Aug 12, 2009

Inspiration Mosaic Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! We are showcasing Melanie's versatile new stamp set tonight! I'm thrilled to be joining in on the hop and have two very different cards to show you tonight. The links to the other Designer's blogs are at the bottom of my post.

My first card is clean and simple in it's design because it's basically a one layer card...

well, one layer in my book anyways! lol! I stamped Melanie's grid line background stamp onto the Basic Grey paper that looked like a spooky Halloween sky to me. Because I really wanted the images to pop, I stamped everything in Black Versafine ink and embossed with Detail Clear embossing powder.

After I stamped the grid lines, I took GinaK's Spooky Silhouettes and Happy Haunting and built my Halloween scene in the grid.

I colored the moon with a Grey Copic marker and added stardust stickles to it and yellow stickles to the windows. The sentiment was cut out with SU's new label paper punch. Then, I wound Gold cording around the entire card several times to highlight the yellow glow from the windows of the haunted house.

The inside of the card is as simple as the outside. I love it when cards go together so quickly! Melanie's grid line stamp is a great image to use to make a really quick and easy card!

Now, my next card is a lot more detailed, but I love it just as much! lol! The first two things I thought of when I first saw Melanie's stamp set was paper piecing for a quilt/blanket (and you've already seen two cards from me with that idea!) and making the card into a large shaker. So, that's what I did on my next card...

I stamped the grid lines on some Eva Basic Grey paper in Black Versafine ink and embossed with detail clear embossing powder. This is also what I did with the stamp images from the Sweetest Blessings stamp set that I used on this card.

Then, I took my exacto knife and ruler and cut out several windows from the grid lines. I cut a piece of acetate to the same size as the stamp image and glued it together with Mono Multi adhesive.

Then, using foam tape, I went around the entire stamped image being sure to leave a spot open to add the beads. I used micro clear beads and mini silver beads from Stampin Up. The back of the shaker is a coordinating piece of paper from Basic Grey's Eva paper pack.

The base of my card was finished, so all I had left to do was to stamp and color these sweet treats with my Copic markers. After I cut them out, I used some Diamond stickles to embellish them a little since we all know sparkle is always good!

a couple of Eva buttons, some silver cording and organdy ribbon paired with an Eva glazed brad and it's finished!

Here's the inside view...


Thanks for being with my through all my photos tonight! I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's projects with Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic stamp set - the creativity of everyone is awesome! Melanie always has great tip sheets with each of her sets and this one is no exception. She has really outdone herself with ideas this time!

For even more inspiration tonight, be sure to check out Melanie's blog.

She also has several guest designers joining in on the hop tonight:
Jennie Harper, Tina Gilliland, Linda Payne, and Jen Charboneau

These GinaK's Senior DT members have Inspiration Mosaic projects on their blogs as well: Cathy, Donna, Emily, Erika, GinaK, Jessica, Lee, and Theresa

and finally, don't forget to check out our CenterStage DT members:
Shannon Bracken and Brenda Turner

Have fun blog hopping!!
Jessica

26 comments:

Melanie said...

okay i still can't figure out how you got the foam tape so thin on the bottom left of the shaker!! LOL! It's just an amazing card! thansk for all the love you put in that! the cord wrap and stickled mon is genius!! I'm scared!! ;)

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhhhhhhh these rock, Jessica!!! I love the Halloween one and wow... what a shaker!!!

Jennie said...

Love these cards Jessica! You are a card making QUEEN! I need to try a shaker card...yours turn out just so perfect :o) Love the Halloween card and the way you did the moon! Great job :o)

Payne Holler Cards said...

WOW! both awesome - I didn't see Halloween in that paper but you did and its perfect! a shaker card - I'm too intimidated...just a double WOW!!! WOW!
Linda
ps did I say WOW :)

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, these are gorgeous, Jessica! That shaker card is amazing!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

My jaw is dropped! These cards are AMAZING!

thestampinglady said...

Great Halloween card really fits well with the grid. Your cake card is just so yummy looking--love it. It is so amazing how many different looks you can get from this one stamp.

redwasher1 said...

Jessica I absolutely love them! You rock!!!!

Selma said...

These are both awesome Jessica.

Jan Castle said...

Happy Halloween to you too! What a great card!!!!!

Denise said...

Absolutely LOVED the Halloween card and WOW...what work and beauty in your 2nd card!

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Jessica!! I really love the Halloween one, as I have been wanting that set for awhile now.
I love both cards!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Whoa Jess!!!! Of course these knock my socks off........that moon is spectacular!! Or should I say "spooktacular"!! LOL And the sweet treat card is just soooo gorgeous!!!

My Paper Adventures said...

Amazing...both of them!! WOWZERS!

Betty Benton said...

Your work is truly inspiring! Each little detail is its own special blessing!

Sandra said...

I love them too!
Thanks for sharing - these cards are wonderful!
Sandra

catdidit said...

OOOooo scared me! LOL! LOVE that halloween card! and that shaker card is sooo awesome Jess!

JazzyH said...

Wow those are great!

Sharri Seffens said...

Jessica, Both cards are fabulous and very creative!

Carolyn King said...

wow...fabulous cards Jessica! love them--inside and out!

Lori said...

Thanks for showing 2 totally different ways to use this Mosaic! Super cards.

joy said...

The shaker card is beautiful. I love pink and almost squealed when I saw what a lovely job you did. Thank you for sharing your technique "how to".

Shannon said...

This is amazing! That shaker is just beyond!!!!

Kay S said...

Great cards, Jessica! I especially love the Halloween card. It has such a spooky Halloween feel to it without being the traditional black, orange Halloween combo. The shaker is awesome as well!

Linda L said...

I am up at our cabin and have been busy. I am just getting to the hop and your cards a fantastic. I can not wait to get home to try out some of your ideas. I have only used my stamp once on a scrapbook page. Thanks for all the great idea.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW! these are both wonderful! I especially like the second one as pink is my favorite color. *BIG GRIN*

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