Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mojo Escargot {CCMC196}

Hey there everyone! Welcome to another week at Create with Connie & Mary!  It's a sketch week at CCMC and the gals have drawn up a good one for you:


I have been feeling void of any mojo the last few days so my card is a very literal interpretation of the sketch even right down to the wavy ric-rack!


I took all my color choices from the Just Add Cake designer paper coloring the cute little snail with a Blender Pen and Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Peach Parfait ink pads.  Are you wondering how I got the narrow ric-rack?  After I cut the Baja Breeze cardstock with the Tasteful Trims die, I just slid the newly cut piece up a little on the die and ran it through again.  It cut off just enough to give me a narrow piece that I layered on top of the Peach Parfait ric-rack.  Just for fun, I added a trail of Dazzling Diamonds to make a sparkling snail trail.  Tee, hee.  The 2 1/2" circle was trimmed with a long piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock that was punched with the Scallop Ribbon Border punch, run through a paper crimper and adhered to the back with sticky strip.   Finally, I just threaded the Baker's Twine through the tiny holes in the border and tied a bow.  Had to finish off the inside too:

The designer paper is doing double duty both decorative and functional.  It's hiding the sentiment that is right under the stamped snail!

I'm going to keep this short and sweet, my friends.  I hope you'll check out the rest of the Connie & Mary Challenge team and consider playing along with us.  The challenge ends on Wednesday, April 11th at Noon (EST).  Hope you have a great day!

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Supplies 
Stamps: Easy Events; On Your Birthday
Ink: Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Peach Parfait classic inks; Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Whisper White CS; Just Add Cake DSP
Xtras: Dazzling Diamonds; Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine; Tasteful Trims XL die; Scallop Ribbon Border punch; Paper Crimper; Blender Pen; 2 1/2" Circle punch; Basic Rhinestones

14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Cute cute cute! Love how you backed your image with a rosette - adds such interest and texture - as does the snail trail...............lololol! Love it!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance I love love love love this card! How stinkin' cute. I agree with Linda... the rosette is fab! Love your colors and the wavy path with the snail trail is PERFECT! (Snail slime?). Too cute! hugs.

Deb said...

SO cute!! I love what you did with this sketch! Lots of great details! And I love the tip with the rick rack! Very clever!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch, Nance!!! Just love the wavy portion and medallion for the image. Great touch with the snail trail :) Have a blessed Easter weekend ((hugs))

Connie Babbert said...

Love the snail trail...clever! Wonderful rosette element, too. You nailed the sketch this week! (sorry for the anonymous comment...)

Nancy said...

We bboth love your card, Arden loves the snail the best. I love all of it! See ya soon....
Luv,
Mom and Arden

mary said...

I love how you used the wavy line as a snail trail! That may not have been the intent but it turned out so cute!
Mary Calderwood

Margaret said...

Love your image and the cute little snail trail! Hmm... never thought I would hear myself say that?! hehehe!
The rosette is wonderful and such a great idea! Fabulous card!

LeAnne said...

When I saw this card, I immediately realized that this set would be perfect for the baby card I needed! Thanks for the inspiration...your card is as sweet as can be...I love the "snail trail"!!! Clever trick with the rickrack!

Joan said...

Nance, this is such an adorable card. I love the scallop around the circle and I absolutely LOVE the slime trail left behind. It's perfect. Such a fun card! Hugs.

Ann Schach said...

Oh how cute! I love the rosette...and of course the wavy snail trail! Awesome!

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is adorable. I love the little snail and the colors are perfect.

Debbie Henderson said...

I really like your little escargot, adorable! And the ruffle around the circle layer is a wonderful idea!

Lisa said...

How stinkin' cute is this?! I love the ruffled edge around the snail image! I love the "snail slime" along the ric rac piece! Just stinkin' adorable!