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Monday, March 14, 2016

Black, White, Grey/Silver - Merry and Bright!


Back with a new Merry Monday post for Sue's challenge to use black, white and grey/silver on your Christmas card. Check out the wonderful Design Team cards - just amazing this week!!

I was "cleaning up" some piles of Christmas stamps and I ran across an old Hero Arts Merry and Bright clear set I got as a gift - thanks again Tami! I thought the medallions would be stunning embossed in silver on black. For the background I white embossed Hero Arts' Hand Drawn Snowflakes (CG685) on white, then applied Pewter Distress stain. When dry I ground some Hickory Smoke Distress ink around the snowflakes and polished up the white embossed areas. This gave the background some nice depth. Matted it with black and adhered to a white card.

Here's my card:

merry and bright

Thanks to Sue for the perfect challenge on a grey Monday! I'm off work today and have already run a few errands and gone to the dentist but I couldn't resist popping out a Merry Monday card this morning. Hope you're having a great Monday!! Thanks for stopping!

13 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Lovely take on the challenge Linda. Your words really pop embossed in silver on the black.

!neke said...

Great take on the challenge !!!!!!

Betty Keefe said...

what a clever card Linda - background snowflakes are so pretty - don't think i've ever seen those medallions stamps

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous background, Linda! I love that soft gray that makes the snowflakes shine! Those medallions are perfect in the black and silver! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Greta said...

Beautiful, elegant, unique card--love this, Linda!

Dawn Turley said...

Turned out incredible Linda. So elegant looking

KimCreate said...

Very nice card! Love the embossing and pretty background paper.

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome background Linda, those snowflakes images are divine, love the medallions too! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Nancy R said...

Beautiful background of snowflakes Linda. A very pretty card!

Karen L K said...

That is a tougher one to me and you did a fab job. Your medallions look great and that background is really interesting!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Linda! I love your background...it is SO pretty in the gray and white! I have that background stamp, so I'll definitely have to remember this card!! Your medallions are awesome too...love how they pop against your background! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Virginia Lu said...

Love the embossing goodness, Linda! I really love the background that you created! Hope you are enjoying the start of Spring! Sending big hugs!

Je@net said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, Linda. Came over to look at your card. Great combi of technique and stamps, love the way your card turned out!