MOJO217 and PPA121

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I think I just made it before the linky widget expired for the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week.  The challenge was to use pearls and I almost didn't make a card for it until I spotted the MOJO sketch and was struck with Inspiration.

I nearly made a around card this time around because, oddly enough, I had some round scraps in my stash that were just begging to be used.  They will continue to beg, because I needed the additional space that a square card gave me.


Santa came a little early this year and brought me a new Sizzix decorative strip die called Festive Greenery that I couldn't wait to use.  It's got holly, berries, branches, arborvitae leaves and some flourishes.  I cut out the holly leaves in Always Artichoke, the arborvitae leaf in Old Olive, the branch in Early Espresso and the berries in Cherry Cobbler.  I used the holly leaves with the scratchy side showing because I thought it looked pretty neat, especially after I sponged them with some Always Artichoke.  The scratches took on a little more ink so the leaves have a cracked paint look to them.  I took a little liberty with the placement of the sentiment vis-a-vis the sketch and now I wish I had lowered it a bit.

I'm in the home stretch making the Christmas cards that I will need this year, because I'll have to get them out in the mail within the next week or two.  I hope I have enough, but I like this one quite a bit so hopefully I can more of them if I need to.  It actually came together pretty quickly.

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6 Responses to “MOJO217 and PPA121”

Christyne Kane said...

I love that festive greenery, looks wonderful with your classy DP!! Beautiful card!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Jen, I was over at Pals Paper ARts to see what the challenge is this week, and your creation caught my eye. I love it!

Nina Dee said...

What a beautiful card! I love all those patterned papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Sue said...

What a fab elegant card i have the festive greenaty strip too and i love it try using the T H cordinations card and sanding it for another look Luv Sue x

Kristina said...

Love that holly, I'm now going to be making some of those!!

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Dayna Sabrina said...

This is a lovely card! I adore the papers and the clean and simple lines.