Monday, September 26, 2016

Merry Monday 315 Christmas in Silver


And a Merry monday to all of you!  I'm pretty much mostly Christmas as soon as the Holiday catalog comes out each year.  But you have probably noticed that.  It gets me Christmas cards done and I love doing it.
To that end, Merry Monday is the place to be.  All Christmas all the time. This week they have challenged us to make cards using Dark and light Pink and Silver and or Gray.  That took some thinking, but I think I got it done!

Jar of Cheer to the rescue!   I stamped the inside first, on vellum.  colored it in on the back side after white embossing the front.  I used a retired SU Silver marker called Stampin Dazzle, sure with they had kept those. Mine are about 3 yrs old and still nice and juicy.

Here is the challeng info.
Now after embossing you turn it over and you can't go wrong. It's easy to color, as the embossed lines hide any mistakes, especially in something like this with such a small color area.  So, I used the Silver marker for the leaves and my blender pen to full in the rest.

It's a technique that has been around as long as embossing powder, but always looks great and never goes out of style.
I used my retired Christmas Greetings thinlits for the sentiments.  It just seemed to call for something like that.  I die cut both the Pink Pirouette Merry and one from silver foil and layered them.

I hope you have enjoyed and I've given you some inspiration, that is always my intent.



7 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your ornaments and pines in a jar! Such a fun design!!

Karen L K said...

Clever card! I like those ornaments in the jar!

Windy Ellard said...

Love how you did the items in the jar...so soft and pretty!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Just popping by after I saw your card over at Merry Monday.
Love your jar of goodies - what a fab technique.
Caroline xxx

Colleen said...

Wow, love your background, it has so much depth to it! The jar is fabulous...love your coloring on the back side! thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Donna Schnees said...

Gorgeous card, love the vellum!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is so pretty! Love your jar full of little goodies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.