Friday, September 30, 2016

Merry Monday #215

I'm in with a super quick post this morning.  I recently found a new challenge that I want to participate in called Merry Monday.   This is a Christmas Card Challenge Blog and the idea is that by the time you send out your Christmas cards, you will have at least one a week ready to go and a nice little stash built up. And if you don't send quite that many it's still nice to have a little stash to sell (if that's what you do) or for a last minute dinner invitation or that kind of thing because everyone appreciates getting a card.

The challenge for this week is to use light and dark pink with silver or gray.  I did both -- shiny silver and also shimmery gray cardstock.

First I stamped the What the Doodle Ornament from Papertrey Ink in Versamark onto Canson Bristol #140 Watercolor Paper and heat embossed it using Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder from Judikins. I have had mine forever and it's still nearly full because I use a lot more gold than silver embossing powder.  I used a couple of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in Pale Rose and Light Pink with a water brush to color the ornaments. The branches are a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die called Holiday Greens cut from some pearlescent evergreen cardstock that came from my scrap bin.  I cut the pearlescent grey cardstock panel to 4 x 5.25 and dry embossed it using the Musical Flourish Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and mounted that to a card base made from Autumn Rose Cardstock.  The ornaments were given a coat of Clear Wink of Stella once the watercolor was dry.


This card came together really quickly because it is similar to the design I am planning to use for some of my Christmas Cards this year.  The silver details don't photograph all that well and I am planning to use gold accents for the other cards I'll be making in this design.  Y'all know how much I love Pink and Gold, Purple and Gold, or heck, just gold!  Metallic Gold is the perfect neutral to go with everything!  But it was fun to do something that I normally wouldn't choose.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out the What The Doodle Ornament at Papertrey Ink.  There is also a coordinating die set and Papertrey is having trouble keeping it in stock at this point.  I appreciate and treasure all of your kind and encouraging comments.  Have a great weekend everyone!

4 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Vicki! I absolutely LOVE your background and those ornaments are beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!! Love the silver backdrop for those lovely ornaments! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

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  3. Stunning card, the background really sets of the ornaments! TFS!

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  4. Beautiful card. It really caught my eye!

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