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...
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
Just gorgeous and so very elegant!ReplyDelete
Clean and Simple my favorite kind of card.
Absolutely gorgeous Kim!! That embossing folder is amazing.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards Kim, love the little holy sprig!ReplyDelete
haha not holy...holly!!ReplyDelete
I do LOVE the peaceful feel of this card! So pretty!ReplyDelete
Oh so elegant Kim, I love your clean looking card.ReplyDelete
This is bright white gorgeousness! Absolutely love it, the holly stands out just beautifully against the subtle background.ReplyDelete
Oh, my son was watching that same game/ match!ReplyDelete
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!
Absolutely LOVE this subtle and peaceful card, Kim! The pop of color on the holly is the perfect touch! That embossing folder rocks!ReplyDelete
Peaceful is nice, whether at home or in a card. I love that embossed background.ReplyDelete
It is stunning, love the monochromatic background and the pop of the holly!ReplyDelete
The holly is stunning against all that white! I love peaceful!ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous card, Kim! I love the peaceful feel to this and that cute little piece of holly! Beautifully done! :)ReplyDelete
LOVE this! So clean and fresh - well done!!ReplyDelete
I love the neutral tones of your card, Kim, with the little pop of color - just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
So pretty. Love the clean background and the sweet holly. Perfect!ReplyDelete
Hi Kim, this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE IT!!!!ReplyDelete
Such an elegant, stunning approach to the challenge Kim. CAS perfection.ReplyDelete
So pretty !! I am in awe :)ReplyDelete
Awesome Kim, love every detail and the beautiful CAS lines.ReplyDelete
oh what a beautiful CAS card. Love the design and that your holly is so pretty and bright!ReplyDelete
I love your "peaceful" holly card....the colors are very calm and soothing! Of course, I always love what you do!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty card with the diagonal lines. So glad to have you joining us this week!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Peaceful and elegant at the same time!ReplyDelete
I love how it ended up, Kim! Beautiful card!ReplyDelete