Hi all - it's a gorgeous day in Minnesota and time to check for another Merry Monday challenge. This week, Debbie challenges us with a beautiful inspiration photo. If you go to the photo source link, you can find oodles of other decorating ideas for Christmas. I usually don't go this fancy for my holiday dining but I certainly enjoy how gorgeous this dining room looks!! I just love all the red and white but can you imagine trying to keep those chairs clean?!
Great colors for a card though - here's what I created:
Supplies: Paper - Neenah Solar White card stock and red vellum, Hero Arts glittered vellum, DCWV glitter
Other - Michael's Reflection gems, Doodlebug enamel dot; Darice striped embossing folder, foam tape
I started out embossing a piece of red vellum with a striped folder. The vellum came in a package of several colors which I bought at Walmart. The vellum tore along some of the embossed stripes so I decided to go with it and tore it into more strips. I used them to make a background on my card. To soften it and make my sentiment pop, I added the glitter speckled vellum. To hide the glue at the top, I added another bit of the torn vellum - looks a bit pinky in the photo but it's a true red. After die cutting the snowflake I popped it with foam tape and added the embellishments. I started with a Merry I had previously die cut in the red glitter paper but it was too delicate, ripping as I tried to adhere it. I then used Peel 'N Stick on a white card behind the red glitter paper and die cut the Peace. The die was out from a previous project so I went with it, rather than looking for my Merry die.
Hopefully this doesn't look too much like a circus tent - LOL! Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!!