"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

a sparkly merry...

Well... hello!!! Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  I did!   Even though I have done a couple of short posts over the last two weeks it seems like I haven't posted anything in ages!  Feeling a bit rusty, lol!  But over the last few days I have actually had the time to make a few things (two that I will share at a later date) and today I'm sharing a card that I made for the current Essential by Ellen Pinsights challenge.  This card also works for the current CASology challenge (merry), Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (winter wonderland) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (make it sparkle).  I used the Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia & Pine dies along with the Essential by Ellen Brushstroke Christmas and Merry & Bright stamp sets.  I was inspired by the snow covered branches you can see in the inspiration photo. After die cutting all my pieces I coated them with Ranger Star Dust Stickles and let them dry.  I die cut a panel of white cardstock, partially embossed it with my Decorative Dots embossing folder and then added Star Dust Stickles to some of the dots.  At this point I should have stamped the "merry", but didn't!  I actually stamped that after I had glues my pine branches and pinecones to the panel.   Since I only wanted to use the word "merry" from the sentiment "merry and bright" I masked off the portions I didn't want, inked up the merry, removed the masks and carefully stamped the word.  I added the word "wishes" underneath that in black ink.  I think I should have tucked it up closer to merry, but it still looks okay.  I have included a close up of the branches and pinecones so you can see all the sparkle on them.




Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white; SU! taupe; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  SU! Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Star Dust Stickles

13 comments:

Karren said...

So gorgeous! The pop of red against the neutrals is so effective. Love it!

Greta said...

This is another stunner, my friend--LOVE the design & sparkle & how you did the sentiment!

Lisa said...

So happy that your Christmas was merry and bright! I LOVE this card. The sparkly pinecones are beautiful and the pop of red just perfect!!

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp blog,

Anita in France said...

Ohm this is gorgeous, Rosemary ... such a brilliant combination of elegant and rustic ... with the perfect touch of sparkle! Happy New Year, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Nancy said...

Such a stunning CAS design, Rosemary! Love the pop of red. Hope you and your family have a safe and Happy New Year!

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous card Rosie I love anything with pine cones and branches!
Val x

Martha said...

OH, Rosemary, what a beautiful card this is. That color combination always gets my attention, and you've used it so beautifully.

Happy New Year!

Marlou McAlees said...

what a beautiful card :) a very happy and blessed new year! ♥

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I absolutely adore how this card turned out! I love the traditional elements you included, yet this is so original and fresh-looking. I thought it was brilliant of you to make the pinecones white and I love the shimmer you added to the snow and to the branches. Had to laugh when you were lamenting not making "wishes" closer to "Merry" because it sounded so much like me when I sit back and look at a project! I always think, "I should've done this... or that..." :) But just know that this is PERFECT in my eyes and I'm so glad you shared this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hope your holidays were wonderful and I'm excited to see what you come up with in 2016!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I absolutely love the colour scheme you used for this card, Rosie! That pop of red in the form of the sentiment, and the sparkly branches and pine cone. Elaborate, yet beautifully CAS. So glad you could join us at CASology this fortnight!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Rosemary!! Your card is totally amazing!! Its breathtaking to me!! I love the colors and the natural look of it all. You did a fantastic job. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Deepti said...

I am speechless ! The shimmers is superb!! What a design :)