Let's Be Merry!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Just as I was getting ready to post this card I realized that I made a tactical error.  I have a long tradition of making a card for a specific challenge only to find out once the card was made that I either forgot a crucial element, put the sentiment in the wrong spot, left off a color or otherwise botched the challenge.  Well today's card fits the "forgot a crucial element" category.



I think I did ok with the Cardabilities sketch but I totally forgot the ribbon for the Merry Monday challenge.  I had a look at my card  once I realized my mistake and couldn't figure out how I could add some ribbon without it looking ridiculous so I left it off.  I'm going to enter it over there anyway with a shame face and hope they don't delete me from the gallery!

I should get some points for effort because it took me three days to make this card in between watching episodes of The Walking Dead.  I'm trying to catch up because the new season starts on February 9th and I'd like to be ready for it.  So far I'm only part way through Season 2 so I've got a ways to go.  I suppose I could blame my little ribbon fiasco on being distracted by scary zombies but I don't think that's too believable!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Jingle All the Way (Technique Tuesday); Christmas Carols (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps); Slash Border (Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Kraft (Avery Elle); Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla (SU)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Real Red (SU); Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  First Place Ribbon die (My Favorite Things); Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); 4 Petal Set die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps); Basic Pearl (SU); Peace Joy Love sequins (Lawn Fawn); washi tape

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15 Responses to “Let's Be Merry!”

Deepti said...

Wow this looks awesome, especially those white dots on chocolate background :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your card and I have done the same when I get in the zone. Doesn't washi kind of count as ribbon??

Becca Whitham said...

You're hilarious. All of us relate to leaving off a crucial element, though I'm more inclined to be distracted by Mr. Darcy than zombies. I think Washi totally counts as ribbon, or I could see some peeking out from behind your flower like leaves. In any event, I love this card. That clean, classic look with enough details you keep looking and looking to catch them all.

Karen D said...

Oh how I know that moment of missing the crucial element!! I do love the stenciled snow and the the washi tape layer. An all round gorgeous card Jen. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Merry Monday.

Karren said...

Even with no ribbon, I still love your card! I love all the "white" space around the beautifully designed main image panel. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday. Bazinga!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is gorgeous, even without the ribbon! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Lesley Croghan said...

Love the trendy vibe...clean and fabulous!!!

Adriana B said...

delightful card, thanks for playing along with Cardabilties :)

Katie Melhus said...

I love this! What a gorgeous and clean card :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Stacey Schafer said...

fabulous! great take on the Cardabilities sketch, Jen!

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty card, Jen! I love the pretty little flower! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

LeAnne said...

LOL, your card is so pretty, I am sure you won't be deleted. I do the same thing....think I have the sketch safely ensconced in my head and then find out I missed something! I love it anyway!!! And thanks for playing!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous cards, I love the clean look of the card. Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

Macarena said...

Very nice and warm craft card! Love it.
Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities!
Hugs, Marzena DT

adziamar said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities.