Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Merry Monday #111 - Use White, Aqua, & a Splash of Color

Good morning friends.  Playing along with this weeks Merry Monday Challenge, and I'm loving the color combo they've asked us to use...SO pretty!  I love aqua and white together, and then being able to add any splash of color of our choice is just the icing on the cake!  I had just picked up a piece of DSP by Echo Park a few weeks ago called Cozy Cardinals, and it was the perfect starting point for my card today.  Take a look:



The DSP was two sided, so I used both sides and then added a strip of white that I used a snowflake punch (MS) on to join the two sides together.  For my center panel I stamped the pine tree from SU!'s "Lovely As A Tree" in Aqua Mist ink, and then embossed my sentiment in silver (PTI's "Think Big Favorites #21").  I stamped a red cardinal (PTI's "In the Meadow") on the top of the embossed "P", and then added some Dazzling Diamonds snow spots to the background.  I matted both layers with Real Red cs to match the cardinals.  Love how quickly this card came together for me and just the overall softness of it! :0)

There's still lots of time to play along with this challenge, and LOTS of beautiful cards to be inspired by over at the Merry Monday blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful Wednesday.  Road trip today to my oldest daughters to inspect how the nursery's coming along!  She's 26 weeks today, so we're getting closer and I'm just SO excited to be a grandma that I can hardly stand it!  I don't want to wish summer away after such a LOOOOONG winter, but.........

18 comments:

  1. Oh My oH My, I love this!!!! Cardinals, wow Perfect for the touches of color, how very clever, and So GORGEOUS!!!

    Thanks for joining in on the "Merriment" at Merry Monday! Love seeing your loveliness in the gallery, and I hope that you are inspired to play again and again!!!!

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  2. Very cute, I love all those little birds. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  3. Marcia, this is beautiful...those colors are so lovely together and adding that red cardinal for a winter scene is perfect!

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  4. Hi Marcia! Thanks for calling by my blog - yes we did both use red with white and aqua, but yours is totally divine! Great card.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  5. Both cards are so beautiful, Marcia. This is a pretty color combination.

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  6. So beautiful, Marcia! Love these colors together. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Love this! So very pretty. I love these colors together. I have that dp paper too! Such a beautiful card!

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  8. This is jaw dropping gorgeous, Marcia! Love that aqua tree with the red bird popped on it! And the embossed sentiment is so elegant! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  9. Oh this is fabulous, Marcia! I love the paper you've used with all the cardinals and to top it off with the stamped one...so inspired!

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  10. Love everything, the birds, the sequins and Lovely as a Tree stamp. Such a pretty card!

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  11. I love your card and I just may have to CASE it :) Love the aqua tree with the pop of red in the Cardinal and the embossed silver greeting is just "wow"!

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  12. Hello from Maine! This is such a pretty card. Love the little cardinal perched on the sentiment! : )

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  13. Beautiful card. Love the cardinals.

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  14. Very pretty. Love the colors and background paper.

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  15. Gorgeous, Marcia! The aqua tree and embossed sentiment are just stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  16. GORGEOUS! I just love that cardinal paper! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday.

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  17. So Pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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