Merry Monday #20

is a great sketch challenge this week at Merry Monday.  I know Christmas cards come as a shock to
some of you who are in the middle of summer! 
The whole idea is to create one Christmas card a week during the year….then
you will have an assortment of cards ready for the holiday season. I also get to spend more attention to detail doing one card at a time, vs. producing cards in bulk.  Here is the original sketch design-


I added a ton of texture to this card…most of which is not really noticeable in pictures.  I used two embossing folders.  The white background with blue dots is actually white cardstock embossed with a Dots folder and then I colored each dot with a Copic Sketch. I mimicked a fireplace by attaching my stocking to cardstock embossed with a brick pattern.

added fun flock to my stocking top and bling to the snowflake pattern. I “tied” the stocking on with mini rick rack.

 My stocking was cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The cartridge includes the base stocking as well as layers to add on top.  I only added the top layer as I wanted to show more of my snowflake pattern.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

S1110 Holiday Magic Stamp Set

Sentimental About Christmas Stamps by MFT

X7145B Believe Paper Packet

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Z2194 Sky Ink

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Dots Embossing Folder by PC

Tim Holtz Brick Folder by Sizzix

B12 Ice Blue Copic Sketch

Mini Rick Rack by Reasonable Ribbon

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:


Glitter Geeks – Polka

Hotshot Crafts – Die

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge-Stockings

One Stop Craft – Monochrome 

Scrapbook Sisters – two colors

Craft Place

Winter Wonderland –

Thanks for stopping by!

21 thoughts on “Merry Monday #20”

  1. Great take on the Merry Monday sketch and thanks for taking part in our Stocking challenge at Holly Jolly. Love it.

  2. oh oww i love this .. the colours , the papers, the texture
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Lisa x

  3. Wow – what a great Christmas card Allisa. Love the brick wall behind the stocking and wonderful colours and the rhinestones. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Regards Meighan

  4. Hi, Your card is so beautiful and l can see your have added lots of lovely detail with the embossed folders and the flock to the stocking ……….its truly stunning:)x

  5. WOW is all I can say! I wish Santa would hang a stocking like this by my fireplace….well, I don't have a fireplace, but I'd find some place for it! Just beautiful–your details are perfect!

  6. I can never get used to christmas cards at this time of year but what a great idea so there is not the usual christmas rush 🙂 great card and the texture works really well – thanks for joining the glitter geeks challenge this week x

  7. Wow thought I was seeing things for a minute! Great Christmas card, absolutely love everything about it, especially the brickwork!
    Thanks for joining Glitter Geeks and good luck xx

  8. I love he soft colours of your Christmas stocking. Very Pretty. Thank you for playing Holly Jolly Christmas challenges.

  9. oh gorgeous embossing and a lovely creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Gorgeous crimbo card, love the pale blues with the white, stunning. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog 🙂 Kezzy x

  11. Darling card, and kudos for getting started on your Christmas already. The blue and white with added sparkle is lovely. Thank you for joining out challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle.


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