Thursday, January 31, 2013

Merry Monday #47 Tic Tac Oh!

Hello there,
I'm extremely time challenged for the next few weeks but I'm still determined to stick with my Christmas card a week goal. So I got stuck right in when I saw this weeks Merry Monday challenge. Mind you this week the challenge was a TicTac Toe square, a type challenge I've never done before! 

Where do you actually start or settle?? But settle I did on the first horizontal row - Blue, Dry Embossing and Snow.

I wanted to create a cluster of trees with the snow coming down and to get that effect I tried to partial emboss for the first time - and it mostly worked. I played with old and new for this. One of my oldest SU! sets, Lovely as a Tree and new embossing folder (for the lace border detail) and plate (for the snowflakes). Lots of white craft ink rubbed gently over the embossing brings out the snowflake and lace patterns. Spots of light come from the ribbon and sentiment strip and kind of balance out the darkness of the tree cluster (did you spot the little birdy I added in there ;). I couldn't help adding just a bit of sparkle too on the snowflakes and lace to finish it all off too.

Lots of inky fun in this one and I was pretty happy with how it came together :)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Tag it # 9 (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, White Craft
Accessories: Delicate Designs embossing folder, Bitty Banners framelits, Word Window punch, Peace be still Impression plate (Papertrey Ink), Whisper White organza ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way glue pen, sponge, Doubled sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. Kim - you are on a roll! This is an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card - I love the detail you've put into this card, especially the bird (which I hadn't picked out until I read your post!). Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week! xx

  2. Beautiful, Kim! The partial embossing looks great & the whole look is so soft & pretty. Love it!
    Hugs, D
    ps.can you believe I don't have LAAT?

  3. WOW KIM this card is soooooooo gorgeous! I love the effect you've got with the sparkly snowflakes and those trees look amazing! Great addition of that sweet little birdie as well!
    Well done lovely lady on a very beautiful Christmas card and for sticking to your new challenge of making a Christmas card once a weeK! YAY!!!
    Smiles and hugs SHarnee :)

  4. Love your use of the embossing Kim and the partial embossing looks good to me, not a technique l've used much, but love the look of it! A very pretty Christmas card.

  5. Just beautiful, Kim! Love the scene you've created here with the trees and pretty snowflakes. Even the inside is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  6. WOW! This is gorgeous, Kim! I spotted that sweet bird first thing and I love it! What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  7. Just lovely....and the bird is a nice touch! It is just a work of art! Thanks so much for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

  8. Delightful card Kim. I love all your design elements and especially you dry embossing and how you have highlighted it. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

  9. Very pretty card Kim, these colours are wonderful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  10. awesome card -- I love the partial embossing and the shades of blue!!


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