Monday, March 30, 2015

Merry Monday Guest

Hello everyone!
Today I have the honor of posting alongside an amazing group
of talented card makers over at Merry Monday as a guest designer!
Needless to say, I'm thrilled and beyond excited!!

Kristie is the host this week and her challenge is to create a card that
uses the colors lime, turquoise and white. LOVE that color combo Kristie!
I don't have any true lime ink (???) so I used the closest that I have. 

I've been wanting to try the Neenah solar white card stock and I 
recently found some at a craft store only a couple of hours from where
I live. YAY! I understand now why it's so popular - It's got such a nice
weight to it. 

This isn't the card I set out to make. I had an idea in mind but when
I started pulling out supplies, I got another idea and when I started
working I changed up my idea again - it's funny how that'll happen.

I stamped the image in versamark, heat embossed with black 
embossing powder. I used Tim Holtz distress inks to
watercolor in the ornaments. I need to use those inks more often,
they're fun to play with.  The splatters were added
to hide the fact that I colored a little outside the lines. After I 
stamped the greeting I remembered I had some green and blue 
sequins so I added a few to finish it off. 

Make sure you head on over to the Merry Monday blog and
check out all the cards. While you're at it, why don't you join us
in the fun and join the challenge!!!

I am also playing along with the anything goes challenge

all from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: marina mist, pear pizzazz, white (neenah paper)
stamps: linear baubles(stamp-it Australia), Christmas Carols (CAS-ual Fridays)
ink: versamark, memento black, smoky slate, peacock feathers & peeled paint(Tim Holtz)
big shot: large and small stitched rectangle stackables (lawn fawn)
embossing powder: black
sequins: dollar store

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Gorgeous use of the colors, Susan! So happy to have you joining us this week (and next) as our Guest Designer. ;) Have a great day! Hugs!

    1. Thank you Kristie! I'm beyond thrilled! :) hugs to you too!

  2. Just love your ornament card, Susan! Congrats on being guest designer at Merry Monday and thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. Great use of the colours Susan, love your card. Congrats on your GDT spot. Carol x

  4. Beautiful card. Love the ornaments and the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  5. Your ornaments are so pretty, Susan! Love the addition of the sequins! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

  6. Love this card, Susan! I really love the Christmas baubles. I think Michelle W from StampNation sent me a card using this stamp 2 Christmas ago! Love your cards and I hope and pray that your foot is getting stronger and better! :)

  7. Gorgeous card, Susan! The ornaments are really cool and even more so with the splatters. So pleased to have you join us this week as GD.

  8. Your card is so elegant and great use of the colors. Thanks for being our guest designer this week!

  9. Wonderful card, Susan! Love your watercoloring!! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Merry Monday!!

  10. Beautiful card Susan, I love your pretty ornaments. Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer.

  11. Gorgeous! Love the ornaments and watercolour!!!

    Deanne :)

  12. Lovely card, Susan! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

  13. Such a pretty card, Susan! Love your ornaments and the design of your card! Great job! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday! :)

  14. Gorgeous card, love those ornaments. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenge. Gail DT