Merry Monday #117

A new challenge for me today – Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – what a brilliant idea! Wish I had discovered this blog at the beginning of the year so I don’t experience the usual mad rush at Christmas to get all of my cards made, written and posted in time!

If kisses

The theme for this week’s challenge is sequins. Now I am not usually into too much bling but all the rules change for Christmas cards and anything goes.

I recently won a challenge on the Uniko blog with a card from this post.  There was a prize of £10 to spend at the Uniko store and I treated myself to the beautiful Stunning Snowflakes stamp set.  Due to work and holiday I hadn’t had a chance to use it so this seemed like the perfect project.

I firstly stamped the snowflakes in Versamark and embossed, then inked over the images with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I then tried a new to me technique which I had seen on Jennifer McGuire’s amazing blog where I ironed off the embossing to leave a perfectly smooth surface which I could stamp the sentiment straight onto.  Then came the sequins – this started off as just three but then I couldn’t help myself adding some more…

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think, Cx

 

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16 thoughts on “Merry Monday #117

  1. What a pretty stamp and wonderful sentiment, Christine! And the sequins add just the right amount of sparkle! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  2. Beautiful card! I love the snowflakes and the sentiment. The sequins do give it that sparkle! I recently started using sequins and really do love how they add that little extra to a project.

  3. Welcome to our challenge – I hope you’ll play again! Such a beautiful card – love the technique and of course the sequins are just the right touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne 🙂

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