Sunday, June 30, 2013

Merry Monday 68

Hello there,
bright and funky sprang to mind when I saw the sketch for this weeks Merry Monday challenge, not sure why, may'be just as a counter balance to mid winter chill and an over supply of opportunistic germs that have been visiting our house. Here's the sketch.

And here is what I came up with.

I tinkered pulled apart bits of this a couple of times over the last few days to finally end up with something I was reasonably happy with. I quite like the colours, particularly the green embossing over the pink, but it was just getting the balance between DSP patterns and "white" space right that took a while. I also used this card to play around with one of SU! new in colours, Strawberry Slush, a lovely bright pink :) I wanted to finish off with some sparkle - so threaded all the buttons with silver cord and added a silver star to top the tree.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, More Merry Messages, Tree Trimming Trio (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Versamark
Accessories: Christmas Tree die  (PTI), Wild Wasabi embossing powder, Merry Mini punch, Fishtail Flag stax and Fishtail Flags Layers stax (My Favorite Things), Hibiscus Burst vintage buttons (PTI), SNAIL adhesive, Christmas Carnival DSP (Kaiser), Silver glimmer paper, Silver cord (R), Dimensionals, Tombow, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Hi Kim. Love this card! The pink and green combo is fantastic. The added buttons are perfect. I need to get some of that in color paper. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday!

  2. I love the Strawberry Slush with the green for a Christmas card, Kim! What a fun card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  3. I'd say it's a fun card too Kim! Love those fabulous colours for Christmas and your embossed tree is a lovely touch! There's so much to love about this card Kim. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  4. Great Card kim! THat tree looks fab and the colours together really work a treat!
    Hey if you have time and you'd like to join in more challenges then some of my team and I have started one called Perfectly Rustics, it would be AWESOME if you had time to play one day!!!
    HUgs and smiles SHArnee :)

  5. Love this Kim! I really like the larger banner with the sentiment overlapping the smaller ones. Great Christmas card! I think I need to start doing this challenge so I can start stockpiling cards for Xmas myself :)


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