December 20, 2009

Pursue Happiness!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!!

Here is my card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS, FS150, She's Benzi-riffic, which honors Brenda!!

Brenda has a great gallery, and I finally chose to case her StampinB, Background Silhouette Card.

I love the silhouette stamp she used and how she stamped it on Kraft, which is something I always love the look of but never do myself!!

For my card, I also used a silhouette stamp, this beautiful floral image from Discover Your Wings by Taylored Expressions. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Kraft Cardstock. I matted it with Black Cardstock and used a Martha Stewart Border on the bottom.

I added some color to mine instead of patterned paper like Brenda did, and I went with Melon Mambo. I really love the pop of it against the Kraft and Black. I went with a ribbon knot of a fun Black Polka Dot from Taylored Expressions. I added some Kaiser Rhinestones to either end of my "Pursue Happiness" sentiment, which is also from Discover Your Wings, and I also added some of the same rhinestones to the center of the flowers. I wanted them to have a more matchy look, so I colored them with a Black Copic Marker. You can do this to any color you have and make it match your project! Fun!!!

Instead of a monogram, I decided to use a butterfly, also from Discover Your Wings, and I stamped it in Melon Mambo onto Melon Mambo Cardstock and then cut it out and popped it up on Foam Tape. More colored rhinestones finish off the butterfly as well!!

Don't forget, Discover Your Wings is the most recent stamp set in the Taylored Expressions Giving Tree Charity, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this set will benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!! OH! And one more thing!! There is a Design Team Call going on right now to be part of The Sugar Babies, the sketch team for The Sweet Stop!! You can get all the info right here!

Stamps: Discover Your Wings by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Basic Black, Kraft & Melon Mambo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Melon Mambo
Accessories: Black Copic Marker, Kaiser Rhinestones, MS Punch, Polka Dot Ribbon and Foam Tape



  1. Oooh, Jodi, this is beautiful! I love these colors against the kraft!

  2. Such a gorgeous card! I love your butterfly.

  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS Jodi, I LOVE this color combo!! WOW beautiful!

  4. OMGosh, this is super wonderful Jodi!!! I love those colors together! You're making Discover Your Wings shine dear girl!!!

  5. Your work is always so inspiring Jodi I love this.

  6. This is absolutely stunning! It really caught my eye!

  7. Happy Monday Jodi! This is fab girlfriend! LOVE the black, Kraft and Melon together! Awesome job with those cool silhouettes, and my fave is your butterfly, ribbon and those black pearls : )

  8. Gorgeous in every way, Jodi! I love it!

  9. Oh my gosh, this is the coolest looking card! I love just the little pop of Melon Mambo in the butterfly and matting. Gonna HAFTA try this color combo some time. BEAUTIFUL card, girlie girl!

  10. Ooooh! I love this! It's a different style for you and I totally dig it. Love that color combo and I really like how you used the craft stock. I'm always at a loss for how to use that.

  11. Beautiful Jodi!! Love the colors, so pretty!!

  12. This is absolutely stunning. That image is gorgeous and LOVE the colour combo!

  13. This is so pretty and so elegant! I love the touch of pink!

  14. What a beautiful card Jodi! Love the image (just received my own)... great color combo and love that border punch on the bottom. TFS!

  15. GORGEOUS!!! I love, love, love hot pink and black together and the kraft is hot too! P.S. I love butterflies. Are you feelin' teh love yet? hehe

  16. wow! this is beautiful! you do every style of stamping JUST RIGHT!


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