Sunday, October 30, 2011

You Are My Friend

MojoMonday212

Inspiration

This is my first time to play along with "Mojo Monday", although I look at the cute sketches every week! I got a last minute order for a birthday card for a "long time girl friend", and thought where to start???? So I turned to the Mojo Monday #212 sketch. Here's my take.

You Are My Friend

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"

Paper

Elegant Eggplant (SU!)7" x 10"; scored at 5", and
2 3/8" x 5 1/8"
Pale Plum (SU!)4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Lap of Luxury DSP (SU!)2 1/2" x 6"
Watercolor Paper (Canson)2 1/2" x 5"
Vintage Ivory (Papertrey Ink)1 1/2" x 5"

Inks

Jet Black (StazOn)
Elegant Eggplant (SU!)

Stamps

There's a Season (Stamps Happen)
Only Ovals (SU!)

Accessories

Twine - Buttercream (The Twinery)
Bow-easy
Watercolor pencils (Staedtler)
Watercolor brush
Oval punch (SU!)
Brads (Paper Studio)
Paper Piercer
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser (Tonic Studios)
Glue dots
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Zip-dry glue
ATG (Scotch)
Scor-Pal
Scissors (Cutter Bee)
Rotary trimmer - straight & scallop blades (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut dark purple cardstock measuring 7" x 10", score at 5" and fold.

MAT

Cut light purple cardstock measuring 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Mount a 2 1/2" x 6" strip of patterned paper vertically on the left side of the mat. Punch 3 holes vertically in the upper right corner of the mat and place 3 purple brads in the holes. Wrap twine around the card 3 times crossing it at the right of the patterned paper and secure. Tie a multi-loop bow and adhere with glue dots. Hint: I use a little Zip-dry glue in addition to the glue dots, just to make sure the bow won't fall off! Mount the mat layer on the front of the card.

IMAGE

Stamp the image flower using StazOn black ink on watercolor paper. Use watercolor pencils with a watercolor brush and a little water to color the image. Distress the edges of the watercolor panel with the distressing tool.

Cut dark purple cardstock measuring 2 3/8" x 5 1/8", cutting one short edge with a scalloped blade. Mount the watercolored image on this panel, and mount on the front of the card, allowing some patterned paper to show on the left of the image.

SENTIMENT

Stamp the friendship sentiment oval twice in dark purple ink on ivory paper. Use the oval punch to cut out the oval on one image. Trim the label from the second and mount on the punched oval. Mount the sentiment on the front of the card under the bow using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing. x0

a simple offering said...

Beautiful. Love the watercolor. I have a set of nice wc pencils I haven't used much. Maybe I'll do that for the projects I have due at the end of this week. Very nice card.

Sue W said...

Fabulous card Lisa Lynne!! Love your colour choices!

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