Saturday, November 3, 2012

Week #39

Today I have my Merry Monday Challenge #39 Christmas card to share with you.  As you can see, it's a pretty clean and simple card.  This was a great sketch to work with.

The card base is Very Vanilla card stock.  Another piece of the same card stock was embossed using the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I matted it with two strips of Cherry Cobbler Card stock and added it to the card.  A piece of the Be of Good Cheer designer paper was also matted with Cherry Cobbler card stock and attached using glue dots.  Because this card has so many layers and I mail most of my cards, I used the Stampin' Trimmer to cut out the centers of the mats for the designer paper and sentiment to eliminate some of the bulk and weight.  And you can save the cut out pieces for a future project.  The sentiment from the Delightful Dozen stamp set was heat embossed on Very Vanilla card stock with VersaMark and Gumball Green embossing powder and matted with Cherry Cobbler card stockGlue dots and dimensionals were used to add this layer in order to keep it level.  Another piece of the Be of Good Cheer paper was flagged at one end with a square punch and matted to Cherry Cobbler card stock.  This too was attached using glue dots and dimensionals.  The stars from the Merry Minis stamp set were heat embossed on Very Vanilla card stock with VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and punched out with the star punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack.  I attached them with glue dots.  Three pearls were colored with a Cherry Cobbler marker (after lightly coating them with Mod Podge first) and added to the card.  This week I managed to finish my card with 24 hours to spare.  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Would love to see some sunshine here; it has certainly been a while since we've had a sunny day.  See you soon.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Delightful Dozen (w-#122650/c-#122652); Merry Minis (w-#127916/c-#127919)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283); Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker (#119681)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (#119685); Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (#126896)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Stampin' Trimmer (#126889); Heat Tool (#129053); Merry Minis Punch Pack (#126882); 1" Square Punch (#124094); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335)
The Finishing Touches:  Gumball Green Stampin' Emboss Powder (#128981); Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (#122949); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)


LeAnne said...

This is one of my favorite sentiments from this new set and you have used it wonderfully! Great way to use the sketch and those yummy papers too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty mix of embossing and papers for these layers, Patti! And they really pop with the Cherry Cobbler mat! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

This card is so fresh and pretty with the white background Patti, I love the pop of colour the designer paper gives the card! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Goodness you've made clean and simple look soooooo good Patti! I love this sentiment (I'm off now to look at the catalogue to see if we have it here in Australia!) Such a beautiful card to add to your stash! Thanks for joining us again at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Patti, this sentiment is so sweet. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Dale Morin said...

This is a great Christmas card. Perfect for a stack class. Thanks for sharing.