Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Forever Blossoms for Mojo Monday and Global Design Project

I'm kind of excited to be joining two challenges today with just one card. The first challenge is one I used to play regularly and just sort of forgot about until now, but I love Julee Tilman's MOJO Monday sketches. She seems to have about 3 to choose from and lots of time to take part so this is the sketch I chose:

The second challenge I am playing is a theme challenge from the Global Design Project:

The theme is Spring/Easter. My design includes the Forever Blossoms stamp set from the Parisian Blossoms Suite and nothing says spring to me like cherry blossoms. I've used the Hold on to Hope sentiment from the Hold on to Hope stamp set in the Annual Catalogue. Easter always means a time of hope to me, and especially this year, as we hopefully see a light at the end of the tunnel with the Corona virus infection.

Here's my entry:

  • All the panels in the layout were backed with Basic Black cardstock. There's something really effective about a pastel coloured card with black accents.
  • All the Designer Series Paper in the card is from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper. It's beautiful paper with champagne foil designs on one side and pastel graphics on the reverse side.
  • I stamped the sentiment on the circle. which was punched with the 2 1/2" Circle punch, which is a retired punch from Stampin' Up!. I added some of the individual blossom & leaf images, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Stampin' Blends to colour them.
  • I stamped the sprig of cherry blossoms in the same Memento Ink and coloured it all in using Stampin' Blends, then did some fancy fussy cutting, although I could have used the coordinating Cherry Blossom Dies and die cut it, and applied it to the card to wind around and embellish the sentiment. 
  • The last step was using the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add a little bling.

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  1. Beautiful combination of the two challenges!

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

  3. Beautiful card and great take on the sketch.

  4. Thanks, JoAnn! MOJO Monday sketches are always so inspiring aren't they?


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