Thursday, January 30, 2014

Merry Wednesday?

I found this challenge that my friend LeAnne is doing and I had to join in…Merry Monday a Christmas challenge blog.   I have to keep up with those weekly Christmas cards you know!
This weeks challenge is #93 Ornaments.  I pulled out this lovely set from Flourishes called All That Glitters.  It’s no longer available unfortunately. 
DPK_MM93
I stamped the pine boughs first, stamping without re-inking so they got lighter. Then I stamped the ornament with Versamark and embossed with gold ep.  I cut it out and popped it up on the panel with the string and bow that was also embossed.   I used Lightning Black from Brilliance to stamp the sentiment.  I sponged around the panel with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and added a bow at the top with some sheer ribbon.  I used a glittery gold piece of cardstock to mat the main panel and it’s all mounted on patterned paper from Memory Box…an old winter line whose name I cannot remember.
I like making simple, easily mailed cards…especially for Christmas when there are so many to send.  It’s easy to get carried away with embellishments, like bows, flowers, and bells! I love bells :) but I’m trying to stick to simple for now.  Lets see how long that lasts!
I hope I can keep this up!  Why not join me? 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

12 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

This is so beautiful! A true classic!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Gorgeous card, Danielle! I love how you sponged behind the ornament - it really makes the image stand out - and the pine boughs are the perfect touch. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!!

Leslie Miller said...

I love what you did with this ornament! Simple, sweet, and pretty. A Christmas card a week is an ambitious task. Good luck!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It's smart to keep in mind that these need to be mailed, but I know what you mean about the temptation to add all sorts of things to your card. This is a very nice card! Love it!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, your ornament is beautiful.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Lori said...

Simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous, Danielle! I love your pine boughs as well as that embossed ornament. So glad you're playing along with us at the Merry Monday...you'll have a nice stash of cards by Christmas!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful ornament hanging from the pine boughs! And the sponging sets it off beautifully! I'm with you about making cards that will mail well. It's hard though! Thanks, Danielle, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Susan Joyce said...

Delightful! I love how you sponged around the edges, ornament and sentiment, really makes them pop. Also like the way you did the leaves. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Susangail Powell said...

Congratulations on winning the challenge Danielle! Your card is STUNNING!!! The sponging around the ornament finished the card perfectly!!

Judy1223 said...

Danielle, congratulations on your win at Merry Monday! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Bobby said...

Oh my, what luciousness! Congratulations on your win at MM. It's no wonder. Your ornament is beautiful and that distressing is to die for.