Tuesday, July 2, 2013

MMB#15 - Hello!

Hi friends!  I hope you are having a great week!  It's rainy (yes again!) in the Chicago area, and unseasonably cool as well for July (wow! July!).  My son is off to work - his very first summer job - can you believe he has two?  I expect the one he likes best is at the fireworks stand!  He has started to date too (another reason to feel old), so I know the extra money will come in handy buying dinner and movie tickets.  My daughter had the day off and we snuck off to the theater.   You'd probably never guess from my fru fru style,  but I am a big horror/sci fi fan.  I wanted to go see World War X, but decided to wait until my son can join us since it's on the top of his list.    We went and saw the new Star Trek - Into Darkness.  It's so strange for me being an old fan of the TV series to see younger versions of my childhood friends.  They kept slipping in references to the original that I had to explain to my daughter.  Like ... who is Khan?  I mean seriously?

Today I'm playing along with the Monday Mood Board at WPlus9- it is a great way to inspire me to play with the stamps and see them from a different perspective from the other submissions.  I am also entering this at Simon Says Stamp's blog - this week is "Anything Goes" - you should see all the entries there.  I've bought  some of my WPlus9 stamps there so I figure it's on the up and up to double up on the challenges here.   The inspiration photo was a bit of a trixie for me this time.  I had to seriously think about that leopard print background.  I can't tell you how many sheets of patterned paper I looked at before I came up with the double embossed background I made for the card.  I say double embossed because it is dry and heat embossed.     I ran an ink pad lightly over the raised surface of the chevron pattern before I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder to pull out some of the detail.
I kept the double tag, and the color scheme from the inspiration photo. 
Thanks for stopping by for a peek!  Have a great day - sneak in a little fun where you can!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals
Dies:  WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals, Timeless Tags
Impression Plate:  WPlus9 Chevrons
Card Stock:  PTI Kraft, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, White
Ink  Memento Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, SU! Wild Wasabi
Embossing Powder: Zing Gold
Ribbon:  Ivory Button Twine, 1" Satin Grosgrain Edge Fuchsia May Arts
Pearls:  Recollections


Peanut said...

LOOOVE that pop of fuchsia, Jeanne! Your card is alive! Weather has turned here too.Not raining but considerably cooler. Is summer over?
xxx Asha

Marybeth said...

Jeanne this is absolutely stunning! Wow I love the gold background and well just everything! Who knew the black doily would look so beautiful! Well, I guess you did! Congrats to your son on his jobs! Sounds like a fun day at the movies too!

Joyce said...

Wow--this is so beautiful. And, what a brilliant way to add those pink accents. I wish I had thought of it. I really love your double embossing, too.

Michelle said...

Great card! That background is awesome!

Renee said...

Love that background...
looks amazing with the double embossing!
And that black doily...
adorable blooms...
and OMGosh...that pink bow!
Love it all! :)

Maria said...

Wow!!! Eye popping gorgeous!!! Love the gold embossing! Super bright fun color with sweet flowers! LOVE this card...great job!!!

Cathy Weber said...

I don't think anyone could have done a better job with the embossing. Absolutely beautiful and the other colors on the ribbon and flowers really pop against the gold. This is a winner!!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, beautiful card, love the colours.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


~Tammy~ said...

Girl, you sure know how to rock the mood board! :-) This is gorgeous!

Sounds like you are enjoying your summer and that makes me happy!

I am guessing your son's two jobs will go to one after the holiday!?!?! Dating....oh boy! :-)

Sharron said...

Gorgeous use of the colors--the background is amazing! I would never thought of doing that. Love the black doily--just perfect for the pink accents!

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous!! I love the background! I think I have your missing heat here...it broke a record for this time of ear at 116!! Good luck to your son!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, this is so fun! What a sweet way to send a hello to a friend...love that bright pink bow, so perfect with all of your other wonderful details.

JJ Bolton said...

Ack! That background is incredible! You know I can't resist chevrons and gold!!! And I love the use of Fresh Cut florals. I adore that set and the gold and black really give it a whole new look.

Sounds like you had a great day with your daughter! And good for your son on his 2 jobs! I know it makes us feel old some times, but I know you're so proud of him:) Hugs!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Such a pretty card!

Chris L.

Dawn said...

Gotta say, I too LOVE that embossed background. Love it all!