Saturday, December 8, 2012

Going Back for Merry Monday

Even though the Merry Monday blog is on hiatus until the New Year they've left a link open so we can go back and use any past Merry Monday sketch. I decided to use a fairly recent one that I remember thinking might be a bit challenging for me.

Banners seem to be all the rage right now but I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of them. That's why when I first saw this sketch I thought uh-oh, I don't know if I can do this LOL For this card I used some retired DSP I had called Ski Slope, I really like the colors in it. I did some paper piercing along the bottom decorative edge and to help keep the white from looking so plain I embossed it with the Swiss Dots EF.

I'm also going to link this up at the Jingle Belles blog. They are also on hiatus but are leaving a link up for any Christmas or winter projects.

Thanks for stopping by, hope everyone is having a great day! It's supposed to snow here later day, finally!!

Supplies used (all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Jolly Bingo Bits, More Merry Messages (inside sentiment, not pictured)
Paper: Naurals White, Old Olive, Ski Slope DSP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, sponge, dimensionals


  1. I felt the same way when I saw this sketch, Lisa! But it ended up being my favorite card of the year! These were some of SU's prettiest Christmas papers and they work perfectly on this card. Love the embossing and fancy cut of the white! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Hope to see you back in January! Merry Christmas!

  2. I am the exact opposite. I am absolutely in LOVE with banners and try to put them on everything. Your card turned out great. Love the colors and pattern paper choice. So glad you joined us for our last challenge of 2012 at Merry Monday.

  3. Love this card. :-)

  4. I love this card! Love the colors very pretty.

  5. Lisa, you did a fabulous job on the banners! I love the pattern papers you selected and the white cardstock you embossed with Swiss Dots really makes the banners stand out. Just lovely!

  6. Beautiful card Lisa, I love the papers you used and the added texture is wonderful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  7. The DSP you used looks fabulous for this sketch. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  8. Gorgeous festive card Lisa! Love your use of these DSPs - I was a bit worried about this sketch too when I saw it, but in the end I loved it! thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!


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