Monday, September 4, 2017

Merry Monday #255 - JOY

Hello friends and welcome back to Merry Monday!  We hope you all had a wonderful Summer off and are ready to start working on those Christmas cards again!  We have a few new DT members AND some special Guest Designers joining us this Fall, so there will be LOTS of great inspiration each week to help you get those cards done on time!

We'll start you out easy this week and you can choose whether you'd like to use the inspiration photo for your card or a design of your own, with the only stipulation being that you include the word JOY somewhere on your card!


I stuck with the snowflake and JOY theme on my card, but changed up the colors to blue and white.


I started by embossing several snowflakes in white from Casual Friday's Bring On The Snowflakes and then blended over them with DOX inks in Salty Ocean, Broken China, & Faded Jeans.  Also added a little water splattering at this point.  I used SSS Big Joy die for my letters and pop dotted the "O" so I could dangle a little snowflake (Impression Obsession - Tiny Snowflakes) from it.  I also added some sparkle with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to the tiny snowflakes on the letters and also a couple diamond gemstones.  Here's a closer up view:


Make sure you check out what all the other DT members came up with this week and then dig out those JOY stamps and dies...we can't wait to see what YOU come up with this week!  You can check it all out right HERE.

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



14 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning in blue and white, Marcia! Especially love the added bitty snowflakes on the JOY - the dangling one is adorable!!

Linda said...

Love your blue and white background to frame your JOY. So beautiful, Marcia. Have a great week.

Colleen said...

I love blue and white for snowflakes...so pretty, Marcia, love your add-ons, esp. the dangling one!!

Lady Joyful said...

Beautiful card. The blue in white is really pretty and the snowflakes are wonderful. I just love the little dangling one!

Birgit said...

This is beautiful in blue! Love the background and your pretty snowflakes. This card will certainly spread some joy!

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable...love that sweet wee snowflake hanging from your Joy...just beautiful.

JoAnn said...

Blue and white is perfect for those pretty embossed snowflakes. Love the one hanging from the O - great touch.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, the embossed snowflakes are so pretty.

wienerhoneymooners said...

The ultra cool blue and white is GORGOEUS!!!!
So happy that I am a Guest DT thru December with you and the rest of the Merry Makers on the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge!! - Kimberly

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Just beautiful.
You embossed snowflakes are gorgeous.
xxx

Loll said...

Beautiful card, Marcia. Love all those snowflakes, especially the little one dangling from the "O". :) xx

Susan Joyce said...

Marcia, love your beautiful Christmas card with the dangling snowflake, so pretty.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Marcia! Love all the beautiful snowflakes right down to the little dangling one! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! Love the little dangling snowflake!!!!