Merry Monday 121

Monday, August 11, 2014

It's my second week being the featured designer at Merry Monday and this week Wendy is challenging us to use greens, pinecones and plaid ribbon on our Christmas card.  Well, that was a challenge for me because I don't have any plaid ribbon!  Never one to back down from a challenge I set about sponging some plaid stripes onto cardstock and improvising!



That kinda looks like ribbon doesn't it?  The latest layout at Sketch Saturday actually played right into my hands with the idea I had kicking around my head for this card.  Since I knew I had to create my own version of cardstock ribbon, I thought it would look better just peeking out from behind another layer of cardstock.  Then when I saw the Sketch Saturday challenge I knew fate was telling me I was on the right track!


The design team at Merry Monday have got some great cards for you to see, so head on over there to check them out.  We hope to see you in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Watercolor Winter (SU); Holiday Greetings (Amy R Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Early Espresso, Garden Green, Very Vanilla (SU)
Ink:  Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories:  Pierced Fishtail Flag STAX (My Favorite Things); baker's twine


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17 Responses to “Merry Monday 121”

Lori said...

Absolutely that looks like plaid ribbon, Jen! Awesome idea - I should have paid closer attention to the samples this week and tried your idea - I don't own any plaid ribbon either! LOL...

Katie Melhus said...

Very nice improvising, Jen :) I love the "ribbon" you made and the rich greens and browns look awesome! Nice work :)

Wendy said...

Oh Jen, this card is wonderful! I just love how you made the plaid ribbon and the beautiful colors! It really pops and works so well for my challenge! Love it! :)

Linda Callahan said...

Whoa.....lovin' the plaid!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful plaid Jen!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Jen! Your little snippet of handmade "ribbon" is just perfect and such a pretty plaid! Great job!

Lisa said...

Looks like ribbon to me, great way to work around the ribbon dilemma Jen!

Karren said...

I love your plaid ribbon - the greens look fabulous and I like the white space between. The sketch certainly did work out perfectly for your card, which is just gorgeous!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Jen, your plaid ribbon is fabulous

LeAnne said...

Well, if anyone could create plaid ribbon, YOU could! This is just delightful, and I love how it fits the sketch so well!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great card, Jen! LOVE your plaid ribbon!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Beautiful image, Jen, and love the plaid banner sticking out - very peaceful design! Hope you have a terrific week!

Debra Miller said...

Wonderfu card Jen, love the plaid 'ribbon' you created. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs Deb

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh it's perfect! Love your "ribbon"!!

Deanne :)

Debbie Henderson said...

Funny how a few of us had to improvise this week. Your banner is adorable and your card is so pretty!

Stampingcountry said...

Lovely Christmas Card! The little plaid banner peeking out is a nice touch.

Greta said...

Beautiful card!