18 March 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #100

Today we are celebrating Merry Monday's 100th Challenge with a gorgeous colour scheme and/or a sketch. Lots of scope here. Take a look at the inspiration image. This might be a great opportunity to make two cards for the challenge.



Here is my card. I love the trend of partially covering the card background with a transparent ink layer. I think the secret is letting the white shine through. I then white heat embossed the pink banner, paper pieced a second banner and cut a third from green gingham paper. The circles are from Spellbinders and Lil'Inker. The Poinsettia stamp I used two weeks ago on a MM card. It's a wood stamp from Memory Box called Poinsettia Bloom. This time I white heat embossed it three times on Vellum, then cut out the individual pieces of the flower to form the three layers. The 'Merry' is a Silhouette cut, and the 'Christmas' is computer generated. I finished with a button (backed with a wee black circle to balance the black sentiment), twine and a couple of pearls.



Do join this challenge and help us celebrate number 100. See what the design team has created to inspire you by going to the challenge site (link above) or by clicking on the links below.

Karen Davis (you're here)

This month's featured designer is Stacey Schafer

This is my 26th card for the Merry Monday Challenge so I have done half a year with the team!!
Happy creating.

22 comments:

Hannelie said...

Wow Karen! I can't stop looking at this... the bg is just fabulous! Perfect details.
I love it!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

EEKK! This is stunning - love that flower!!

Deanne :)

Lesley Croghan said...

Love that vellum bloom! Wow, it is stunning. I need those lil'inker circles...on my wishlist!!! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Lori said...

SO GORGEOUS, Karen!!!! Love that vellum flower!

Katie Melhus said...

Wow Karen, what a BEAUTY! This just has a made with love feel, every wonderful detail is just perfectly thought out. Love it so!

Stacey Schafer said...

Wow, Karen! That is GORGEOUS!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my! This is so goregous! Awesome use of the colors and I love the black sentiment!

Kristie Goulet said...

Your card is simply gorgeous, Karen!!! You rocked these colors. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Bonnie said...

This card is amazing, Karen! I love the poinsettia embossed on vellum and your background is gorgeous with it! Beautiful banners too! Have a great week!

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous card, Karen! Love the poinsettia, those pretty colors and your design! You did beautifully! Have a wonderful week! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow - the beautiful pink background just makes the poinsettia pop! Fabulous design!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So beautiful, Karen! It makes me want to live in a world where those kind of skies are every day and people are happy!! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Hi Karen. I missed playing these last weeks but I have my card made already for this week . I will post it late Tuesday .
Your card is beautiful and that pink background is amazing. Nice way to show off that vellum poinsettia . Love the way you added the twine.
I don't think I heard of the feather verse until I bought the stamp set ....or I just didn't remember it. Do you have the stamp ? I could stamp some for you if you don't

Karren said...

This is a stunningly beautiful card, Karen! So bright and cheerful - perfect for a Kiwi Christmas!

Joni nina Andaya said...

So very pretty in pink and green Karen! Gorgeous card Karen :)

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Karen! I love every detail, such a gorgeous card.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful Karen, I love your gorgeous poinsettia.

LeAnne said...

Stunning....that background is amazing...well, so is the flower!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That vellum poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the overall look and feel of the card. That inked background is really stunning.

Judy1223 said...

Karen, every detail of your card is incredible! The subtle inked card base, the string and black circle under the button, the embossed vellum flower...just gorgeous!

Greta said...

Beautiful background, Karen, & I always love white embossing on vellum! This is striking!

Margaret Moody said...

Your card is stunning, Karen! I love the embossed vellum poinsettia against the bright green background!