Monday, September 05, 2016

Merry Monday Guest Designer


Hi everyone.  Sharing another scheduled post with you today.

I'm so excited to be Guest Designer at Merry Monday! :)  It's one of my favourite challenges and helps to keep my stash of Christmas cards growing all year long.

The challenge this week is ...



I was inspired to use this layout after seeing this AMAZING CARD by my friend Nonni!  Thank you for the inspiration Nonni!! :)  I LOVE this CAS design.

For my card above, the background is done with the rubber band embossing technique.  Simply wrap elastic bands around a brayer, ink up with versamark and roll over your card stock.  I used black card stock for my background, rolling in both directions so I have cross over lines.  Then I heat embossed with Gold Tinsel embossing powder from Ranger.  I also used the same embossing powder for the sentiment, stamping first in black and then heat embossing over top with Gold Tinsel EP.  I love how it gives the sentiment a two tone look.  A two-layer die-cut poinsettia in gold foil paper was added (shaped for more dimension), along with some gold seed beads added with glossy accents to the center.

Quick, easy and fun card to make.  Make sure to check out the Merry Monday Challenge #212 - Gold Black and White to see the cards from the very talented design team.  And come play along!  It's never too early to start making Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by!







Stamps:  Season's Gifts (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Black (SU!); Gold Foil (SU!)
Ink:  Versarmark; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Brayer, elastic bands, Gold Tinsel embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps), gold seed beads, glossy accents

Challenges:
Merry Monday #212

45 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Loll...absolute CAS perfection! Really love how you did your background and think I need to try that technique....so elegant with the gold on the black! Lovely Poinsettia too! :0)

Cathy said...

Stunning card Loll, so elegant and I love the gold on black background, what a clever technique! Cathy x

Brenda in IN said...

This is so classy and beautiful. I love the gold and black together.

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous card Loll

Susan Joyce said...

Welcome as our Guest Designer this week Loll, great to have you with us! Beautiful CAS design, I love the background on the black card and your pretty gold poinsettia.

Inkyfingers said...

You are my go to person for techniques Loll and I love the rubber band embossing - such a great idea! I love this beautiful and elegant card.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning! Elegant and classy with another fabulous technique for me to try. Such a beautiful and eye catching card x

Di said...

WOW Loll! Absolutely stunning card and a technique to try as well! Yay!

Love and hugs

Di xx

TK said...

This is beautiful, Loll! And I never cease to learn a new technique from you...

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What an elegant card, Loll - just love this! Gorgeous poinsettia on that black square with your gold texture!!

Bonnie said...

So, so elegant, Loll! That tinsel EP makes this extra fun! Thanks so much for joining our team at Merry Monday!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Oooooo, wow !! Fantastic card, for sure I will use it as inspiration. Your card is finitely perfect. I adore her!
hugs,
BozenA

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your poinsettia is stunning in the gold!

Susan said...

Congrats on being Guest Designer at Merry Monday! I love the card - so sophisticated and elegant in the black and gold. I really need to try the rubber band / brayer technique! It's something I've never done.

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Thanks for being a Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday.

Nancy Stislow said...

That poinsettia is the most elegant one I've ever seen! Your techniques are fabulous, Loll! I too, want to try that rubber band technique but I know better than to even try and duplicate your poinsettia! It's gorgeous against the black background.

OH Babs said...

Very elegant. Thanks foe explaining the rubber band technique.

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oh How pretty Loll :) love the sentiment too!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Loll, this is SO gorgeous and elegant!! So happy to have you as our GD on Merry Monday!

Jeanne H said...

WOW! My first thought is like so many other's - your card is just stunning. Congrats on making such wonderful cards and thanks for sharing!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, Stunning Gold Foil die cut poinsettia and gold embsossed rubberband background. All so beautiful and Elegant. Your sentiment is amazing too :-) TFS your beauty my friend. hugs, Nancy

Debbie Henderson said...

Fabulous card Loll. Love the gold poinsettia and the background technique you used. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

MaryH said...

Who knew such elegance could be created with rubber bands?! Love that simple sparkling background with this wonderful golden poinsettia. It has a great deal of veining texture, never would have guessed it is foil. Also love the tiny bead centers. Just pure class. Congrats on your GD spot too, they surely picked a winner. TFS & Big hugs.

Maura R said...

Oh, wow, Loll - this is fabulous! I love the bg done with rubber band stamping - so cool! And the flower is just scrumptious!

Maxine D said...

What an amazing card Loll - this is absolutely stunning.
BLessings
Maxine

sandie said...

just stunning Loll, I do loved Nonni's design and have used it. Love the look of the rubber band technique and all that gold just perfect for a Xmas card x

Linda said...

This looks so elegant ..... love the sparkly background. And I like how the words turned out too ... must give that a go xx

Sheila H said...

The rubber band technique is awesome - thanks for sharing it. I love the classic elegance of your design.

Jo Manna said...

Very "CHIC" and graceful. Beautifully done :D
Hugs Joanna

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeous gold poinsettia! congrats on guest designing - a beautiful card! Julia xx

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Loll, very elegant and I love the gold on black panel. So glad you could join us as Guest Designer.

Pat said...

This gold poinsettia on the black and gold square background is gorgeous Loll and I love the gold glitter EP applied using the elastic bands on a brayer, a fabulous idea, and also the pretty gold seed beads in the centre of the flower. x

Karen D. said...

gorgeous and elegant and a great cas card....love it...
hugs,
Karen

Kia said...

A stunner Loll - beautiful work as always.

Donna said...

Hope you've enjoyed your break, Loll.
Beautiful CAS creation. X

Stampingcountry said...

That's so beautiful! Love your gold center.

Deepti said...

Mind blowing pretty :)

Colleen said...

Loll, thank you for being such a fabulous guest designer on Merry Monday, this card is stunning and such an inspiration! You never cease to amaze me!

Lori said...

Oh my goodness this is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for being our guest designer at Merry Monday! xoxoxoxo

Robyn Oliver said...

JUST Beautiful, I love it Loll.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning!!!

Nonni said...

Wonderful rubber band embossing Loll and how fun you were inspired by my card! The gold and black look very dramatic together, such a contemporary color palette and design! xxx

Bobby said...

Now I need a brayer, too. What are you doing to me, Loll? lol I love the effect it gives and that gold poinsettia is so elegant.

Debbie said...

LOVE this, Loll! And perfect timing - I was just thinking on the way to work that I need a small poinsettia die or punches and was wondering where I might find one. This is exactly the size I was thinking about getting.

Anita in France said...

Beautiful ... elegant ... stunning, Lol ... so striking! Hugs, Anita :)