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January 5, 2009
Mojo Monday Meets "Fancy Top Note"
I really loved THIS sketch when I saw it over on the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog. You can check out the blog by clicking on the link I provided above. Immediately I knew I wanted to use the Top Note Bigz Die and for the first time I did a little trimming along the edge to remove the CS between the edge of the die cut shape and the little outline of "faux stitches" if you want to call them that. I've never tried cutting that piece off, and it wasn't actually very easy. It wasn't smooth and I had to keep trimming ever so slightly until I got it smooth, but it's not as perfect as I would like it to be. I just had to give up. Hopefully you don't notice ;) Anyway, by removing this edge, I was able to layer another Top Note die cut out of Basic Black CS beneath so that it was matted nicely. I really wanted a black layer beneath everything.
Other than that, I used my new stamp set Flower Fancy and I have plans to use it again tomorrow with the CPS sketch for this week. I've already drawn that one out and now I just need to sit down and stamp it. I'm having a lot of fun with this stamp set.
Oh, and that GORGEOUS Designer Series Paper on the base of the card is some of the Raspberry Tart DSP that will be in the NEW Idea Book & Catalog that will be revealed a little bit later this month! I LOVE it and can't wait to use it all up!! The patterns are so vibrant and I love the color combos.
I hope you like my card. Take a look at the Mojo Monday sketch blog each week for some really great sketches that Julee comes up with. She's amazing at creating really well balanced and inspiring sketches. I've used them MANY times when I need a little help - I can't help but want to create with them!!
I can't wait to send this card to a dear friend of mine. I think I might scoot the big flower down just a smidge and after I do I just hope that it and the other flowers which I popped up with double layers of dimensionals and curled the petals stay pretty in the mail!! :)
Stamps: Flower Fancy, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Cameo Coral, Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White CS, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Summer Sun (SU! marker) and Basic Black classic inks
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, black brads (SU!), paper piercing tool and template