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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Mail and one more CAS for Merry Monday

Hi all - I was out doing a few Singing Valentines yesterday - had great fun with City of Lakes Chorus mates Cindy, Ellen, and Mary. We sang at two different places - a church retreat and a restaurant - for two dear gentlemen. Then I went to see La La Land with my friend Linda (we were always known collectively as "the Lindas"). Interesting movie - I liked it but it ended differently than I expected.

I arrived home to find a package from my friend Heather for my upcoming birthday. Thanks, Heather!! She couldn't resist sending me a die I admired - she used hers on this card she made for Merry Monday, receiving Honorable Mention. She also sent a lovely birthday card and some fairy, heart and Celtic diecuts she had cut - can't wait to use those!

I put the die into use right away and made a quick card for this week's Merry Monday challenge to make a CAS card. Besides the die cut, I added just a bit of paper at the bottom to ground it and a couple of star embellishments. To give the words on the die some pop, I simply colored every other row with some Copic markers. I see I should've colored the die before I glued it to the card as there are a few light spots - oh well... Also - got a new neutral grey Copic that decided to put a blob on one of my HOs. It didn't blend out very well - oh well to that too! Here's the card:

Text Christmas Tree

Supplies: Paper - Anchor Paper red cardstock, Authentique Emerald, Basic Grey Juniper Berry (strip at bottom)
Die - Xcuts 504065 Christmas Tree
Other - Copic Markers, Star embellishments by Jolee

That's it for today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping!


!neke said...

Beautiful card !!!!!!
Great die !

Ineke X

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you played with this die, Linda! I can see why you had to use it right away, too :) Beautiful Copic coloring, and I love how the shades of green pop against the red background! Love your sparkly gold star, too!

Rosemary said...

another fabulous Christmas card, linda!!

Karen L K said...

Sounds like a good day! Nice card with that fun die!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely birthday gift! I love the green on the rich red background! I don't see any glitches in it! It looks perfect to me!

Greta said...

Oh what a fabulous card, Linda--LOVE this!