Saturday, May 30, 2015


I have made a card for this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, which is to use newsprint on a Christmas card.

I stamped the gorgeous wreath, from Wondrous Wreath, directly onto a piece of Typeset Designer Series Paper.  Using Always Artichoke ink, I "stamped off" the image once onto scrap paper, then stamped it (without re-inking) onto the text panel.  I added a second layer of leaves in full-strength Always Artichoke, and berries in Cherry Cobbler.  A few rhinestones, coloured with Cherry Cobbler blendabilities, add a bit of sparkle to the otherwise rustic-looking wreath.

Here's a closer view of the sparkly berries:
Listed below are the current Stampin' Up! products used to make this card; if you click on any of the thumbnail images, you'll be taken direct to my online store.
It has been a while since I made a Christmas card, and I really enjoyed this challenge; I must make the effort to join in more often at Merry Monday.  It feels good to have Christmas cards made well in advance of the madness of November and December!
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  1. Hi Christine, That is very nice Christmas card, nice colours used, Cheers Anna.

  2. Christine, LOVE how you stamped that beautiful wreath on the newsprint - awesome idea!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  3. Beautiful card, Christine! I love the look of the wreath stamped on the newsprint - so very clever!

  4. Wonderfully designed & stamped!

  5. What a great way to use the newsprint and the beautiful wreath, Christine! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! Hope to see you again soon!

  6. Love the wreath stamped on the newsprint. :)