Friday, April 8, 2016

Merry Monday #199 - Getting Sentimental

Hello friends.  This weeks Merry Monday challenge is all about getting sentimental...that is making the sentiment the focal point of your card.  I had bought a larger Penny Black stamp last Christmas that I've only used once, so figured this was a good time to pull it out, and this is what I came up with:


 
 

I started by using a TH Diamond stencil and Tea Dye distress ink for my background, and then embossed in gold the sentiment part of the stamp Heavenly Love.  When I bought the stamp, I had cut it vertically so that the sentiment and the flourish were 2 separate stamps.  I did this so I could ink up the two with different inks as I did here.  For the flourish, I used Old Olive and Real Red inks and then stamped it next to my embossed sentiment.  Don't look too closely at my smudged "C" ...grrrrr, I hate it when that happens!!  After stamping I die cut this layer with a MFT Die-namics Blueprint #27 die, and then layered that to a kraft card base.  A few gold and clear sequins finished my card.


There's still a few days left to play with this challenge, and you can check out all the info to play along right HERE.

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

16 comments:

  1. I love the stenciling! Very subtle but it adds so much! I have not seen that stamp before, it is a nice one.

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  2. Beautiful Marcia! Love your large sentiment paired with the stenciling and pretty flourish. xx

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  3. This is gorgeous, Marcia!! I LOVE that large stamp and your background is just perfect with it! Such a clever idea to cut the stamp (although I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to do so).

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  4. What a beautiful sentiment and I love your stenciling and flourish!

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  5. Beautiful sentiment, Marcia. And beautifully framed. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  6. Very beautiful Marcia. I love the sentiment.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love your stenciling!

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  8. Love the beautiful images you have used Marcia, excellent elements for the challenge. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  9. I love the design of your card and your sentiment is beautiful. A really interesting card, different

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  10. What a gorgeous sentiment, Marcia! I love that flourish and how smart to dissect the stamp to get better mileage out of it! Love the colors and the soft stenciling! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Marcia, this is another stunning card, that sentiment is awesome!! And I love the background stencil, adds so much to the card!! Once again, thank you for playing at Merry Monday!

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  12. What a fabulous sentiment stamp and stunning card, Marcia!

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  13. lovely card, Marcia - a really like the stenciled background against the pretty sentiment and the flourish

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  14. Gorgeous card, Marcia - just love the diamond partial stencil - so perfect behind that sentiment! Flourish looks great too!

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  15. Marcia, this is really quite beautiful! Love the colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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