Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Mojo Monday challenge

Once again it is not actually Monday!! I get the feeling that I never manage to make a card on the appropriate day for Mojo Monday!! Still, the deadline for any challenges that have giveaways is usually a week, so I always know that I have some time to think about the card!!

Anyways, the sketch for this week is this….


And I have just realised that I have actually done the sketch upside down as the piece going across the page is actually at the top of the panel on the right instead of at the bottom of the panel on the left!! And that's because I hand sketched a copy to take upstairs and must have turned it upside down when working on it!! ;-)


I have used more methods in this card than I think I have in most of my cards! I don’t actually have any circle dies and I am hopeless at cutting out circles (don’t worry – I plan to ask for some circle nestabilities for my upcoming birthday!!), but I did remember that I had a Bigz die in the shape of a bauble.

It is, however, a very BIGZ die and I didn’t have a card big enough so I folded a piece of A4 white card in half!! The bauble was embossed with the dots cuttlebug folder, the ribbon on the cross piece is actually a second attempt because I had stamped and heat embossed a curvy Merry Christmas only to find the the embossing powder was falling off! (does it have an expiry date – is it no good after a while???!) I would have used brads for the little embellishments but haven’t got any silver or gold ones, so I used my eyelets instead.

I quite like this card, but do think that it is a bit big – I would have to scale everything down for a smaller card or use just the bauble as the main focus.


Butternut Sage Designs said...

super, super cool idea!

Hayley said...

Lovely card

kay said...

Very holiday card!!! I like the ornament embellishment! Well done