Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Merry Monday #80 - Music

Good morning friends.  This week at Merry Monday's, the challenge is to use music or a Christmas carol theme in your card.  Totally made me smile when I saw this challenge yesterday, as the card I made on Saturday fit this challenge perfectly! 


My good friend Sue had given me a really cool Santa stamp by Flourishes last year for Christmas, and I've been wanting to do something different with the stamp but every time I picked it up the creative juices left!  Then I saw a mostly black and white Christmas card on Pinterest this past weekend and right away inspiration struck!  Take a look:


And isn't it amazing how when the inspiration finally hits, how quickly and easily it all comes together?!! :0)  I really cropped the Santa image down, so that I could showcase the background sheet music I also found on Pinterest.  I sponged the edges of the Santa image and the background sheet music with SU!'s Smokey Slate ink and then layered with black cs and a white card base.  I finished with PTI's "merry" die in Cherry Cobbler cs and a few red pearls for the holly berries.  I think this is one of my favorite cards I've made this season and to think that I struggled with using this stamp for almost a full year!  Guess it shows what perseverance can do! :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday.  And don't forget to check out all the other entries right here on Lesley's blog. :0)

19 comments:

  1. Marcia...this is wonderful! Love that Santa stamp! I love that the only read is the berries and the sentiment.....love this! I hope to make a card for MM today such a fun theme this week! Great job here!

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  2. Just popped over from Merry Monday...your card really jumped out at me, love the image and pop of red. Carol x

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  3. What a wonderful Santa and that sheet music is so perfect! I love all the black and white with just the little pops of red! Thanks, Marcia, for bringing this over to share with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. That Santa stamps is amazing! Love your card!!!

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  5. Absolutely stunning Marcia! I used the same stamp on mine too! Gorgeous card this week using the musical theme!

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  6. LOVE toe black and white with pops of red- I know this card will be even more amazing in person!

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  7. This is lovely Marcia! I love that Santa stamp from Flourishes. :-)

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  8. Beautiful. And the "song" fits perfectly with the Santa image...

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  9. Love the unusual card design and the santa image really packs a punch! And just enough red - beautiful!

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  10. perfect traditional xmas card hun! love that santa image :)

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  11. That Santa image is fantastic! I love how you finally used it! :)

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  12. Love your Santa. Lovely card.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful!! I love Santa!

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  14. Your Father Christmas image is fabulous Marcia. You have created a wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday

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  15. juste superbe carte, sobre et très classe, biz

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  16. Wonderful Christmas card Marcia, I love your happy vintage santa. thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

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  17. I like you colour combination Marcia, awesome card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

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