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Monday, April 4, 2016

Guest Designer on Merry Monday!




I'm starting off my first week in retirement as the Guest Designer for this week's Merry Monday challenge! The lovely Colleen challenged us to create a Christmas card focusing on the sentiment and I had the perfect stamp set. I've really had fun with the bold trio of words in Hero Arts' JOLLY clear set - this time using the "MERRY".

After I stamped the MERRY a few times using my MISTI, I thought the word looked a bit plain. I "kissed" it with a background stamp inked with a darker red and restamped; this gave a nice striped texture (bit hard to see in the photo). Then I clear embossed it. I started out thinking about stamping some greens and berries around the word, then I spotted the Tim Holtz Christmastime set I used for last week's card. I thought the stars would add the perfect touch to my sentiment, then decided to add "& Bright" from a different set.

Here's my card:

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts CL620 JollyDC170 Merry Stamp&Cut; CG681 Candy Stripe Bold Print;
Tim Holtz Christmastime; Die - Stitched Rectangle from SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Pine Needles, Fossilized Amber
Paper - Hero Arts pine layering paper; Neenah Solar white and black cs

I'm honored to have been a Guest Designer at Merry Monday!! Thanks for stopping and be sure to check out the beautiful creations of the Design Team.

14 comments:

Lin said...

Great way to begin your retirement, Linda! I've always loved these big sentiments - they're perfect for the challenge!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful inspiration card Linda - have great week!

Cat Craig said...

Enjoy FREEDOM! Fabulous card, and I hope to play.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Linda, you card is so fun - LOVE that big, bright MERRY! Thrilled to have you as our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

This card is merry and bright! Love that BIG MERRY and the sponging and stars! Thanks so much for joining our team this week at Merry Monday!

Greta said...

Such a fun card, Linda! Congrats on the win & being the GDT!

Colleen said...

Linda, congratulations on being our guest at MM! You made a wonderful card for this challenge! I like your soft background and the gold stars with bling in the center! Terrific Christmas card!!

Dawn Turley said...

Congrats on your guest spot. A fabulous card. The Merry really is the focal point on the card.

Linda said...

First of all, congratulations on your retirement and also as GD on Merry Monday. Lovely card with that Merry as your central focal point.

Heidi Stamps said...

Great card! What a fun sentiment stamp for the holidays!

Debbie Henderson said...

I love the way you surrounded the large sentiment with sparklies! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like that giant greeting and how you jazzed it up. A fun card!

Notes by Nina said...

Bright and bold, fabulous card. Thanks for joining us for Merry Monday this week as Guest Designer.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty! Love the gold, red, and green together! Enjoy retirement!!!