Love Balloon

Hi friends!  It's the beginning of a brand-new week and that means it's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch.  It's probably just a lack of time and loving the feeling of accomplishment I get from a quick crafting session, but I've really been drawn to simpler layouts lately.  So this week's sketch has super clean lines and is a super go-to kind of layout.

My card uses leftovers from my Diva Inspirations Hop card.  My absolute favorite candy is the heart shaped cherry Charms suckers that only come out at Valentine's.  I just love them and get a little bit giddy when I find them in a store.  (They're a lot harder to find than they used to be!)  So that  was the inspiration I started with for my card.  I had previously cut a heart from book paper with the Wavy Hearts Die Set and it didn't get used, so I pulled it out, scraped it with a little gesso and stamped the heart from Chevron Love with worn lipstick distress ink.  I then glued it to a cardstock cutout of the same heart to give it a bit of thickness, then sponged the edges with worn lipstick distress ink.  The word LOVE was stamped by masking off the upper and lower sections of the with love from me to you stamp.  I added in some highlights with a white gel pen.

For the balloon strings, I used up some of the leftover hearts I had from cutting the border for my last card using the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set.  I also used the scalloped circle trim from the set as my border across my card, I just left the circles in the scallops for a solid border.  The trim and mat are from glimmer cardstock.  I just HAD to have this when it came out and am now determined to use it! {grin}

I added a little bow to my balloon with some silver cording, then added three scored lines to my white panel, since I didn't think it needed anything else after all that sparkle!

That's all from me today!  I hope you have a fantastic start to your Valentine's week!

Enabler's List
StampsChevron Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: designer paper scraps, glimmer cardstock (SU!), white (Neenah), book paper
Ink: worn lipstick distress ink, black Archival (Ranger)
Accessories: Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set, Wavy Hearts Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), silver cording, gesso


  1. I love this cheery Valentine. The silver sparkles really add a lot to the card; you can never go wrong with sparkles/glitter.

  2. All of it is beautiful but the silver bow blew me away! Gorgeous!!!

  3. oooh so sparkly and dimensional yest still crisp! love this card!

  4. oooh so sparkly and dimensional yest still crisp! love this card!

  5. This card is so lovely - the silvery bling really makes it pop!

  6. I am in LOVE with your card Julee! Awesome interpretation of your sketch. Love all the little details.

  7. Love this sweet heart balloon! The touch of silver is a perfect touch!

  8. This is gorgeous! I love how you layered this. Must put it in my favorite file :)

  9. Oh this is so fabulous, love it, so beautiful.

  10. Oh I love your beautiful balloon and the sweet little hearts on the balloon string. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}


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