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Mojo Monday 379 – Lotus Blossom

Here’s a quick card for the Mojo Monday 379 Sketch Challenge, just in time!
It highlights two items in the new Sale-A-Bration catalog.

The first is the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set, using just the sentiment.
The other is the nifty new Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Irresistibly Yours. It’s white paper with white/clear glossy embossed designs on it, so you can color it any color to make the designs pop! Pretty neat stuff!

Here’s the sketch for the card’s inspiration:

Here is the card I came up with:

I stayed pretty close to the sketch as you can see. The main colors are Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry. I also have some Silver Glimmer Paper on there.
The sentiment is colored with markers to get the words in different colors.
Some accessories used are the Silver 1/8″ ribbon, and Old Olive Taffeta ribbon.
The Old Olive paper uses the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder with the Big Shot.  I sponged the Rich Razzleberry flowers with the same color ink to make them more textured. They were punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
The DSP flower background was sponged, then I added a few Rhinestones on the flowers.
Behind the scenes:  A tip on the sponged flower background using the Specialty DSP… After sponging the two colors, the ink still stayed on the flowers a little more than I wanted – they weren’t as white. So, I took a paper towel and got it a little (very little) damp, and just wiped it over the paper.. and voila! White flowers again! It just removes any leftover ink on the glossy parts.

If you want to learn how you can earn these Sale-A-Bration products for free, just drop me a line!

Hope you like the card!
Mak

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Mojo Monday Lumberjack

Here’s another new sample from the new Occasions Catalog, and a brand new challenge I found!  I stumbled across this one, and thought I’d give it a try. It’s from Mojo Monday 376, a sketch challenge. Here is the layout:

Here is the sample I came up with:

I already had most of these colors already out from the  last card (click here to see that one), and thought they would work perfectly with the lumberjack!  This is from the “Wood You Be Mine?” stamp set, and it comes with some cute Valentine-like sentiments (and other accessory stamps).
But, as you can see, it doesn’t have to be used only for Valentine’s Day. I paired it up with a sentiment from the “Project Life Remember This” stamp set. The neat thing here is because the set is photopolymer, it’s flexible. I actually put the sentiment on the block in a curved manner, instead of straight, like it is shown in the catalog. It fits right in the circle I made with the Circle Framelits. The Cherry Cobbler is layered on top of the white and popped up with dimensionals. The Old Olive layer uses the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. The Natural Chevron ribbon was flipped upside down and a string of Linen thread is on top. The Linen was also used to tie bows inside the Gold Metal Buttons, which are also in the Occasions Catalog.
To color Mr. Lumberjack, I used various Blendabilites markers – Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie on his beard, Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette… and his Old Olive shirt is actually a stamp!  It fits right around his beard!

Since we are on the topic of Valentines Day… don’t forget that sneaks up on you a lot quicker than you think. You will want to check out the new Valentine themed products as soon as you see the catalogs! If you need one, let me know and I will get one to you.

Have a good day!
Mak