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Monday, January 17, 2011

MaryJo's Sketch #157

I'm in this week....yipee!! It's such fun to play along again with MaryJo's sketch...and a fun one it is. Simple, too! BUT, I turned the sketch on its side.

You can see the original sketch here. As you can see, the sketch was originally a vertical one, but this cute little owl just didn't fit that way...but horizontally, it does....and perfectly, too, don't you think? I used the cute little new Sale-a-Bration set, Punch Bunch and the 2-Step Owl Punch. Each owl was stamped twice and punched twice as well.....the second time so that the belly color could be changed out. (I needed to trim slightly with a pair of snips.)

The biggest dilemma I seemed to have with this card was the background....or the partial background. I used the Solid Stripe background stamp (also going to be a Sale-a-Bration offering.) stamped in Old Olive ink. But it looked kinda plain to me, so I decided to run it through my Big Shot using the Finial Press Embossing Folder. Truthfully, I think I should have used the Square Lattice Folder instead, but figured you were probably tired of looking at samples where I used with must know it's my favorite! (No, haven't worn it out, yet!! LOL)

So, here it simple and easy submission for this week's Challenge. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite color combos with the new color line....Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzelberry. The Whisper White seems to mellow it out.

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Punch Bunch, Solid Stripe
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry, Pumpkin Pie
CS: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry
Misc: 2-Step Owl Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, White Mini Brads, Paper Piercer & Template, Big Shot, Finial Press EF, White Taffeta Ribbon
Check out the longer than usual Word Window and Modern Label Punched greeting. To achieve this look, I stamped the greeting and folded the stamped cardstock in half. This was then inserted into the Modern Label Punch just past the half way point. Using the Bone Folder, I flattend out the fold line. The Modern Label Punched background was created in the same way. Cool.....huh?!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you here again soon.
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Rose said...

Your little owl buddies are adorable, cute take on the sketch.

MJ said...

Cute! That is the first I have noticed this color combo. I will have to try it out. Love the sketch on the side too. Great job, glad you were able to play along this week. Thanks for both playing and adding the code for the hop too!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Cute Card!


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