Tuesday, July 2, 2013


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!



  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

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

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

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

  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

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Suzz
    Rosie x

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

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

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


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