Monday, February 17, 2014

Merry Monday: Peace with Holly

This week's challenge at Merry Monday is to use Holly on your Christmas card.


Sometimes it is funny how a card takes on a life of its own.  I had rich red and green papers out on my craft desk - I had holly die cuts - I had golden glitter.  But somehow, I ended up with this...

Peace at Christmas

I'm not sure why I ended up with a subtle and peaceful.  I made this early Saturday morning and my boys were actually up at 5:30 a.m. to watch Russia/U.S.A. hockey - so it was most definitely not peaceful in my house.  Maybe that was the issue - my usual peaceful morning was interrupted so my desire for peace came out in my card!!

There are lots of other cards to check out over at Merry Monday - then play along!  I love to see what you create.
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps Holiday Sentiments
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Soft Stone
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf, Versamark
  • Accessories: Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder, Wow! Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder, misc glitter gems

31 comments:

Cindy H. said...

Just gorgeous and so very elegant!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Sherry Eckblad said...

gorgeous.
Clean and Simple my favorite kind of card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kim!! That embossing folder is amazing.

Shannon J said...

Ah yes, the evolution of a card! Crazy how the original intention sometimes veers way off course! But for good reason in this case, because the card turned out beautifully!

Alycia said...

Yes, Kim, you should be really disappointed that you ended up with "this". :) Throw some glitter all over that perfectly perfect card and call it done.

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards Kim, love the little holy sprig!

Lisa said...

haha not holy...holly!!

Lisa Petrella said...

I do LOVE the peaceful feel of this card! So pretty!

Notes by Nina said...

Oh so elegant Kim, I love your clean looking card.

Katie Melhus said...

This is bright white gorgeousness! Absolutely love it, the holly stands out just beautifully against the subtle background.

Marjolein said...

Oh, my son was watching that same game/ match!
He so much enjoyed it, the USA won of course! :-)
Your card is beautiful! The diagonal lines are subtle but add a little extra to the card as well.
Love the sentiment and the little green and red on your card.
This is how Christmas should be, peaceful!
Love it.
Bye,

Marjolein

Kristie Goulet said...

Absolutely LOVE this subtle and peaceful card, Kim! The pop of color on the holly is the perfect touch! That embossing folder rocks!

Bobby said...

Peaceful is nice, whether at home or in a card. I love that embossed background.

Lesley Croghan said...

It is stunning, love the monochromatic background and the pop of the holly!

Bonnie said...

The holly is stunning against all that white! I love peaceful!

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous card, Kim! I love the peaceful feel to this and that cute little piece of holly! Beautifully done! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

LOVE this! So clean and fresh - well done!!

Karren said...

I love the neutral tones of your card, Kim, with the little pop of color - just gorgeous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty. Love the clean background and the sweet holly. Perfect!

Marybeth said...

Hi Kim, this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE IT!!!!

Karen D said...

Such an elegant, stunning approach to the challenge Kim. CAS perfection.

Deepti said...

So pretty !! I am in awe :)

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome Kim, love every detail and the beautiful CAS lines.

Shelia said...

oh what a beautiful CAS card. Love the design and that your holly is so pretty and bright!

LeAnne said...

I love your "peaceful" holly card....the colors are very calm and soothing! Of course, I always love what you do!

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a pretty card with the diagonal lines. So glad to have you joining us this week!

carol (krillsister) said...

Simply stunning.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is a very peaceful and serene card. I just love the simplicity of the scored lines in the background. However, this is s little pop of pep with the holly and its jeweled berries. Very nicely done!

JD/ Jill said...

Peaceful and elegant at the same time!

Margaret Moody said...

I love how it ended up, Kim! Beautiful card!