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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mojo Monday Swap

I was contemplating a swap over on SplitCoast Stampers and the Mojo Monday sketch this week decided it for me. The whole card just came to me when I saw the sketch, so I decided to take the plunge! You should check out the swap here. It's Canadian based and Teresa is a first time hostess. I'm sure she'd LOVE to have you!

I stamped the image in Basic Grey on Whisper White and coloured it in using LOTS of Copic markers. Do you want the list? Here you go:
  • C5 - Cool Gray # 5
  • W3 - Warm Gray # 3
  • 110 - Special Black
  • B00 - Frost Blue
  • BG10 - Cool Shadow
  • BG96 - Bush
  • YG23 - New Leaf
  • YR07 - Cadmium Orange
  • R29 - Lipstick Red
  • E33 - Sand
  • E37 - Sepia
  • E43 - Dull Ivory
  • E49 - Dark Brown
I used my Coluzzle to cut the circles and the sentiment was punched out using the Curly Label Punch and matted it using the matching die from the Movers and Shapers set.

The Mojo Monday sketch had an embellishment in the bottom right corner. I was hoping I could find some large green brads, but the only ones I had were square and that didn't look quite right. So, I opted for some green Prima flowers and some ridiculously tiny buttons. One has to wonder why in the world people make such ridiculously tiny buttons and why in the world I felt the need to have them...way back when...and then not use them - LOL!

The paper I used is, unfortunately retired, Manchester by Stampin' UP! and the cardstock base is Kraft.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories
INK: Basic Grey
PAPERS: Whisper White, Always Artichoke and Kraft Cardstock; Manchester DSP
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Prima Flowers, Ribbon, Punches, Coluzzle, Quickutz Wafer Thin Die, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Teeny Tiny Buttons.

Happy Stampin'!


  1. Christyne, these are gorgeous! I like how you layered the punches for the greeting, and the selection of paper and accessories makes for a card that both the wife and hubby will appropriate for a moving card! KA

  2. what sweet cards. love how you embellished them.

  3. These are so cute! Love the teeny buttons in the flowers and glad you found the perfect use for them!

  4. Great job on these. Love all of the coloring and the design. Top notch job on this set :o)

  5. Your swap cards turned out terrific! the other swappers will love these for sure. Hope you get back great cards too.

  6. These are such cute, fun cards!

  7. first, these are awesome!!

    second, you are not kidding... i am so sad this paper is retired, i have been searching high and low for something just like it!! good guy paper (my son is so not into robots!! and i really need manly paper! :-)

  8. Oh I just love those cards. You really brought out that little truck. Great Job.

  9. Super cute cards! I'm glad I'm in this swap with you, maybe I'll get one :)

  10. I love the embellishments you used. Great card and cute too!

  11. So cool! Love thefun little truck!

  12. Lovely set of cards! I still haven't managed that many in a day of late. Took me ALL day to manage the windshield wiper one....I am having such a hard time calling it is a windscreen here!

  13. Oh how cute! Love the image and the little buttons!

  14. Hi Christyne. Love the card. Really weird, I've been working on some home sweet home cards, with, wait for it: ridiculously tiny buttons! I recall I picked up mine when Cherished was closing. They made just the right decoration for a tree, and I was feeling too lazy to cut out flowers from stamped images. Funny about the background colouring, at first I though you had a little mulberry cause there's kind of a torn effect...


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