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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Scandinavian Noel

Hi all - typical - I'm seeming only to post for Merry Monday these days! Marcia offers a fun challenge this week to use the word Noel with an optional Scandinavian element. Really made me regret not ordering this darling Lia Griffiith set from Hero Arts when it was released!! I'll probably end up ordering it next time! I decided to google Scandinavian Christmas decor to see what might inspire me. I found these cute Scandinavian Gnome Tomte and immediately went with the grey/red/white combo. I wanted to use a large NOEL stamp so went searching through the stash to find one. Ta da - found one in a fun Tim Holtz set. While the font isn't what I'd consider Scandinavian, I went with it anyway. Here's my card:

Noel
Supplies: Paper - Neenah Solar White, American Crafts Target Hot Spot Christmas 2016 pad (red foil)
Die - My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 (stitched rectangle)
Stamps - Stampers Anonymous - Winter Wonder CMS 033; DoCrafts Tall Urban Stamps - Craft Christmas
Inks - Ranger Archival Watering Can by Wendy Vecchi, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Candied Apple Distress Marker
Other - Copics C1, C3 & R22, Marvy white pen

I absolutely love the border stamps I used at the bottom - thanks again to my friend Heather who sent me this set! This was the third card I made of this design. On card one I used foam tape and got the panel on wonky. Tried to fix it and the panel got wrinkled. Tried to iron it - no luck so I trashed it. Second one - the row of x's went a teeny bit crooked; I think it will be usable but I still decided to try another one. Third one looked the best so I didn't press my luck - LOL.

Thanks to Marcia for a fun challenge and be sure to check out the inspiration at Merry Monday! I have had plenty of Christmas cards for the past couple years due to playing along all year.

17 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

the gray, white, red combo is perfect with that wonderful sentiment, Linda - those little gnomes on that site are so cute - great card!

CinnamonSally said...

This is very Scandi, Linda and I love the CAS design.

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Linda, and it definitely looks Scandinavian to me! Your Noel is just beautiful and I love the set you used at the bottom...most definitely what you see in Scandinavian design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Merry Monday Linda!! :0)

Lin said...

What a pretty card for this challenge, Linda! Love the color scheme, too!

Linda said...

Beautiful card, Linda. Love the Scandinavian look of it and the colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Cindy C. said...

I think this turned out wonderfully!!

Jean said...

Wonderful take on the challenge!

Amanda said...

Lovely card, your Noel stamp is gorgeous x Amanda

Julia Aston said...

Your beautiful Noel stamp blends wonderfully with your Nordic borders in the black/red/white colors! Julia xx

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous, Noel, Linda! And I love those Nordic borders!

Rosemary said...

really gorgeous card, linda!! that noel stamp is just beautiful... love the red, gray and white combo, too!

Greta said...

Absolutely beautiful, Linda! Love the NOEL & the border stamp--great card!

Heather Doran said...

Wow wonderful Christmas card, Linda! I love the colour combination and your design! That Noel image is so pretty and I love the way you've added the touches of red to it! Love seeing how you used the border stamps:) I tried (but failed!) not to click the Lia link - lol you know how much of an enabler you are to me;)

The Paper Toile said...

Oh, I love your border stamps. How pretty!

Notes by Nina said...

Such a pretty card Linda, I love the colours you used and the border stamp is fabulous for this challenge. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Theresa said...

Lovely card...so perfect for the challenge.

Karen L K said...

Nice one Linda! I like that large Noel sentiment. So pretty. The border stamping along the bottom is very nice too!