Friday, 12 April 2013

Mojo Monday 288

This is my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch.
I love this colour combo with Artistic Etchings. It lends itself to vintage style and is quite soft and lovely.

After embossing the Very Vanilla cardstock in the Big Shot, I've used a sponge to rub over the embossing with crumb cake ink on it.  It just highlights the raised image nicely.

The sentiment is from a set that's only available to demonstrators - I think we were given it as a freebie at Convention last year - and as there was a graphic on the stamp I chose to ink only the word using a marker.  This is a great way to get partial images from larger stamps.  Simply use a marker on the bits you want, then breathe on the stamp to moisten the ink before stamping onto cardstock.

The medallion was stamped in Early Espresso.  But notice how it's so much lighter than the Eifel Tower?  That's because I stamped it on scrap first then stamped again onto Very Vanilla without reinking.  You can usually get 3, possibly 4 stamps out of one inking giving you 4 tones of the same colour, and a great way to add depth and interest to your projects.

When cutting multiple "flag" or "banner" ends in DSP, put all the pieces on top of eachother and cut at the same time.  That way they'll look uniform when you go to line them up.

Stamp Set
Artistic Etchings (Item #121478 wood or #120573 clear)
Workshop Words Too (demonstrators only)
Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla. You can buy these individually but did you know they also come in an assorted pack?  20 sheets of A4, 2 each of 10 colours for only $11.95 Item #121699.
Ink
Crumb Cake #126975
Early Espresso #126974
Designer Series Paper
First Edition #121878
Accessories
2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch #119854
1 3/8" Circle Punch #119860
1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861
Corner Rounder Punch #119871
Big Shot #113439 with Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175

I'm taking a short break from PaperLady to tour Tassie so while I've set up a few projects to post, they may be interspersed with some of my travels.   I'll try to find things with a crafty bent that I think you'd like to see.

Happy Friday!
Karen


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card. All the elements blend so well together. Its a great texture card.

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