Friday, 8 April 2016

Merry Monday #199 - 'Getting sentimental'

Edit: Apologies, I tinkered with this post and for a while the image went missing - all fixed now though!

This week's challenge over at Merry Monday is 'Getting sentimental', where the team want your entry to have the sentiment as a focal image. I went for a lovely swirly script stamp that's a real favourite of mine. Also revisited a fairly similar card I made over two years ago in cream and copper, here's the end result this time round:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank

- the embossed background was done next, using a Cuttlebug folder called 'Scrollwork'

- next I stamped the sentiment using an Inkylicious stamp called 'Merry Christmas 004' and a Delicata 'Silvery Shimmer' ink pad. I had thought about embossing the sentiment but the ink pad is so rich and radiant (their words!) that I didn't think it necessary

- trimmed the sentiment panel to fit the card front leaving a narrow border and glued it in place

- the skeleton poinsettia leaves were die cut using a die from a Marianne Creatables set (LR0156) and a snippet of silver card

- the poinsettia flower was die cut from plain white card using the three part Joanna Sheen All Occasion die called 'Small poinsettia' and then the layers were coated with clear Wink of Stella before being glued together using Glossy Accents

- glued the skeleton leaves and poinsettia flower in place on the card front, using Glossy Accents and then added a single pearl in the centre, which had been lightly coloured with a silver Pro marker

Did a little batch bake, so that's another three for the box :)

Di
x

38 comments:

Bonnie said...

I nearly used this beautiful sentiment and embossed frame that I won at the playground! You've used it so elegantly, Di! I love it in the white and silver! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you framed the sentiment, Di, and the embellies are perfect!! So glad you could play along at Merry Monday this week!!

Loll said...

Gorgeous. That sentiment fits perfectly with the embossed background. So pretty Di! xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful! Love the shine and the simplicity!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous white on white card, Miss - and well done on a batch make too!
oh that I were that organised :D
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Sharon said...

Love this card, great stamp, beautifully swirly card..love it.xx

Susan Joyce said...

Such and elegant design, beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Valerija said...

Such a beautiful card!
Have a lovely weekend.
Valerija xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this is super-elegant!

SARN said...

Really elegant card mate. That EF is perfect for showing off the lovely swirly sentiment. The poinsettia is the perfect finishing touch.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Crafty Cakes and Cards said...

A beautiful classic card... Both sentiment and embossing very nice

Jane said...

Very elegant card Di....and that box is filling up ;0) xx

Aquarius said...

Interesting description of the card but no image to see!

Di said...

My fault Val - I tried correcting a small typo using my tablet and managed to delete the image so had to run to the laptop and upload it again! xx

Carole said...

Very classy card Di.....and how many is that now in the box?..dare I ask (hanging head in shame here).

Viv's Visuals said...

Have this die - never used it. Will now!!!!!
Lovely card Di. x

Pat said...

A pretty and elegant card Di and I love that scrollwork frame which looks great with the swirly sentiment and the poinsettia and leaves make a beautiful finishing touch. x

Barb said...

A lovely elegant card Di. Everything fits so well together. Barbxx

Susangail Powell said...

I love the white and silver color combo - so crisp, clean and elegant! It's beautiful!

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Gorgeous card! It's so elegant and looks so lovely with the large, silver sentiment!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the white and silver mix, very elegant.
Kath x

Cara said...

That's a beautiful sentiment stamp. It looks so elegant with the embossing folder. Cara x

Linda said...

Di, this is so elegant and beautiful. Love the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What an elegant card! I love that sentiment and that it isn't embossed. That is some impressive silver ink!

mamapez5 said...

Very nice Di. I find these large sentiment stamps/dies quite tricky to work with. Do you like your misti? It was expensive but I am pleased I bought one. My hands are not too good and they tend to jump around a bit, so I often knock the paper or drop the stamp, and I find using the misti really helps. Kate x

Diane said...

Oh so elegant and pretty and those silver leaves are gorgeous..love the pretty script, too...I think I need to invest in more sentiments!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, awesome job I love the large sentiment and the scrollwork embossing folder.

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing folder you used. Hold on I have that one..... thanks for the reminder. Love it

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love your card Di and the font used for the sentiment is exquisite. I really like that you've just used white and silver as it gives it a real classy feel. :)X

Greta said...

Love the white & silver combo--stunning card, Di! That sentiment stamp is perfect with the silver ink as I have found it can't be too delicate or I have to emboss for it to show up well--this looks great! You've inspired me to use that ink pad!

KandA said...

Wonderful card Di. The silver white combo is very elegant and I love the embossing folder. have a great weekend xx

Liz said...

Simply stunning, Di, just beautiful. xx

JosieD said...

This card is so classy and elegant -- it really stands out. Love the look of the scroll work embossing folder.

Betty Keefe said...

such a lovely card Di - the white and silver is wonderful!

Notes by Nina said...

CAS perfection, it is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Janice said...

A very classy CAS card Di, silver and white are a perfect combination.
I'm very jealous you have already started making your Christmas cards!
Janice x

Pippa said...

Lovely card Di, very classy x

Greta said...

Congrats on the MM HM, Di!