Sunday, February 9, 2014

Forever Yours with Jo

This is Jo Thompson's first post for the Pit Crew and so I'll let her introduce herself.  

Hi my name is Jo, short for Joanne. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, Sean, of 4 years. I was first introduced to scrapbooking by my sister in 2005. From there my passion for crafting took off.  Soon after I ventured into card making and the love of stamping. I enjoy sharing my projects through all social media aspects: my blog, YouTube and Facebook. I've been fortunate enough to have had worked with wonderful companies in the crafting industry and continue to do so. My creative journey is never ending and I’m excited to start a new adventure with Avocado Arts! Thank you Michelle for this fabulous opportunity.

Hi everyone! It's me Jo, first time Pit Crew and first time post =) I'm excited to share with all of you my cards using the Forever Yours stamp set.

For my first card, I wanted to recreate those shirts that have the wording and arrows pointing to the other person with the matching shirt. I individually inked the "Mr". and "Mrs." separately and stamped them on each shirt die cut. The "Mrs." is embossed with white embossing powder to make it stand out more. I stamped "Save the Date" with Versafine Ink, fussy cut the image and popped it up with dimensionals. A simple card that can easily be mass produced for that special occasion.

My second card uses two sentiments and an image from the stamp set. This is more of a bright and springy announcement card. I used two circle punches, one for the "Tied the Knot" sentiment and the larger for the bird couple image. For an added touch, I took a satin ribbon and tied a knot to match the sentiment, corny, but perfect LOL. The "Mr. & Mrs." sentiment is stamped on a polaroid die cut.

My last card for you today was so much fun. I did a lot of fussy cutting and it required a bit more attention to detail. I used the car image, the bird couple, the ribbon bow, and the "Just Married" sentiment. I wanted to create the scene where the lovely couple drives off to wedded bliss in their decorated car. The size of the card is 3x3. The images are colored with my Copics. 

I colored all the images first then I fussy cut them out. I cut the "back window" of the car out with my exacto blade. I then placed the car over the bird couple and centered them in the window. I glued the images together and trimmed off the excess of the bird image that was sticking out of the car. It is popped up on dimensional pop dots. The "Just Married" sentiment was stamped out several times and I adhered some twine to the back and attached it to the license plate of the car. Placed on top of the twine is the ribbon bow that is covered with Yellow Stickles. I colored some asphalt on the ground and doodled a border around the card to finish it off.

So there are my cards, I hope that you enjoyed them as much as I did creating them. You can create soo many combos with all that comes in this set. Thanks for stopping by and come back to see more creations from the Pit Crew here.



~amy~ said...

Jo! We're thrilled to have you as part of the Avocado Arts ROCKED the new release...simply fabulous!

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Love all the cards!! I look forward to seeing more of your work with the great stamps set from here!! Congrads!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

These are DARLING!!! Can't get over how cut those birds are in the car window!!!

Celeste Goff said...

Welcome to the team Jo! Your cards are amazing!

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Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful! Love the Mr & Mrs. card so great! will be looking for your blog to follow. TFS.

Pinky Hobbs said...

These are amazing Jo! You did a great job!

Connie Mercer said...

beautiful cards!!! Great 1st post!!!