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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Celebration

Mojo Monday is having a celebration. This week is their 300th post!  Julee always has inspiring sketches and I love to use the Mojo Monday sketches to help my design skills. I used the Mojo Monday sketch to help kick-start one of my many birthday cards needed for this month.

 My nephew loves wildlife and nature. I had Mr. Owl sitting on my desk and thought he might be okay for a masculine card.  I stamped him up on a glimmer misted glossy cardstock. The La Blanche stamps with the fine details work best with a Versafine ink on a glossy cardstock. I ended up actually heat setting the ink to get it to dry.  La Blanche also has some beautiful cardstock which works wonderfully with their stamps and distress inks.  I just can't keep my cardstock straight and it was easier to identify my glossy cardstock. :)

I glimmer misted coordinating pieces of regular cardstock in the background and ran them through the embossing folder. They received a sponging of colors and a tiny bit of stamping of script over the surface.  I stamped the Happy Birthday using black ink on a coordinating piece of scrap cardstock.

When I finished the design I realized my Owl needed a party hat.  Mr. Owl declined a party hat but said he was willing to wear a crown.  I obliged with a crown stamped on the same misted glossy cardstock.

Here is the wonderful sketch:

Hope your day is wonderful!

Suzz


9 comments:

  1. Wow! Suzanne, das ist eine tolle Karte geworden.
    Die Uhr sieht so alt, kostbar und echt aus.
    Und der Hintergrund ist fantastisch.
    LaBlanche-Stempel sind wirklich sehr gut :-)

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie

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  2. Gorgeous card Suzanne! I love that beautiful owl!

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  3. Amazing job with this sketch, love the owl as the focal point.

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  4. Fantastic card, wonderful design and layout and I love love the image. Tracy x x

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  5. Wooooooow sehr toll.Es sieht total wunderschön aus.Ich habe auch viele Stempel von La Blanche sie sind sehr gut.einen super Hintergrund.

    Liebe Grüße von Petra

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Suzz
    Rosie x

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  7. Beautiful card! I agree with Mr. Owl in that he looks fabulous with his crown. And that embossing folder was a brilliant touch!

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  8. fabulous card. Love the colour of the owl and the background

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  9. Wow - amazing stamps, and your golden vintage treatment of them is perfect!
    Alison x

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