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Monday, March 19, 2018

Merry Monday #282 - Inspiration Photo!

Merry Monday everyone! Linda offers a beautiful inspiration photo for Challenge #282. I just love all the rich reds with the pines, candles and pine cones!



Supplies: Paper - Poptone Black Licorice; Paper Studio Red
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps - Deep Red Holiday Candles; Tim Holtz Stamptember 2017
Hero Arts CL241 Three Tree Christmas (retired - sentiment)
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 (retired)
Other - Versamark ink; clear & gold embossing powder, foam tape; Copic markers

I was drawn to the diamond pattern in the rich red ribbon in the photo. I found a cling stamp with rows of diamonds in last year's Tim Holtz Stamptember cling set. It has an added star to it but I figured it would work. Stamped and gold embossed it on a red card, then diecut into a pierced rectangle. Added it to a top fold A2 black card. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and considered gold embossing but loved the watermark look. Clear embossed it to make it pop even more. I stamped and colored the candles, fussy cut and adhered with foam tape. Keeping it simple, I added nothing else.

See Merry Monday for the challenge details and the beautiful Design Team cards. I hope you get a chance to play along this week! Thanks for stopping!!

17 comments:

Lin said...

You captured the feel of your inspiration beautifully, Linda! What an elegant card!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love the red and gold.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Beautiful! So rich and luxe!

Betty Keefe said...

how elegant, Linda - just lovely!

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful Linda. So elegant with that gold embossed border behind the lovely candles.

!neke said...

Beautiful Linda !!!!!

Rosemary said...

your card is just gorgeous, linda! love the rich cardstock with the gold embossing!!

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love that diagonal background. So pretty for your candles!

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty Linda. Love the gold embossing behind your candles. Great card.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a classy card Linda! Just beautiful, and your colouring is fabulous! Have a wonderful week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Jean said...

I am amazed time and again how well you capture the inspiration images. Just wow! That gold diamond row is perfect.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--what a gorgeous, elegant card, Linda! Absolutely love this!

Marcia HIll said...

What a striking card Linda!! I love the gold embossed pattern with the candles and greenery on top...lovely, lovely card! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :0)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful and so elegant, your card is so lovely.

Lori Turner said...

What a pretty CAS card, Linda! I love the gold embossing you did - perfect! Have a great weekend xoxox

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! Great design!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful classic CAS design!!