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Monday, November 14, 2011

MMM Challenge 24 - CAS Christmas



I love Mondays! It means another Make My Monday Challenge! For the month of November, we are exploring Christmas. For this week, Challenge #24 is to make a Clean and Simple Christmas Card with the emphasis on the sentiment. We are to keep multiple layers and embellishments to a minimum. I began with a white card base as MMM is looking for lots of "White Space!" For my Christmas image, I chose a stamp by Penny Black from some time ago. I stamped it with Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo inks. I matted the image with metallic gold background paper and attached it to the card front. For my sentiment, I chose "Noel" by Recollections. I embossed it in gold (big step for me as I gave up embossing when I burnt a hole in my sofa) and cut it out and mounted it to the card front with pop dots. To further draw attention to the sentiment, I wrapped a single strand of metallic gold thread around the corner of the card near the sentiment. Wishing everyone a beautiful week. Love your comments! Best, Yvonne

13 comments:

yours truly said...

Simple, yet elegant! Great work!

Aquarius said...

An elegant card and that's a really nice stamp

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Yvonne. Love the cut out sentiment and the pine cone panel is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM challenge and fabulous to see you joining in again.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Beautiful and elegant Yvonne - thank you for playing along with Make My Monday!

Valerie said...

Beautiful Yvonne, love the pine cones and gold cord:
Val x

Cath said...

What a great card and the hole in sofa story is one I would like to hear! Thanks for joining in with us over on Make My Monday.

Cathx

Mynnette said...

LOVE that gold!!! It really makes the images and sentiment pop--fabulous job! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Cath said...

Thanks Yvonne for the story, lol at it.

Cathx

Jacqueline said...

This is so lovely - beautiful cutting out job too. Thanks for joining in at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, very elegant.

Karen said...

What a lovely card Yvonne - love the pine cones and greenery and the sentiment really "pops".

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the colours you've used and the delicate feel of your card Yvonne and the cut out and popped up sentiment looks great. Loved the embossing story - we all have tales to tell of crafting that went wrong! Vx

Suzi B said...

A lovely, tasteful card yvonne.. love it!
thank you for joining Make My Monday
Suzi B x