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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My First MOJO Monday 222 Blog Contest Entry

This is my first post for MOJO Monday that I have ever done.  I love being retired from my post retirement parttime job!  LOL  I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend whose husband died unexpectedly at the age of 56.  Too young by far. I liked the sketch by Julee Tilman so I thought I could do something with the sketch and the blue flower that I had colored with Copics before I got the e-mail.  Sometimes things just seem to work out, don't they!  So here goes!

Here is my supply list:
  • Hearffelt Creations 3433 - Book Frame 1 Precut Set
  • Hearffelt Creations Innoscents Flowers 1 Precut Set
  • Hearffelt Creations 3371 Dutch Iris Oval Precut Set
  • Basic Grey Offbeat Collection - unexpected
  • Bazzill Cardstock
  • Vellum paper with gold flourishes & flowers from my stash
  • Labels Seven Nestabilities
  • Quickutz Nesting Tags Cookie Cutter Dies
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folders:  Paper Lace II & Swiss Dots
  • Mark Richards 5mm Gold Mosaic Tiles
  • Copic Markers BG 02, 05 & 07
  • Memento London Fog & Rich Cocoa & chalk inks for distressing the edges of the cardstock and stamping the book and verse.
The card size is 5" x 7".  I cut 2 pieces from the Basic Grey patterned paper; one was 5 x 7 and the other one was cut 4.5 x 6.5.  The darker blue cardstock was cut to 4.75 x 6.75.  I stamped the book frame and the Amazing Grace verses on the lighter blue cardstock and cut it out with the Labels Seven Nestabilities.  I matted all the basic cuts and placed a 1" strip of the vellum paper left of center.  I then placed the Amazing Grace bookframe on the card centered vertically to the left and the tag centered in the lower right corner.  I popped up the blue flower after placing a mosaic tile in the center.  Last I placed 3 gold mosaic tiles on the vellum paper above and below the Amazing Grace image.  I attached a piece of white cardstock with a sympathy sentiment to the back of the 5 x 7 card front.  This card could be made smaller with a smaller flower to stamp, but I used what I had already colored.

I hope you like this card.  Let me know what you think!  I would love to have more followers!  Have a blessed week and may everyone have a prosperous and creative New Year!

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