Sunday, July 13, 2014

Merry Monday: Shades of Green

I knew the current challenge at Merry Monday was to use shades of green and as I was browsing my NBUS Christmas stash from last year (before this year's Christmas stamps started being released!), I realized that I had not used the lovely wreaths from WPlus9's Woodland Wreaths.  Building a wreath seemed like a great way to use various greens.

Wreath of Joy


The hardest part for me were the sequin ornaments.  I don't do random well.  It's embarrassing to admit how long I work at sequin placement so it looks like a random sprinkle.  So for this card, I challenged myself to sprinkle them on and then to adhere them exactly where they fell.  I almost succeeded - I did flip over sequins that were upside down and I didn't use one sequin that ended up on top of the cluster at the top.  But it's as close to "random" as you will ever see from me!


  • Stamps: WPlus9 Woodland Wreaths
  • Paper: Stampin' Up True Thyme, River Rock
  • Ink: Stampin' Up True Thyme, River Rock
  • Accessories: WPlus9 Woodland Wreaths dies, Seasonal Sentiments die, Stampin' Up embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm Metallic Gold sequins

17 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Pretty card Kim, I like your snowflake -O-!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous! Love the added “ joy” die

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Kim! Love the wreath with the sequins and of course the "joy" - my favorite word :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous creation, Kim! And if you talk to a scientist, he will tell you there is no such thing as random....things fall where they do because of all kinds of factors, LOL! I do think your sequins are just delightful! Thanks for playing with my Merry Monday challenge this week!

Bonnie said...

I like that idea of the random placement of sequins. Sure takes the time consuming figuring I usually go with. I'll remember that because they take this wreath of very nice to super! Thanks, Kim, for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

Totally gorgeous wreath and you rocked the sequins! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. I understand about sequin placement. I really think it is an art. Some people always make their placements look perfect. You did great. like the technique you used to do this.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

JD/ Jill said...

What awesome card! Love it! This will definitely be pinned to my pinterest board...

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this is pretty!

Susangail Powell said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love everything about it!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome Kim, lovely Christmas card. That wreath is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Bobby said...

I love how you added the "Joy" to the bottom of the wreath - something unexpected.

cm said...

Gorgeous card, Kim - and the randomness of your sequins is absolutely fabulous! I'm with you about "random", which likely explains why splatters are so out of my comfort zone. "Controlled" splatters...if only!!
~c

Tammy Hershberger said...

I tried once just tossing the sequins onto the card... you can't get much more random than that, right??? Still looked stupid, as all my attempts at sequin placement do! But this is gorgeous!!! You make me anxious to start on Christmas designs again!