Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Color Dare Mojo Combo!

Whew, got it finished!  I realized that practically all of the Color My Heart DT had submitted entries for the current Color Dare.  Since I was selected to be on the Design Team, I had not even realized that I should link up an entry!  Well, you know I just had to make one, and I happen to have a second challenge that I wanted to enter as well, so this card is going in both the Neutral Color Dare AND Mojo Monday 275.  :)


Here is the Mojo sketch:



Before you wonder if I have lost my sparkle, rest assured that I have not!  The Color Dare this week is to use all neutrals.  NO colors.  I reluctantly chose Colonial White, Bamboo, Desert Sand, and Chocolate.  I honestly didn't think I had it in me--and as you can see, I added a punch of color to the background for the pics, lol!  You can't keep a colorful woman down, lol!


One of my goals for 2013 is to use more of my craft supplies.  I have been HUGELY focused on using my Close to My Heart products, which is great, but I want to branch out and see what I can do.  So to take a step, baby step, that is, in the right direction, I used the Verve stamp set Hope Blooms for the sentiment and stamped flower on this card.  They are stamped in CTMH Chocolate Ink, however, ha ha!


The flower took on a life of its own as I stamped and cut and glued and tied, and I love it!  


This faux band aid was the very first piece of the card that formed in my head.  I KNEW I would enboss it using my Hugs and Kisses embossing folder.  Perfect hidden sentiment for a boo-boo, don't you think?  Soooo many people are sick right now, so this is my get better card for everyone who needs it.  I had the flu over Christmas, so I know how they all feel, and trust me, it is miserable.  Perfect theme for a neutral card--misery.  ;)



See the burlap ribbon in there?  I removed some of the strands to give it a different texture.  No sparkles here!  Check out the bottom corner of the inside of the card.  More hugs and kisses from me.  Germ free, I might add! 

My creative formulary for this card:

*Colonial White Close to My Heart Size A2 Card Base
*Colonial White, Bamboo, Desert Sand, and Chocolate Cardstock
*Pemberley Paper Packet (retiring after this month!)
Provo Craft Hugs and Kisses Embossing Folder
*Chocolate, Bamboo, and Desert Sand Exclusive Ink
*It's Your Day My Acrylix Stamp Set
Verve Hope Blooms Stamp Set
*Close to My Heart Burlap Ribbon
*Colonial White Ribbon Rounds
*Paper Blooms
*Basic Buttons Assortment
*Bamboo Waxy Flax
*Liquid Glass
Gelly Roll White Pen


It is alright if you would like to restrain your sparkle for this challenge...you have until Thursday at 8 pm to link up your entry at the Color My Heart Color Dare!  Go for it!  :)

21 comments:

  1. Lovely card with a great sketch, Amie! I love the xo bandaid. You've combined a lot of wonderful elements in this card.

    :) Marie

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    1. Oh my goodness! I didn't even post the Mojo sketch! Thank you for inadvertently reminding me, Marie! Thank you so much for coming to see it! :)

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  2. What a cute little band-aid and a great idea. Your card really looks good, Amie. Perfectly balanced! Thanks for your submission (and I can't wait to see what y'all have come up with tomorrow)!

    Sarah

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I was so confused at first by thinking I shouldn't link up, lol. I can't wait to see what I come up with either! JUST KIDDING! It is all set and scheduled for tonight. ;) Hee, hee!

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  3. Love, love, love the bandaid!! I as SOOO stealing this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You betcha! And thanks to YOU for the super compliment! :)

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  4. Wow. Awesome Card Amie!! I love the bandaid. It's SUPER cute. You're SO not helping me in NOT getting a cuttlebug or some sort of embossing tool/machine!! Totally cute. Thanks for trying to perk me up on this gloomy day!

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    1. I hope you feel better really soon, Carolyn. Thank you--I love that band aid too. I actually use my old, red Sizzix for embossing because I have NO room for any more big machines. Do you have one? You just need to have the system converter for it to work. Size A2 folders work like a charm! :)

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  5. Erm....WOW!!!! I absolutely love this card! The colours are so perfect, and I love that flower, and that plaster (band aid - sorry, I'm English!) is adorable!! This card is amazing ;)

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    1. I love your accent! ;) Thanks so much, Sian, for coming to see my blog and for the wonderful compliment!

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  6. What a great card! I LOVE the band-aid - what a super idea! *Ü*

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    1. Thank you so much! Welcome to my little blog. :)

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  7. Love that Band-Aid!!! Super cute idea with the embossing! Love the flower with the button too!

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    1. Hi Stephanie! Thanks!!! I am suddenly hooked on embossing, lol.

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  8. Love all the details on this card, and the the embellishment were HAND-MADE!. The flower with the flower-button centre is cute, and the band-aid is the BOMB! so clever. Can't wait to see your take on the first DT color challenge...

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    1. I am super-excited for tomorrow! Thanks so much--ditto!

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  9. I was scrolling through the entries for the last Color Dare and I saw this adorable card with a band aid on it using that new embossing thingy you have. The first thing I thought was, "Amie would love to see this." Then I looked at the name ... of course, you're the one who made it. Adorableness!!

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    1. Those embossing thingies are my new addiction, lol! You are so sweet! The band aid was the first part of the card I came up with. You know me so well! ;)

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  10. I love this neutral card!! You did a great job with the challenge! I recently bought that xoxo cuttlebug folder and was thinking of using it for Valentine's Day. Thank you so much for giving me another idea for a way to use it!

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    1. Found your comment! Yay! Isn't that folder just the cherry on top? I love it! You are sure welcome...would love to see what you make with yours! :)

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  11. Oh my, this is simply stunning! Love the earthy tones and that bandage is fabulous!. This was probably one of my all-time favorite Mojo sketches.

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!