Sunday, June 19, 2016

Let's be Merry


Hi everyone.  I really wanted to play along with this week's Merry Monday #209 - photo inspiration challenge.  I'm just squeaking in under the wire.  The challenge closes in a couple of hours.


I used a NBUS die from Memory Box called Blissful Bundle.  I die-cut it from green card stock and also from red.  I cut out the small little flowers from the red, glued them on top of the green and coated them with red glitter glue for some sparkle.  I also coated the two small poinsettia blooms as well with the same red glitter glue and then shaped and glued them together to form my flower.

The flower box was cut with a snippet of gold paper that I had heat embossed with sparkle gold embossing powder.  I wrapped a brayer with rubber bands, ran it over my versamark pad and then onto my gold foil card stock.  Then heat embossed with the sparkle powder.  Made this ages ago for THIS CARD, and used the leftovers today for the flower box.  Because I used a snippet (and snippets for the small flowers), I'm heading over to Snippets Playground to join in the fun. :)

I stamped my sentiment in Delicata Gold ink ... love this stuff.  Don't have to heat emboss ... it's shiny and sparkle all on it's own.

This is also a reminder that there's less than a week left to play along with the CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts.  Challenge closes June 24th.  My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, die-cuts, punches, heat embossing, and rubber band embossing.


Thanks for coming by!






Stamps:  Season's Gift (Penny Black)
Paper:  Whitecard base (Neenah 110 lb.); Gold Foil, Gumball Green, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Versamark; Delicata Gold
Accessories & Tools:  Blissful Bundle die (Memory Box), Mini Petals punch (McGill), red glitter glue, mini red rhinestones, Gold stickles

Challenges:
Merry Monday #209 - Photo Inspiration
Snippets Playground - Week 234
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts

26 comments:

karen h said...

This is gorgeous! Love the composition with the vines and the touches of gold!

Linda said...

Loll, this is so gorgeous. Love the gold and that delicate vine. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love your CAS card! Great color scheme, and the glitter adds a nice, festive touch. Tfs! ~ Andrea

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty Loll - a lovely bouquet - looks like a winner to me!!

HJ said...

Love, love, love this card, Loll. It is beautiful with the gold bringing the bling to the awesome vine and flowers. Plus the inspiration to get started on making my Christmas cards. Thanks.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful inspired card!

Shirl said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love the font of the sentiment. It particulary works well with the scrolls of the die cut vine!

Shirl

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Christmas floral arrangement, Loll! And I LOVE that gold window box! A wonderful Christmas design, my friend! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

nancy littrell said...

Wow..what a gorgeous gold embossed and stressed flower box for your beautiful die cut flowers. I thought your flower box was covered with gilded flakes until I read your detailed description. TFS Loll and always being so inspiring. Hugs, Nancy

Susan said...

Love the way the flower box is heat embossed - it gives it great texture. And the floral arrangement is perfect the way it encloses the sentiment. A beautiful card!

Bobby said...

Oh no. Now I have to get a brayer. ;) This is lovely, Loll.

Marcia HIll said...

CAS perfection Loll! Love the technique you used with the rubber bands on your gold flower box, and your red sparkly flowers look amazing on that lovely green die cut. Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

I have never seen a gold embossing powder SO gold before! This looks like the true yellow gold! Thanks for that wonderful idea with the brayer and Versamark! Love that die cut and also love how you always bring it to life with your forming and embellishing. Your design is So eye-catching!

Linda said...

This is so pretty .... I love those delicate vines. Xx

Di said...

Wow Loll - this is just beautiful! So many clever techniques too and I'm a huge fan of Delicata gold and silver ink pads too! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Desire Fourie said...

Such a beautiful and festive Christmas creation.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous Loll!!!

Brenda said...

Oh my, this is a stunning card Loll! I love that ink you used for your sentiment-I thought it was heat embossed until I read it wasn't. The dies are fabulous, I forget about the rubber band trick with the brayer. That looks awesome! Yes, I am running behind once again, I don't ever stay caught up...sorry! Hugs, Brenda

Kripa Koushik said...

Such a pretty card. love the way uvr used dies.

Viv's Visuals said...

Terrif card as always Loll. x

TK said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the pretty window box, and flowers.

Donna said...

Very well done, Loll. Totally gorgeous :)

Barb Ghig said...

So GORGEOUS, Loll! Your gold window box is amazing, and perfect with your sparkly red flowers...I really love this card!

MaryH said...

AH-Mazing! The texture you created on the gold with the brayer has a 'touchable' look, and certainly shines with the windowbox of cheery flowers. A most beautiful Christmas card. TFS

Nonni said...

Wonderful! I NEED that Delicate ink, looks wonderful. This reminds me of a Christmas card you sent me a couple of years ago, it was so skillfully made with delicate die cuts... And so is this one. Truly beautiful and I love all the sparkle and gold accents. xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW it is so pretty...dropping in from the playground where Di featured you
Cheers
Dr Sonia