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Monday, June 27, 2016

Merry Monday



Hi Friends, today I selected the photo inspiration for our Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge!
When I saw those beautiful colors I knew this was the one;
I spotted the InkaGold in that beautiful Steel Blue color and knew that was what I needed to use.  So first I smooshed some onto a mixed media paper and started on a  card.  
I used Memory Box Pine Border and Outline trees die.
The border was cut with silver metallic paper. 
I mounted it on a gold metallic paper from PTI and with a silver embossed sentiment I am calling it good.
I do have one other that I did also for this challenge.

 I found a tree die and I made a stencil with acetate.  First I laid down the negative and with my finger, I spread the Inka Gold Platinum for the tree.  Then I laid the positive down and spread the steel blue.  After it dried I buffed it and it is so soft and smooth!
My BFF had given me some gold pattern paper, so I cut two strips and added them to the sides. The sentiment is a die from SSS.  I do like how this turned out and it does have the colors I asked for:
 
Just a little reminder that this is the last Merry Monday challenge until September  5th rolls around.  
We are all getting a little break to be with families and enjoy the relaxing summer time!
See you in September!

Heart Hugs, friends!



16 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors to work with Colleen, and I LOVE your little row of pine trees...CAS perfection!! Really like your 2nd card too...almost makes me like snow! (not really...I think I'm just getting to old to like it anymore except from my nice warm house!) Thanks for a great challenge this time around Colleen...I loved it! :0)

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  2. Two gorgeous cards, Colleen, and thanks for the fun challenge this week! Have a fun summer off from MM and thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  3. Both projects are beautiful. The first one reminds me of a stained glass window! See you in September and enjoy your summer!

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  4. Your cards are so beautiful with the gorgeous blue and pretty trees!!!

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  5. Two awesome cards and a wonderful challenge, Colleen! I love that stand of trees with the silver outline and the Inka Gold! And the 2nd card is so pretty and I know it has a wonderful shine! Enjoy the summer!

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  6. This is just gorgeous...love your card!

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  7. Wonderful challenge theme & 2 incredible cards, Colleen!

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  8. Wow! these cards are really stunning Coleen! I love the shimmer and shine : )

    Patti

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  9. LOVE both your gorgeous holiday cards, Colleen! I have the same MB tree border die and love how you used it with your blue Inka Gold and silver foil paper...have those too....hmmm..I feel a CASE coming on my friend :-) TFS your beauties and have a fun summer with your kids. Hugs, nancy

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  10. Wow Colleen, both of these cards are stunning! I love the CAS design on your first card and that second card is just amazing. I've never used Inka Gold before and I'm completely smitten by that platinum tree and your sweet design. I'm so easily enabled. ;0) Enjoy your summer break!

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  11. Colleen these are such fun and festive Christmas designs. Loving the silver trimmings.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  12. Both cards are stunning Colleen, wonderful challenge too. Have a great summer.

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  13. A fabulous challenge Colleen, I love the two cards you have made for it. The mix or gold and silver makes them so special.

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  14. Both cards are lovely, but my favorite is the one with the row of trees. I'm inspired by the Inka Gold. I have a gold colored one, but think I need to make a trip to JoAnn Fabric and pick up that gorgeous blue!

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  15. Both cards are lovely, but my favorite is the one with the row of trees. I'm inspired by the Inka Gold. I have a gold colored one, but think I need to make a trip to JoAnn Fabric and pick up that gorgeous blue!

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