Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Reason For The Season


This week's Mojo Monday sketch was a fun one to work with.  I decided I wanted to make a Christmas card because I picked up some of this gorgeous MME Lost and Found Christmas paper this weekend and just had to use it.

The flower element on the sketch gave me a bit of grief as nothing seemed to look right.  Finally settled on a multi-looped bow with a snowflake on it.  The bow is very simple to make.  Just loop the twine around three fingers (or four fingers if you want a wider version) six times and tie in the middle.  Then fan the loops and adhere a glue dot in the middle to keep them fanned and in place.  You can see a visual tutorial by Diva Andrea (where I got the idea from) here.  Finishing touch was the addition of some gold pearls as I just love red and gold together and it dressed things up a bit too :)

Looking forward to the long weekend and having my kids all to myself :)   Also hope to continue in my quest to clean out the basement, and if the weather is nice, getting my Christmas lights up.  Yes, you read right LOL!  If it is warm and sunny up they go and then all I have to do is flip a switch on December first from a warm toasty house instead of being outside putting them up in the cold, wind and/or rain.  As they say, learn from experience :)

Challenge:  Delightful Challenges - Snowflakes

 

What's In It? 
Stamps: Richly Blessed (Verve), Amuse 
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found, Always Artichoke, Cream 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink 
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle, Circle and Labels 18 Nesties, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Button, Red Twine, Gold Half Pearls, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Sue said...

This is a beautiful card, Marisa. I love your flower!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is absolutely lovely, Marisa! What a beautiful take on the Mojo sketch and a super gorgeous Christmas card! I LOVE that flared bow with the snowflake, my eye was drawn to it right away! The colors, papers, accents...everything is perfect! Well done, my dear!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I adore that red cording!! Fabulous card!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! I love your loopy snowflake embellishment!!! Enjoy your long weekend! I start vacation today at 5 pm for 10 days...yeah!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Love that sentiment, He is the Reason for The Season. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Beautiful, Marisa! I love that red twine! Absolutely stunning!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just gorgeous, Marisa! LOVE that loopy twine behind the snowflake. So beautiful!

Christina said...

Beautiful, Marisa! I love your loopy red bow. Good luck getting your lights up! I might have to prod my hubby to do the same before we get more snow.

Maureen said...

this is just gorgeous! LOVE that loopy bow/snowflake :) Another stunning one today :) LOVE your idea of putting the lights up early...definitely not fun in cold weather. Enjoy the long weekend :)

NancyD said...

Really nice card. Love the design and sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO beautiful, Marisa! I love that cool metallic cord loopy flower you made. Such a stunning accent!

ChristineCreations said...

Amen :)

And I just LOVE your multi-looped flower!

Viv said...

Rich, Classy, elegant, stylish. Take your pick 'coz this card is ALL of 'em!! xxx

Benzi said...

This is gorgeous, Marisa. Thanks for letting us know how to make that bow...so pretty.

Katina said...

This is so beautiful Marisa! Love the loopy bow - so creative and very effective.

Hope you managed to get your lights up!
xx

Quilting with Jannette said...

This card is STUNNING! I love every bit of it!
Thanks you for the link for the bow tutorial - I have not seen one like this before...

Newbie said...

GORGEOUS card Marisa! Love what you did with the bow and the snowflake center! Perfect! And the beautiful DP! Wonderful job! And yes, I would be putting up decorations outside in the WARM also instead of the cold!!!! BRRRR!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How pretty. I am so taken with your cording flower accent. What a sweet little card with attention to detail.

Kristina said...

Holy moly, Marisa! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I am in love with your red twine bow! I really need to try that out. The colors, the sketch, the sentiment... This may be one of my all-time favorite cards that you have created.

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend with the kids. Time off with family is always so wonderful. :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa! Love your mix of papers and wonderful loopy bow!

Purple Crazy said...

Such an Elegant card, love the loopy bow, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful challenges.