Monday, March 31, 2014

Merry Monday Mistletoe

It's Merry Monday time.

Can you believe it's the last day of March?

Time is flying by!  I'm so glad I've got a good start on my Christmas Cards.


Debbie chose our challenge this week.


I pulled out an old favorite stamp set, Cardinal Christmas.

This mistletoe was underused

I stamped the image in Sahara Sand and colored it by swiping markers on a plastic lid and picking up the ink with a blender pen.

The berries were colored with my White Gel Pen leaving a dot in the center of the berries and dotting with a Soft Suede marker.

The embossed label was in the snippet pile and so was the bow.

I swiped a Sahara Sand marker on my plastic lid and picked up color with the blender pen to lightly outline the design giving it more dimension.

The background card was stamped with the mistletoe stamp from the retired Easy Events.
I used VersaMark ink to stamp the background.

Be sure to go over to Merry Monday and check out the Design Team cards.
They are amazing!

So glad you stopped by.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Cardinal Christmas, Easy Events (retired)
Ink: Sahara Sand, VersaMark, SU Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Dark Green (? snippet)
Other: White Gel Pen, Labels Collection Framelits, Lacy Brocade EF (Clearance Rack), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

33 comments:

Benzi said...

I love this beautiful card, Bonnie. The stamped Crumb Cake is the perfect base for this wonderful image.

I'm so happy to know tomorrow is the first of April. Yea!!! But, I haven't made a Christmas card yet, I don't believe...scary.

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a GORGEOUS card using mistletoe. So very Pretty :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Your mistletoe turned out beautifully Bonnie! Love the soft white berries.

Deanne :)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful coloring on the mistletoe and a beautiful card. I wish I could color that pretty with the blender. You're really getting a stash of the cards for Christmas now!

Lynn

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie, this is just gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Bonnie, this card is beautiful! Love how you colored your mistletoe! Great design, too! Have a wonderful week! :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Great card Bonnie. Nice coloring too.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I love the stamping on the card base and the beautiful focal point! Stunning!

Colleen said...

This is so soft and elegant...beautifully colored! Thank you for always giving us great inspiration!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie and your so right the weeks seem to be flying by! huggles Sue xx

Judy said...

love your card ...so dainty looking ...awesome job. Thank you for sharing ...will have to try this challenge.

Bobby said...

I love that mistletoe stamp, Bonnie, and the way you colored it is beautiful.

Katie Melhus said...

Another beauty, Bonnie :) I think my favorite part is your lovely and subtle mistletoe background, gorgeous!

MaryH said...

Love this card, as always! Great coloring on this image - which is so very pretty. Great embossed die to show off your super coloring - so soft against the white. Great to pair this with the kraft cardbase. Very subtle. TFS & Hugs

Lori said...

Very elegant card Bonnie! I love how your mistletoe turned out! Gorgeous! xoxox

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful stamping Bonnie!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Bonnie. Love that mistletoe and the coloring. The dry embossed panel looks lovely.

Brenda said...

Love this card Bonnie! I love the kraft base and love how you made it into pattern paper yourself. I also love the mistletoe stamp. You have colored it so pretty and soft, love the embossing-this card is just beautiful. Hugs

Susan said...

I love the way you stamped the mistletoe and added the red bow - a perfect take on the inspiration photo. I think that's the only mistletoe stamp I own so will have to come up with something creative with it for Merry Monday!

Mrs A. said...

Your mistletoe image is so good. I thought you had used an old Christmas card! Beautiful colouring. Hugs Mrs A.
Playing catch up as blogger is still being a right pain. Have no one in my readers list tonight and the trick I use to get it back not working. Grrgh!

Aileen said...

So pretty. Love the framing and carrying the mistletoe onto the base card. x

Karen D said...

I love the Mistletoe image, it's so soft and subtle. I like the repeated shapes in the background too. The embossing, the black frame and that gorgeous wee red bow finish it beautifully.

Linda said...

Bonnie, this is so beautiful. Love the design.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Awesome mistletoe, Bonnie! I love that you colored the berries with your white gel pen!! Hugs, Darnell

Karren said...

Your coloring on this card is superb, Bonnie. I am so impressed with your card - just stunning!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is another gorgeous card! I've been pondering what mistletoe I may have so I can come and play too. I won't be able to make anything near as fancy pants as this though. Lovely card!!!! Great soft colors.

Debbie Henderson said...

This is so pretty Bonnie. Love the embossing and the soft touch of the mistletoe!

Greta said...

Really striking card, Bonnie! The black mat & red bow are perfect elements for the pretty mistletoe image!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love the stamped background.

Shirley said...

Wow! A really beautiful cluster of mistletoe! I lilke your BG, embosed die cut and wonderful image with the red bow and sentiment. Perfect!

1CardCreator said...

What a sweet card! ~Diane

Miriam said...

Gorgeous card! I love how your colored that beautiful mistletoe image...

Margaret Moody said...

Another gorgeous card, Bonnie! Your mistletoe is fabulous and I love the stamped background too!