Merry Monday 122

Monday, August 18, 2014

This is my third week designing over at Merry Monday and I'm now three cards closer to Christmas!  What a relief it is to have these cards already made so that I'm not scrambling around after Thanksgiving trying to make all the cards I'm going to need.  If you're getting nervous about your Christmas card stash, then I encourage you to play along!

The challenge this week is brought to you by Sue and I predict it will encourage a lot of elegant cards in the gallery.  Just check out the design team cards to see what I mean.  Sue wants us to use black, silver and gold on our Christmas card this week.



This is actually the second card I made for this challenge.  The first one wasn't grabbing my attention until I realized that it was missing a bit of sparkle.  So I re-worked it using the Sweet Sunday Sketch and ended up with this.  I stamped the same pine boughs I used last week in gold Delicata ink (surely the prettiest gold ink out there) then die cut a little sprig in silver glimmer paper.  Trust me when I say that this is way better looking in person.  It's tough to photograph all that shimmer and shine!


The ladies over at Merry Monday have all got some fantastic cards to share with you this week, so be sure to pop on over and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Watercolor Winter (SU); Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R Stamps)
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer, Gold Foil (SU)
Ink:  Delicata Golden Glitz; Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Chloe Stem die (Memory Box; Onyx button (a.muse studio); gold cord (SU)

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18 Responses to “Merry Monday 122”

Susan Joyce said...

Love all the bling Jen, such a gorgeous Christmas card. Fantastic having you as our Featured Designer this month.

Katie Melhus said...

Very elegant, indeed - this has just the right of amount of silver glimmer!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Jen! I love your simple sketch....I think these work well when you use metallics like gold & silver! Beautiful sentiment too!

Bonnie said...

What elegance, Jen! Love the gold pine boughs and the glimmer paper! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Jen! I love the gold pine boughs and the glimmer paper. I agree the gold Delicata ink is the prettiest gold ink out there. Have a great week.

Marisa said...

Beautifully done, Jen!

Karren said...

Beeee-utiful! Love that silver die-cut and its placement. I've got the silver Delicata ink and that is really pretty too. Maybe the gold needs to go on my wish list.

Stampingcountry said...

What a soft and lovely Christmas Card! The subtle colors against the glimmer background is stunning.

Debbie Henderson said...

Great Christmas card Jen. So pretty with the glimmer layers!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Jen, this is so beautiful! Love the silver layer adding so much sparkle!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty!! Loving all that sparkle!!!!!!

Deanne :)

Nelleke said...

Wow wat een mooie verwerking van de uitdaging is dit zeg. Heel fijntjes allemaal, en gaaf hoe je alles gecombineerd hebt. Groetjes, Nelleke

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful card, Jen! Love all the sparkle and the terrific design! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Jen, I love all that sparkle.

Pat Knowlton said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jen. I love the sparkle and the beautiful pine in the background. Fabulous.

Kim S said...

Wonderful, creative use of the die! It's lovely in silver on the gold pine needles.

Lori said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Jen! Love all that glimmer :D