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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hello! This is my Mojo Monday card for the week (#204).

There is a lot going on in this one. The green background paper started as a slightly distressed looking olive green with tinges of dark purple. I stamped a flourish from Verve's Blue Skies set randomly across it with gold ink, then brushed Perfect Pearls over the stamped images. The brown piece behind the rosette was stamped with a Stella and Rose medallion in purple, then dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Mesh Texture embossing folder to give it a leathery look. The rosette was cut with the Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosette die out of a patterned paper that had old postcards on it. After the rosette was folded and glued to a paper backing, I sanded the top of the folds as well as the outside curved edges. Using Tea Dye and Walnut Stain inks, I sponged the sanded edges, and spritzed the rosette with Perfect Pearls mist. You can't see it in the photo, but in person, it really shines. All the edges of each piece of paper were heavily distressed with a Distrezz-It-All and inked with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain inks, with the edges of all the dark purple pieces being inked with Black Soot ink.

The inside is just the three different papers edged in ink and glued down. The black strip on the left side is part of the patterned paper. It's from the Once Upon a Time stack, and the entire stack is gorgeous.

Now I have to go clean up my craft room. All that distressing and inking made quite a mess.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful evening.

Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve); Essential Msgs CL371 (Hero Arts); Gertie "Girlie" Stamps (Stella & Rose, My Mind's Eye)
Paper: The Once Upon a Time Stack (DCWV); Life's Journey (K&Co); Faith Paper Stack (The Paper Studio); Bazzill Basics Preppie Stack; Recollections
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Staz-on; Stampabilities; Copic Marker #87-Fig (for coloring rhinestones)
Dies: Mini Paper Rosettes (Tim Holtz Alterations); Labels One, Labels Thirteen, Parisian Accents (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Mesh Texture Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); microcheck brown ribbon (Offray); gen brad (Recollections); rhinestones; Perfect Pearls; Perfect Pearls Mist; Distrezz-it-All; sanding block
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning card! Love the rosette and vintage vibe!

Misty Anderson said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the distressing, very nice. Thanks so much for sharing!

Debbie said...

Love this card and the Beauty can't wait to see more