Mojo Monday: Darling Dots

Stampin up darling dots mojo monday 72

I was going for crisp and modern when coming up with stamps and colors for my design this week using Mojo Monday Sketch 72.  It' an unexpected combination of Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray and Whisper White . . . but I'm digging the snazzy result.

The card base is 4.25 x 5.5 in Whisper White and scored at the top.  The horizontal banner starts with Basic Gray Textured card stock, layered over Tangerine Tango and finished off with Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. 

Using stamps from Darling Dots, one of Stampin' Up!'s new Hostess Level 1 sets, I stamped both the little gift and "be happy" in Tangerine Tango.  I snipped out the gift and adhered it to Whisper White with a Stampin' Dimensional.  The sentiment was cropped out with a 1" Circle Punch, layered with a dimensional on a 1 1/4" Circle in Tangerine Tango.  The final mat is a 1 3/4" Circle in Basic Gray.

The background is a layer of Tangerine Tango followed by Basic Gray, which I shaped up with a Scallop Edge Punch.  The final detail is three prim and proper Silver Brads.

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Stamp Set: Darling Dots (113708, Hostess Level 1)
Paper:  Tangerine Tango (111349), Basic Gray Smooth (108692) and Textured (108693, Neutrals Assorted), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Tangerine Tango (111834)
Cool Tools:  1"(109046), 1 1/4" (104403), 1 3/4" (112004) Circle Punches, Scallop Edge Punch (112091)
The Perfect Touch:  Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain (111371), Silver Brads (104336)

Darling dots


  1. Just found your blog, and I’m looking back through past entries.

    Wow — LOVE this color combo!

    Your attention to detail is amazing, and these are very professional cards. I love your style.


  2. Love your grey and orange card for the Mojo Monday Challenge, such clean and simple lines. Lovely!

  3. Fab card! Really funky colour combination!
    Helen x

  4. This is AMAZING. Again, your attention to colors and composition are extraordinary!

  5. Cute card! I love the simplicity.

  6. This is so cool! I love your fresh, clean, and simple take on the sketch! Great color combo and totally classic card! LOVE it!

  7. Ooooooh, love that color combo! So fresh 🙂 Absolutely gorgeous!!

  8. Mary, I love the modern look of this, The color combo rocks.

  9. Mary, I luv the crisp look of this card, fabulous! *~*

  10. I just ordered this stamp set this morning! I can’t wait to use it. It just make you smile without being too cutesy.

  11. Stunning! Love the colors — the grey was a great choice with the orange… keeps it from looking “Halloweeny”. Beautiful!

  12. Just beautiful! Love the modern feel and the way the tangerine just pops against the white.

  13. That is a classy card!!! I love it.

  14. Grace Lange-Way

    Love the card Mary. This one really pops. I wish my SaleABration catalog would get here so I can give you my order!

  15. colleen kramer

    Mojo-licious! Love the color combo! I was having a time using tt, even though I like the color. Into my favs!

  16. I love your work and love this card! You never cease to amaze me. As someone else said this reminds me of your stamping area which I want to replicate. I have already started to price out your pieces to figure out how long I have to wait to get it all. I love everything you do! Huge fan! Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration.

  17. I love the grey and the orange together. Also, thanks for putting the measurements of your paper layers for those that want to create something similar!

  18. I absolutely LOVE this card of yours, Mary! It looks so chic and modern. And the colours look fabulous! You used the Mojo sketch beautifully 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!!!


  19. I love your color combo. Reminds me of your stamping room 🙂

  20. Very cool color combo Mary! They gray really makes the orange stand out. Beautiful job!

  21. EEEK!!! This is awesome!! I love the simple design, solid stamped image and colors.

  22. Mary – this is an awesome looking card!! Love it!!!

    BTW – the sticky strips are halfway invisable, but perfect for the acetate projects!!! Hugs ~S~

  23. I love the orange and gray together.

  24. I love everything about this card. I love the nice clean lines and how the colors just really pop off of the simple white card. Gorgeous!

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