Something Worth Celebrating for MOJO353

I have a lot on my plate this week, but I couldn’t stay away from this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  With all of it’s pieces, I challenged myself to find a clean card.  The end result has lots of layers (not as “clean” as I wanted), but I think the layers all work well together to make a beautiful, celebratory card:

Remembering Your Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, MOJO353

And here’s Julee Tilman’s MOJO sketch that inspired my card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Striped Scallop Thinlit.  Is possible that you missed this amazing Thinlit in the Annual Catalog?  The Striped Scallop Thinlit, found on page 228 of the catalog, generates rows of thin scallops that can fill an entire card front.  I chose to use a thin strip of them as an accent here.  As with all thinlits, I placed a piece of wax paper between the cardstock and the thinlit die.  I also placed an additional piece of cardstock on top of the thinlit to make sure it cut all the way through (you’ll have to play around with your Big Shot to find the right pressure point.  Oh! and the thinlit comes with little holes that can be used to pop out the cropped paper using a scoring tool.
  • Double Stack, Please.  I really wanted this scalloped sentiment to pop up over the layers of the square layer.  Since the square layers were already so high, I double-stacked the dimensionals on the bottom of the scallop.  One single dimensional was used to attach the top to the bottom of the square sentiment.  Easy fix.
  • Bring Home the Gold.  I tend to forget about the Gold Foil Specialty Paper.  What a lovely accent this paper makes to all the elements of this card.  As you can see, the Gold Foil stands out better against dark colors than against the patterned paper or light-colored cardstock.  Gold Soiree, this Specialty Designer Series Paper, has shiny gold in the papers (although this picture doesn’t show the gold specs as well).  Definitely worth an add to your craft space.

Stamp Sets:  Remembering Your Birthday  Papers:  Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gold Foil Sheet, Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White  Inks:  Garden Green, Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker  Accessories:  Striped Scallop Thinlit, Squares Collection Framelits, Subtles Candy Dots (Calypso Coral), 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle  punch, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Wow! The gold really does make the card pop. And as usual, your layering really brings a new dimension (literally) to the sketch design. Definitely a card worth celebrating.

  2. Brian this card is layer-liscious! Did I count correctly? 16 layers! Wow. What an awesome card!

  3. Another home run, Brian! Love, the gold!

  4. I LOVE THIS CARD!!! 🙂

  5. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh WOW!! The gold foil paper really gives this card a fantastic touch of elegance but your amazing layering takes it over the top!!! You followed the Mojo Monday sketch beautifully but you added great dimension layering each panel. A winner card from start to finish. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  6. I like this sketch by Julee and I think you did a super take on it ! Love love the layers and I like what you did with the Striped Scallop Thinlit . Pretty !

  7. I’m glad you made time in your busy schedule to make this card ‘cuz it’s just beautiful!

  8. Incredible layering. Love the gold peeking out everywhere. A winner!

  9. Love that gold foil, Brian! This is a beautiful card.

  10. Robbye Hamilton

    Brian you did it again. The color combinations work so beautifully together and with the DSP you chose. This card is absolutely stunning, and my birthday is …
    Awesome job Brian.

  11. Oh Brian – O.K. I counted 14 layers, did I miss any? This is an absolutely gorgeous card. There is so much to it and yet it does NOT look overdone. Great job – love that gold paper.

  12. Very pretty! Love how everything is trimmed in gold.

  13. Brian, that is a really refreshing card! I can smell fresh cut grass and peaches. It’s a keeper. 🙂

  14. Very eye-catching, Brian! I love how you slipped the gold in as matting.

  15. Brian, I am speechless! And trust me, that is HUGE! Just like your card! I adore all the layers, colors and the pop of gold. What a winner you have here my friend!

  16. Fresh and summery. Gets your attention with the gold accents.

  17. Melanie Covereston

    Beautiful, beautiful card! Let me know if you want to send it to me, I’ll be happy to send you my address 🙂

  18. I love this card!! The pops of gold make it!!! Thank you for sharing and being such a great inspiration!!! I’m so happy I found your blog. 🙂

  19. I think the gold touches really make this card. Wonderful job, as usual!

  20. Beautiful card, love those layers! The gold really does pop your card, terrific choice 🙂

  21. I absolutely love this card. The colors are beautiful and I love all of the layers. The three brads and gold cardstock really make the card stand out. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  22. The gold accents bring such a zing to this fabulous card. Love it!

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