Thursday, June 23, 2016

Merry Monday #210 - Peace, Joy, and/or Love







Hello friends.  The challenge at Merry Monday this week is to add the words Peace, Love, and/or Joy to our Christmas cards.  I have an older SU! stamp that uses the words Love & Joy that I thought would be perfect for this challenge...take a look:


I blended Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel inks for my sentiment and then used an embossing folder to get the lines around the edges to frame it.  Next I used the pine bough from SU!'s Ornamental Pine set and inked it up with Old Olive and Always Artichoke inks, and then misted the stamp before stamping it on my card base.  I love the water colored look this gives the pine branches!  Lastly I added a fussy cut pine cone that I stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink and then embossed with a little white and glitter for some snow and sparkle.  Here's a closer up view:


There's still time to play and the DT has some amazing cards done as inspiration for you, so check it out and get going on those Christmas cards...you'll be so glad you did when December arrives!!  You can find all the info you need to play along right HERE.



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

13 comments:

  1. Very pretty card! Love the stamped pine boughs and glittered pinecone.

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  2. Beautiful card Marcia. I love your big greenery and that lovely pine cone!! Fabulous card, my friend!! Thank you for joining us again this week at Merry Monday!

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  3. I love the way you've used two colors on this gorgeous sentiment and the pine boughs framing it, Marcia! Who makes that wonderful embossing folder? You know I'm chomping at the bit to find one! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Marcia! Just love the pines and pine cone framing the Love & Joy!!

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  5. So pretty Marcia. Great sentiment framed with those pine boughs. Thanks for joining us again this week at Merry Monday.

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  6. This is so gorgeous Marcia. I love the way you have graded the sentiment and the branches are amazing!

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  7. Awesome Christmas card Marcia love it's clean and simple lines and the water coloured look. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  8. This is such a pretty card Marcia! I love the water colored look of the pine needles and the two toned sentiment is awesome!!

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  9. I love how the pine branches frame the sentiment, Marcia, and then you added an embossed frame. Fabulous!

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  10. Beautiful design Marcia. Your ombre sentiment is so pretty, and the colours are gorgeous paired with the two shades of green. The embossed framing is a wonderful detail. xx

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  11. Such a lovely clean look to this card. The ombre sentiment is meticulously done and adds so much to the overall design.

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  12. This is beautiful - love the ombre words! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday :)

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  13. So pretty. Love these colors together. Which embossing folder is that? Beautiful as always!

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