December 20, 2010

Forgotten Stamp Friday...on Monday!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I seriously cannot believe that Christmas is almost here. I still have SO much to do to get ready! This whole "full time job" gig really cuts into my fun time!!!

Did you see that my BSF Jessie has a new feature on her blog? She has come up with a really fun challenge called Forgotten Stamp Friday, where she challenges herself (and all of us), to create a card using stamps that haven't seen the light of day (aka ink!) in quite a while.
I just LOVE this idea! I am sure that we are all alike, and have TONS of stamps that just don't get the love that they deserve! I also have to say, it felt SO good to use some of my Verve stamps!!!
For my card, I started with Mojo169 for the layout. It's also been some time since I played with a Mojo sketch, and I LOVE this one!!
I pulled out one of my favorite Verve stamp sets for this card, Hundred Hearts, and I stamped the verse in Versamark and then embossed it using black embossing powder. It's been AGES since I embossed but I really wanted a crisp, clean look for the song verse. I cut it out and embossed it using Mega Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities and sponged the edges for some more definition.
The patterned paper is Circa 1934 from Cosmo Cricket, and it's one of my recent favorites. I added some felt hearts using the awesome Die-Namics Hearts A Plenty Dies, and dressed it up a bit with a pearl. I added some stitching, rounded my corners with a Corner Chomper, and added a simple bow and some black rhinestones!!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!!
Stamps: Hundred Hearts from Verve
Paper: True Black (PTI), Pure Poppy (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Circa 1934 (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Versamark, Memento Cantaloupe & Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Mega Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, True Black Ribbon, Bow Easy, Felt, Die-Namics Hearts A Plenty Die, Black Rhinestones, Corner Chomper, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. Hi Jodi,this is a fab verse,your card looks clean and classy! Just loving it! Have a good week,Julie x

  2. Love your Verve card girl! Isn't it fun pulling out those stamps!?! Awesome job!

  3. Just lovely, Jodi! Happy Holiday Hugs to you!

  4. Just fabulous, Jodi! Love the vintage Verve! ;)

  5. Total cuteness girl! OK, I'm a dork, what does "BSF" stand for??? lol!

  6. Very cool, hope someone special gets this card!

  7. Very cute sentiment. Working and trying to fit craft time in isn't easy. I totally understand. :)

  8. I LOVE you for playing along...and a thousand other reasons!! GORGEOUS card!!

  9. This is absolutely stunning! Love the colours, dp and layout!

  10. Great card! Your take on the sketch and challenge is awesome! I love your blog and don't comment often. I really admire your style and talent!

  11. Just received this post in my e-mailbox today and had to come over to tell you how beautiful it is!


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