Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Merry Monday #197 - Take Me To Church

Hello friends.  Playing along with the challenge over at Merry Monday today, and this week we are being asked to use a church on our Christmas card.  Perfect reason to use my new Tiny Town: Church Die from PTI!  Take a look:


I stamped a piece of white cardstock with SU!'s Hardwood background stamp and Smokey Slate ink first, and then used the die to die cut the church...really wanted the church to have that old time look of a wooden clapboard building.  I trimmed out the windows and door with white and then inlaid the pale yellow cardstock to mimic light coming from within the church.  I used a small leaf stamp from PTI's Birds & Blooms stamp set to add greenery around the windows and doors with Mossy Meadow ink, and a few red dots for some berries.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil to create the background with Stormy Sky distress ink.  I added a seam binding bow and tag at the top to finish off my card.  While this card doesn't really scream Christmas to me, I still really like how it turned out! 

And while I had the dies out for the church, just had to actually make a 3D version:



Obviously didn't make this one Christmas-y, but I think I'm going to fill it will some jelly beans (that will make my windows look like stained glass, right??) and use for an Easter gift!  :0)

Make sure you check out all the beautiful cards by the DT this week and then play along!  You can find all the info you need right HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

13 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Marcia. I love the glow of the yellow windows and the garlands of greenery around them. Your 3-D church is gorgeous too. What a great idea to fill it with Easter treats.

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  2. This is a beauty, Marcia! Love the background and your wonderful church! So perfect for this week's challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  3. Oh, YOU never cease to amaze me! This Church card is gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday with us!!

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  4. Marcia, this is so beautiful with all of the intricate details. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  5. Such a super, super card! The wood look is fabulous and I love the inlaid yellow. It really does look like the church is all ready for a Christmas candlelight service! The 3D version is super too!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  6. Oh, Marcia, this is wonderful! Love that woodgrain church and how you've decorated it for Christmas! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Your card is lovely... Really like the idea of lights coming from the church. The ribbon is sweet and the background is very dramatic.... Could almost imagine Jesus returning with those stripes.

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  8. Wow! Great take on the challenge. Lovin' all the details.

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  9. So very creative! That was the perfect die to use. And glad you did a 3D version also.

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  10. Love both projects! The 3D one is amazing!

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  11. Oh my Marcia, you've outdone yourself...the depth on this card is spectacular and I love the rays behind the church. Just stunning.

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  12. Wow! Love the 3D version too! And the touches of red on your church card is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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