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Monday, September 30, 2013

Merry Monday

Well, I'm jumping into some Christmas card making today, by entering the Merry Monday Christmas Club #77 challenge at Always Playing with Paper.

The idea this time is to use red, pink, light green, dark green and white in a Christmas card.

So, I made this--

So, pink and lime green are my FAVE Christmas colors. Oh, and light aqua (though they didn't ask for any here).  For reals.  Add some red into the fun, and I am all over it.

You may be thinking the angle I shot the card at is awfully weird.  It was the only way to make all the glittery stuff work properly.  I have two glitter papers in the ornament (one is from a Springtime pad, don'tcha know) and there is Ranger holographic powder embossed as snowflakes on the striped paper.  Oh yes, and a tiny bit of Sakura red glitter pen on the scallops.

I made this card in about 30 minutes, because I wanted to get in on this challenge.  I may have reconsidered the twine and button, otherwise.  I think they lend themselves to a more rustic setting, really...

I do like the overall idea of this card, and I like these Spellbinders dies that made the ornament.  I bought them for like, $4.00 at Michael's last year after Christmas, and they should be some fun, decorating them!

*****UPDATE******

SO! I changed out the twine and button, after all.  Bad photo, but it looks like this now--



I think it's more in keeping with  the rest of the elements now.  Call me crazy....

Thanks for stopping by!
All Best--
Richard

23 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. I like the embossed snowflakes on your dp. The ornament is lovely with the glitter paper and snowflake embellishments.

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  2. I love the magical sparkle of the glitter - something every holiday card should have and all the spin on the traditional green and red - the line makes it so fun and modern.

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  3. SPARKLES!!!!! I like this card. A lot.

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  4. Awesome Christmas card, Richard! Love that ornament and all the sparkle you've added! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  5. Welcome to Merry Monday, Richard! You've entered with a big WOW! Love all the sparkle and I think the rhinestones are so perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you around again!

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  6. Your ornament shines! (For reals!) Love it both ways, but I think your choice to remove the twine focuses more on those adorable snowflakes!

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  7. Loving the sparkles, Sir Richard! Hmmm....I cannot tell a lie. I like #2 better! But...BUT!!, I love them both! You are not only amazing, you are amazing with sparklies on top!!

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  8. Hey Crazy - you are so funny! I love it both ways. I like how you did the twine in the button, and will keep that idea for another application however! LOL Very sparkly and pretty!
    Hugs!!

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  9. Great card Richard, I like it both ways but the bling will always win me over on a holiday card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

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  10. Hi Richard, I love the large ornament on the card it really makes a statement. The addition of glitter and rhinestones makes it fabulous.Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  11. Gorgeous. Taking the risk of disagreeing with the artist, I have to say Iike the first card better. Especially the button. It just does something really great for the whole card. The twine makes your eyes go to all other parts of the card and seems to match the little fancy trim on the left, so that all works too. If I were going to change anything I'd keep the button and maybe use a sparkly twine or yarn. All in all, it's really outstanding!

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  12. Love this glittery card! It sparkles and shines just right for the holidays! :)

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  13. Love how you used the ornament die. I have been collecting all the SB heirloom ornaments and this one is on my list. Nice job. I like the twine and button, but love the bling on the second take.

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  14. I love the Spellbinder Ornament, and I like how you added the snowflakes to it - very clever!
    By the way, GREAT price on those spellbinders! Gotta love after Christmas sales!

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  15. I kinda liked the twine & button.
    It's tunning either way!

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  16. I love the way you photographed the first one very much and I too love the twine. :) Gorgeous takes on BOTH cards.

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  17. Fantastic cards Richard, I love the pretty ornaments. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  18. Both are wonderful! I really do like the twine and button on the first, and the bling on the second is fantastic too!

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