Thursday, September 12, 2013

Merry Monday #74

Good morning friends.  Today I have a card for the Merry Monday challenge, and I absolutely love the inspiration photo they provided:

 

 Wouldn't you love to move right in and have Christmas here?!!  I've always decorated with gold's and dark red's, but after seeing this picture, I'm thinking it might be time to change! :0)  But anyway, on to my card.  Take a look:


I have been hooked lately on making starburst cards, and although my picture doesn't show it very well (although I might add it's definitely NOT from lack of trying!!), I did use the starburst technique with the green woodgrain design paper (The Paper Studio).  If you click to enlarge the picture, you can get a little bit better sense of the piecing involved.  The closest I could come in matching my ink to the color green in the woodgrain paper, was SU!'s Certainly Celery, so that is what I used for the pine tree (SU!'s "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set).  After stamping the tree, I quite liberally added glitter to make it really sparkle! :0)  The sentiment I added is a die and stamp from PTI, and I also added glitter to the top and bottom flourishes.  I pop dotted the sentiment and added a sheer white ribbon (Michael's) for finishing touches.  I really like how this card came out and hope you do too! :0)

Well time to get moving and get some things accomplished today before leaving to go pick up our youngest from college this evening (it's a working weekend for her and she also FINALLY gets her braces off tomorrow morning!!!!).  Hope to be back tomorrow with another more "fall - like" feeling card and I'm hoping the weather feels a little more "fall - like" too...September and 90 degree days don't go together in my book!! 

Don't forget to check out the other entries over at Merry Monday's site...there are some real beauties this week! :0)  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday!   

12 comments:

Marie Bingaman said...

That looks like an interesting technique... Well done! :)

artful-notions said...

Marcia, this is a wonder! That texture is so warm and a delight under the beautiful sentiment. Beautiful card!

Loll said...

Hi Marcia. Glad you mentioned about enlarging the picture ... I can really see all the wonderful details from your sunburst technique. And the glitter really shows as well on the flourishes, tree and edge of your sheer ribbon. Really gorgeous card with great design features. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday! Loll

Bonnie said...

What a unique woodgrain piece, Marcia! I love it as well as that lovely tree! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Karren said...

Gorgeous card, Marcia and genius woodgrain panel! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Birgit said...

Lovely card. I think the sparkly tree is so pretty!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Marcia, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Sue said...

Hi Marcia, this is beautiful. A very elegant Christmas card. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Sue x

LeAnne said...

Love your card..the glittery tree, the starburst technique and the SENTIMENT is delightful! So glad you were able to share this with us at Merry Monday this week!

Darnell said...

Well done, Marcia! It is really pristine and lovely when I enlarged it! What brilliant piecework you did with that woodgrain sunburst!!

Susan Joyce said...

Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week Marcia, I love the sunburst and the glitter detail, beautiful Christmas card.

Kay Miller said...

Oh this is lovely!! That is some cool background paper!