Thursday, January 24, 2013

Merry Monday card on a Thursday

Still cold. Still not venturing out unless I have to....and luckily I don't have to. Is anyone watching American Idol? There is one judge that can leave anytime! Worse season yet so far. They keep focusing on the judges instead of the singers and I hope they are getting the message that we, the public, don't care if the judges like each other or bicker. Hope it gets better.

Seeing as I haven't been anywhere to cause any chaos and things are pretty quiet here with just Mr. Excitement and I here I'll get right to the card.

This week's challenge over at, also known as Merry Monday, was to make a Christmas card with a bird on it. I had borrowed a Stampin' Up stamp from my friend and stamped it a few times so I decided to use it in the card.

I stamped it with VersaMark and then embossed it with gold embossing powder. It was coloured in with Tombow markers. You really can't see it in the photo but there is a very light blue around the image also made with a Tombow marker. The frame was cut with a Spellbinder fancy oval with the plain oval in the centre and then I put the coloured image behind it. I love this fancy oval die set. I bought it at the Paper Pickle  last fall. Saw it, loved it, bought it! I don't often do that because I think everything I buy should be on sale but this time I had some gift card money from my daughters for my birthday and I went for it. Glad I did too. The background paper is from one of the Christmas paper packs I got at the thrift store. Nice find that was! The bow is from the shoe factory. The green oval that was left over was used on the inside. I just cut a sentiment with a smaller oval and glued them all down together. I like the inside of the card to match the outside - yeah, another Virgo thing.

Very cold in my "lower studio" (aka the basement) today so I guess I'll go quilt in the "upper studio", which is large walk-in closet. Hey, at least I have a place to quilt and craft, not fancy but a place to call my own.


Vicki B. said...

wow this is gorgeous, love the gold embossing. Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Merry Monday Challenge.

Bonnie said...

You've framed this sweet bird beautifully, Violet! I haven't watched American Idol this season. I've seen more than enough on the magazine shows. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Violet, your bird looks beautiful embossed in gold. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Such a pretty card! You've used such gorgeous rich colours and your image is coloured beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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