Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mojo Monday #403

Hi everybody! I'm so excited that I'm doing a happy dance. Come Thursday I'll be the owner of a Scan N Cut machine. Don't get me wrong I've loved my Cameo but there are  just things he won't do. Things like easily cutting shrink plastic or cutting thin art metal like the Tim Holtz.

The two things that convinced me to go with the Scan N Cut is I've been hand cutting out a lot of stamped images lately. Also I wanted a machine that I could easily take with me somewhere without necessarily having to drag my laptop along with me. I'm sure there will be times when I'll use Cameron.

Yesterday was the start of a new week and that means a new challenge over at Mojo Monday. I love this week's sketch but I had to modify it a little. More on that later. So without further ado here is this week's sketch.

Here is my card and I'm a loving how it turned out. It came out even better than the card I saw in my head. Also I managed to get good photos this time of the foil and the glitter marker used.

I started by using my eBrush and a neon marker from the Dollar Tree for my card base. Then I held my eBrush up high to get speckles using a gold Sharpie.

The purple piece was a scrap. In fact on the back side was where I practiced with lace and my eBrush. Believe it or not the vertical panel is what I started when I did my video in the last post. I scribbled more with markers and dropping alcohol blending solution. Then misted with Wild Plum.and Stream color mist.

I have not had much luck getting a good foil  stamped image using my glue pad and the  stamping adhesive was $10 plus I would have shipping on top. I have not priced yet what sticky embossing powder will cost me but alas my fine detail embossing powder did not work. My work around was to stamp the butterfly and the sentiment. Then to copy it on my laser printer. Doing it that way I now have the original stamped image and sentiment for later use. My laser copies I was able to then foil using my laminator. I was pleased how even though the butterfly is really detailed how nicely it turned out.

The butterfly and sentiment is from Verve's Happy Place set. I only bought two sets but you can see between this challenge and the Verve challenge I've been getting lots of mileage out of  them.  I love this butterfly. After the foiling was done I colored my butterfly with Faber Castell metallic colored pencils. For the body I used Marvy's  black pearl fabric marker.

Opps! I wasn't thinking when I stamped the sentiment and butterfly. They were stamped too close together and too close to the edge of the paper so my round die did not work. As it was I had to work to get the oval to work without cutting off the letters.  I used teal Stazon ink to edge my shape. I felt like it needed something.

Instead of ribbon or a piece of card stock I thought I would try something different. I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and cut my shape. I wasn't sure if it would work but I didn't want the brown color. I decided to see if my Marvy glitter fabric markers would work. As you can see here it is really sparkly. :-)

I can't wait to see what next week's sketch is going to be. :-) Do join me in the challenges at: http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ Doing challenges is a lot of fun.

As you can tell I'm really enjoying using the Verve stamps. Now I don't want to be accused of enabling anyone but stamps and dies are on sale for 10%  off over at the Verve store. Also a bundle of all the June stamp releases are on sale for 20% off.  I'm not being paid to endorse these stamps being the frugal crafter I am I thought I would give you a heads up.. I love my stamps and I love how quickly the company processes the order plus I can't complain about paying $3.00 for shipping.

That is all for now. It is back to cleaning and organizing. Need to get things ready for my new arrival. :-)

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Your one bg looks like tye die and I love it. This card came together so well. Good luck on the challenges. I have some of Verve stamps and love them.

  2. How beautiful! Love how fabulous the gold on black looks with that butterfly. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!


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