Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Merry Monday #160 - Newsprint

Hello friends.  I'm playing along with the Merry Monday challenge where we are to use newsprint on our Christmas card.  I don't know why, but when I think newsprint, I think "vintage", and that was what I was going to do, but........  I saw a photo on Pinterest that totally changed my mind though, and this is what I came up with:

I wish you could see this card in real life, as the colors are much deeper, but for some reason my camera has lightened it up...grrrrrrrr!  But anyway, I started with a piece of newsprint DSP (SU!) and used Salty Ocean and Shabby Shutters distress inks to add the color.  Next I embossed with white using one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge (SU!) to look like falling snow.  My die cut snowflakes (Memory Box and Impression Obsession) were dipped in silver embossing powder before being added to the card, and then I added a sentiment banner with the "be very merry" (SU!) and a few diamond jewels to finish the card.

Don't you just love those ornaments in the inspiration photo?!!  I may have to try my hand at making a few of those!!  There are lots of beautiful cards for you to check out from the Design Team and players, and you can find them all right here. 
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  1. what a great background you sponged on the newsprint Marcia - love the colors - and the white embossed snowflakes really stand out on it!

  2. WOW Marcia, stunning card! Love everything you have done!

  3. I love what you have done with the newsprint - great idea and lovely card. Hugs Andrea, (GD Merry Monday).

  4. This is so pretty, Marcia. I love the sponged background, the embossed 'snow', and the silver-tipped snowflakes. :)

  5. Beautiful card and I love how you used the newsprint. Sponging the colors over the top is very clever and adds so much interest. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.


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