Merry Monday #38

Time for a new sketch at Merry Monday.  It is almost scarey how fast Christmas is approaching.  If you have yet to start your Christmas cards…your time is running out!  My card is created with Smokey Plum, which is a shade of purple.  My camera skills are lacking in taking the photo though!  I am sure to you my card looks like I have used one color for my ink, another for my paper and another for my ribbon.  In person, they are the same shade!  I always craft at night…so natural light photo attempts!  Here is the original sketch:

The stamps are from the October Stamp of the Month, Very Merry Christmas.  I inked my ornament with Smokey Plum pigment ink and clear embossed.  I then swiped Pearl paint into the un-embossed area to add some shimmer.  You will have to take my word for it…I don’t see any shimmer in the photo either!  At least my bling still blings!

I finished out the inside as well.  The pattern paper is from the Moonlight paper pack.  While the paper pack is more so for Halloween, I thought the purple colors worked well for a Christmas card. 

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

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge

S1210 Very Merry Christmas

D1520 Ornamental Cheer

X7161B Moonlight Paper Pack

X5929 Whisper Cardstock

Z2502 Enchantment Pigment Inks

Z821 Clear Embossing Powder

Z1360 Rhinestone Brads

Z1752 Clear Sparkles

Retired Organdy Ribbon

Dots Embossing Folder-Provocraft

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge-Up to You

Catered Crop-Circles

Christmas Card Challenges-Bows

Emergency Crafters-Recipe (Gems, Ribbon, Die-cut)

Paper Crafting Journey-Add Some Bling

Pile It On-Holidays

Totally Papercrafts-Christmas

Be sure and check out the creations by the other Design Team members, they are sure to be amazing!

Lesley Croghan

LeAnne Pugliese

Bonnie Klass

Nina Forsyth

Wendy Aungst

Narelle Farrugia
Sue Joyce

You have until Monday at Noon (PDT) to link up your card at Merry Monday!

17 thoughts on “Merry Monday #38”

  1. Such an elegant holiday card, Allisa! The shimmer from the ribbon and the bling add the perfect touch. I really want some of those rhinestone brads! You will be hearing from me. LOL! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful ornament, Allisa! And that rhinestone brad on the organdy ribbon is gorgeous! I love that you've used non-traditional colors too.

  3. LOVE the card, Allisa!!! How did you get the Gypsy color on the embossed swiss dot background? Looks like the color is in the indented part or is it just an optical illusion 🙂

  4. Gorgeous! The ornament and ribbon are lovely, as are the colours – thank you for joining in with Emergency Crafters this time, Carole Z X


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