Friday, February 22, 2013

Merry Monday #50

Hello there,
well its been a busy day and several since I actually made this card for Merry Monday's challenge this week. An interesting one to create an elegant Christmas card!

Elegance to me has overtones of detail and richness, but some should be subtle. I had two elements pop into my mind straight away (stamp set and DSP) and this is how they came together.

The colours were a big part of creating the sense of richness for me. Continuing with that theme I embossed all the ornaments, and for the first time experimented with colouring the glimmer paper with reinker. I ended up with VERY brown fingers but it worked (excited wriggle here ;) and I got just the right level of toned down bling. A little of playing around with placing ornaments and all done. End result - an elegant Christmas card - well to my tastes anyway :)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Mixed Medley
Cardstock: Cherry Cobler, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, early Expresso reinker, Cherry Cobler marker
Accessories: Candlelight Christmas DSP, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, Silver glimmer paper, Cherry Cobler embossing powder, Festive paper piercing pack, Early Expresso twine, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. So beautiful and very elegant Kim! Love those rich colours and the frame you've created. The textured background really set off those gorgeous baubles! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. This is gorgeous, Kim! I love the embossed window with the peek-a-boo scallops and those beautiful ornaments! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  3. You certainly nailed it Kim. This is very elegant indeed! Your embossed window frame is a gorgeous backdrop for the baubles. xxx

  4. Stunning card Kim, love all the design elements you used. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  5. This is gorgeous, Kim. Love the richness of the colours and the embossed frame you created. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

  6. Fabulous card Kim, I love these wonderful colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  7. Wow, that set looks amazing with the papers Kim, this is an elegant beauty and one more for your stash!!!


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