pretty self-explanatory, but I did want to share one thing. See those great little black silhouettes along the top & bottom of each card? I was carefully edging each card with a black Sharpie, and on the 4th edge of the 6th card, my hand slipped. I'm sure they heard the scream of frustration across town....and thus, a "whoops" turned into a good thing. I actually like the cards better with that extra black element on them, and I wouldn't have done it without the ^&$&^# sharpie incident.

It's later than I thought - I've got to run & get the kids from daycamp. It's 30 Celsius out there. I'm already excited about taking a shower when I get back!



Emily Keaton said...

Hey, Jessi! These cards are SO cool!! I love how you did your silhouettes, and the colors are so pretty. Your school librarian will treasure these! What a thoughtful gift. Your bike incident sounded awful. I give you a lot of credit for muddling it!! (sounds like the kind of thing that would happen to me!)

Theresa said...

Hi One Crafty Momma - your cards are wonderful. I love the different quotes on them. Love the flourishes on the top and bottom of the card. Fabulous work!!

Meg said...

Oh yes, the flourishes are the perfect happy accident!! The coordinate so well with the fancy birds.

Glad you did not let your shoelace incident did not result in the same catastrophe as the evil bike stories did. :)

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty and love all the great quotes!

lisa a.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are beautiful, thanks for your warm wishes on my blog, not everything day is going to go smoothly, I accept.

Christina said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I am loving the colorful collage of stamping in the corner and the assortment of quotes you used. Such a pretty set!

Marlena M. said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! I love the black sharpie on the edges and all the amazing colors and details!!! ;)

Shobana said...

Simply awesome stuff! :)
Really enjoyed reading your posts! Wild sense of humor you have! :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Beautiful, Jessi!! I'm glad the "Sharpie incident" worked out! (I can't see which cards they were) I think they're amazing!!

Glenda J said...

So beautiful! Great work.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

I'm LOVING the layers on these, Jessi! They are so intricate yet simple. The splash of colours look amazing with all the black ink.

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

When I scrolled through your blog, these cards caught my attention immediately - this is such a gorgeous card set!! So very pretty!
Have a great day!