Saturday, July 12, 2008

Christmas in July! Mojo style!

This week's challenge with my DDC friends was from Charlene (LilLuvsStampin) and it was to make a Christmas card in July! Not just a Christmas card, but we had to use Brocade Blue and had to use Julee's Mojo45 sketch. Well, it is a super sketch that I was planning to use anyway, so that was a no brainer.

When I think of blue Christmas cards, I immediately think of snowflakes. So I borrowed Shirley's Winter Wonder set by Verve and went to work! The picture is so washed out from the light, but I tell you, the sun is NOT cooperating with my window of late, so this is the best I could do.

I was so excited about this card, I even bought some new amazing blue and silver specialty ribbon by Offray. It ended up being buried behind the image and sentiment panel, but it's there and just lovely!

The santa image is by Rubber Stampede called Santa Collage and is retired (boohoo). I got it thru WishRAK, isn't he a regal santa? I colored him with prismacolor pencils and the snowflakes in his beard are colored with a bashful blue marker and matches the Verve flakes perfectly! I used the Verve sentiment and the snowflakes are stamped on the white horizonal panel. I put tiny bling all over this, both on the sentiment and the image panel. I framed all the white pieces with my shiney silver paper. Man, I wish the picture was better, it is so sparkley IRL!! Thanks for the great Charlene!

Card Deets:
Stamps – Winter Wonder by Verve Visual, unknown Santa image
Paper - Brocade blue, white, shiney silver
Accessories - swiss dots CB folder, tiny bling, sponge, silver wire ribbon, Offray specialty blue/silver ribbon, silver brads


  1. Beautiful, Michelle! I love just the hints of color on Santa!!

  2. This is just gorgeous! I've always loved that Santa image. Your card is simply beautiful, and the ribbon really sets it off. Thanks for playing! :)

  3. This is beautiful Michelle!! I love that image too (it's one I don't own, but wished I did). Great job with the challenge.

  4. Michelle this is one of the prettiest Christmas cards I have seen. I just may have to case it for my own cards this year. I love the simplicity but elegance of this card. Every aspect is covered without compromising other
    images in the card. Lovely.

  5. Oh my gosh, I just LOVE this card! I am in love with that Santa!! You have no idea where it's from, huh? This card takes my breath away....

  6. Beautiful card!!! I got this stamp last year but found out that they are making it again!!! I saw it at Michael's last week.