It's Mojo Monday and Julee Tilman shares another sketch extraordinaire on her Mojo Monday Blog. Sketches are the one thing I rely on the most to get kickstarted on a project. I feel so honored to be part of her Mojo Maker Design Team!
Font of You is such a clever and pretty stamp set. It's aptly named because all the images are made up of tiny letters! Here's a card I made previously using the umbrella from this set.
TIP: I found inspiration in the colors and the diamond pattern in this Elle Decor magazine photo (March, 2009).
I stamped the flower and pot twice in Jet Black Stazon Ink, first on Very Vanilla and second on Perfect Plum. Using Paper Snips, I clipped out the Perfect Plum vase and layered it with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals over Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon. TIP: I think the Riding Hood ribbon is a close enough match with the Ruby Red card stock.
The flowers came to life by dotting Stampin' Up!'s Cameo Coral and Ruby Red Markers on the blooms. TIP: For added interest, I also dotted the blooms and accented the stems with a Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen. The image was matted on Cameo Coral card stock and attached to a mat of Ruby Red with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The sentiment (also from Font of You) was inked up in Jet Black Stazon. TIP: To isolate the word "happiness" from the rest of the text, I used a post it note to cover the "unwanted" text before stamping. I had a reader suggest recently that you also can use tape the same way. Quick and easy. Using the Large Oval Punch, I cropped the sentiment and tucked it underneath the main panel.
Cameo Coral Textured card stock was layered over Ruby Red for the top and bottom vertical panels. Using a snazzy diamond pattern from Stampin' Up!'s Exclusive Texturz Backgrounds and a Big Shot, I created this luscious diamond texture in Perfect Plum. It's layered on a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Very Vanilla.
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Stamp Set: Font of You (113405)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Cameo Coral Textured (108697, Earth Elements Textured Card Stock), Ruby Red (102030), Perfect Plum (101889)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406), Stampin' Up! Cameo Coral (100074) and Ruby Red (100075) Markers, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen (Non-SU)
Cool Tools: Stampin' Up! Texturz Backgrounds I (114512), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Large Oval Punch (107305)
The Perfect Touch: Riding Hood Red (w/Vanilla Trim) Taffeta Ribbon (111365), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)