Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's About Time!

Hi there!

It's been just about two weeks since I last shared a card here on my blog. My mojo took an extended vacation and I really hate when that happens! I was starting to think it would never come back this time - geez!

So today, I was determined to sit down and create something - anything! It felt so good to finally finish a card and actually LIKE the way it turned out!

I grabbed the Holiday Borders stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and white embossed it on a strip of red cardstock. I love red, white and kraft together, so the kraft was my card base. I gave it a spritz with some Mister Huey's, Opaque White Color Mist and added some adorable Lawn Fawn sequins and snowflakes. I punched out the extra numbers to add to one of the snowflakes, popping them up with dimensional adhesive.


I finished off the card by adding some baker's twine and stamping the Hero Arts sentiment, which is from their Holiday Tags set.

I'm really enjoying work right now - I love the festive feel at the store and the beautiful plants and bouquets we've got in the floral department! If I find the time, I'll try and take some photos to share with ya soon.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by! ♥

24 comments:

Virginia L. said...

I can't believe that it's been two weeks! But you sure made a very quick comeback ;) This is so gorgeous and festive!! Love the use of white and red color combo on this one, Barb! Keep them coming :)

Michelle said...

Wow, Barb! You really know how to stage a comeback! This card is gorgeous! Wow!

joy said...

LOVE this card, Barb! I am still making cards feverishly to get in the mail - will be MIA for awhile, too!

Kim Hall said...

This is really lovely, I think that you Mojo is just having a little break as you always seem to come up with the most fabulous cards!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this and the way you used the numbers!

Tracey McNeely said...

Welcome back Barb and wow you made quite a comeback. Gorgeous card and I love your combination of sequins and enamel dots!!

Martha said...

Barb, what a BEAUTY this is! The red, white, & kraft combination is one of my favorites! That red strip really makes the card POP! The popped up "25" is clever! So many lovely details on your pretty card!

Hope you are staying warm inside!

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a clever use of number!
Great card and a very creative approach you had there once again Barb!
BravO ;)

Lin said...

I think this is very creative, Barb - love these colors together, too!

maria f. said...

Not sure why but "first flurries of the season" popped into my mind when I saw this lovely. (You've probably already had some snow. We haven't.)

judkajudi said...

Oh, yes!! Mojo is back!! Love the red, white and kraft, too. It's in the 60's here today ... no snow in the forecast!! Hugs.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb
Love love the effect of the misting it adds that all important texture that gives the card some depth; just gorgeous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Barb Ghig said...

Gosh, I didn't realize it was that long, but I must say, your mojo is back...ALL THE WAY!

This is such a fab card, Barb! I love this color combo and how you punched the numbers and popped them up on the snowflake! Great mix of stamps and elements, too!

I'm sure the ideas will keep flowing, and I can't wait to see more! I would love to see how you decorated your department at work, too ~ no pressure :-)

Maureen Morton said...

That mojo? It's baaaaaack! With all its glory. Love this card - that background is amazing! Great color combo - one of my holiday favorites! Hope you had a nice Tday - don't work too hard.

Sue McRae said...

This is such a great color combo Barb! Love your sprinkling of sequins and the Mr. Hueys.

Cat Craig said...

Oh Barb, this is such a fun and festive card. Love the misting and the sequins.

Cindy C. said...

Hey Barb this card is so pretty and festive at the same time! Looks like your mojo came back!! Heheh :)

Greta said...

Wowzer--your mojo came back in force! LOVE this card, Barb & know I have to get that spray mist--it's fabulous & really makes the card super special!

Lisa Young said...

Lovely card design!! Beautiful and festive!!

Lynn said...

Ahhh...this is gorgeous Barb. I love the movement that the sequins and snowflakes create on the card.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

We do need breaks sometime!!! This is such a perfect card Barb- great design! LOVE it!
Have a nice week-end, hugs, Karin

Joy said...

Gorgeous Barb, love the CAS feel to this card, so pretty...don't you hate when the Mojo does that to you, glad to see it returned, hugs

Linda Eterno said...

I love this color combination, Barb! Great card!

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