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Monday, September 30, 2013

Make It Monday meets Merry Monday!!

It came together friends...TWO challenges with one card...doesn't happen often for me...I am kind of a simple person...one at a time!!  So I watched the video over Capture the Moment and then I saw the colors challenge at Merry Monday and they came together!!

The technique which Nichole refers to as "Repeat & Lift". The technique involved generation stamping (repeat) and then adhering the coordinating die cut on top of it with foam tape (lift).  And it works best with a word die that also has a stamp to match the word.

 
 Merry Monday has this Colour challenge....Red, Pink, Light Green, Dark Green and White!
I brought the two together using PTI's new stamp and die:  Wonderful Words:  JOY.  I stamped the JOY with both the red and the pink ink and did the generation stamping with both...moving it slightly up, down, left and right of center.  I die cut the JOY and stamped with the darker green and then cut narrow strips of the adhesive to "lift" it! 

And the Inside of the card!

Now, I don't ask my husband to often what he thinks...but he happened to walk into my room and so I did...he thought it said "jazz"!  Really?  I asked if he needed his glasses!  He thought it was strange the font was changed for the letters...he asked if I could change the 'y'...Now you know why I don't ask his opinion very often!!  Ha ha...

We are having another stormy day today in the Pacific Northwest!  Lots of rain and wind!
I hope you can bring JOY to someone today!

Heart Hugs, 
Colleen   
            

27 comments:

  1. Very pretty Christmas card, Colleen! Love the simplicity of this and how you stamped "Joy" ! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  2. Very pretty. Love the technique you used with the Joy stamp and die.

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    1. My card ended up being similar to yours, which was totally unintentional. Sorry about that! Great minds think alike, and all that...

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  4. Beautiful 'Joy'. Love that you got to post for both challenges! Dear Husbands! Very rare to ask mine his opinion on card making. Just doesn't understand why I collect so many stamps. (sheeesh!)

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  5. This layout is so pretty. LOVE the shades of green with the red and the multiple layers of colors on each side.

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  6. LOL, this card may be jazzy, but it looks like Joy to me! Great use of these colors, Colleen! A really fun technique! Thanks for coming by to share with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Pretty card Col. Two challenges, great job.

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  8. Great take on both challenges, Love your Christmas card, haven't used this stamp set yet, makes me want to pull it out and put it to good use!

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  9. I like how you used the technique for your holiday card and lovely use of the Merry Monday colours, thanks for joining us this week.

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  10. This is so beautiful Colleen we have a winner. And I had to laugh about your husband well they are all the same I think I stopped asking him also.

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  11. Those husbands and cards... recognizable story, Colleen! Leave that to us fellow crafters, we appreciate the work and the result! love these, especially the JOY card, thank you for explaining the technique! The other has a much softer look, but is very pretty too!

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  12. superbe carte, très chic et sobre, biz

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  13. Beautiful card - great take on the MIM challenge!

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  14. You card came out great! Love that you used a music background on the die cut! So creative! Thanks fo rvisiting my blog, Colleen!

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  15. This is absolutely fabulous. Great take on the technique, and your blog post title is awesome today too.

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  16. Stunning. CAS-AF (Clean And Simple And Fabulous) - enough said

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  17. Love that you incorporated both challenges!! Adorable Christmas card!

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  18. So pretty! I love the technique you did (I learned something new today!)

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  20. I just love this card Colleen! Love how you layered your stamping image and used all the colours too! Fabulous card!

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  21. That layering technique looks amazing, Colleen! Gorgeous card. xx

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  22. Another amazing card Colleen. Love the look of this and need to give it a try.

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  23. Fabulous card Colleen, I just got this die cut and can't wait to use it and your card is great inspiration. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  24. Gorgeous dimension! Love the "Joy" sentiment!

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  25. Love your card, Colleen! Really like how you used the patterned paper on your JOY die-cut! Wonderful job with this technique!

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