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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mo Manning Card Series: #1

 I was recently commissioned to create a set of cards for a charity event.  My concept was to use Paper Tole or Paper Sculpting on each one working only with Mo Manning's images.  This is the entire set -
My preference is to not ever repeat a design. However, to bring some continuity to the "set", I used 4 basic elements with each card:

  • The base card and envelope are all Kraft CS
  • All the images are Mo's - creating a consistency in style.
  • All six use an identical sized background paper with the bottom one inch hand torn and adhered with a gap.
  • Each will have an elevation to the image by using an average of three sculpted layers for each image.
I will be posting one card a month in order to enter them in Mo's Challenge Blog - so this will be the first in the series. 



  • "Extra" by Mo Manning can be purchased at Mo's Digital Pencil
  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to 3D the image. Printed 3 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the image.  The layers were both glued & elevated with foam tape to achieve dimension.
  • Sentiment is a rubber stamp by -?
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • Background papers consist of a grey paper embossed with a "brick wall", corrugated paper off a Starbuck's coffee cup, a coppery shiny CS from stash.
  • Ticket Stub punch by Corner Chomper used for the corners.

  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics.
    This card should be eligible for the following 
    DP2 -Mo's Challenge Blog #251  - ATG+ Mo
    Inspiration Destination #34 – ATG
    Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
    Tuesday Throwdown #246 – ATG
    Simon Says Wed – ATG
    Sweet Stampin' - Father's Day or Special Man
    Pile it On #71 – Focus on Coloring
    Art by MiRan Challenge #33 – ATG

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. A wonderful selection I love her images and you have made them come alive. Ginny x

    2. Oh Wow Ginny these are fabulous! Love the images you have chosen and layered so beautifully. Brilliant design and I'm sure the charity event were very pleased with this set of cards too.

    3. Oh that is just brilliant! Love the style you've done them in and each is utterly gorgoeus. This card is so perfect for a male make. Love the stamped sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with our 'Father's Day/Special Man' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. We're so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

    4. Very nice card and just right for our Challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbiex

    5. Well, hello Miss Ginny! I adore your dimensional makes and these are no exception! Lovely vintage style. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
      TTCRD DT
      FP3 {My Blog}

    6. OMG hunnie, you have out done yourself!
      My total fav thing you have done so far this year <3
      I just adore the little boy with the aeroplane! the backing too is inspired, just love him xxx

    7. All the cards are awesome - I love Mo Manning cards thanks for sharing!!!

    8. What a fabulous set of cards, Ginny! Love the dimension you created with the paper tole and your wonderful coloring! Thanks for leaving such an encouraging comment on my blog! Hugs!

    9. what stunning makes, I love them all! what a wonderful set to donate .
      Thanks for joining us at Mo's Clubhouse challenge this time. Good luck!

    10. Wow! I love this! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
      IDCB Owner

    11. Hey Ginny...These all all awesome and your coloring is truly wonderful. I didn't know you have lots of Mo Manning too. I have many but have not found the time to work with them...LOL.Great job, my friend! I also want to say thank you for visiting my Blog occasionally. Your comments are always a delight. Have a blessed day!

      JO ANN

    12. Fantastic cards - such a lot of detail.

      Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    13. Fabulous. This one is great.
      Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Hope we see you again and good luck.
      xxx Michelle (DT)

    14. Wow Ginny these are just gorgeous. Hugs Sheryl xx

    15. Wow! You've managed to find the perfect balance between individual styles and a sense of common design. I love this! In spite of similarities each card's beauty really stand out to me. This newspaper boy is so sweet, I love making cards for boys, I've got 4, soon 5, nephews and no nieces, so that might be why:)


    Thank you so much for your comments!