Thursday, September 29, 2016

Seeing Pink at Merry Monday

I've been trying all week to get into my craft room and finally
did tonight. I've had this card in my mind for the current challenge
at Merry Monday and finally got a chance to make it. I decided to
combine it with the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. They're
perfect together!

Kristie from Kreative Kristie is the guest designer this week and she chose 
the challenge - she has asked us to make a Christmas card using 
dark & light pink and gray or silver.


This was a fun card to make - and easy too! I used a die from a
Stamp of Approval collection - that is soon to be released in
 Catherine Pooler's online store - to make the tag. I sponged it with
3 different pink distress inks from Tim Holtz and then embossed the
poinsettias and the sentiment with silver embossing powder. I added 
a few silver embossed hearts to finish off the tag. 

For the base I used the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp
and some embossing paste to create some texture. The silver metallic
thread was an afterthought - not sure how I feel about it but I left it

Now it's your turn. Check out the designer's cards and all the
entries at Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches- I'm sure you'll 
be inspired to play along.

Update: I just saw that my card for last weeks Merry Monday challenge
was given an Honorable Mention and the card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge was also chosen. Wow! Thanks so much ladies and
congrats to the winners and other Honorable Mentions!

Happy Stampin'
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from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white thick
stamp sets: Joyful Christmas, Bright Baubles (Neat and Tangled)
Tim Holtz distress ink: spun sugar, worn lipstick, picked raspberry
versamark ink
silver embossing powder
embossing paste (Dreamweaver)
silver metallic thread
fun foam (Michaels)


  1. Beautiful, beautiful card Susan! Your distress ink background on your tag is just lovely and a perfect spot for those GORGEOUS embossed Poinsettia's! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday's!! :0)

  2. What a great combination of colors. The falling snow is the perfect backdrop for your stencil with it's silver outlined poinsettia. This is truly a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Wow! Really all the elements and details.

  4. So pretty Susan. The embossing is striking against the bright pink! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

  5. Love the scallop edge! Really pretty card!

  6. This is beautiful, Susan! Love the pink! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  7. Wow! This card is amazing, I can't believe how you have grown from when we first met you wowers,love all your cards you are absolutely an amazing card maker♥