Hi everyone. I'm am so excited to be one of the Guest Designers to celebrate Merry Monday's 200th Challenge! :) Congrats to Lesley and the team for this wonderful accomplishment. Merry Monday is a very popular challenge and a great way to get a stash of Christmas cards made throughout the year.
Each of the Design Team members was asked to bring a guest to the party, and I was thrilled when Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) asked me. Thanks Bonnie!! xx
Here is the challenge. There's four different pictures to choose from for your inspiration.
I love the elegant picture with the silver glitter and pink ornaments. That was my inspiration for the card above. I started by stamping some splats onto my card front and heat embossing in silver.
Inka Gold (in rose, platinum and silver) was smooshed onto a piece of white card stock, and then die-cut for the solid ornament. The intricate patterned top layer of the ornament was cut with silver glimmer paper.
To finish, the sentiment was heat embossed in silver onto black card stock and cut into a thin banner. The ornament and banner are both popped up to add dimension to the card.
Used snippets for the ornament and banner, so I'm heading over for some play time at the Snippets Playground.
I've been inspired lately by my good friend, Hazel (My Craft Attic). She frequently adds black to her card designs. Just adding the thin, black banner really made the other colours pop. Thank you Hazel!
Here's a close-up ...
I couldn't help but make a second card for this fun challenge. LOVE that adorable snowman in the inspiration photo. It reminded me of a sweet digital file I have from Sweet 'n Sassy. This snowman makes me smile! :)
The digital image was printed onto white card stock and fussy cut. Zig markers were used to colour in his nose and scarf.
For something different, coloured card stock was used for the background, with sparkle texture effect spread over a snowfall stencil. I love the sparkle. :) Two torn snowbanks were added at the bottom, along with a simple stamped sentiment. To finish it off, the top right corner was rounded..
I hope you'll come join the party at Merry Monday and help celebrate the 200th challenge. Make a Christmas card using one of the four photos above as your inspiration ... any style of card is welcome!
Hope to see you at Merry Monday! :)
Edited to add: Heading over to join the fun at Muse Christmas Visions #39 - inspired by Kimberley Wiener. Entering my snowman card above. Thanks Kimberley!
Kimberley's MUSE card
________________Since this snowman card has stamping, stenciling, embossing paste and tearing, it's another example for the CAS Mix Up April Challenge.
Pink & Silver ornament card:
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Warmth & Wonder - sentiment (SU!)
Paper: White (Neenah); Black, Silver Glimmer (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Inka Gold (Rose, Platinum, Silver), water mister, Ornament Set 2 (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Silver embossing powder, heat tool, silver cording
Smiley Snowman card:
Stamps: Smiley Snowman (Sweet 'N Sassy); Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper: White (Neenah); Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Ink: Real Red (SU!), Zigs (Red and two shades of Orange)
Accessories & Tools: Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says), sparkle texture effect (Martha Stewart), Corner Rounder (We R Memory Keepers)
Merry Monday 200th Challenge
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Stenciling
Snippets Playground - Week 224
MUSE Christmas Visions #39 - Kimberley