Saturday, 21 November 2015

MCV29 - Merry Christmas


This is my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where Betty has given us this beautiful, classic inspiration:




I focused on Betty's
-colour scheme
-theme (Christmas foliage)
-basic layout
-sentiment made up of black ink and gold die cut

I used WPlus9's Handlettered Holiday die and stamp set. I cut the Merry in gold foil cardstock and inlaid it into a panel (cut with an MFT pierced square die) that had been masked and sponged with Festive Berries and Wilted Violet (just a touch at the top to add a bit of depth). For my foliage, I used Taylored Expressions' Holly die.

13 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

Simply gorgeous Ardyth!x

Maxine D said...

Love your 'take' on the inspirational card Ardyth - simple but elegant and stunning. Often these are the hardest cards to make as any little 'oops'seems to take on a life of it's own!
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn said...

You are the master of inlaid dies. Beautiful.

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card Ardyth!!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! I love how the inlaid gold word spans the width of the panel and the two colours.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've spent some time scrolling through and catching up on your as-always sharp and innovative designs, Ardy! They are magical and inspiring!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Bold and beautiful, Ardyth ... and so deliciously festive! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Your card is so different and yet so true to the inspiration. I am in awe of your sponging, as well.

TK said...

I love inlaid elements, so this is an obvious winner in my book!

Marilyn said...

I love the inlaid elements and the CAS design. Always appreciate the extra dose of inspiration, Ardyth.

Pam Sparks said...

beautiful!

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Ardyth! Love how you did the inlaid sentiment! Wonderful Christmas card1

Berina RGA said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!! The inlaid sentiment looks nice!!
-Berina
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