Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mojo Monday 225: Black & White

I'm so excited to share my card for Mojo Monday this week! I am in love with my new Pemberly stamp set, and when I saw the CAS-ual Friday Clean and Simple Penguin Awareness Challenge, I knew that my favorite new stamp set would look amazing in Black and White (even if I found them too late to play this time)!

I used the Mojo Monday 225 Sketch, which is a blocking sketch - love those! I filled each block on the background with one impressions of the largest paisley-ish flower image. That's it - one stamp per block! Each flower got a few bitty sparkles on the swirls in the flower centers.

I used my CTMH Piercing Ruler to pierce a line of holes 1/4" from the edge of of each block. Then I used my .05 tip My Legacy Writer to draw a dash from each hole to make a line of faux stitching around my blocks. I love faux stitching - whyen you do it with the actual holes pierced it looks so real, without the time consumption of actual hand stitching. I made my whole card in a half hour while my boys played at Munchkin Playland...with coffee. Woo!

Then I cut a frame on my cricut at 2 1/4" to use for the center bar of the sketch, which I rotated to be a tall card. I made a faux stitched box in the center of my Cricut Frame. The grid on the ruler makes it so easy - I just lined it up with the corners of my frame and poked away! Then I masked off the center of my box with a handy post-it and stamped the solid mum image repeatedly to fill in the outer edges of my cricut frame. I added one of the sentiments from the stamp set (Don't you just LOVE the mixed fonts?) and topped it off in the bottom corner with a couple of Rhinestone Designer Brads, an old retired black button, and a smidgen of Black Ribbon Rounds (on clearance on my site for just $4 for 6 awesome patterned ribbons!).

Finally, I finished it off with a couple of hand cut dragon flies that I stamped and cut out with my microtip scissors. I love it when you finish a project and you get the glowy, I-made-something-I-adore feeling!


Kathy said...

Beautiful Wendy! I adore it too.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Wow, Wow, WOW! Need I say more??? TFS

Tamytha said...

This is a phenomenal card!


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