Merry Monday #200

I'm thrilled to be celebrating Merry Monday's 200th challenge!  My dear friend Kristie invited me to be her guest and I couldn't be more pleased.

We had this awesome graphic to inspire our creations.


I went with the color graphic and the sketch.


Shadow stamping is such an easy technique that is sure to impress every single time.  I stamped each of the images first with white pigment ink on Kraft cardstock.  Once dry, I went ahead and stamped again, slightly offset, with red or green ink.  I filled in the spaces with a variety of small snowflakes that were stamped in the same white ink.   Then I die cut the stamped piece and sponged the edges.


I veered slightly from the sketch and used a bow tied with Linen Thread rather than adding an embellishment like the sketch.  I planned to use the boughs on my sentiment strip but I ran out of room.  That's the great thing about sketches, you can interpret them any way you want!

I hope you'll join in the 200th challenge at Merry Monday!  Thank you Kristie for inviting me to be your guest.


15 comments:

Colleen said...

Amazing card...I love that technique, it is so striking! Thank you for bringing more inspiration to the MM 200th challenge! Have a wonderful week!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment and the technique you used. TFS

Kristie Goulet said...

I loved sitting in your craft room with you while you created this card. Love how it turned out. Thank you SO much for being my guest this week and for all the inspiration you give me. ♥

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely and CLASSY Maureen, as ALWAYS!!!! So great that i get to join in on the celebration too! Yay!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous shadow stamping and I love the angled mat behind! Easy to see why Kristie would select you as a Guest Designer - you have a great talent!

Loll said...

This is so sweet! Love the shadow stamping ... adds to much visual dimension to your pine sprigs. Great design and great use of the sketch!! Congrats on being a Guest Designer at Merry Monday's 200th Celebration! \

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations on guesting Maureen. Love this Christmas card, so pretty!

Debbie Henderson said...

So glad you were able to join us as a Guest Designer this week. Very pretty stamping on craft cardstock!

Bonnie said...

What a great job with the shadow stamping, Mo! Love all the pretty elements and how you interpreted the sketch! Thanks for joining the Merry Monday team this week for our celebration!

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Beautiful card!!!

Linda said...

Fabulous card using the shadow technique. Glad you were able to join us this week at MM's 200th Challenge.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Mo ~ I love how your card turned out with the off-set stamping technique. Kraft cardstock is underused and I really like the way you die cut the Kraft and green cardstock and angled them. Nice touch!!
Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Just LOVE your card and how you double-stamped the pine...what a fabulous look! Thanks so much for celebrating our 200th challenge with us at Merry Monday :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Maureen, I love your fabulous layout and design.So glad that you joined us for our 200th challenge.

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