Merry Monday 128

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Monday!  It's that time of the week when I get to add to my ever-growing Christmas card stash courtesy of the Merry Monday Christmas challenge!  This week Katie is our hostess and she'd like us to use stripes or polka dots on our cards.



For my first set of stripes I used a striped stencil and some gold embossing paste.  I've got to tell you that when I bought the gold embossing paste recently, I was none too impressed with how it looked in the jar.  It was gold, but not very vibrant so I really thought that when I used it the look would be kind of washed out.  Well, not so!  When it dried it had this amazing color and sheen!  And bonus, you can actually see it in the photo!

I added some more stripes and even a few dots with my triangular Christmas trees.  I love this stamp set because the trees are modern, simple and graphic.  A little sentiment on a banner later and my card is ready for the layout at CAS(E) This Sketch too!

Be sure to join us at Merry Monday and add a card or two to your Christmas card stash!  The design team have got some great projects to show you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Modern Christmas (Clearly Besotted Stamps); Jingle All the Way (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink); White (Spectrum Noir); Early Espresso (SU)
Ink:  Frost White (Colorbox); Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Banner Trio die (WPlus9); Diagonal Stripe stencil (Simon Says Stamp); gold embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi)

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23 Responses to “Merry Monday 128”

Wendy said...

So pretty, Jen! Those gold lines are so awesome and I love how they stand out behind the trees! Amazing card! Have a great week! :)

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous ! Love the gold diagonal stripes :)

Happy Dance said...

Very cool. Love the modern look of this card and the non-traditional pink. The gold really emphasizes your design and layout. Great card. Bev

Sarah Gray said...

Fabulous card, Jen! That gold embossing paste is so vibrant and looks great combined with those graphic Christmas trees :)

Bonnie said...

I love the gold stripes, Jen! They certainly aren't washed out! Pretty trees too and a wonderful layout! Have some fun this week!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE the gold paste - oh so very pretty Jen!

Deanne :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

LOVE your cas card, Jen, and the touch of gold behind those pretty trees is perfect! Hope you have a super week!

Kim S said...

I've never liked how it looked in the jar either - but clearly gold embossing paste is lovely! Such a festive touch for your sweet and simple trees.

Lori said...

So pretty, Jen!! I love that gold embossing paste - it turned out wonderful! Have a great week xoxoxo

Patti said...

Sweet! I still have not tried embossing paste. Crazy huh? You make me want to order some : )

Patti

Karren said...

Wow! I'm going to have to get me some of that gold embossing paste. Thanks for enabling me (yet again!) :) Fabulous card!

Ingrid said...

I love the CAS feel of your card. Super cute. :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE the gold embossed stripes. Perfect backdrop for your pretty trees. Have a great week, Jen!

Katie Melhus said...
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Katie Melhus said...

Jen I love the fun and funky feel of this - it's awesome! :)

Katie Melhus said...

Jen I love the fun and funky feel of this - it's awesome! :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I love your festive take on the sketch!

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic CAS card Jen, I love it.

Jaydee said...

Jen this card is so you. It's CAS but full of tremendous detail and beautifully composed. That embossed striped background is perfect to anchor your trees. Love it. Congrats on being part of the Color Me challenge team for October. :-)
and thanks for having me along as Featured Designer at MM this month
hugs
jaydee

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card...This card makes me want to get out my stencils and embossing paste...thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Henderson said...

Love the addition of the gold to your super clean card. The gold makes the other colors pop. It was great having you with us Jen!

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous CAS design Jen, I love your very modern take on the challenge.

Sherrie M. said...

So beautiful! Nicely done with the gold embossing paste! I have to try that sometime....