Mojo Monday 478 Contest | Encouragement Card featuring Simon Says Stamp
Now that I've gotten back to making time for card making, I can't stop! It feels good to get these ideas, that have been packed in my head, out onto paper. I still have at least one more card after this one to share :)
For this card, I decided (again) to go back to the Mojo Monday 478 Contest. I used this card sketch and used the supplies from SSS Snow Much Thanks Card Kit - this time, using patterned papers AND solids to create a card - not just mix and matching paper with other paper I have.
I wanted to use the sentiment from the stamp set in the kit: "When it snows, you have two choices: SHOVEL OR MAKE SNOW ANGELS. I choose angels." I love this sentiment! It's great for an encouragement card during the winter-time. By using the MM sketch, I was able to come up with the perfect placement for the sentiments. I did change a few things from the sketch when I made my card; I placed a rectangle in the center of the card rather towards the right side of the card, and I eliminated the circle.
To begin my card, I cut some Raspberry cardstock from CTMH to 5.5x4.25. I then cut the piece of patterned paper I wanted to use to 5x3.75. Then I cut down some Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla cardstock to create a tiny border around the patterned paper. I used blue gray parchment paper from the SSS Kit to create the vertical panel on the left-side of the card. TIP: In order to attached the parchment paper to the card without adhesive showing through, I used my Xyron sticker maker and made the whole panel a sticker - making the adhesive invisable. Do you have tips for how you adhere down parchment/vellum paper without the adhesive showing? Lastly, I cut some Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla paper again to create the rectangle for the center of the card.
I then lined up my stamps onto the center rectangle and stamped them with CTMH Raspberry ink. I wanted to stick with the sketch and create a vertical panel towards the bottom of the card, but I wanted to do something other then cardstock. I decided to pull my CTMH blue shimmer trim (now retired) and cut 3 pieces and stacked them one beside the other to create a wider panel of glitter tape. Ideally, I would have had that color blue in glitter paper so the look would be more seamless, but sometimes you just have to work with what you have and improvise.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting :)