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Monday, January 12, 2009

...MojoMonday #68 Card

This is my submission for last Monday's Mojo Sketch Challenge #68. I have wanted to make another monochromatic card for some time, and this beautiful sketch afforded me the opportunity! I started with an Old Olive Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with Basic Black Cardstock. The patterned on the large back ground panel was from the Haiku Designer Series Paper pack, while the polka dotted strip was from the Old Olive Designer Series Paper pack. The butterflies {and sentiment as well} were from the set "Dreams du Jour", and the they were stamped in VersaMark Ink on Translucent Vellum, heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun, cut out, and then finally attached to the "quilted" panel using Vellum Tape. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink onto Certainly Celery Cardstock, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun, cut out, then finally attached to a 1-3/4" Basic Black Cardstock circle with Dimensionals {I used the 1-3/4" Circle Punch to create that particular mat}.

The focal panel was created using Whisper White Cardstock and my Scor-Pal {little advertisement inserted here : If you do not have one of these puppies...you have been under a rock! I lived without one for quite some time, but I purchased one at 30% off on our last Archiver's excursion...L-O-V-E IT!}. SEE PHOTOS BELOW for instructions on making the quilted background. I then took the completely quilted white cardstock piece, and colored it using a couple of Sponge Daubers along with Certainly Celery Classic Ink {first} and Old Olive Classic Ink {last}.

Step One: Line up cardstock from one adjacent corner to the other. This marks your center point.
Step Two: Score every 1/2".
Step Three: Turn paper and line up the opposite adjacent corners.
Step Four: Score every 1/2" as before. This is how your completed piece should look.
The ribbon embellishment was created using the Crop-a-Dile, the 1-3/8" Circle Punch, a Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, Black Organdy Ribbon, and Silver Cording. Silver Brads were added after being matted with Basic Black Cardstock circles created with the 1-4" Circle Punch. The background panel and the polka dotted strip were also pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer.

That's it for today! I will be working on the Featured Stamper Challenge from SCS yesterday, and the new MojoMonday #69 Sketch Challenge as well...I hope to have them ready to post some time later this week. Don't forget that we have another Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge coming up tomorrow...you will not want to miss it! Until then...


Supplies
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Papers: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Translucent Vellum (non-SU), Haiku DSP, Old Olive DSP
Inks: Old Olive Classic, Certainly Celery Classic, VersaMark, Basic Black Craft
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, scissors, embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, black embossing powder, heat gun, brads, jumbo eyelet, organdy ribbon, cording, punches (1/4" circle, 1-3/8" circle, 1-3/4" circle), scor-pal, sponge daubers, crop-a-dile

23 comments:

1208230254s13531 said...

WooOoOw!! I love all the details of this!! How you did the row of brads is fabulous-- ok well I LOVE it all!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

Niki Estes said...

Mercy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the olive and black!

Marie said...

Love this card - the black butterlflies just pop!!! I would love to get a Scor-Pal but haven't found one at a good price yet. I do mine with the old SU! paper cutter using the scoring blade. MUCH harder than using your Scor-Pal! You did an awersome job with this sketch. Love the color combo too.

Corie said...

Mercy, this is just breath takingly gorgeous!!

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful card, Mercy! I love the tile look the scoring gives!

Sprytebyrd said...

I love this card! I love the monochromatic look, but believe it or not, I'm afraid to try it! I also love that grid technique, and now that I got a Scor-Pal for Christmas, I'll have to try it again! Thanks, as always for the inspiration and wonderful ideas!

Jackie Pedro said...

You're going to end up on Nancy's iPics list every week when you keep cranking out gorgeous cards like this one! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the green and black together! So elegant!!

Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mercy!! I can't stop looking at it...all the dimension, the butterflies, jumbo brad--aack, just breathtaking!

Julie said...

Wow, wow, wow...Mercy what can I say about this one? It's absolutely stunning! I always mean to do some cool design with my Scor-Pal and I forget! Love what you did here with all the great details.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card just took my breath away! Absolutely gorgeous, Mercy! Thanks for playing! :)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Mercy! Every detail is just perfect! This card is most definitely a winner...Congratulations! :D

Kara said...

Stunning card!! And thanks for the tutorial. I am going to have to get one of those (and crawl out from my rock). :)

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous card! Love all the details of it!

Kim said...

What an inspiring card! Gorgeous!

Jen Tapler said...

BEAUTIFUL card Mercy!!! Congrats on your MoJo win!!!

Kathie Bailey said...

Absolutely stunning Mercy! Congratulations!!

Emily said...

Awesome job on this card and thanks for the great tutorial on how you created it. I can't wait to try the quilted technique on a card. I just recently purchased a scor-pal and I don't know now how I lived without it. Great choice of colors and paper! I'm definitely going to be following your blog.

tracy said...

wow! I absolutely love these colours and I especially love the quilted effect. Such talent :) Something I have always had trouble with is choosing colours that go with each other. Dont know how you do it...

Krysta said...

So elegant, I can tell you are passionate about your craft. Thank you for such well explained details. You are a favorite of mine, TFS!!

Leigh said...

Absolutely gorgeous work. I love the greens. Fantastic card.

Elizabeth said...

This card really rocks! Congrats on winning the Mojo challenge!

Wendy said...

Hey, congrats on the win! I love what you did for the sketch! Very beautiful!

sunshinecardsandjewelry said...

Congrats,your card is just beautiful.