Friday, April 1, 2016

Merry Monday #198 - Christmas Carols

Hello friends.  The challenge this week at Merry Monday's is to use a Christmas Carol on your card.  I have many, many favorite Christmas carols that I love (mostly the traditional ones), but "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" has sort of wormed its way into my heart ever since watching Michael Bubble sing it on one of his Christmas specials.  LOVE that Frank Sinatra way of crooning that Michael has...sigh.  But anyway, here's my card:



I know I've been using this brick embossing folder a LOT lately, but can't seem to help myself!  And especially after I saw Loll's post about using embossing folders and Brushos...what a cool technique!  I used Crimson Brushos with my brick embossing folder, and just a little bit of water, and came up with this really neat background!  My sentiment is from PTI's Think Big Favorites: #20, and those adorable little birdies are from Penny Black's Winter Wonderland stamp set.  I colored them with my Copics and fussy cut them out, and then perched them onto my sentiment banner.  I added a few music notes from Winnie & Walter's Ring in the Celebration stamp set to add to the Christmas carol feel.

 
There's still a couple days left to play along with this challenge, and there are some seriously fabulous cards by the DT and in the gallery to inspire you to get a head start on those Christmas cards!  You can see it all right HERE!
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)
 

15 comments:

  1. What a "tweet" card Marcia. Love that background. Need to check out that video from Loll.

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  2. Oh, and thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  3. Marcia, this card is really cute! I love everything you've done with it. :)

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  4. Such an adorable card, Marcia!! I absolutely LOVE that background technique! It works so fabulously well behind your sweet birds!

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  5. This is amazing, Marcia! I love these little birds! (I think it was you that enabled me to buy them.) The embossed brick is the perfect backdrop! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  6. Awww! This is super adorable, Marcia! Thanks to you I'll be singing this song all night. ;0)

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  7. This is so sweet, Marcia! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  8. Just love your splattered brick background, Marcia - hey, if it's a winner, of course you'll keep using that embossing folder! What sweet birds too - perfect with the musical notes!

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  9. Love your background and it's perfect for the birds and sentiment.

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  10. Love the merry, little birds and the notes

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  11. Oh, love everything about his delightful card...those birds really make it, you know!! will have to give that background technique a try with some Brushos, I even have that stencil!! Awesome card, my friend!!

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  12. So cute how your birdies look like they're singing the carol! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

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  13. Gotta check out the technique since I have Color Bursts that are similar from what I can tell. Your card is stunning & adorable--terrific, Marcia!

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  14. What a "tweet" card! I can just hear the birds singing this song! I love these birds! You colored them beautifully! Just adorable!!!

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