Friday, 3 July 2015

MCV9, CTS130 - Merry Christmas


This is my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where DT member Kimberly gave us this elegant card for inspiration:



I stuck pretty close to Kimberly's card - I used her layout, but changed the navy to black, the ornaments to trees, and the woodgrain to grosgrain.

I used Papertrey's Holiday Cheer set, stamped in Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear powder. I cut the sentiment so that I could nestle the Christmas under the tree and also, follow the line of the tree with the y in Merry.

I cut a strip of Stampin' Up's Real Red and ran it through my Bigshot with my MFT grosgrain texture plate (retired, sorry).

I'm also linking this up to this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge where this week's Sketch is this:

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us at MCV this week - I know for our American friends that it's a holiday weekend (Happy 4th!) - maybe that means you're too busy, or maybe it means you've got lots of crafting time! The deadline is Wednesday morning at 8 am EDT. At that time, you can vote for your 3 favourites until Thursday morning at 8. Voting Results will be posted Thursday at noon.

15 comments:

Brenda said...

Love how Kimberly's card inspired you Ardyth, your card is beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

SmilynStef said...

What an awesome card ... such a great graphic design.

Geri said...

Love how you were inspired! The changes are subtle but really do make quite a difference! Awesome grossgrain EF...did you use it on a Christmas card last year (maybe in green ?)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this card and the trees are so sweet!!! Grosgrain is magnificent!!!! Thanks for joining in the MUSE CV Ardyth, I ALWAYS love seeing your take!

Aileen (mum) said...

Brilliant card, love the black and white with the red panel. So works

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I'm planning to join in this week, I just need to find some time! Your beautiful card has reminded me! :-)

Lynn said...

Wow! Love the contrast of the black/red. So bold and stunning.

Silver C said...

grand!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous Christmas card...love those trees in black and your red panel at the lower edge, fabulous and I am so happy I have that die! Thank you for the inspiration!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love this!!! I always LOVE YOUR cards! :)

Anita in France said...

Crisp and bold and graphic, Ardyth ... love the placement of the nestled sentiment ... such a brilliant touch! Bisous, Anita :)

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic, Ardyth! Love your take on the inspiration! Wonderful Christmas card!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful card! I love your graphic take on the sketch!

Marilyn said...

I admire your graphic take on Kimberly's card. Enjoying this MCV card challenge. Actually, I'm in the infant stage of card challenges and blogging ... am learning as I go.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the crispness of this card Ardyth and especially how the sentiment snugs into the image!