Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mojo Monday 190

 


I'm squeezing in under the wire once again this week!  This has got to stop as it is hard on the nerves LOL!

Being true to my promise not to use my Verve flowers for the next few cards, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch and  Paper and Such Design's challenge to make a birthday card for my brother.  It also qualifies for Whoopsi Daisy's Challenge to Punch it out and One Stitch At A Time anything goes.  I dug into my slowly dwindling Costco DP pack and pulled out this fun, striped DP - perfect for a masculine card.  I also took the opportunity to use my spiral punch which I've had for a long time and have never used - go figure!!  Even better, my star Sizzex die got to come out and play too. 

Since I didn't have any ledger or lined paper for the sentiment panel, I created my own by stamping the line image from Verve's Text Notes.  I stamped it in VersaMark so it is hard to see in the picture, but it does show up in real life.  Sahara Sand may  have been a better choice for more visible lines - note to self for next time.  I'm pretty happy with the result and I think my brother will like it  :) 

Enjoy what is left of your weekend :)   We'll be wrapping ours up by watching the Vancouver Canucks play their first game of the next series against the San Jose Sharks.  Vancouver fans are soooo ready for them to win the Stanley Cup...car flags are all over the place.  Reminds me of when the Olympics were here and everyone had Canada flags on their cars.  Hopefully they can make it all the way this year, but it's one series at a time and they have a few left to go.  Go Canucks Go!  Then it's on to the Survivor finale, so we will be spending a good part of our evening in front of the TV as a family, and I'm sure the cat will end up in someone's lap somewhere along the way too :)




What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Happy Birthday Plain Jane, Text Notes
Paper:
Costco DPs, Brocade Blue 
Ink:
Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories: 
Crimper, Spiral Punch, Sizzex Star Die, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals



18 comments:

Danni said...

Wonderful card! Love the twine with the stars, awesome!
I totally forgot tonight was Survivor..hope I get my cards done in time!! Don't want to miss it!

Kristie said...

Super cool card! Love all the different elements - the texture, twine, and that notepaper edging!

Wanda Cullen said...

Great masculine card...love those stripes and stars! I can't believe you skewed the one panel and the sketch wasn't skewed...you've been swayed to the skewed world after all! :-)

Kathy Martin said...

Great card! Love the stars! :)

Julie said...

Just gorgeous Marisa! Love those stars! Thanks for playing along at Paper and Such.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

GREAT card! Love the stars. I have a thing for stars! Hugs to you!

Crystal said...

Fantastic take on this sketch, I LOVE the notebook paper that punch looks great and I really love how you did the hemp on your stars gives them that extra touch!! Fabulous birthday creation!!

Maureen said...

you know, I often forget about adding stars!! I love them so much...thanks for reminding me!! I love that you have not given up on your Costco pack!! I sold a lot of my old paper packs at the garage sale...so many people here don't know about all the fabulous paper lines!! Love all the texture and the masculine feel...you do it so well :)

Joan said...

Very nice, Marisa!

Janice M said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joing us at Paper and Such!

TannyP said...

Did you seriously skew a panel all by yourself?! LOVE IT!!! Those stars are all divine and the twine & crimping with the pearls are BEAUTY! Hope you enjoyed the hockey game =)

Katina said...

Fab card Marisa! I love the colours and the stars with twine. xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

You have created a really elegant masculine card: that is something I would love to do, but never have the intuitiveness for. Well done.

Betty Wright said...

Love the paper edge and the stars! Great look and design!

Andrea Ewen said...

I love how you interpreted the sketch, Marisa...this is a wonderful masculine card, one, in fact, that my husband would love! He's very patriotic... Awesome work!

Benzi said...

Marisa, what a super, masculine creation. I love it! I do like that spiral punch but don't use it much. It is great when you need it, though.
Hope all went as you wanted with the Canucks.

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs Nataliya

JenMarie said...

Absolutely LOVE this! So glad you played along at Paper and Such!!