Monday, June 01, 2015

Guest Designer at Merry Monday


Hi everyone.  I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer at Merry Monday this week.  I was given this wonderful honour after Debbie chose this card as the winning entry of the non-evergreen tree challenge.  :)  Thanks so much!

Today, Kathy's hosting and she has a wonderful challenge that is perfect for holiday cards. I do love to add lots of sparkle and bling to my Christmas cards.




I made a very sparkly, shimmery, and bling-y wreath. :)  Unfortunately, it's really hard to capture that with my camera.  After many tries, I am posting the best shot I got of the card, along with a close-up below that does show a little more detail.

I started by cutting a circle aperture on my card front.  Then I die-cut several pine sprigs ... some in silver foil paper, and some in white glimmer paper.  I placed them around the aperture, alternating the two different papers and overlapping as I went until I ended up with lots of texture and depth.  I then added some silver and clear sequins and bits of bling.  To finish, I die-cut the sentiment with my Silhouette Cameo from more silver foil paper.  The white glimmer paper has an iridescent look to it, but it doesn't show at all in the photos.  This is so much prettier in real life.




I hope you'll join in this fun challenge at Merry Monday.









Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Silver Foil Paper and White Glimmer Paper (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Circle Nestie Spellbinders); Wreath Strip die (Cheery Lynn), Silver and clear sequins and crystals, merry Christmas cut file cut with my Silhouette Cameo

Challenges:
Merry Monday #161 - Sparkle, Shimmer, Bling

32 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a classy Christmas card Loll..its so beautiful

Anne

Linda said...

Congratulations on your Guest Spot. Your shimmery, sparkly wreath is just gorgeous .... beautifully CAS and so elegant! xx

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Loll. The wreath and sentiment are so so delicate!

Sue said...

And congrats on your GD spot x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot Loll. This is just stunning! I love metallic accents, especially on a Christmas card, and your silver wreath is breathtaking! hugs :)

Julie B said...

Congrats on your GD spot and what a fab card. Love the wreath with the sentiment on top. :)

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! Love all the beautiful pops of sparkle! That wreath is amazing! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week! :)

Jacquie said...

Stunning Christmas card Loll, just beautiful

love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Kath said...

A fabulous card and congratulations on being GD this week.
Kath x

Bonnie said...

This challenge was perfect for you, Loll! Love, love, love that sparkly, shiny wreath! I'll bet it's even more gorgeous IRL! Thanks so much for joining our team this week at Merry Monday.

Kylie said...

WOW! I totally love this! wow, wow, wow xx

Debbie Henderson said...

What a great way to bring in the bling by adding so much sparkle to your wreath, gorgeous! Thanks for being our guest designer this week Loll!

Susan said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer at Merry Monday! I love your card and can't wait to see it in real life! Lovely combination of the two papers for the wreath!

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this is a stunning card! I can imagine the horrors are trying to photograph it. And I imagine too that it looks even more beautiful in person! I love, love, love this one! Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

WOW!!! Love how your shimmery and shiny wreath really pops and so, so beautiful. TFS the close up too. Hugs, Nancy

Karen B said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Loll - can I put in an order for 100!!! lol Congratulations on being chosen for Guest Designer at Merry Monday - your card for that was really lovely.

Hugs.

Karen x

Katie Melhus said...

Gorgeous Loll! Just the perfect shimmer! So glad to have you with us as our Guest Designer!

Lee-Anne said...

Stunning, elegant design! Congrats on your GD gig over at Merry Monday!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so gorgeous, Loll! LOVE the shimmer and shine. So happy to have you with us as our Guest Designer this week! :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Loll - I adore your silver wreath! So elegant and the sequins add the perfect touch!!

Karren said...

Stunning card, Loll! So elegant and clean.

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous silver wreath Loll! congrats on being Guest DT - you rocked it! Julia xx

Maria A. said...

Oh my goodness!!! this card is simply gorgeous!! The wreath looks so delicate and so lovely done in silver foil paper and silver glimmer paper. The sequences are just the most lovely detail.
Congratulations on being the guest stamper, you totally deserve it.
Paper hugs.
Maria Rodriguez.

www.swimbikerunandstamp.blogspot.com

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Lol, adore this CAS design! It's PERFECT for this week's challenge -- so elegant!! Thank you so much for being our guest designer at Merry Monday!

Lori said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! Very CAS but full of WOW factor :) Love it! Thanks for being our GD over at Merry Monday xoxoxo

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wowzers!! This is a real stunner!!

Deanne :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Amazing card, Loll!!! Love this sparkly wreath! So stunning!

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on your well deserved win, and on your Guest DT spot, Loll! This is such a stunning Christmas card...WOW! I love all the sparkle and your die cut sentiment is the perfect touch! The recipient of this card is going to feel very special, indeed!

Susangail Powell said...

Gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Anita in France said...

Gasp ... or rather GASP, Loll ... so, so stunning ... this is simply gorgeous! Congratulations on your GD spot! Anita :)

Susan Joyce said...

Totally gorgeous Loll, a real stunner! Love every detail. Thanks for creating and sharing your card as Guest Designer this week. Lovely to see you here at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Loll, I am so happy you joined us as Guest Designer this week.