Monday, June 27, 2016

Merry Monday #211 - Blue, Gold, and White/Silver



Hello friends.  I'm delighted to be a Guest Designer again over at the Merry Monday challenge, and this week the challenge is to use blue, gold, and white/silver on your Christmas card.  The inspiration photo (see below) made me think of a stamp set from SU! that I ordered last Fall and had not used yet, and a new (to me) product called Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Designs, and I came up with this:


This was a pretty simple card to make (other than poking out all the million little pieces after die cutting the ornaments!!), and I really like the elegant look to it!  I started by using the dies from SU!'s Embellished Ornaments with a gold mirrored cardstock and then attaching a piece of the Shimmer Sheetz behind the die cuts.  These sheets are like a piece of acetate and come in a variety of iridescent colors.  The blue sheets have a range of color from light to dark blue depending on how the light hits it and I wish my camera could have captured the real beauty of it...grrrrr!!  But anyway, trust me that this card is so shimmery and sparkly in real life!  I kept my background CAS so as not to take away from the ornaments and just added my gold embossed sentiment (also from Embellished Ornaments).  A bit of gold cording to hang my ornaments and layering with another piece of the gold cardstock and a white card base finished off this simple but elegant card.



This is the last week to play along with the Merry Monday challenge for the Summer (July & August and then they'll return in September), so check out all the beautiful creations from the DT and then play along!  You can find all the info to join in right HERE. 

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

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous gold ornaments, Marcia - just love the blue behind! Congrats on your Guest Designer spot this week!!

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  2. Very pretty card Marcia and so glad to have you guest designing again!

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  3. Those ornaments are gorgeous, Marcia. I've never heard of the shimmer sheets but they really shine behind the gold.

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  4. The card is so elegant. I love every detail of it. Beautiful job my friend!!

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  5. This is so elegant, Marcia! I'll have to look for some of that paper. The shades of blue are so pretty peeking out from the gold! Thanks for joining our team this week!

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  6. Beautiful, Marcia, just elegant!

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  7. Congratulations on being Guest designer Marcia. I agree with the above comments, it is so elegant.

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  8. Wow Marcia, this is gorgeous! I've been wondering about trying those shimmer sheets but haven't taken the plunge yet. I think your card just pushed me over the edge. ;0)
    Your card is beautiful! Congrats on your guest design team spot too. They need to just hire you on full time...

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  9. Beautiful card Marcia, I love your stunning ornaments, So glad you joined us as Guest Designer this week.

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  10. Lovely to see you as Guest Designer this week Marcia. Your card is delightful, love all the shimmer and shine.

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  11. Gorgeous card and ornaments Marcia. Congrats on being our GD this week. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  12. Hi Marcia! Thank you for being our Guest Designer at Merry Monday and making a beauty of a card from my photo inspiration! This is just stunning!! Oh and I agree with Birgit, we should hire you on full time!! I am kind of sort of in your neck of the woods... first in Chicago for three days, now in Indianapolis for granddaughter's national volleyball tournament! They made it to the gold division, now we will see how they do tomorrow and Sunday... then we drive back to Chicago on Monday and fly home! I met up with Sharyn from Seize the Birthday and Brenda from Inkspiredto stamp... we had so much fun talking for hours and laughing! ONE DAY WE MUST MEET TOO MY FRIEND!!

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