Friday, January 8, 2016

Merry Monday - Is it still Christmas?

Well, not really -   Epiphany has come and gone - the Wisemen have returned to their own countries - and we move into dark winter - but the Merry Monday Challenges happen every Monday and they keep me on track for having all my cards ready before next December!  
The challenge this week is white on white with neutrals.
And here is my card.
The holly is die cut with Spruce and Sprigs, the Christmas is from Christmas Cheer die set and the MERRY is from Christmas Cheer Stamp set - all from PTI.  I pressed lines into the holly and berries to give them more depth
I used Classic Kraft ink for the sentiment.  I used linen cardstock in both Fresh Snow and Vintage Cream.
When I die cut the pieces out of the Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock for my first card - it left an interesting negative panel which inspired me to make this next card.  
I die cut the holly, berries and sentiment in a carefully placed layout out of the white linen and layered it over a piece Gold Foil Cardstock from DCWV using lots of foam dots to keep the panel up off the gold.  
Simple but elegant!
There's just one more day for this week's Make it Monday challenge -  but there will be another one on Monday!
Stamps:  Spruce and Sprigs - PTI
Paper:  White, Linen Cardstock Fresh Snow and Vintage Cream - PTI, Gold Foiled Cardstock - Die Cuts with a View Cardstock Stack.
Ink:  Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Spruce and Sprigs, Christmas Cheer - PTI, foam dots.

19 comments:

Ardyth said...

Stunning - those '3D' leaves and berries are just gorgeous!

Teep said...

Love these x

Kelly Griglione said...

Sooo smart for scoring lines into your holly leaves! Love this!!

Gail Townsend said...

love both these cards but the white on white is my favourite, and I think I need that holly die xx

Bobby said...

Both cards are fantastic. I love that you scored the leaves for dimension and the gold panel behind the cut outs just shines.

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Both beautiful cards Julia but I especially love the white on white card, lovely! Deb xo

Kim Heggins said...

Yes ma'am, it is still Christmas! At least in my house it is, all that is left though is the tree and it will be boxed up today and put back out in the garage until next time. Simply fabulous cards...love all that gorgeous white.

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are stunning Julia, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Loll said...

Great job creating the two cards from one design, Julia! Gorgeous! xx

Bonnie said...

This gorgeous white holly jumped out of the Merry Monday gallery at me, Julia! And I love how you used the negative too! Well done! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Margaret said...

I like the cram and white combo - lovely.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous and elegant Julia! So very pretty!

Annie said...

Such beautiful cards Julia x love the dies and your stunning layouts x always great to get ahead with Christmas cards and not be running at the coo's tail like me

Tfs and huge hugs
Annie x

Tracey McNeely said...

Love these elegant cards Julia--white on white and white and foil? Lovely!

Charlene said...

These are beautiful!! Well I don't think its Christmas, but a great idea to start cards for next year!!!

Betty Wright said...

Both are so beautiful and different even with the same supplies! Love the extra score detailing you added to the holly leaves. Must try that. Wonderful Christmas cards.

butterfly said...

Smart and elegant!
Alison xx

maria f. said...

Ooohhh, lovely. Both.