Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Blessings Mojo Style

Boy, now that I'm feeling better after surgery, the ideas for cards keep comin'!  I'm listening to those ideas and making up for lost time.   ;-)


I was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch this week -- and it was truly a bit of a challenge for me.  I'm not sure if I love the outcome, but I'd like for you to be the judge:


I grabbed some old papers from my scrap box and threw them together.  The dots are SU, the Christmas stamps from DCWV.  I did some faux stitching with a marker around the edge.  My 13 YO thinks I did a stinky job!  Hey, I can't lift my sewing machine yet to bring it up to the craft area, 'kay??  This was the next best thing.  Sheesh.


I used a new-to-me Verve stamp, Christmas Blessings.  Beautiful font!  I think it gives an old-fashioned feel, perfect with that postage stamp paper.  Notice the postage amount?  5 cents!  That's pretty old-fashioned, too.  ;-)


I used some glittery brads from SU to secure my label die cut.  Can't quite see the shimmer, thanks to my poor lighting today.

I was also inspired by Pals Paper Arts - here's their inspiration pic:


I've captured the shimmer of the lady's scarf in the gold scalloped circle, and the colors of her vest, too.

Oh, I really enjoyed reading your comments about the experiences you've had with Volkswagen Beetles!  They made me smile.  Thanks for sharing them!

Colleen

Stamps:  Christmas Blessings - Verve
Paper:  kraft, Whisper White, dotted pattern - SU; postage pattern - DCWV
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  Lattice Edge - Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot; scalloped circle die, Grommet Tags die - Spellbinders; doily - Wilton; gold glitter circle - Recollections; poinsettia sticker - K & Co.; glitter brads, black journaling pen- SU

17 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love the old fashioned feel of this card! Pretty card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice vintage card!

ps Love the card coming through to email subscribers instead of just the first few sentences... :) thanks!

Shirley said...

Wow, Colleen, I love the vintage feel with the postage. A really beautifully done Poinsettia and sentiment too! Think your stitching is great and glad you are feeling better too.

Shirley said...

Your card is really elegant and with just a 'splash' of orange.

My daughter bought a volkswagon beetle in high school and had it painted yellow. It was darling. Someone at school jump on the hood and it caved into a large dent. I had the principal advertise a reward and behold, we had a winner. That person paid for the repair. She loved that car.

Marisa said...

Wonderful vintage feel, Colleen. I must get that Verve PJ - can't believe I don't have it! Great take on the mojo sketch and you can tell DD the stitching is vintage style ;)

Lisa said...

Very vintage Colleen! So happy your feeling well and in good spirits! Keep 'em comin!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful vintage card, Colleen, I love the colors and the beautiful images! You've done a fabulous job on the Mojo sketch...keep those cards a'comin!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful vintage Santa card. Have a great weekend. :)
Hugs~

Emily Keaton said...

This is really beautiful, Colleen--shabby chic and very vintage. I love all the cool elements you combined for this. Great job with the sketch!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! This is vintage with a bold red patterned paper! LOOOOVE it! I love that doily and that glittered scalloped circle--BEAUTIFUL all around:) LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Wonderfully festive, and I love the vintage style!

Benzi said...

Vintage and beautiful, Colleen. Five cent postage is really vintage. :-) Wouldn't we love to go back to that amount?

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love this vintage beauty. It sparks my creativity!!!

Nina Dee said...

What a beautiful card! I love that Vingtage Postage stamp paper! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Oh how could you not like the outcome???? I LOVE that Vintage Postage stamp paper! I must find me some! :-)

Annette said...

Beautiful Christmas card....

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful, vintage card! Brings back memories of some that my Grandma had kept and would get out at Christmas when I was a child.

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