Merry Monday July Challenge, Week 2

Have you played along with us this month at Merry Monday?  Our current challenge is running all month long!  Enter any new Christmas card into the challenge and enter as often as you want!  The more times you enter, the more Christmas cards you will have in your stash!

My card was created with one of my favorite stamps from the upcoming Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  It is a single A sized stamp, that you can purchase for only $4 with your hostess rewards!  This set will make creating your Christmas Cards easy peasy!  I can’t wait to stamp it in a multitude of colors…..purple anyone?

Since my image was so simple to make, I decided to add some texture by distressing the edges of my cardstock.  While the vast majority of my cards have super clean lines, it is fun to mix it up on occasion! I inked up the edges of my white embossed background with Pacifica pigment ink.

I kept the inside clean, only adding a strip of shimmer trim for a little bling!



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

A1148 Bright All Night (avail 8/1/13)

D1520 Ornamental Cheer

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X5759 Pacifica Cardstock

Z2501 Adventure Pigment Inks

Z821 Clear Detail Embossing Powder

Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim

White Ribbon-Pebbles

Retired Pacifica Ribbon

Embossing Folder-Provocraft

Z1297 Edge Distresser

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Card Making Mamas-Monochromatic

Crafting When We Can-Christmas in July

Jingle Belles-Cardstock Christmas

Simply Create Too-Christmas in July

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker’s blogs to see their creations!

Bonnie Klass

LeAnne Pugliese

Nina Forsyth

Wendy Aungst

Narelle Farrugia

Sue Joyce
Sherry Eckblad
Margaret Moody 
Vicki Burdick

Thanks for stopping by!

10 thoughts on “Merry Monday July Challenge, Week 2”

  1. The distressing compliments the woodcut feel of the stamp. Ooh purple would be nice…maybe a little silver? You make me want to get this stamp, lol, but that's the point, right?

  2. Oh cool! This card is so fun! I will have to have this stamp also! Yes, lots of fun colors I can see this stamped. Love the distressing and embossing.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  3. what a beautiful card, and yes i can imagine it would look equally fab in purple… or a deep rich red… or… well, actually, i cannot think of a color in which this would NOT be lovely!!! 🙂 so pleased you could join in our cardstock christmas fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  4. Wow … love everything about this beauty … that new stamp is fabulous and I agree, will look great in lots of colors (although I'm pretty partial to this gorgeous blue) … the touch of sparkle on the inside is such a great finishing touch … so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  5. LOVE this gorgeous card Allisa! I especially love at that distressing and the colours you've used are fabulous!


Leave a Comment