Saturday, 26 September 2015

MCV21, LIM243, PSS - Christmas Greetings

This is my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge where we have a Guest Muse: Ingrid Blackburn. Ingrid gave us this wonderful, holly-ful inspiration:

I focused on Ingrid's:
-theme (holly - my leaf is from Paper Smooches Christmas Words 2 dies and the berries are from the Poinsettia set).
-gold sentiment (Christmas is also from the Christmas Words 2 set, greetings is from Metropolis).
-layout (I kept the white panel slightly longer so that the black cardbase only shows at the sides).
-bling (Ingrid used Gold ep and sequins, and I used inlaid foil cardstock).

It was fun to use foil cardstock to get some real shine and colour, but man, it's hard to photograph!

I'm also linking up to the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge as well as Less Is More, where the recipe is 'Something Shiny'.

ETA - Oct 9 - this card was Showcased at LIM!

Anyway, I hope you'll join us - we are now less than 3 months away from the big day, people! The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday morning at 8 am EDT. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites until Thursday at 8 am. Voting results will be posted on Thursday at noon.


Geri said...

Love the shine! I think you did a great capturing the shine in the photo...tricky business! The PS sentiments are always so much fun. Loving the Metropolis "greeting" too.

Ann said...

I really like the inlaid die cutting on this card - it is perfectly executed!

Kathyk said...

FAB make and it sure IS shiny!


Ingrid said...

LOVE all that shine Ardyth! Those leaves and berries and really great and that sentiment is a must have! More for my list.... I love the feel of the card! :) :)

Marilyn said...

Ardyth, always appreciate your inspiration!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is a real stunner Ardyth!

Love and hugs

jasann said...

What a wonderful card, it is so lovely!!!

Anita in France said...

Shimmery, crisp and so deliciously CAS, Ardyth ... you've captured the shine so beautifully! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Chrissie said...

Just love those super shiny die cuts Ardyth... really looks like Christmas!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely love your cards ALWAYS Ardyth!
Totally inspiring and this is just AWESOME! Love the inlaid die-cuts and shiny holly leaves and berries work so perfectly this week. thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Susan said...

Beautifully done, Ardyth! Love that you were able to photo the "shiny"! I really like that "Christmas" die too!

Anne said...

Super bit of festive shine Ardyth!
Thank you for joining us this week
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Love your fun, glossy inlaid die cuts, Ardyth. Such a clean and crisp card, great black verical borders. I'm with you on the photography, not easy is it?!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Rachel Bergfeld said...

I love this card and the look of the inlaid die cuts is to die for!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the huge honor of being SHOWCASED at LIM, Ardy!! Hugs, Darnell