The Shape of Things

Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm alive... sort of. :) I had intended to just take a break from Mojo this week, but my bronchitis turned it into a break from everything. I've been coughing, hacking, tossing, turning... everything but sleeping or stamping. Since it's Saturday, I ventured into my dusty stamp room last night to whip up a card for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. Well, it took way longer than it should have, but I finally eeked some creativity out of my brain.

This week's challenge is hosted by Lynda Benden and is to make a card that's any shape but a square or rectangle. There's a fabulous little prize for a lucky winner this week, so be sure to play along. Our guest designer is the oh-so-talented Laura Fredrickson, and you won't want to miss her sensational card, along with all the other shapely cards from the OCC Crew. For all the details, and to drool over all the gorgeous sample cards, visit the Our Creative Corner Blog.

I decided to go with an oval card so I could use my Petite Oval Nestabilities that have been collecting dust. I started by cutting two of the largest scalloped petite ovals in Baja Breeze. Next I cut a Basic Gray and Classic Cream petite oval to coordinate. I stamped the blooms from Serenity in Basic Gray ink and then colored with Copic markers. I used a classic circle Nestabilities die as a mask to shade in a grey spotlight circle behind the flowers, and then ringed it with some dots with a grey marker. Next I stamped the medium snowflake in Soft Sky and the small snowflake (both from Winter Wonder Remixed) in Baja Breeze randomly around the oval. I layered the ovals, wrapped some silver cord around and then added a Nestabilities tag I had cut out of vellum and basic gray cardstocks. The tag is stamped with the Winter Wishes sentiment from Winter Wonder Remixed).

For the card base, I scored the second big Baja Breeze oval about 1/2" from the top, folded on the score line and then secured the top 1/2" to the back of the other oval with sticky strip. To finish off my winter scene, I added tons of liquid pearls accents to the outer scallops, the snowflake centers, the blooms and the tag.

Okay, I'm going back into my sick cave. Hopefully by Monday I'll be feeling like superwoman again (or at least Vervegirl!) Thanks to everyone for the super sweet get well wishes. You're the best!

22 comments

  1. Looks like you haven't lost your mojo...this is beautiful! I hope you're better soon...

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  2. I'm glad you made a quick appearance this week. I LOVE serenity and it's so nice to see it used for x-mas. thanks for the wonderful idea!!!!!
    Feel better soon! :)

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  3. Oh Julee, I'm sorry to hear you still aren't well. Be careful it doesn't turn into pneumonia(happened to me last January). Get plenty of rest.
    Love those petite ovals...wow! Your card is so pretty!

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  4. Oh my gosh, Julee -- this is gorgeous! I hope you're feeling better soon!!

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  5. Julee:
    Very pretty. I love all the shiny bits!

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  6. Great card...mojo isn't gone....just a little sick! :) Hope you are feeling your self soon!

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  7. Oh Julee, I was so hoping to read you were feeling better! You need to rest & drink a ton of liquids and hopefully you will feel better and creating! :)

    We are all thinking of you and hope you well really soon!

    Get well hugs, Jennifer :)

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  8. Gosh Julee I almost forgot to tell you how gorgeous your card is! I LOVE the oval design and gorgeous colors

    Jennifer :)

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  9. I'm so glad you were able to play along this week Julee and I hope you are feeling better REAL soon! Your card is just beautiful! It certainly was worth the extra time as far as I am concerned!!! LOL!!! Take care of yourself!

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  10. Sorry to hear about you having bronchitis. The hacking seems to last for weeks when I've had it. Hope your feeling much better soon.

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  11. Love your shapely card and the
    shading around your flowers. Nice job for a sickie. LOL

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  12. cherylquilts at scsOctober 12, 2008 at 5:17 AM

    This is beautiful! So sorry you are still so sick, and I hope you are better really soon! Rest!

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  13. Nice Job on the card. I love all the pearls on the scallops. I hope you feel better soon.

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  14. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    I love this card, everything about it is so elegant. I love all the liquid pearl accents, very lovely. TFS

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  15. This is gorgeous! I love the colors, your image, and the creativity of the die cut for a card! I am definitely going to try it too!

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  16. Julee, I can't believe you can still create such breathtaking beauty even while sick! You ARE superwoman, whether you feel like it or not :) Hope you're feeling better very soon. Big hugs :)

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  17. *hugs* Julee, so sad to hear you've been so unwell. Your card is just gorgeous though. One day you'll have to share your liquid pearl technique with us, yours always looks so perfect!

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  18. Keep resting up, Julee so you don't get worse (i.e. pneumonia!). We will be here when you come back in full force :)

    Love your card. Think Serenity is my favorite set and you have done a lovely job with it. Blessings and hugs.

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  19. Love this Julee! Gorgeous winter colours, and I love the effect of the liquid pearls!

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