Monday, August 24, 2009

With Gratitude....

I got some time to stamp today! When my mojo is low, I love to take in a challenge to light that creative spark! Today, I picked jjjjjo-jo and the sets (the theme of today's Featured Stamper on SCS!) I also decided to try a new technique featured on the Flourishes Newsletter courtesy Makiko Jones! It is the coolest thing I have seen lately!! It's Modge-Podging with Mulberry Paper! You can click HERE to check out her fabulous tutorial!

Joanne Grzelak was today's featured stamper. After flipping through her fun gallery, I decided to CASE this card HERE.



Since I didn't have the SU die for the main shape, I decided to swap that out and use Spellbinder's Curved Rectangles die. I used a different CB embossing folder for my background and instead of using a CB folder for the center strip like Joanne did, I used some silk ribbon that I matted to a strip of black paper. Instead of brads in the corner, I used self stick pearls. Plus... I used different stamps! The basic layout of the card is the same though! ;-)

The stamps I used were Bird and Vine and Thank You... both from Flourishes! The background was done with some ivory distressed paper in the Basic Grey Wisteria pack and then accented with Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose Distress Inks. I used Lettuce and Pesto Adirondack inks for my vine and accented with some Ranger Liquid Pearls.

To find out how I got that background texture, you really need to stop on over and see Maki's tutorial! It is a WOW technique! And, for more on the Featured Stamper challenge, just click HERE!

Happy Monday everyone! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here soon!

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