Sunday, September 27, 2009

MOJO Monday Challenge

I was finally able to play along with one of my beloved challenges...MOJO Monday. It has been a WHILE! I thought the sketch this week (MOJO105) provided a great layout to use my new Papertrey Ink, Peaceful Poinsettia set.

MOJO105 Sketch

My Card

I stamped the poinsettia three times in Pure Poppy ink. Oh, and I have to tell you, I realized again while stamping the poinsettia multiple times that quality cardstock makes ALL the difference in the world!

I first stamped it on Stampin' Up! Whisper White, but this cardstock has a smoother texture and doesn't "grab" the stamp as easily. This causes the stamp to slide just a little bit, which gives the image a fuzzy appearance. Switch over to the AMAZING Papertrey Ink white cardstock and experience a 180 degree difference! It immediately grabs the stamp and results in a crystal clear image...the way the stamped image is supposed to look. Keep in mind, I'm using a very steady hand on both attempts. In fact, I repeatedly attempted to use SU! cs and had the same result.

Here's an example of the two images stamped on the different cardstock: Awesome, right?!

Stampin' Up! vs Papertrey Ink Cardstock

The color even photographs better using the PTI cardstock. I didn't realize that until I did this comparison. Mind you (and my SU! Demo friends) I don't think SU! cs is all's just not my favorite for filled images (vs the outlined images).

Okay...back to my poinsettia. After I stamped it three times, I cute one layer using Nestabilities Large Square dies, and cut out the medium and small layers of the poinsettia on the other two. I layered it using dimensionals (pay close attention to lining up the layers...they differ a little bit on each point), and added a pearl rhinestone that matches my patterned paper.

Close Up of Poinsettia

I punched 1 1/2" circles to create my scalloped layers and added red satin ribbon. I cut the tag die and sponged Fresh Snow ink around the edges before removing it. I then stamped the sentiment using Memento, Tuxedo Black ink. I decided to keep the sentiment simple with white satin ribbon and no bows! Soooo unlike me...I love a great bow on a usually adds so much. But, I thought "less is more" on this an effort to keep it elegant.

Close Up of Sentiment and Rhinestone Pearls

I added some more rhinestone pearls between the scalloped circles...though it's hard to tell because they kind of get lost in the patterned paper. I still think they suit the overall card :O)

Okay, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week :]


LeAnne said...

Wow, are making me think about trying some of that PTI cardstock. What a difference! I don't have any PTI ink, though---do you think that will make a difference as well if I use SU ink? This card is a wowzer for sure! Love the colors!

Andrea M said...

Wow - Love your card! The colors are brilliant :) I love this stamp set too :) Love the PTI cardstock as well - for copics and stamping... Beautiful job - I'll have to use a similar color combo.

AKiteFlier said...

Kristin this is magnifique! I never tried the difference in multiple stampin on different CS. I have used SU, PTI and my fave is Gina K pure luxury 120 lb - you can color an image thoroughly with copics and it won't bleed through - it's amazing - I'll have to try the triple stamped poinsettia. Love that layout - didn't get a chance to play with it this week but you did a bang up job! Let's chat more... :-)

Agus said...

Super cute and elegant card! love the color combination you have chossen!

Tammy Hershberger said...

You rocked this sketch, Kristin and that poinsettia looks awesome! Beautiful card!

Oma said...

Beautiful card - I love this sketch as well.

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