Fine Wine and Friendship
The Mod Squad Challenge this week is “Magazine Madness” where we are encouraged to use something on our card project from a magazine, gift catalog, or any other periodical we may have lying around. We can use it as a background, we can do a little fussy cutting, or we can get really creative and fussy cut a whole bunch of different shapes and make a collage or scene. We can do anything as long as something from a magazine is somewhere on our card. (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/magazine-madness.html)
The magazine I used for this card was SJ Magazine (March 2015) which happened to be the only magazine I had lying around here when I saw the challenge! (I don’t read magazines, and I no longer get the number of catalogs that I used to.) This is a free magazine that usually goes right into the recylcle bucket when it arrives, but I realized I needed it before I pitched it. Phew!! Here is the page I used for my card.
I really liked the two image groupings in the bottom corners, but the words got in the way, so I layered the panels to strategically hide the words.
The image panels were matted on Gina K Dark Chocolate card stock. The patterned card stock I used for the background was from a pad by Momenta which didn’t seem to have a name on the pad itself, but the price tag said “Songbird” and the Momenta label said Lot 20468 R4. These background panels were also matted on the dark chocolate. The sentiment along the bottom of the card (“Like a fine wine, our friendship gets better with age.”) is from the Gina K Designs “Better With Age” duo (retired?) and was stamped with the Gina K dark chocolate ink. Because the printed card stock was textured and a bit dark, I used my MISTI and was able to stamp the greeting multiple times to get it dark enough to see it better. A bit of raffia finished off my card.
I had a hard time photographing this card because of the glare off the glossy paper from the magazine. When I positioned the lights to prevent the glare, the photo came out darker than I would have liked. Hopefully, you get the idea, though!
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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