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Monday, January 4, 2016

A New Year of Merry Monday!



Happy New Year and Merry Monday to all! I participated in most Merry Monday challenges in 2015 (my first year of playing along) and found this to be invaluable when it came time to mail my Christmas cards. I was addressing envelopes and getting things ready on Thanksgiving weekend! Good thing as my chorus City of Lakes Chorus partnered with Great Northern Union Chorus on holiday shows. We performed three shows on the weekend of 12/12/15 to packed houses, then I left 12/19 to spend the holidays in Arizona.

Now I'm back home and eager to start the new year of card-making at Merry Monday. This week, the challenge is white-on-white with a touch of neutral allowed. I just love this look and the Design Team did an amazing job of it - be sure to check out all their cards!

I had just the thing laying on my craft table - a white snowflake tag die cut looking for a home. I decided silver would be my neutral. Here's my card:

White on White Merry Christmas
Supplies - Stamps: Hero Arts  CG685 (background) and DC166 (sentiment); Die: DC168 Hero Arts; 
Embossing Powders: Ranger Silver, Judikins Sticky Stuff, Stampin' Up Iridescent Ice; Ribbon: May Arts
Cardstock: Neenah Bright White and silver from DCWV's Linen Closet 4.5x6.5 matstack

I love the look of the glittery Hand Drawn Snowflakes behind the snowflake tag but, I must say, the glitter went everywhere! Part of it was not knowing how to use the Stampin' Up glitter ep - my first try, just over embossing ink, didn't stick - hence the glitter everywhere. Second try went over the Judikins Sticky Stuff and that worked great. 

Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!

25 comments:

Lin said...

I love white on white cards, especially at Christmas! This is a dazzler, Linda!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Linda! Love that sparkly background and the beautiful ornament! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Cindy C. said...

This glittery creation is gorgeous!! This month's challenge at a2z Scrapbooking is Fireworks (Use a lot of Glitter and Bling). We would love it if you link up!

jasann said...

Hi Linda, Just love your card, it is so pretty!!!!

Vikki Ryan said...

I love everything about your card Linda, it is very nice!

Barb said...

So pretty with all that sparkle, Linda! Beautifully done!

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous CAS design Linda. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

Betty Keefe said...

love white and white and your card is just so lovely!

JanR said...

Beautiful! I especially love that ribbon.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, linda!! perfect take on the challenge!

Margaret said...

such a delicate background!

Cat Craig said...

Linda, not only is this the first in the gallery but it definitely caught my eye first. I love those sparklie snowflakes on your background. A delightful design!

Karen L K said...

This is so darn pretty! Thanks for the tip on the glitter. I have some of the sticky stuff and hardly ever use it.

Egghead Creations said...

Beautiful card! Very CAS!

Susangail Powell said...

So very pretty!! Love the glitter snowflake background!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, I love the ornament die cut. fab. job.

Amanda said...

This is so pretty! The glittery background is gorgeous and the silver ribbon sets everything off x Amanda

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Linda! I love that background...so sparkly! Perfect white on white card!! :0)

Greta said...

So gorgeous, Linda--one of my favorites!

Leslie Miller said...

Your background stamping is so finely detailed and I love the die. This is just beautiful!

PJ said...

Very pretty card. I like the attention to detail.

Nancy R said...

Congratulations Linda! Your card is beautiful.

Jeanne H said...

Just a lovely card! Congrats on the win!

Virginia Lu said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the simplicity with glitter, layers and subtle dimensions, Linda! Hope your 2016 is off to a great start! Hugs!

Heather Maria said...

Congratulations, Linda! This is such a beauty! Love the wonderful sparkling snowflake background and the ornament looks so pretty and elegant with the lovely ribbon and embossing! You're off to a great start already with your Christmas card stash:)