I chose to use this week's Mojo Monday (MOJO382) sketch for my card design. It's tall and skinny week at Mojo Monday so my card this week is 4" x 8.5". An unusual size to be sure, but it will easily fit in a regular business size envelope. I also kept it fairly flat for easier mailing. With increasing postage costs, that's something I'm thinking about more and more as I made cards. One of our sponsor's this week is All Dressed Up Stamps. They generously provided some of the DT with some images and papers to use. I was able to play with Love Spring Time and Autumn Papers 1. I printed the image and digi papers on Georgia Pacific white cardstock. I cropped them close to the finished size before printing in order to save ink. What you can't see is that the horizontal strip covers a gap in the background floral paper. Another ink saver when using digi papers. It pays to take time to think about how you might want to use the papers before you print.
I colored the girl with Copic markers and then decorated her dress and bow with Enamel Accents polka dots. The verse panel is also accented with Enamel Accents. The background behind the girl was stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I used foam tape to pop up a the background panel, the girl and the verse panel. I'm really liking foam tape over pop dots. Things just feel so much more solid. The above picture also gives a peek of the interior decorating.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (image), Recollections (kraft), Cor'dinations (Scarlet)
Patterned Paper: All Dressed Up Stamps Digi Paper (Autumn Papers 1)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Psalm 71:14), All Dressed Up Stamps (Love Spring Time), Stampin' Up wood mounted (Itty Bitty Backgrounds)
Ink: ColorBox pigment ink (Frost White)
Copics: R20; Y21; E00, 01, 07, 08, 09, 11, 33, 35, 37, 50; N3, 5; 100
Tools/Embellishments: Sakura Micron .01 marker (black), Sew-Ology seam binding, My Favorite Things die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge), Spellbinders dies (Petite Ovals Large and Small, Petite Scalloped Ovals Small), Stampin' Up embossing powder (Crystal Clear), Enamel Accents (white)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday (MOJO382) - sketch
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #243 - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Kids
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #212 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a good week and will have time to spend in your craft space. The Word Art Wednesday blog is sure to have some inspiration for you and there's a free digi for you there as well.