Thursday, June 23, 2016

Peace, Love & Joy


Hi everyone.  I'm playing along again this week at Merry Monday - Challenge #210 - Use Peace, Joy and/or Love on your card.  Isn't this a great challenge ... I fell in love with the inspiration photo (as you can tell from my card). :)  It's basically a copy of the photo.  Great challenge Bonnie!!



The girls at Merry Monday are taking a break for the summer months, so I wanted to join in as much as possible before they are on hiatus.  Always good to build my Christmas card stash. :)

The square is cut from balsa wood and I "stained" it with diluted distress inks (Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy).  Then I heat embossed the small sentiment and die-cut the large joy twice, layering it to create a thicker die-cut.  I die-cut my pine sprigs, added a little bit of snow writer, and then glued them along the bottom, layering several on top of each other to create depth.

There's still a lots of time to play along, the challenge closes on Sunday at noon (PDT).  Come join in the fun!

And thanks to all that stop by for a visit, and a special thanks to those that take the time to leave me messages.  



Stamps:  Joy (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Garden Green (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Balsa Wood, Matching Joy die from stamp set (Hero Arts), Wreath Strip die (Cheery Lynn), Snow Writer, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Merry Monday #210 - Peace Joy and Love

28 comments:

  1. Lovely card, Loll. Thanks for joining us again this week at Merry Monday.

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  2. wonderful card Loll - love everything about it - looks like a winner to me!!

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  3. The greenery is so realistic looking! Love the card :)

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  4. Loll, this is amazing! I love the wood with the sentiment stamped on it! And those greenery look like the real thing..with a little bit of snow too! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  5. Gorgeous card Loll and the greenery looks so real:)I'm so glad that I finally made it to your challenge blog, it's fabulous of course! xx

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  6. Just perfect, Loll. Clean, stylish and very nice to look at :)

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  7. What a perfect take on the challenge! I absolutely love your card! The balsa wood is a great medium, and the Snow Writer is a fabulous touch.

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  8. Fab take on the challenge Loll, love your snow covered foliage.
    Congrats on your LIM CASing! :)

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  9. A striking card, Loll, and the colored balsa wood is the perfect touch. You always have such unique ideas that make a card a WOW one yet simple and clean...true CAS design magic.

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  10. I am so CASEing this card, Loll. Years ago I HAD to have the Martha Stewart pine branch punch and I'm not sure I've used it more than once. It would be perfect for this. I love the addition of the snow on the boughs.

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  11. AWESOME, my friend! Just awesome!

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  12. Clever idea to use the balsa wood and staining. Perfectly balanced card and so beautiful x

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  13. Came over from Bonnie's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday x Hope you have a lovely day and are being spolit? x

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  14. I can certainly see how you were inspired by the inspirational photo Loll. Your card is simply stunning! I love the balsa wood. Where do you get that from??? The greeting embossed on it is so pretty and I just love how you made the "joy "thick". Love the greenery with the snow on it too. Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Oooooh...LOVE that woodgrain piece of balsa wood! This whole card makes me think Scandanavian and just love the simplicity of it! Your bold white joy die cut is perfect on the wood piece and really like the snow covered pine sprigs too! CAS perfection Loll!! :0)

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  16. Gorgeous card, Loll - just live the wood panel with the pine sprigs!!

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  17. You couldn't be more clever if you tried. This is an fabulous card. Clean, simple look with minimal but, oh so, important details, i.e., the greenery and that genius sentiment on the wood panel. I could go on and on, but I'll stop here.

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  18. I was quite behind on checking out your lovely cards. Love the balsa stained background (have a piece of that,NBUS to die cut!) What a pretty background it made for the simple but bold white Joy sentiment with the snowy greenery tucked beneath. Love it! Hugs

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  19. Well, - wait, gotta try to get my breathing back to normal - I think it's a cinch that this baby is going to be the winner!! I don't honestly have words. You've gone clean over the top of my vocabulary with this creation, Lolly, and that's saying something!! Hugs, Dolly

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  20. Another beautiful card, Loll. I like the simplicity of the "wood" panel over the busyness of a 4 pane window.

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  21. I might have to CASE Loll. I have the same products! Gorgeous and so earthy. Love it! TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  22. Oh this is just perfect! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  23. I love your take on the challenge ..... that greenery looks so real xx

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  24. Not sure how I managed to miss this post, Loll, since your card is simply stunning. Congrats on your MM win!

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  25. Loll...beyond fabulous...this one is a keeper!

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  26. Just checked out the snow writer..very cool! Am ordering!

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  27. Oh, how beautiful, Loll! I love how you inked your wood square, and the snow capped wreath strip is gorgeous! Love your die cut sentiment, too...such a lovely Christmas card!

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