Enjoy your day {Mo’s Dream Team}

It’s Mo day (aka Wednesday). One of the last things I did in 2019 was to clear away all the jars of flowers from the desk in my craft room (I had about 50 of them). I figured I don’t really use flowers all that much on my cards anymore, so I didn’t need them to be easily accessible and take up space on my desk. I put them in a cabinet right below the ceiling, I was able to cram all of them into one single cabinet. The last card I made in 2019 had flowers on it. We’re barely two weeks into the new year, and I’ve made another one with flowers. For both cards I had to climb on a ladder and pull out a bunch of jars to get to the flowers I wanted. Maybe removing those jars wasn’t such a good idea after all?

Good idea or not, this was the card I made. I colored up Mo’s Bubble Love with my Copics (did some editing of the image in Photoshop so I could color the bubble in no lines with the rest of the lines black). I’ve added lots of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, bling and a pearl from Kort & Godt, sentiment from Norsk Stempelblad AS and that lacy ribbon going across is also from Kort & Godt.

I partially die cut my image with some of the bubble hanging out, and glued it to my card using lots of foam tape. I haven’t used my frame dies from GoKreate in a while, so I thought I’d break them out for this one. I usually make my card from the third largest die in the set (the XXL Square Frilly Frames #10 set), but I want to see how far into 2020 I can get with using just scraps, and the third largest die in the set requires a full sheet of paper to die cut two pieces (front and back of the card). The next size down was the perfect size for this scrap of Maja Design patterned paper, and it was also a good size for the green patterned paper from Papirdesign that I used behind my image and on the insides of the card.

Speaking of insides – I diecut an eyelet circle with a Cottage Cutz die, stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment using Memento Sweet Plum ink and again used lots of foam tape. I even diecut a scrap strip of another purple piece of Maja Design patterned paper to go across.

The second inside has plenty of space for a personal message, and I diecut another eyelet circle from patterned paper and added a couple of diecut numbers from Scrapmagasinet to my circle. I thought this card would be the perfect birthday card for my niece, she turns 10 in June!!

I used the same design on the back, but used a green strip instead of a purple one. Another NSB sentiment, once again stamped in Memento Sweet Plum ink, and once again glued on with lots of foam tape.

There’s quite a bit of dimension in this card, and with that great image as the focal point, I think this will be perfect for my niece!

Lots and lots of Copics used for this one, but there are 15 colors in the heart bubble alone.

3 thoughts on “Enjoy your day {Mo’s Dream Team}

  1. Truly looks amazing, I think your going no line for the bubble is what really made it pop. I will have to try this myself if I can ever work out how to go no line. I usually work in Adobe illustrator for sizing etc but I think I need to learn more about Adobe Photoshop. Fantastic start to the year.

  2. I don’t know if my comment went to you or not as I had to log into WordPress to send it. Just wanted to say perfect and now I can see why the no line bubble looked as though it was added. Must try that myself xx

    • Yes, they both went through. Thank you so much. When I first saw the image I KNEW I had to try the bubble in no lines. I’m by no means a Photoshop expert, but I know just enough to make my photos look good and to change images to no lines. I didn’t want harsh lines around that bubble, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I realized once I’d printed my image that I probably should have done the puddle at her feet in no lines, too, but by that time I’d closed my document without saving the changes I’d made, and I was too lazy to redo the whole thing. I hope you give no lines (or partial no lines) a try, it’s a lot of fun and you get a totally different effect than with regular black lines.

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