February 29, 2016

Merry Monday Challenge 194!

Ooh I had to scratch my head at Lori's challenge this week for Merry Monday. How about a Christmas card with a Tropical Theme? I usually work ahead on my design team duties and I had to set this one aside for a bit. Do you do that sometimes? When it comes to design team projects, it literally takes me minutes to come up with an idea but this one....phew!

I finally remembered that some of the designs in the Botanical Gardens Designer Paper were perfect for this task and to soften the designer paper, I added a layer of Vellum Cardstock in front of it. I like the way the designer paper peeks through. Do you?

I stamped the sentiment right on the Vellum and also created a few die-cut flowers and die-cut border layer using the Botanical Blooms stamp set and coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits Dies:

I couldn't leave my card alone before adding a bit of bling. The Metal Rimmed Pearls were perfect. I am so anxious to go visit my teammates at Merry Monday to see what projects they came up with for the tropical theme this week. I hope you plan on joining us by participating!

Card Supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Embellished Ornaments, Botanical Blooms
  • Inks: Real Red, Mossy Meadow
  • Cardstock: Read Red, Vellum, Always Artichoke, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metal Rimmed Pearls
  • Tools: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Designer Paper: Botanical Gardens

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  1. So very pretty, Debbie. Love the softness the vellum adds. Hope you have a great week.

  2. Love the vellum and your pretty tropical flower, Debbie! Have a great week!

  3. Love the vellum and your pretty tropical flower, Debbie! Have a great week!

  4. Such a fun tropical Christmas card, Debbie - beautiful white flower and I love the vellum over the pp!

  5. So pretty, I love your beautiful flower Debbie.

  6. Ding! Ding! Ding!! We have a winner folks....lol....I know this was a difficult challenge but you totally ROCKED it Debbie :) Love the flower and leaves and yes, you are right - the vellum was the perfect touch - thanks for stickin' it out and creating such an amazing card for my challenge xoxoxo


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