Monday, April 27, 2009

It's time for my favorite sketch challenge!

That's right. It's Monday, and you know what that means! First thing this morning I headed over to the Mojo Monday site to check out this weeks challenge. In case you didn't know, Mojo Monday is a sketch blog that serves as inspiration for hundreds of card makers every week. Check it out for a fresh idea on a new card!

Onto today's card- it follows the sketch and uses the tree from Forest Friends (Occasions Mini).

The card has a base of Chocolate chip that is partially covered by a piece of Old Olive. This was given a little texture using my Big Shot and the SU! Background Texturz Plate called Harlequin. TIP: For a deeper impression, I spritzed water on the card stock before adding the texture.

A square of So Saffron was given a paper pierced design with the crafter's tool kit and template. This was adhered to the lower left of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

A strip of So Saffron Grosgrain ribbon was added in the center of card. TIP: I like the look of having the edges going off of the card, but you could always shorten it to "stay within the lines" :).

The tree image was inked using SU markers in Chocolate Chip and Old Olive. Using a stamp-a-majig, I was able to place it perfectly on a piece of Whisper White. The top right corner was clipped using the ticket corner punch, and the left side was given a little more "omph" with Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brads. TIP: The crafter's tool kit and template made perfect placement easy.

The sentiment, from Trendy Trees, was split up onto a piece of Whisper White using a Chocolate Chip SU marker and a stamp-a-majig. It was then punched out with the 1 3/8" Circle punch. This circle was offset onto layered circles of Old Olive and So Saffron. TIP: Cutting the larger circles was easy with my Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Cutting Mat.

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Stamp Sets: Forest Friends (113748), Trendy Trees (113258)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Chocolate Chip (102128), Old Olive (100702), So Saffron (105118)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100071), Old Olive (100079)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brads (112533), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Crafter's Tool Kit (104310), Big Shot (113439), SU Backgrounds I Texturz Plates (114512), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), So Saffron Ribbon (SAB Freebie), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Glass Cutting Mat (112531)


Ivett Carrillo said...

Simple elegance!

Monica Anderberg said...

So pretty! So wellbalanced and lovely colorcombo! It is so fun to visit your blog and see all the wonderful things you are making.

Hugs Monica

Tiffany said...

This is beautiful Carrie! I love the paper pierced corner. What a neat idea. I like how the ribbon goes over the edge too. Very classy!

Mary Fish said...

OK, this is out of the ballpark. I love everything . . . the big brads, paper piercing, the colors. Your take on the mojo is divine. Hugs, M