Friday, November 5, 2010

Sweet wonderful you + free sentiment

Hallelujah, it's the weekend!

When I saw the below picture from Jay Gee's Nook's Monthly Challenge:

I was immediately drawn to the wrapping paper on the left. It reminded me of damask which made me think of the latest challenge at Moxie's Fab World - Diggin' On Damask. I was so inspired I had to blend the two challenges!

Wee Memories are hosting an 'Anything Goes' challenge, so I'm going to sneak this into that as well ;)

Here is my card:

Sweet Wonderful You

I can't stamp damask patterns (or anything that's supposed to line up really, even clear stamps!) to save my life, so I quit while I was ahead and created the pattern digitally. I used one of the stamps from a lovely Mujka Chic set I bought on sale a while ago called Decorative Design Elements.

I tried something different with the ribbon for this card - I burnt the ends using a small tealight candle, which is how I stop my bookmark ribbons from fraying as well. It sure beats wrapping it around the card!

It was easy for me to change the colour of one of the words in this sentiment because I had the 'raw' file to work with, but there's nothing stopping you from changing the colours of the sentiments you have in .png format. Just use the 'Flood fill' option in your picture editing software (I think most have some form of this - it usually looks like a paint can) and coat each letter with the colour of your choice.

And here's the free sentiment I promised in the title of this post:

Right click on the above image and select the 'Save target as...' option.

Sentiment info:
File type: PNG (can be dropped into MS Word, background is transparent)
File size: 66.2kb
Full dimensions: 22cm x 4cm
Font: LD Cotton Candy, Vrinda

See my terms of use here.

Size of card: A5 folded in half (C6)

Card/paper - Quill white cardstock, Epson matte photo paper
Stamps - Decorative Design Elements by Mujka Chic on MyGrafico, Sentiment - freebie from me (see above!)
Ink - Printer
Extra - American Crafts ribbon
Tools - Carl rotary trimmer, Helmar glue runner, Pixma printer, fabric scissors, tealight candle

Challenges: Diggin' On Damask / Jay Gee's Nook's Monthly Challenge / Wee Memories Anything Goes!

And before I go, I just thought I'd share a picture of my darling girl Abby that mysteriously found its way into my blog photos folder:

That's where she hangs out almost every night - behind me in my craft room, hoping I'll get up and feed her some more food!
Well I might go and give her a cuddle - I'll be back on Sunday with next week's Sentimental Sundays challenge!


  1. Oh this is just beautiful! Love the way you've designed your paper and sentiment.

  2. Jess I love that paper and the way you have matched the sentiment to the colours. Pretty card. Thank you so much for joining us over at Jay Gee's. Judith :)

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  4. Great card! Love the perfect shade of blue you chose. And Ms Abby is just precious! Give her a little extra kibble from me. :)

  5. This is beautiful! Simple and perfect.

  6. Very pretty! I Love how you did your sentiment!

  7. Perfect in every way!

  8. Hey Jess! Thanks for linking up to the Diggin' on Damask challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you came along for the ride! :)

  9. that digital damask is amazing!!! congrats on the moxie fab shout-out!

  10. Jess, love your card and thanks for the sentiment. Congrats on your Moxie Fab shout out.

  11. Lovely clean and elegant card! thanks for playing along with us. xx Ange

  12. Just used your sentiment on a card and did a link back to your blog, hope that's okay. Thanks again, Deirdre

  13. Just love this Jess, just bought a damask stamp too so must have a play. Love the bright colour too, thanks for the sentiment & tip about the ribbon also :O) Viv :)


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