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Monday, November 24, 2014

Wondrous Wreath of Joy {MM136}

Hi all, happy Monday to you!  It's my last week as a Featured Designer at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge and I wanted to give a shout out of thanks to Lesley and the fabulous folks on the Design Team for inviting and welcoming me.  Such a great group of talented designers...  thanks all!
This week Bonnie is challenge us to use Red, Green and White on our projects.  I was inspired by the pretty colors used on this card as well as the wonderful sketch over at Pals Paper Arts this week:
Put them all together and came up with this:
 It was another day or rain and gray skies so the colors are not as true as I would like.  Pistachio Pudding really looks lovely paired with the rich tones of Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler.  Love the small print on this Garden Green DSP from the Trim the Tree paper stack.  Speaking of stacked, I cut the Joy sentiment twice in Cherry Cobbler CS and Silver Foil paper off setting the two just a bit.  It really adds weight to the sentiment and makes it pop!  Almost like a drop shadow would do on a digital image.
Stamping just a portion of the wreath on the inside gives it the look of a garland swag and highlights the sentiment perfectly!  Make sure to check out the fabulous work of the Merry Monday design team.  I know their work will inspire you to play along!  Thanks again to the whole DT for being so welcoming and friendly during my month-long stay with them!  

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

15 comments:

Lori said...

This card is so pretty, Nance!! I have just ordered this set and I cannot wait to use it! Thanks so much for playing with us the past month at Merry Monday - it's been such a pleasure having you! xoxoxo

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance so pretty and I really LOVE how you made it look like garland inside! Never thought of that! Very cool indeed. hugs.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance so pretty and I really LOVE how you made it look like garland inside! Never thought of that! Very cool indeed. hugs.

Marisa said...

Adore this wreath - a must have - along with that fabulous JOY die! Great card!

Katy McGloin said...

Gorgeous card, Nance! Love all the details but particularly the way you added the ribbon! Thank you for including the PPA sketch challenge with your stamping fun this week! Now... off to pin this beauty!

Katie Melhus said...

Absolutely lovely, Nance! So many layers of goodness here :)

Joanne James said...

Nance this is absolutely gorgeous - I'm pinning it!! Love the wreath with glitter bow and ribbon behind.

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty wreath with the glitter bow, Nance! Love how you've used the wreath to make a swag on the inside! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dawn Tidd said...

Gorgeous card as usual, Nance! I love the bow treatment and the layered "Joy". The colors really are pretty!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love this wreath and that joy die, Nance!! So pretty! It has been great designing with you this past month at Merry Monday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Linda Callahan said...

Hello Gorgeous! Sparkles and layers a fabulous inside!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I just love that Joy die cut - so pretty!!!!!

Deanne :)

Karren said...

Such a beautiful card, Nance! The offset die-cut word really makes it stand out.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Nance, your card is absolutely beautiful!! Love that wreath! It's been so great having you join us this month - I've so enjoyed you sharing your talent!

Susan Joyce said...

Nance your card is very fantastic, love the glittery bow and how you used the red and silver for the Joy word. Great finish to the inside too. Thanks for being our Featured Designer for November.