Monday, April 16, 2018

Merry Monday #286 - Use A Verse On Your Card

Hello friends.  Sue is our hostess this week at Merry Monday and she would like to see you use a verse on your Christmas cards.



I used a sentiment/verse from Penny Black's Yuletide Wishes that I have always loved and stamped it as the focal point of my card.


  I started by blending Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, & Faded Jeans DOX inks onto my cardstock (the Wilted Violet really is there...it's just not showing up too well in my photo!) and then used the ghosting technique where I spritzed my Memory Box stencil Winter Flurry Frame quite liberally with water and then laid it over my blended piece with a couple heavy books on top of it and then left it for about a half hour.  I love using this technique where the water soaks up the color and leaves a shadowed look from your stencil.  Next I used a Gina Marie Designs die to cut all the tiny stars out, and then after stamping my verse, backed this piece with a piece of gold mirror cardstock so all my stars would be gold and shiny.  A simple white card base finished off my card.

We can't wait to see what YOU come up with this week, so check through your stamps or even computer generate a verse or sentiment you really like to use at Christmas, and add it to your card.  There is LOTS of BEAUTIFUL inspiration from the rest of the DT to get you inspired, so check it out and play along with us!  You can find all the info you need right HERE.   

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


13 comments:

  1. Wonderful, love the sentiment/verse, great colors and who doesn't love those inks. Great job girl. Hugs, L :)

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  2. Wow love how you've done that wonderful background. Gorgeous colours and what a great technique. The gold behind those little die cut stars is adorable. Fabulous sentiment and fabulous card x

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  3. Your ghosting technique always turns out so great. Beautiful sentiment and card, Marcia. Hope you have a great week.

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  4. Gorgeous card, I love the PB big sentiments for the face of cards! this is a beauty! Well done my friend! YOU have a wonderful week too...I get my first knee ablation on Wednesday! Yahoo!! Heart Hugs friend, hope you have a fabulous week!

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  5. Love the rich color of the background with the ghosted snowflakes around the edge! A lovely sentiment too! Very elegant with the gold card peeking out and around!

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  6. What a lovely way to use this wonderful sentiment! Pretty card Marcia!

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  7. Lovely card Marcia and the sentiment is fabulous. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Just love the soft snowflake frame around that beautiful sentiment, Marcia! Perfect with all the gold foil stars!!

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  9. this is so beautiful and peaceful! What a lovely card and a great verse for this challenge.

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  10. Gorgeous colours for your background. Love the ghosting of the beautiful snowflake border, Marcia. Fantastic large sentiment. Hope to play along! xx

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  11. A beautiful background that shows off that special verse. I love the "ghosting technique" you used. I will have to try that.

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  12. This is so beautiful! What a gorgeous background!!❤❤❤

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  13. Love the ghosting on your card Marcia and the cut out stars with the wonderful Verse.

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