Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mojo Monday on Tuesday

Hello! I was out and about trying to do (start!) some Christmas shopping and I ended up at Michael's (I don't know HOW I ended up there ;). I was browsing around and saw these cute stickers that had accordion fold Christmas trees on them and inspiration struck! I pulled out my Alteration's Rosette die and set about how I could make these cute little trees without having too much dimension on each layer. I decided to apply this experiment to my Mojo Monday card and here's how it went:

The base of my card is Maja Design's It's Christmas Time collection. I sponged the edges of each panel and sewed them to their mats. The Christmas trees are also from the same line of papers...I used the Rosette die to cut out descending lengths of paper and glued them together. Each one looks different because I used a alternate method for each, but I decided to leave them that way as they were all relatively close in stature. I added a sparkly gold star to the top of each one and I enhanced the design with Zva Creative pearl accents, antique lace, seam binding and bows. The sentiment is from Verve's Brighter Spirits set and that was stamped on Maja paper, fussy cut and sponged.

Here's Mojo Monday's design for this week:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: Bright Spirits (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  It's Christmas Time (Maja Designs), Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Walnut Stain & Pumice Stone distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories: PE-02CB-107 Lines-Pearl (white) 0.3cm & 0.5cm) Zva Creative, (Alteration's Rosette die (Ranger) Always Artichoke seam binding (SU!), antique lace, gold stars, dauber, hemp, sewing machine, Sparkler (Webster's Pages), paper piercer, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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  1. Those trees are sooooo cute!! LOVE them!! Great take on the sketch and use of the pearls too. Glad the Michael's "force field" drew you in LOL!

  2. I think it looks fantastic. Fab card! Hugs! xx

  3. Very pretty! I love those trees! I'm going to have to try that!

  4. Lovely card. The trees are terrific - they add dimension to the design. Why did you find yourself in Michael's? It's simple, your feet are conditioned, after years of practice, to make for there whenever your out and about :)

  5. Wow, Andrea, this card is gorgeous!! I love those trees (and the abundance of pearls too;) )

  6. Как всегда, очень красивая открытка! Ёлочки интересные!

  7. What a neat way to use the rosette! Beautiful card. Love the rows of pearls.

  8. Congratulations for your beautiful work, always inspiring!
    a Merry Christmas and New Years Fantastico!
    Sergio sagica

  9. Oh these ROCK Andrea!! You nailed this one....love , love, love it!! Gotta try these this weekend...

  10. Those trees are the coolest things! Love it!

  11. OMG OMG OMG!! How incredibly clever is this!!!? I tell you Andrea this is going to become the new "in" thing! You soooo started a trend!

  12. Very cute trees, I really like the rosette idea :)

    Visiting from Mojo Monday Challenge
    xo, Kristina
    Love for you to visit me too <3


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