It's been a while since I last did a Mojo Monday challenge and I'm not sure why. Just circumstances, I guess, but when I saw this week's sketch, I knew I had to participate. It's an intriguing combination of centered and off-centered pieces, squares and rectangles, and I thought that such an elegant design should have some elegant elements to show it off. And what is more elegant than the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper? What stamp set to choose? I was needing an Anniversary card and I've been dying to try out the Timeless Love stamp set I just got, so everything just worked together so nicely. It wasn't until I sat down to write my blog post that I realized that both the stamp set and the paper had "Timeless" in the title. They were made for each other! I know, I know, it takes me a while to catch on!!
- The colour palette for this card mirrors the palette of the Designer Series Paper with Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla. They are subdued colours for sure, but the Basic Black gives it a little kick when necessary.
- I used the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper as my background in all three background panels. I love the variety of the designs within that same colour scheme, don't you?
- I stamped the image and the sentiment from Timeless Love in StazOn Jet Black on Very Vanilla. I used StazOn because I wanted to do a tiny bit of watercolouring, and the StazOn won't bleed or run with the use of a water. I used some Sahara Sand ink and an Aqua Painter, with very little water to add some colour to the image with a quick and light touch. Don't you love the script of the sentiment??
- Originally, I backed the square of DSP with Basic Black and my main image and sentiment panel with Sahara Sand, but I saw right away that the Basic Black gave the square background panel more importance and it caught the eye right away. I realized that the attention should go to the image and sentiment, so I changed the mattes around.
- The flower in the top left was so much fun to make. I got out my filter paper, which I rarely use, and spritzed it with Sahara Sand mixed with rubbing alcohol in a Stampin' Up! Spritzer. I used the heat tool to hasten the drying (Using alcohol means it doesn't take long!) I layered three pieces and added a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock behind to aid in the punching process, then used the Pansy Punch to punch out 2 stacks, the Petite Petals to punch out a stack and the flower punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to punch out a third stack.
- Using some Liquid Multipurpose Glue, I stuck all three layers of filter paper to the cardstock backing and then used Glue Dots to join the stacks together. Each time I bent the cardstock up a bit and ruffled the filter paper to create the look you see here. The center is a Pearl Basic Jewel, coloured black with a Sharpie marker.
- The leaves are actually punched from Basic Black cardstock with the Fun Flower Punch and then about 3 petals cut out of it.
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!!
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