Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 142

I've been missing the Mojo Monday challenges, so I wanted to get off to a good start in June. I love, love, LOVE the Cherry-O papers, stamps, and Opaques stickers and decided this sketch would work perfectly with them.

The stamp set is from the Cherry-O Workshop on the Go. You can purchase the WOTG on my website. I used three techniques on the cherries: masking, second-generation stamping, and stamp rolling.
  • Masking - To make some of the cherries appear to be in front of others, I stamped one cherry on a Post-It note (close to the top of the note), then cut it out. I stamped a cherry on my paper, then placed the Post-It note mask over the stamped image before stamping another overlapping cherry. When I pulled up the mask, it looked like the first cherry was in front of the other one.
  • Second-generation stamping - No, this isn't stamping with your mama (although that can be fun, too!). To get a lighter image, stamp once onto scrap paper before stamping onto your paper without reinking.
  • Stamp rolling (or rock & roll) - I loaded the cherry stamp with ink, then stamped off onto scrap paper (second generation). Before putting it on the paper, though, I just rolled the edges of the stamp on the Tulip ink then stamped onto my cardstock. It makes the image lighter in the middle. You can also do this with different colored inks (think fall leaves!). The key here is to start with the lightest color first and always clean the stamp before inking up again.
Another shout out for the Cherry-O Opaques stickers -- they are GORGEOUS and so easy to use! They look like little colored pearls. My fingers are crossed for additions to this product line in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

Might as well make the inside pretty, too. I think it's always a little disappointing to open a beautiful card to find a plain ol' inside. It's hard to see in this photo, but there are leaves and a stem on the cherry, too, all in second generation ink.


  1. So pretty!!! Love your take on the sketch.

  2. very cute - I love the cherry theme. Those stickers look great and they match your blog template!


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