September 9, 2013

Merry Monday #74!

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am honored to be a guest designer for this week at the Merry Monday Challenge. I was chosen as the "Top Pick" for their challenge #72 so that awarded me a designer spot. Thanks girls!

For this week we have an inspiration photo and instructions to use Green, White and Woodgrain:

How fun is that! Here is my card as guest designer for this week:

Do you recognize the branches that my ornaments are hanging from? They are the tree stamp images from the "Evergreen" stamp set. I turned them sideways! And if you look closely at the photo below, you will see all the shimmer & shine on my ornaments:

I inked the snowflake images using VersaMark Ink first and then inked my stamp again in Gumball Green Ink. By inking both inks together, the ink stays wet so you can emboss it. I sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder and set with my Heat Tool. While the snowflakes were still hot, I sprinkled a 2nd time using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and used my Heat Tool a 2nd time.

The Woodgrain Embossing Folder did a great job on the Early Espresso C'oredinations Cardstock as I lightly sanded the embossing.
Make sure you visit Merry Monday this week to view all of the Christmas projects to give you inspiration and maybe join in with us! Thank you to Merry Monday for inviting me to participate this week!

I've also entered this card in 2 more challenges:

Paper Issues: Put Some Twine On It!

The Twinery: "ZX" Marks the Spot Twinery Theme!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Gumball Green, White Shimmer, Early Espresso C'oredinations 
  • Inks: Early Espresso, Gumball Green, VersaMark
  • Accessories: Baker's Twine, Candy Dots
  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Festive Flurry, Evergreen
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, Deco Labels Framelits Dies, Festive Flurry Framelits Dies, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Word Window Punch
Thanks for stopping by to visit!


  1. Now this is realy unique. I love how you think out-of-the-box. I will have to start looking at catalogs. Thank you so much for sharing with us! I really love this card! Lynn Gauthier

  2. Beautiful card, Debbie! Those snowflakes are gorgeous and I bet they look even better in real life!

  3. Love the sparkle and shine on the ornaments, Debbie! And love the out of the box thinking with the branches - so cool!

  4. Very interesting design...and I really like it!The sideways tree tops are really different and fun...almost don't look like trees...great idea! And the snowflakes...I do my stamping/embossing the same way...and the extra layer of Iridescent Ice is really lovely! Great job!

  5. what a cool idea and a great way to use that tree! your snowflakes are lovely. Thank you for being a guest designer this week, Debbie.

  6. What a lovely card! Such an absolute JOY! Rich, glitzy yet elegant and woodsy at the same time. This is so Boutique!! I can just see these sold here in the Pacific Northwest at the little gift shop at the top of Snoqualmie waterfalls! I MUST pin this as I may HAVE to case this card... even though I have none of the supplies LOL, it is so Great!

  7. Lovely seeing the close ups of the card Debbie. Your card is so lush with the greens in the trees and snowflakes.

  8. Congrats Guest Designer and what a fantastic card Debbie!

  9. Congrats Debbie!! Your card is wonderful and so creative!

  10. Beautiful card Debbie, I love the sparkle. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  11. Gorgeous...I love the embossed snowflakes! So happy to have you with us this week! You know I always love what you create!

  12. Love your card, Debbie! Your shimmery snowflakes are wonderful!


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