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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Merry Monday.....Joyful Christmas


Happy Hump Day Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Merry Monday Challenge this week. 


Use Black, gold and Silver! I knew I want to play along this week when I took a peek at the challenge. I love these colors for Christmas, well the gold and silver and with the added black I thought it would be fun!

When I thought about what to do for my card, well let me say what I finished up with is NOT what I started out with but I do like my finished card so I guess that is all that matters in the end!! LOL!!

The base of the card is Basic Black and then I used a layer of the SU silver foil paper and then another layer of black.
I stamped the poinsettia flower from the Joyful Christmas with my Gold and Silver Encore pads onto black card stock. I cut them out and layered them up putting a dimensional between the large and small layers.

I added some gold little pearls to the center and cut a few swirls and leaves with the gold foil to tuck in around the flower.
The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it with Silver ink.
I made my ribbon treatment with the 1/8 inch silver ribbon and added a couple of frosted jungle bells. I  attached then to the bow with some silver wire. I curled the wire around a small wooden skewer to make the curls. 
This card with definitely need to be hand delivered or I may need to make a special envelope/box for it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki


  


19 comments:

Carolyn Dieleman said...

Hi Vicki - what a gorgeous use of this stamp set! Could you tell me where the the swirls and leaves come from? I can't place them readily, and having just moved, I'd have to lift a fair number of boxes to get at my framelits and dies. Thanks for this.

chrissy xx said...

Such a FABulous design...
I LOve your Poinsettia.
Your ribbon,bells and swirls are sooo pretty too..
Chrissyxx
I think we would be very lucky if things really ended as they had started out lol..

fabiola jaques said...

wow, superbe, si riche et luxueux projet, biz

Bonnie said...

It's so good to see you back at Merry Monday, Vicki! And what a gorgeous design you brought to us this week! WOW!

JoAnn said...

Wow Vicki, this is gorgeous. Love your design and the way you used the challenge colors

artful-notions said...

Absolutely elegant use of these dies and papers! Just gorgeous in every way! Glad you ended up with a different ending!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

WOW, Vicki, you really rocked this challenge! Adore the layered poinsettia and the white bells - just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Marisa said...

LOVE this!! Gorgeous poinsettia and touches of gold and white to lighten up the black. You aced the challenge indeed :)

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Vicki, your card is awesome, a real stunner, love every detail you used in your design. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Marcia HIll said...

Stunning! So many beautiful elements to this card that my eyes didn't know where to go first! Someone is definitely going to be thrilled to receive this beauty at Christmas! Well done! :0)

Linda said...

This is stunning ... love the layered poinsettia. Linda xx

Wendy said...

Totally GORGEOUS, my friend! Love all the gold & silver against the black cardbase! So stunning! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful and so elegant Vicki, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Jessi Fogan said...

This is totally worth figuring out a special packaging for - absolutely stunning! I had to come for a closer look when I saw it in the MM gallery :) Those BELLS! The layers! The perfect gold pearls in the centre - Vicki, this is AMAZING!

Vikki Ryan said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Vicki.

sweet art designs said...
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sweet art designs said...

Simply Lovely
Myrna

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your win at Merry Monday, Vicki! If you'd like to join our team as Guest Designer next week, email me at bonklass(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

2 years later and its still a great card!