Friday, October 10, 2014

Merry and Retro: Joy

The Neon challenge at Merry Monday caught my eye.  I definitely do not tend to bright colors, but neon paper on kraft can be a great look!  Then the mailman brought my new WPlus9 this week.  Even though I needed more snowflake dies like a hole in the head, I got them - but in my defense they matched the snowflake background stamps which I had to have (but I've only used the dies on this card).  Finally I was thrilled to see that retrosketches announced a totally up-to-date archive.  I love archives - I keep them as a direct icon on my iPad so with one touch, I can see all of the challenges in one place.  I picked sketch #47 for my snowflakes.

Joy in Neon


  • Stamps: none
  • Paper: Astrobrights Glow Cardstock, Papertrey Kraft and Vellum
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: WPlus9 Snowflake Trio die, Hand Lettered Holiday die, Stampin' Up Heat 'n Stick Powder, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal glitter, Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins

24 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Oooh! Love neon colors on kraft too! Awesome card, Kim!!! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Tracey McNeely said...

The colours and design and just fantastic Kim!

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow! This is simply awesome! Those snowflakes pop in the bright colours!

Carol Doggett said...

This is a beautiful card! Gorgeous...I like non traditional colors and it have enough 'sparkle' to shine!!!

Jenelle said...

Beautiful! I love that color blue and the strip of vellum with the bright snowflakes.

~amy~ said...

Oh I LOVE the pops of neon!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the kraft with the bright colours!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Happy Dance said...

What a fun card, Kim! The kraft tones down the neon, but not too much; it really pops well. Love this design. Love this. Bev

Karren said...

Great job combining both challenges! These colors are so bright and cheerful for Christmas. Just gorgeous!

snappy scrappy said...

Really pretty, great colours!

Bobby said...

What a bright and "joy" filled card, Kim.

Kara said...

Awesome!! Love the colors!

Linda Callahan said...

Retro cool!

Nancy Thomas said...

Love those gorgeous colors against the kraft cs. Simple and beautiful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Kim. Love the bright neon colors with the snowflakes.

Katie Melhus said...

Sparkly Neon Gorgeousness - I love this, Kim! Thanks for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Lisa Walsh said...

So pretty and eye-catching! I love that you paired the bright colors with Kraft cardstock.

Greta said...

Love that sketch & LOVE your card, Kim! Fabulous work, as always!

Jean said...

Love! I have this sketch "saved" because I like it so much. Great use of the sketch and the neon!!

LeAnne said...

THis is stunning....who would have known that neon & kraft would look so good?! Love it! So happy you could play with us this week at Merry Monday!

Susangail Powell said...

I'm new to using neon colors and never would have thought to use them with kraft card stock - it looks stunning!!!

Bobby said...

Congrats on your HM at Merry Monday.

cm said...

Just waiting for my husband to get ready before we head off from a weekend of family visiting, and what better place to keep my spirits up (at least until we're in the car), than a visit at your site. Your gorgeous neon Christmas card is working magic at making me smile. Brilliant combination, beautiful images AND yes, no limits on the number of snowflake dies needed (rather like butterflies!).
~c

Lisa Petrella said...

This is AWESOME, Kim! Love the fun, bright colors and the touches of sparkle!!!