Grunge AlphabetPress!

You’re in shock aren’t you? Here it is lunch time and I’m already posting my version of this week’s Mojo Monday and what’s more, its tall and skinny. Yikes, never say never!Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - JIF

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday.

Mojo343SketchThe background was my inspiration for today’s card. This stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set is what I used on the cardstock of all my pages on my 2013 Scrapbook Albums. My scratch paper was awash with the most wonderful color burst where I’d stamped off the page.

Immediately I knew I wanted to recreate this and did so with Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Inks stamped here and there on my background piece. Another stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set was stamped off in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink onto Coastal Cabana Cardstock. The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set was also stamped in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink.

The Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock and Soft Suede Cardstock were both run through the Big Shot using the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder then both were sponged with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink.

Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - Gorgeous Grunge - JIFFinding something other than flowers as an embellishment is always a challenge for me but thanks to the Simply Stars Stamp Set, you may have noticed I reach for that instead now. Add a little Linen Thread and viola!

Mojo 343 - Grunge Bermuda Bay - Stars - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Sets: Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Classic Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press
Embellishments: Linen Thread
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stick Strip

Please call me to place your order for any of the products I used today, or any other products you require from Stampin’ Up! And remember, all order over $200 qualifies for free Stampin’ Up! product!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Sending Good Thouhts Your Way!

Isn’t it amazing how quickly one’s routine goes out the window once Spring Break is officially here?! And trust me, it wasn’t from a lack of trying to keep on track as I’m not sure just how early I printed off this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch but it did me no good as you can see, here it is Tuesday and I’m only just writing my post for Monday. 🙁

So let’s not delay things any further, here is this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch…

Mojo 337 SketchAnd here is my interpretation of the sketch…

Sending Good Thoughts - Mojo 337 - JIF

Epic Day This and That DSP was the basis for this card onto the Whisper White Cardstock, that was the easy part. Even the Very Vanilla Cardstock came together well with the stamping-off of two stamp sets – Off the Grid and The Open Sea – then sponged with Gumball Green Classic Ink.

Sending Good Thoughts - Grid Seas - Mojo 337 - JIF

When it came to both the sentiment and the flowers/embellishments I didn’t have a clue. Many different things were attempted and rejected until I reached for the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set, realizing I had both sentiment and embellishments all in one with the strips of dots and stripes… phew! 🙂

Then as the card was becoming more masculine, instead of flowers for the embellishments I chose the Simply Star Stamp Set. All of which were stamped in the Calypso Coral Classic Ink.

Sending Good Thoughts - Simply Stars - Mojo 337 - JIF

Once assembled the Whisper White Base seemed too stark in comparison to the almost grunge appearance of the DSP so stamped off the little start from Banner Blast Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set in So Saffron Classic Ink.

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Off the Grid, The Open Sea, Perfect Pennants, Simply Stars, Banner Blast
Classic Inks: Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
DSP: Epic Day This and That
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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