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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Thursday, September 20, 2012

MOJO Monday 259 Challenge Card

Julee Tilman of Poetic Artistry Blogspot created this week’s sketch #259 for Mojo Monday.

When I first looked at this sketch I thought, wow this looks too much like work.  This sketch has way too many layers and embellishment areas for me, but the more I studied it, I started to see movement and the semi-circles reminded me of wheels.  Once I began visualizing that concept I decided to make a friendship card using the Moving Forward stamp set which includes a bicycle. 
I love red, white and blue and when I look at this card, I'm glad I chose this combination. 
I used Midnight Muse one of this year's fabulous In Colours, and Real Red from the Brights Collection for the stamped images and elements on this card. To show case these bold colours, I chose Whisper White cardstock for the card base and background to stamp the images on. I used an additional 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the Stripes Textured Embossing folder, to add a little more drama to the background.  I think it worked. 
The small tags on the bottom front were punched out with the jewelry tag punch and tied together with some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.  A small basic pearl was used for the center of the tiny flower and for the circle outline on the Midnight Muse circle layer.  I really love the small size polka dots on the strip of Designer Series paper I added for the middle layer.  The DSP is from the Summer Smooches collection. 
I've used a combination of stamp sets to create this card.  The panel image highlighting the bicycle parts is from a set called "Moving Forward".  This is a very versatile set and beyond the great graffics, $3.00 of every Moving Forward stamp set sold by Stampin' Up! goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. 
For the large wheel in the background I stamped a lovely paisley medallion in Midnight Muse ink on the Whisper White layer.  This image is from from the Lacy and Lovely stamp set. The layered circles were cut from the BigZ Circle #2 die.
In keeping with my motion idea for this card, I decided to only showcase portions of the bicycle image and mount them on a layer of Real Red cardstock cut out with the 1 1/4" punches.  To get this effect I simply stamped the full image on a piece of Whisper White Card stock moved the window on my 1 inch square punch until I got the image I wanted and then punched them out. The layered squares were then added to a piece of 2 x 3 3/4" Midnight Muse that was distressed around the edges with Midnight Muse ink and a sponge dauber.
For the circular layer on the bottom of the card, I stamped a "Friend" sentiment in Midnight Muse. This wonderful little stamp is from a hostess set called Mixed Medley.  I got my stamp for free when I attended Convention this summer, but you can earn it as a Hostess Set from the Holiday  Catalogue, simply by placing an order of $200 through my on-line store, or hosting a party. Ask me how!   

I kept the inside of the card very basic just adding the Moving Forward full image of the bicycle and it's darling sentiment "hello dear friend".
I hope you like my creation and would like to hear back from you if you have any comments. 


Shawn Crawford said...

What a great card. You did a fabulous job with all the layers.

Shawn Crawford said...

What a great card. You did a fabulous job with all the layers.

Patti said...

Love this card Penny. The bright colors are so cheerful. I really like how you used the image by punching out different parts. Great job with that sketch.

Dale Morin said...

Super card! Really great job.

Terry said...

This is fabulous. I love the stripes on the card front, the various parts of the bike - everything!