Friday, May 26, 2017

Merry Mistletoe

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along with this week's Merry Monday (#249).  My friend Colleen is hosting and she chose Mistletoe for this week's challenge.


This is my one and only mistletoe stamp. :)  I stamped it twice and heat embossed in white.  Then I sponged with Broken China DOX inks.  I sprayed a little water and blotted to create a bit of visual texture to the background.  I die-cut into a circle and then coloured the leaves with a green zig brush.  I added some Dazzling Details glitter glue over the leaves, half pearls for the berries, and two small bows from silver cording.  The circle is popped up to give the card a bit of dimension.

Here's a close up:



A simple card that seemed to take forever to come together.  It happens sometimes. :)

Thanks for the fun challenge Colleen!  The challenge is open until Sunday, so there's still lots of time to play along.

And I'm playing along again this month at Rudolph Days, run by the lovely Maureen (Scraps of Life by Scrappymo!)!  Two months in a row ... maybe it will become a habit.  I hope so! :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Easy Events (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Versamark; Broken China Distress Oxides Ink (Tim Holtz); Zig
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, sponge, water mister, dazzing details glitter glue (SU!), half pearls, silver cording

Challenges:
Merry Monday #249 - Mistletoe
May Rudolph Days

28 comments:

Linda said...

So beautiful and elegant, Loll. So glad you joined us this week at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

With this mistletoe, you don't need any more! This is so pretty with the sponged background and the impossibly, tiny bows!

Nancy Stislow said...

This is such a wonderful design, Loll! Love the soft pastel background. Your holly leaves are just beautiful with that glitter. Love this idea. It looks particularly great with the white embossing.

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Loll. I love the blue background with the simple sprigs of mistletoe. So, so pretty. I've had the feeling that I need to start my Christmas cards and now with this great inspiration I may actually have to get going. TFS.

nancy littrell said...

I love your sweet heat embossed and Zig colored mistletoe, Loll. Adding your DOX soft and chalky looking sky background really sets off your mistletoe. Wonderful bows and pearl berry embellishments too. TFS My friend. Hugs...

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your delicate mistletoe sprigs in the blue circle, Loll - so gorgeous!!

Darnell said...

When you can take your one mistletoe stamp and turn it into a shimmering CASlicious delight like this, you don't need more than one, Lolly! The circle frame is perfect!! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

What a wonderful delicate CAS card! Beautiful mistletoe sprig - it looks great heat embossed in the white.

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
what a very wonderful card, and I love the stamped image of the mistletoe and your background you have created is super.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Julie B said...

Love the pearls as berries, so delicate. :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your CAS mistletoe card Loll your white embossing really stands out against the background

Anne

Linda said...

This is beautiful, so CAS. I love your mistletoe stamp xx

Maxine D said...

Loll this is gorgeous - love the way you have embossed the delicate spray and used it as a resist against the fabulous blue background. The pearls and silver cord are perfect accents
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING
Faith
x

Marcia HIll said...

CAS perfection Loll...love it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Cindy C. said...

So pretty and delicate, love the pearl berries.

Christine Alexander said...

love the DOX background with your water splatters and the pearls look so pretty :)

Kathleen said...

Fantastic card, brilliant LIM/CAS, love it.

Kath x

Viv's Visuals said...

Love this enormously Loll. Sorry been AWOL again - and this is only a quick pop in too as I'm off again tomorrow. Enjoying myself but missing blogland like crazy! xx

Pat said...

What a soft and pretty blue Loll with the beautifully coloured mistletoe and the pearls for berries look great, and such sweet little bows too. Thank you for joining in with the May Rudolph Days Challenge. x

Joan said...

Beautiful card, love the pearl berries

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Lol. I may just have to use this card for inspiration ( will give you full credit of course),
I have a mistle themed challenge to enter tomorrow...

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft background for the pretty mistletoe, and the pearls are just perfect for the berries :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Lol, thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Anita in France said...

It was so worth all the time it took for this 'simple' card, Loll, it's beautiful ... all the shimmery, shiny detailing is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobbie Bluegill said...

So Cas, even tho it didn't work quite like that for you. Yet so beautiful.

Bobby said...

Congratulations on your Merry Monday win, Loll. Using pearls for the berries was a fabulous idea and I love all the shimmer.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I love how you created visual texture to the background, Loll...so soft and lovely! Adding those darling white pearls and sparkly is perfect with your Mistletoe! Such a pretty Christmas card!