Sunday, August 17, 2014

Seasons Greetings for Merry Monday

Today's card is for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #121 - use pine cones, greens and plaid ribbon.  I got it done just in time to post it.
ETA:  My card was an Honorable Mention at Merry Monday.

The card base and main panel is MFT Smooth White CS.  I stamped the panel with MFT Wood Plank Background in Sahara Sand ink.  The mat is SU Always Artichoke.  I used MFT Winter Wreath die to cut out 3 layers in SU Old Olive and Always Artichoke CS, layered them and mounted them with tiny pieces of foam dimensionals.  The pine cones are from SU Watercolor Winter and stamped in SU Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake CS and sponged lightly with Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment from Inspired by Stamping's Festive Frames is stamped in Always Artichoke on a banner cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  I didn't cut the top end, but placed it back in the die and cut the flag end again to make it longer.  I then scored it, folded the ends and adhered it with foam dimensionals.  I added the plaid ribbon to the wreath and my card was done.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

13 comments:

  1. Lovely card, JoAnn! That wreath is beautiful and I LOVE the pretty plaid bow! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  2. Another Christmas card for my favorites! Love that woodgrain background for the pretty wreath! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! (The weeks are too short aren't they?)

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  3. Beautiful card, as always, JoAnn! I love the background stamp. It makes the beautiful wreath pop! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  4. I thought about doing a wreath--glad I didn't as I couldn't have done anything this good! Perfect card for the challenge, JoAnn!

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  5. Looks like a wreath on a door. Beautiful.
    I always get in just under the wire also. LOL
    I beat you by a few seconds today.

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  6. Love the woodgrain BG and fabulous wreath you created!

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  7. Delightful take on the challenge this week JoAnn, very pretty! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday again this week.

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  8. This is such a beautiful card! Love the wreath you created with that beautiful wood background stamp! Gorgeous my dear!!!!

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  9. JoAnn, your card is tasteful! I love your wreath, it looks so real, and the banner!

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  10. I can see why this card was a winner. It's beautiful! I like that pretty background!

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  11. GREAT card!!!! I see why you won!

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  12. CONGRATS! FABULOUS wreath on the wood BG and I LOVE the pinecones!

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