The MOJO Monday 300 celebration is over, but they just came up with another beautiful sketch for #301. I really loved this sketch and made one of my best offerings I think that I’ve done for one of their sketches. I hope that you’ll agree!All of the products used for the card are from Stampin’ Up! I needed another sympathy card for a dear friend from church whose mother recently lost her battle with cancer. I chose to use SU’s new collection, Modern Medley DSP. I just love this collection and hadn’t used it yet either. I didn’t deliberately choose black paper for a sympathy card, but I really wanted to use this new collection. I added a pop of yellow to represent in my thoughts, the hope we have in Jesus when we lose a loved one knowing that we will see them again on the other side of the veil! I hope that you like what you see here!
· Stamp set(s): Thoughts & Prayers
· Ink(s): Basic Black & Daffodil Delight
· Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla CS
· Dies & Embossing folders: Framelits Ovals Collection, Sizzix Clearlits Scallop Rectangle. Fancy Fan EF
· Embellishments/Other things of note: White Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds, Craft Knife, Silicon Craft Sheet, Basic Jewels Pearls
The card is 5.5” x 4.25” with a top fold. I flipped the layout a bit to make if flow a little better for my purposes and to give me more room on the right side of the card for the sentiment. I used the Simply Pressed Clay and molds for the first time with this. My tip for their use is this: put the filled molds in the freezer for about 10 minutes for both the flower and the buttons before turning them out on the craft sheet; trim off the excess clay AFTER they have dried so that you don’t deform the molded clay while trying to remove the excess clay. I tried it both ways. I used the Fancy Fan EF because I like its elegance and the way it mimics to some degree the design of the larger piece of patterned paper. I played with the size of the yellow paper and the music paper to get them to balance the lower part of the card. I matted the sentiment on the paper I cut out with the Clearlits and embossed which I cut into halves horizontally.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look and read my “inklings” about my project. I appreciate you so very much!