Monday, February 17, 2014

Thank You Zoo Review Style: Using a Mojo Monday Sketch

One of my favorite sketch challenges to play along with is Mojo Monday's weekly challenge. This week was no different and this is my take on #333. I have been meaning to make a thank you card for one of my friend's, Jason. I met him through my sister and he is a super nice guy. He always makes a point to come and visit when I am in New York visiting my sister. He made my girls and I some blankets and even though my thank you is lond overdue I am going with better late than never! I have been using my blanket every night since it has been so cold so getting my thank you card out is on my mind every time I use it! Hopefully, since it is a hand made card that will make up for how late it is. Hopefully...

I really love the stamp set Zoo Review. I love the zoo and I am so lucky to have the wonderful Columbus Zoo and Aquarium practically right in my backyard! We are lucky to have Jack Hanna and we even got to meet him one day. He was filming a commercial when we went into one of the buildings and my girls walked right onto the set! He didn't mind at all and said it was fine for them to walk around. He even posed with my girls for a picture AND it was the one time I didn't have my camera so all I got was a not so good cell phone picture. It was back when cell phones didn't take good pictures so it was quite a few years ago.

Anyways, back to my card. I stamped my giraffe in Black Staz-On and then masked him off with a post-it note. Are you wondering what this means? Well, I stamped the giraffe on a post-it and then fussy cut around him. I then put the post-it note over the giraffe on my card stock. I used Inspired by Nature to stamp the grasses in Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, and Wild Wasabi. I then went back and filled it in with Old Olive and a sponge dauber. Then I created my sunset. I started at the bottom and used Daffodil Delight, next was Pumpkin Pie, and last at the top was Real Red all with sponge daubers. I got out my thank you stamp box and used the So Many Thanks to stamp my words. I stamped it on Pumpkin Pie and then punched it out with a 1 3/4 inch circle punch. I added some twine (I love that stuff!) and then a wooden button.

What do you think? I like how it turned out and can't wait to get it in the mail. I will put some extra postage on it since it has the button.


  1. Such a great card. Just love that sponged background!

  2. What a great background , it all works great on your card !

  3. This is such a gorgeous card. Love the details and the colours. Hugs Michele x