Monday, July 27, 2009

Mojo Monday 97!

Monday's have become a day to look forward to for me since that is when the weekly Mojo sketch is released. I love the circle elements in this weeks design (below).

I also love the new Pendant Park stamp set in the new catalog. So fun and fresh!

Here are the details on today's card- stay tuned near the end of this post for some exciting and important announcements:

  • This is a 5.5"x4.25" Soft Suede card base.
  • A 5.25"x 2" piece of a Crushed Curry Patterns DSP came next.
  • A 5.25"x3" piece of Old Olive went through my Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate. TIP: For a deeper impression without the drying time of spritzing with water, I used a couple pieces of card stock to act as shims. These go on top of the sandwich (not in with the card stock that is being embossed).
  • The decorative border image from Pendant Park was inked in Crushed Curry and stamped onto Very Vanilla. I cut the border in half because it wasn't long enough to go the length of the card, and the open space ended up under my circles. TIP: Adding another piece of card stock or ribbon at the "seam" creates a smoother transition from one pattern/texture to the next.
  • The tree image was inked up in Old Olive and stamped onto Very Vanilla. It was cropped into a 3" circle using my Circle Scissor Plus.
  • I turned the dial on my Circle Scissor Plus for a slightly larger circle out of Soft Suede.
  • To create the ground, I took my blender pens and Soft Suede ink pad. I lightly picked up color and brushed it along the bottom of the tree.
  • This cute bench and squirrels image was inked in Soft Suede, stamped on Vanilla, cut out and attached to the circle using dimensionals.
  • The sentiment was inked in Soft Suede and cropped with a 1 1/4" circle punch. Another 1 3/8" circle of Soft Suede acts as a mat.
  • Two Very Vanilla Jumbo Brads dress up the lower corner of the card.
  • I don't actually own the Photo Corners punch (I don't know why because I love this look- making a note to add it to my next order :). Creating this look took some time but it had a similar effect. I used my 1 3/8" square punch to pop out a square of Old Olive and saved it for another project. Using the square hole in the card stock as a guide, I lined up the punch again for an "L" shape. Then I snipped off the ends to make it look like a photo corner. A little paper piercing added a some extra detail.
I must really love this set because I used ALL of the images in it for this card!

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Recipe:
Stamps: Pendant Park (115456)
Ink: Old Olive (102277), Soft Suede (115657), Crushed Curry (115659)
Paper: Crushed Curry Pattern Pack DSP (115686), Very Vanilla (101650), Old Olive (100702), Soft Suede (115358)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962), Jumbo Brads (112533), Paper Piercer (116631), Mat Pack (105826), 1 3/8" Square Punch (103375), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous card Carrie! It's one of my new favorite stamp sets too. Awesome job with the sketch!

Mary Fish said...

Amazing texture and fabulous job with using all the stamps in this set for the challenge sketch. Hugs, Mary

Gina Shaw said...

Stunning, Carrie! I love everything about this card. The texture is awesome. Great job!

Gwen said...

Oh gosh!! this is darling! that little bench at the bottom is the perfect finishing touch :)

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Love all the circles!

Those jumbo brads are the perfect accessory for this card.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Gorgeous! I haven't gotten this set, but everyone is making me want one!!! *smile* Love your colors, WOW.

Melissa said...

Who has mojo? Oh yes, it is Carrie! You go girl!

Denise said...

Hey, I LOVE those stamps! ;) Super cute!

Linda Callahan said...

The big brads are perfect - a very pretty card!

Ann Schach said...

Super job, Carrie! I don't know how I missed this on Monday! It's a beautiful card!