Friday, 1 July 2016

Merry Monday #211 - Blue, Gold, White/Silver

Wow, it's July already folks! And needless to say the weather has been typical for Wimbledon fortnight. Sigh :(

My card today is for Merry Monday's current challenge (Blue, Gold, White/Silver), as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 287 (use a sentiment) and also Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July. I made six cards, all the same, in a frantic burst to keep on top of the 12 cards per month target:
I used:

- 4" x 5.75" white card blanks

- plain white card, cut smaller than the card front then die cut with a Memory Box 'Tall Taper Candle' die

- then backed the aperture in the piece of card with adhesive sheet, used the removed wax paper to protect the sticky front while I worked and then put the card front to one side. I was making six as I said, so it was a bit like a production line and exposed sticky was likely to be a risk :)

- pearlescent Baby Blue 'Centura' card for the body of the candle, silver mirri card for the entwining ribbon plus the border outline and gold mirri card for the centre of the flame

- inlaid/assembled the candle and ribbon into the sticky backed aperture I cut earlier

- for added interest I used gold mirri card as a partial frame behind one side of the image panel and layered everything up using Collall All Purpose glue

- to finish off I added a gold peel off sentiment

It's hard to spot the difference between the gold and silver in my photo but the gold half frame really did pull the other touches of gold (candle flame and sentiment) together. The camera also had great trouble focussing, probably due to the bounceback of light. Don't ask me how to operate my all-singing all-dancing camera on anything more than Auto though!

I just checked back through my blog and it's only the third outing for this die - once in 2014, once in 2015 and now this time. Shame on me!

Christmas isn't as far away as you might think, the postman brought a menu plus booking form for Christmas parties at a local eatery the other day!



Carol L said...

This is one of the prettiest dies I've ever seen! I love this beautiful card with gold, silver, and blue! WOWSAH!

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - I do like this die, it's on my growing wish list!
Kath x

Sarn said...

Absolutely lovely Xmas card & congrats on making a bunch of them.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Janice said...

Stunning card Di, I really like your idea of the partial mirri card frame!
Janice x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It looks very classy, Di! Clever idea use scraps of mirri, they are just perfect!!

!neke said...

This is awesome !!!!
Love it !!!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Di! I love it!
Em x

Sandra H said...

This Di is amazing x

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful CAS card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Donna said...

Using your favourite die, Di?
Very stylish :)

Jean said...

I love this fabulous die, and your card is beautiful.
Jean x

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,
What a very elegant card. Congrats on making 12 Christmas cards a month!!! You are right, Christmas will be upon us sooner than we think!


Kathleen said...

A very classy card Di and a lovely choice of colours, this is a really fabulous die and I feel that it hasn't been given enough recognition as when do see a card using it, it makes me want to use mine again but otherwise the poor thing sits neglected but at least it doesn't date, a bit like me I don't go on dates anymore, ho, ho, ho.

Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the mirri card on this design. It adds a certain elegance, or as they say in the extra fancy circles "It's bitchen!"

Pat said...

I think this gorgeous candle die is so elegant Di and the colours work beaitifully and love the partial frame idea. x

Heather Hopson said...

This is beautiful. What a gorgeous die cit

Greta said...

I almost bought that die the other day--just love it! Love the colors you used, Di!

Cara said...

This is stunning, so crisp. Cara x

Betty said...

this is so classy and elegant - love it - looks like a winner to me!!

scrappymo! said...

This so lovely. That is a wonderful die and creates a striking card.

Bonnie said...

I think this beautiful candle needs to make more outings, Di! This is so elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Liz said...

I love this die, it makes a beautiful card. The colours you've chosen are lovely. The die has been on my wishlist for ages, but hasn't quite made it to the top. I think I might give in to temptation before this Christmas. xx