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Monday, January 29, 2018

Merry Monday #275 - Pastels

Are you ready for more Merry Monday fun?! Sue hosts Challenge #275 this week and she wants pastels on your Christmas card. I like pastels but they mainly find their way onto Easter cards. So, a challenge indeed for me - thanks Sue!!


Thought about it for a minute and realized that the Poptone Sno-cone paper I've used a lot this past year would be considered a pastel. But I couldn't go with that alone so added pink and mint to the mix.

Supplies: Paper - Poptone Sno-cone, Bubblegum, & Spearmint
Stamps - Hero Arts CM100 Christmas Messages & a retired Christmas music background
Die - Penny Black 51-151 Whirl Wreath
Other - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink, Do-craft pale lilac gems

I have quite a mess in my craft area, including a pile of dies laying around from previous projects (what happened to my resolution to organize?!). Spotted the PB whirl wreath and decided it would look pretty in mint green with a pink bow. Cut a double layer of each and embellished with some pale lilac gems I received as a gift from my friend Heather. She knows I love purples of every shade - thanks again, Heather!! I used a background stamp since plain blue looked too boring. This would be another simple card to mass produce.

Don't know about you but I'm excited by the number of Christmas cards I already have in my stash this year. Merry Monday will help you immensely with building that stash so come over & join us! See this week's details, inspiration from the fabulous Design Team, and the link-up for you to add your pastel creation HERE. Can't wait to see it and thanks for stopping!!

20 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

a truly beautiful card, Linda - the pastel combo is wonderful as well as the design!!

Lin said...

Pastels for Christmas - such a good idea! Love your take, Linda!

Lori Turner said...

Oh this is sooo pretty Linda! Love that wreath - have a wonderful week xoxoxo

Cat Craig said...

Simply fabulous Lin. Gorgeous and Sophisticated.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Linda. Love the awesome wreath with the pretty pink bow.
Have a great week.

Jean said...

Lovely take on the challenge - I really like the music background. It adds just the right color and texture!

Susan Joyce said...

Wonderful design Linda love your swirly wreath and pink bow with all of those pretty lilac gems.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, linda!! love the subtle background combined with the beautiful wreath!!

Linda said...

Lovely card, Linda with that pretty wreath, Have a great week.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Exquisitely done!!!!! Love all the dimension!!!

Eliz Stewart said...

WOW...absolutely beautiful!

Greta said...

Oh wow--one of my favorite Christmas cards, Linda! The color combo & images are all wonderful!

Kelly Lunceford said...

So darling! Those dies are fabulous!!

Colleen said...

Awesome wreath and fun bow too! It is such a good feeling to get those cards made well ahead of time, right?? I think I need to start making two at a time, because I ran out last Dec and had to start making a few more for those people I kind of forgot about!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful design, the wreath is so pretty.

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Linda! Love these colors and that gorgeous wreath!

Felicita Johnson said...

Linda, Absolutely Beautiful card! I love all of the elements you used on your card. Have a great weekend.

Marcia HIll said...

This card is GORGEOUS Linda! I love that swirl die and your background is just so pretty!! Hope you've been having a wonderful week!! :0)

Sharon SharonW said...

I just love this! The faded music/text background paper - Gorgeous! And the wreath is divine! the pink rhinestones add just the right amount of sparkle! I can't stop looking at your beautiful card! TFS

Karen L K said...

Very nice Linda! That wreath is so interesting looking and that bow is a great color to use for the Merry Monday challenge.