January 4, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #186

Hello January, Hello 2016, Hello to a new Merry Monday. I know you are probably done with the holidays, and I don't blame you but this is a perfect time to get a start on your next year's Christmas cards.. 'What' you say?

I am serious, play along with us each week and you will have a nice little stash come next December. What I like the most, a year long stack of cards that will tell a little story. What supply trends were happening during the year, what style of card you preferred and so on.

This week's challenge is white on white with a neutral sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in black then added the gems. I created the center element by using a few stitched die cuts. I started with the base circle and added some texture with an embossing folder.

The second circle I covered in multi media paste and covered in with chucky white glitter. I used the die cut frame as stencil so that the faux stitching was protected. I covered the snowflake in clear Wink of Stella and used a large pearl brad to hold it in place the middle circle is popped up with foam tape to add to the 3D look.

This is the second card that I created, the first one a twin of this had a wee accident. I had put my card in my light box but had not taken a photo yet.

I jumped right into the second card I am sharing today. For that card I wanted a spritz of Tuxedo Black Fireworks. I should know better to play with that on my craft table. Especially with supplies and other cards in close proximity.

Anyway, the nozzle had a partial block, said spritz went rogue all over my all white card.

Supplies: White card stock, My Favorite Things - Hand Lettered Holiday, misc die cuts, gems, large chuck glitter, brad.

Stop by the Merry Monday blog and take a peek at what the Merry Makers have created and get inspired we would love for you to play along.

Thank you for visiting.


  1. Gorgeous card, Nina! EEK! Sorry to hear about your mishap with your first card. Happens to the best of us. Have a great week. :)

  2. Classy and gorgeous, Nina! And I can sympathize with the accident. I've done the same thing more times than I like to remember! Happy New Year!

  3. Beautiful Nina, love all the texture on your card. Hate when accidents happen. Have a great week.

  4. Uh oh...glad you made another one for us to drool over - looks like we were thinking along the same wave length with our snowflakes xoxoxox

  5. Great card Nina, love the snowflake! Happy New Year!

  6. Just love how you layered your snowflake, Nina - just gorgeous!!

  7. Oh WOW Nina,

    I clicked on your photo to make it bigger because after reading about the layer with the paste and chunky glitter I had to get a closer look - its stunning! Wish your blog had "feel" where we could get the sense of the 3d of your cards.

    ♥ Sis

  8. This is stunning! Love all the different 'whites' here! Just gorgeous!