Monday, April 29, 2013

Guest Designer for Merry Monday #59

I am honored to be this week's Guest Designer for Merry Monday Challenge #59. It is so much fun participating in the challenges and making a Christmas card each week. Check out the challenge on www.alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com, and play along.  This is my take on the sketch.

For my card I chose some papers from Echo Park's 6x6 Very Merry Christmas pad.  Stampin Up's Riding Hood Red and Always Artichoke are perfect matches.  I cut the largest Spellbinder's Floral Ovals die from RHR cardstock and traced the inner part of the die for my patterned paper oval.  The striped paper is matted with Always Artichoke, and these panels are mounted to the white card base.  The image and sentiment are from MFT 's ala mode-Sparkling Season.  I stamped the girl with Mememto Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics and Promarkers.  I stamped the ornament, her sweater and hair bow on some of the DSP paper and cut them out and glued them on after cutting her out.  The sentiment banner is cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax.   For the sentiment, I masked part of it and stamped it separately to allow space for her legs when I mounted her with foam tape.

That's it for my card.  Thanks again to Lesley and the Design Team for allowing to be the Guest Designer this week.  Don't forget to check out all the great inspriation from the Design Team and play along with the sketch, you might be the next Guest Designer.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


11 comments:

  1. You card is fabulous JoAnn! Love that you cut out that sweet girl and popped her up! This is a great take on the sketch! Thank you for being our GD this week!
    Hugs,
    Lesley

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  2. Wonderful card JoAnn, love your fantastic papers. It was great to have you join us as GD this week.

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  3. Great job on this weeks sketch. Love the image that you used. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday.

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  4. Adorable image and a great mix of colors and patterns!!! So happy to have you this week!

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  5. Another wonderful Christmas card JoAnn! I love that image and the mix of papers! It's so nice having you as our Guest Designer this week!

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  6. CONGRATS on the GD gig! This card is FAB! LOVE the colors and how yo cut her out!

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  7. Such a FUN card...congrats on being a guestie!

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  8. Such a cute card, JoAnn! Love your papers and that adorable image!! So glad to have you joining us this week as our Guest Designer! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  9. This is lovely JoAnn! I love your choice of traditional colours - congrats on your GDing gig this week!

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  10. Such a fun card, love your paper choices! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Lovely to see you as our Guest Designer this week JoAnn. Love all the design elements you used, fabulous card.

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