Monday, March 10, 2014

Merry Monday Calm Christmas

Whoosh! It's Monday again.  Merry Monday!


Margaret has given us a color challenge.



The dove image was stamped once on the card front and once on a piece of scrap with Encore Gold ink.  I heat embossed the second image with Gold and cut it out.  After coloring the olive branch with markers, I placed the embossed dove over the image stamped on the card front.  The sentiment is also heat embossed.

I hope you'll join us for Merry Monday this week.



Check out the rest of the Design Team's cards. They're fantastic!

I'm so glad you stopped by.

Enjoy!
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Some other challenges I'm entering

Since I used some snippets, I'll go over to
Thanks for the shout out for one of last week's cards, Di!

Christmas Card Challenges
is asking for CAS Christmas cards.

Completely Christmas
is a new Chritmas challenge
this week it's Anything Goes.

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
is Spread Your Wings.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Calm Christmas (retired)
Ink:  Encore Gold, SU Marker (Garden Green)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Other:  Gold EP, Square Lattice EF, Trim (stash), Gold Beads (stash)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

43 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Oh how beautiful is this card...love it.xx

Deepti said...

Your dove is incredibly beautiful Bonnie!! I love the way u created it and embossing makes it even more beautiful :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
this is one elegant Christmas card.
Love everything you have used to make this superb creation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Benzi said...

Wow! What a golden beauty, Bonnie. I love the dove and that wonderful trim, too.

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the gold embossed dove and the gold beads on the olive branch. The trim is perfect.

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is such a gorgeous and elegant design, thank you so much for joining us over at Completely Christmas, we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge....
Hugs
Suzy B ~Owner~ Completely Christmas
Xx

Lesley Croghan said...

I love this stunning card, Bonnie! The dove is beautiful embossed in gold!

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, that's one totally stunning card - absolutely beautiful! Gosh you're a whizz at embossing! And the trim is divine.

Hugs

Di
xx

Marisa said...

Great bird image and love the way you used the gold ribbon for trim :)

jimlynn said...

Another beauty and in such a beautiful gold.
Lynn

Kristie Goulet said...

The dove looks amazing embossed in gold! I love the trim towards the bottom. Very pretty!

Katie Melhus said...

Wowee Bonnie, that gold dove is absolutely gorgeous! Love your card :)

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty, Bonnie!

Notes by Nina said...

Very elegant card Bonnie, the dove is a perfect focal point and the ribbon treatment is pretty.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie....that embossed dove is spectacular, and I love that trim you've used!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! Just stunning. Now I'm too intimidated to do this swap.... eek!

MaryH said...

Elegant. As usual. Enough said! TFS & Hugs

Colleen Dietrich said...

Glorious gold bird, Bonnie!

Bobby said...

That dove is stunning.

Greta said...

Truly elegant & beautiful--love this card, Bonnie!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie - you've done it again! What a gorgeous card. Love the dove image!!

La Papera Gialla said...

Very, very elegant card!
Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
Monica- CCC DT

Karen D said...

Bonnie, your gold dove is divine!! I love his wee branch with gold berries. Love the braid trim and embossing too. The spirit of Christmas.

Brenda said...

Oh my Bonnie, this card is stunning! I have loved this dove stamp for a while now and now you have made me love it even more. The leaves with "berries" is just perfect with it and I love that trim you have used on the bottom along the embossing. Love the color combo too. Just beautiful! Hugs

Cynthia said...

Love that gold!!

Susan said...

Beautiful use of that dove stamp, Bonnie! I never thought of doing it in gold.

Faith A said...

A beautiful classic card Bonnie.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Just love the embossed dove and all the gold embellishments! Very eye catching! Have a wonderful week! :)

Debbie Henderson said...

So cute how you have the branch in the bird's mouth and the gold looks great!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! You've made your dove look stunning! Love this card.

Patti said...

Oh my goodness Bonnie. Your card is gorgeous; love all that gold & embellishments.

Lorraine said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I've seen with that image. I love that you embossed it in gold. Wonderfully done!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your breathtaking dove and design say it all, Bonnie. Hugs, Darnell

Shelia said...

Oh Bonnie, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love your beautifully embossed dove & gold ribbon!!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 2 with your lovely card, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge 167 - we hope we'll see you again soon - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x

♥Gemma♥ said...

I love this card, its stunning Bonnie!! xx

Judy1223 said...

Bonnie, your cards always amaze me and are among my favorite each week at Merry Monday! All I can say is this is GORGEOUS!

1CardCreator said...

Very pretty, love the embossing. ~Diane

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Elegant and classy - love it Bonnie!

Deanne :)

dpkennedy said...

Lovely gold dove! Beautiful card Bonnie!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a BEAUTY!!!So Pretty in Gold!!!

Jenn said...

This is gorgeous, I love all the cold and the beautiful image! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

scrappymo! said...

This is so elegant. Love the gold dove and beautiful braid trim.