Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Merry Monday's Are Back!

The first challenge I ever participated in I believe was one of the

 They took the summer off and are back raring to go with a new 
challenge. They're starting us off with a classic color combo  
of gold, black and white - love it!

This card came about from scraps on my desk. I was cleaning up - 
looking for a missing stamp set from yesterday - when I
saw the poinsettias and the cut out circle piece laying together. 
I decided to color just one of the poinsettias using a gold pencil
crayon from Prismacolor and then use black sparkle embossing
powder from Ranger for the centers. I used a Spectrum Noir
Crystal Clear sparkle pen to add some shine to the gold - you can
see it better in the picture below.  I used the Softly Falling embossing
folder to create the scene in the 'window'.

I made this card before I saw what the design team has posted to 
inspire us but now I'm heading over there to check them all out. Why
don't you join me.

Happy Stampin'
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from Stampin' Up unless noted
card stock: whisper white
stamp sets: Watercolor Wonder (retired),  CL722 (Hero Arts)
ink: memento tuxedo black
Softly Falling EF
Big Shot: stitched circles (SSS), stitched rectangle stackables (Lawn Fawn)
black sparkle embossing powder (Ranger)
crystal clear sparkle pen (Spectrum Noir)


  1. CAS perfection Susan and your Poinsettia is just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Mondays! :0)

  2. Wow, Susan, don't you love it when the spare parts work into a perfect card! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Stunning card, I love this clean design. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  4. Looks as though recycling is a theme this week (just came from Betty's Merry Monday entry), but what amazing recycling it is. Such a lovely, serene card. The snow within the aperature is really a perfect touch.

  5. Very pretty. Love the poinsettias and the cut out frame.

    1. Thank you JoAnn :) Love it when scraps come together like this.

  6. What a beautiful card! I am glad I am not the only one that uses scrap paper. I love how you projected the snow within the circle. Nice touch!

    1. Thank you Heather :) I use to throw my scraps out but now I have a basket I keep them in and every now and then something jumps out at me - it's fun when that happens.

  7. your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! love that you used mostly white for your design and then just added the pops of gold and black!

  8. Lovely card Susan, fabulous 3D effect and pretty flowers

  9. Susan this is so elegant and beautiful. Love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.