Sunday, 8 March 2015

Stampendous Mega Merry Christmas card

Hello everyone, and I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and getting a little down time. Sunday comes round very quickly these days so it is time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges, and this time the theme is to use a sentiment on the front of the card.


I have to admit that I struggled with this one for a while. I have a tree word shape stamp very like the one above, but it seems to have gone AWOL so I had to think a bit outside the box. I have a large sentiment stamp from the Stampendous Mega Merry stamp set, so I began by stamping and embossing it in black:-


I then took some Copic markers and added broad stripes of colours in the letters:-



I thought this colouring needed something more, so I took a fineliner pen and added some very simple doodling :-



After I had completed each letter I added a sentiment above and below them, and covered the letters with some Wink of Stella glitter:-



I quite liked this but didn't think it looked very merry so I added a smiley face on to the y, and a Christmas tree charm, before matting it onto some red and green card, and popping it up onto the base card with some foam tape:-


So there we have it - it says 'be merry and bright', and now it is! I think that as this is rather graphic, it would be suitable as a masculine card too.

Why not pop over to the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see the inspiration from my fellow Teamies, and join with us this week. Remember that the theme is just for inspiration, and if you don't want to try it, you can enter any kind of Christmas card.

I'd like to play along with

Merry Monday - red and green

Completely Christmas - suitable for a male

Thant's Crafty Challenges - oodles of doodles



Thanks for stopping by



Hugs
Carol x

19 comments:

  1. Hello Carol,, Just brilliant and what a fabulous idea. Love, love the little face.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. This is beautiful. Love the doodles and the shading of the word Merry. :)

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  3. Love your coloring Carol! Wonderful technique with just the sentiment!

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  4. You lead us through how to take a card from ordinary to extraordinary, Carol! The final product is a joy to behold!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Oh m y word!! This card is so FABULOUS!! I love how you stamped the word and did the cool coloring technique. Red Copics and I do not get along-mine always seep through the lines!! I love the addition of the smiley face and the matting with the green. STUNNING design!!!

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  6. Oh wow Carol!! this is really gorgeous its stunning!!! huggles Sue xx

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  7. Beautiful! I just love how you did your lettering!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  8. I LOVE how you've done these letters! The subtle stripes and doodling are amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  9. Wonderful card, I love your creative letters. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  10. That little smile is the best! Very, very merry! Wonderful doodling!

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  11. Wow! That's all I can say is Wow! This is beautiful. So creative. I love every detail. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  12. Fabulous and artistic . Clever thinking . Love all the doodling too .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  13. ABsolutely fabulous! I love the doodling in the letters and the little smiley face is just perfect!
    One of my favourite sets!

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  14. This is such a gorgeous design!! Love your added charm and fun colors!! :)

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  15. Hi Carol!

    What a fun card, love how you added the smiley mouth :) And I'm glad I made you smile about my light bulb moment too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  16. This is fantastic. And, those doodles are the best. Love how each letter is different.

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  17. I saw this on FB and wanted to see more! Love this Carol!

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  18. Oh, you are so clever. The coloring looks great and the doodling is so awesome. The added smiley face and charm are just
    perfect and made a most beautiful card.

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