Hi friends! It's Monday again and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch! This week is a round or square option and the sketch is designed by me. You might recognize it as a slightly modified version of the No Matter What card I posted a while back.
I had the Stormy Skies ribbon collection (it's back in stock and on sale through 1/31) out on my desk and I loved the look of this light blue and grey together, so decided to go with that color scheme for my card. Hope Blooms was in the pile of stamps I put on my desk earlier this year that I wanted to pull out and use more. I just love the shabby flower in it. So I stamped the 3 sizes of flower in black and embossed with black ink, then colored using a Stormy Sky distress marker and a water brush. Each layer is hand cut, curled just a bit, sponged with a little Stormy sky distress ink and layered on dimensionals. I also added just a hint of glossy glaze around the petals and dusted on some Dazzling Diamonds.
The sentiment is stamped on a white square and I stamped the medium flower around it in Stormy Skies ink. It was a bit darker than I wanted so I blended a little with a water brush and then whitewashed over the flowers with a mixture of white paint and water. This softened it up a bit, then I grunged it up with some Pumice Stone ink and a paper distresser. The mat and partial Pennant Trim are cut from a shiny silver paper, but I used the same white washed mixture to tone it down just a bit. The two seam binding ribbons are layered behind and I made a double bow for the corner. The medium layer you can't really see very well in the photo, but it's a piece of vellum punched with a border and embossed with the same folder as the background of the card. I lightly sponged it with the Stormy Sky ink and sponged the card base with Pumice Stone for a little differentiation. A bit more distressing and some glitter and I was done.
Well, that's all on the card front. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous start to your week.
Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, silver, vellum
Ink: Black Soot, Stormy Skies and Pumice Stone Distress (Ranger), White acrylic paint
Accessories: Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Stormy Skies ribbon collection (Verve Stamps), Curlique embossing folder (Sizzix), Stripes & scallops border punch (American Crafts), glossy glaze, dazzling diamonds glitter, distressing tool.
This blog is for personal inspiration only and all projects are my original designs unless otherwise stated. I own Verve Stamps and have received products and materials to work with from several generous companies over the years. While I have received free products from these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.