Sunday, June 7, 2015


The challenge at Merry Monday this week caught my eye, while I was busy creating in my craft room last night:

I'm thrilled that Stampin' Up! has included the Festival of Trees stamp set in our new catalogue!  I stamped the flourishy tree in (now retired) Silver Encore ink, on Shimmery White card.  I then heat-embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The little bird perched on the tree was stamped in Versamark, then straight into Lost Lagoon ink, and on Shimmery white.  It was then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  My 14-yr-old son had one criticism of this card - he said I should have left the bird off!  Here's a close-up of the sparkly, shimmery goodness:

.... and the card in its entirety:

The word "Christmas" is from one of the stamps in the Bright & Beautiful stamp set (sadly, no longer current).  I stamped it in Lost Lagoon ink, directly onto the Soft Sky panel.

All of the current SU! products to make this card are shown below, and may be purchased from my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images.

I've really enjoyed playing along at Merry Monday these past two weeks, and am going to try to get back into participating regularly.

Product List
Big Shot
Glue Dots


  1. Very pretty and sparly. Love the colors.

  2. GORGEOUS!!! I love that little bird you added - so cute!!

  3. Oooohhhh - I just love that blue and sparkly silver together! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

  4. So much sparkly goodness here, love that bird and that sparkly die cut! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  5. Hi Christine, That is very nice xmas card, nice in blue white and silver and an early start to your collection.

  6. So soft and pretty, I just love these colours for Christmas. Even more than the traditional colours :)