Sunday, July 25, 2010

Simple birthday card?

Well, this one started out to be just a simple little Mojo Monday inspired card and somewhere along the path things took a turn.  I started punching flower pieces and something took over and the next thing I knew the bottom of the card was covered ... this is definitely NOT my style but nonetheless here it is.  The colors and papers are awesome and from Close to my Heart.

Speaking of card styles I hoped everyone has picked up a copy of PaperCrafts special issue Card Style .  I so highly recommend this issue.  Naturally, it has wonderful cards completely worthy of CASing and reinterpreting!  However, beyond that it totally enabled me to pinpoint my personal card style.  The issue is laid out in sections such as Fun & Cute, Clean & Graphic (my personal favorite), Classy & Elegant (second favorite), and Shabby Chic & Vintage (absolute least favorite!) My hope is that with the halves of my brain in agreement I will begin to choose card designs (and eventually creating my own) that reflect the styles I am drawn to and be able to identify  a challenging style beforehand.  I confess that often times this was certainly not the case.  Take my word check out this great special issue!

A little birthday card?

As I said earlier this card was suppose to be of one of the Mojo Monday challenges.  I used a bunch of punches and a lot of CTMH's Emporium My Reflections paper pack.  Sorry for the awful picture - I'll need to find another special issue of a magazine to improve my photography skills! :-P

Stamps: Close to my Heart Piece of Cake, 7gypsies Grunge interchangeable certifiable stamp
Ink:  Stampin' UP! Classic Basic Black
Paper:  Close to my Heart Emporium, Twilight, Crystal Blue, Colonial White, Stampin' UP!  Purely Pomegrante
Accessories/Tools:  Punches (lots of punches), Brads (lots of manufacturers)

As always, thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!


  1. Well done, Benjamin! It's nice to see you stamping and scrapping again.

  2. I thought that I had already posted on this card, Ben but I don't remember reading the blog so I guess it is yet just another senior moment. Humm. They seem to be not moments anymore but days!!

    This is great. It may not be your particular style but you did a fine job. I love the flowers at the bottom.

    The way you have it laid out makes it flow beautifully!!

  3. LOVE this one Benjaman, you have LOTS of nice things are due for a new post! :)