Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mojo #111 Miracle of the Season



I whipped this card up in about 20 minutes for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I'd been thinking about it for the past couple of days, and all I had to do was pick a designer paper and go from there.

I really wanted to use the cross as a "watermark" inside the gorgeous sentiment, so I inked it up with the same color, stamped it off on some scratch paper, and then stamped it over the sentiment. Then I wanted to tone down the whiteness of the paper, so I sponged more green ink all around the edges. Well, I didn't like the look of the green, so I went over it with Old Paper ink, then finally I did just the edges with Walnut Stain ink. I love the final effect with the greens and browns giving it an aged appearance.

I kept this card super simple so I can actually mail it without needing a padded envelope. Can you see the tiny little pearls over on the darker green designer paper? The ribbon and those teeny pearls are the only embellishments on this card.

Happy Wednesday! :-)


Stamps: Blessed Christmas from Verve
Ink: Artichoke, Old Paper, Walnut Stain
CS: Artichoke, White, Basic Grey Wassail dp
Other: sponge, ribbon, pearls

7 comments:

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Just found your blog- not sure how, actually, and you have some very cute things here! have a good night!

Beverly Kissler said...

Stunning Holly, you are so talented.

Christi said...

OMG how gorgeous!! I think I'm going to have to check that Verve set out! wow!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Holly!
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Holly!
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Holly!
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Joan Ervin said...

Soooo beautiful and elegant, Holly....love every little detail!!!! Gorgeous stamps, colors, embellies....gorgeous everything!!!!!