Saturday, November 7, 2015

Merry Monday - Red and Gold


I think I'm just barely squeaking in on the Merry Monday Challenge for this week.  The goal was to create a card with red and gold.  I didn't realize how difficult that would be.  I've struggled with it!!

The word Merry is a die cut from PTI and the word Christmas is from a Tim Holtz die set.  I cut both words from shiny gold paper.  The "merry" is inset into the red card base, and the "Christmas" is adhered on top of the red card base.  The swirl was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in gold.  I also rounded the right corners with a small corner chomper. I added some faux stitching to the edges of the card.  


Using some of the same shiny gold paper, I cut the word "merry" from the gold, then inserted the word I had cut from the card base of the previous card.  I added red and gold borders to the gold and cut around the letter "y" for a fun look.  The "Christmas" was from a PTI set, stamped in Versamark, and heat embossed in gold.  I used the deco corner chomper on the right corners.  I must say...photographing this shiny stuff is TOO difficult!


I almost didn't post this one, as I'm not to excited about how it turned out.  I cut the "joy" sentiment with my Cameo, from both gold and red.  It's difficult to see on this, but I off set the two pieces slightly, then adhered them to the card base.  The "wishing you" is from Winnie & Walter.  I added some dashed lines around the "joy" strip...I think I liked it better BEFORE I added the red dashes!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...
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9 comments:

Susangail Powell said...

Your cards are all beautiful. I especially love the last one.

Sandra H said...

l think Susan you have done a wonderful job on all of your cards l can't ever imagine you struggling with any challenges your so talented x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous red & gold cards - love getting 2 for one with die cutting. I also just love the TH font of his words~

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Linda said...

Such gorgeous CAS cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

Photographing that gold is almost impossible! I know that from experience! Love how you've die cut and inset both the red and gold cards! I think the 3rd card is lovely too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Faith A said...

Both beautiful and clever cards, I like the red "stitching"

Viv said...

Two beautiful cards Susan, loving the red and gold esp. Have a lovely weekend, I envy your hot weather it's getting colder each day here. ☺ Viv xx


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are beautiful, Susan, I do like the striking red.

Love and hugs
Maarit

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