With the emphasis on just how very merry that merry is! I almost posted this card on Monday for St Patrick’s Day, because my Merry is more than a little Merry, it’s three sheets to the wind if you ask me! And as America has a wonderful habit of turning any country’s ethnic holiday into a drinking day, it did seem rather apt, but the green of Monday won out in the end, as it should.
So, after I’d completed this card I thought the blue glitter letters needed a bit of oomph to make them stand out, so I edged them, badly, with a red ink pen. I’d wanted to use red glitter letters from the start but didn’t have enough of the same size or font to spell out anything, so resorted to the blue ones. I didn’t even notice how wonky the “merry” was until I outlined it and made it stand out! Never mind, it’s a pretty funky card anyway.
The image is from Molly Blooms, coloured with Prisma pencils and Stickles, plus a bit more of that Liquid Pearls White Opal as it was still on my desk. The card is a centre step card, I had it ready made in my scrap paper box, it was actually the prototype for my first card of this type that I made in January. The papers are from the Christmas scrap box too and are both DCWV and the red card is a bit from The Paper Company.
The die is Memory Box, sent by a pal of mine (thank you!). I did receive this die for Christmas recently so I can now cut my own when I need too, but she really helped me out with her kindness last year.
- Card: Blank cut from blue card from the UK ~ The Paper Company ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White
- DP: DCWV
- Stamp: Molly Blooms
- Ink: Veramagic Red Magic ~ ColorBox Wicked Black
- Embelles: Liquid Pearls White Opal ~ Eucalyptus, Yellow and Crystal Stickles ~ Making Memories Glitter Letters ~ Whispers Red Ink Pen ~ Memory Box die “Frostyville”
Christmas Cards All Year Round ~ Make A Step Card
Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Challenge ~ A Little or a Lot of Green
Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland ~ Girls, Girls, Girls
Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps
Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes
Terrific festive stepper card!
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Lovely Merry card there. No-one will think it is wonky!
I love how Americans celebrate St Paddy’s day 1000s of miles away but in Wales, just across the water and can see it on a good day – nothing, naddo, zilch!
I bet I know who sent you those flourish cuts. Someone in the Playground? I had some from that source too! Love them.
Suzy B said:
This is a very pretty design…thank you so much for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas we would love you to join us again next week for another great challenge…
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
beautiful card for our challenge thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have new release candy if you are interested 🙂
Gorgeous girly Christmas card! Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x
Thanks for another entry for all of my Craftyhazelnut’s challenges and also Completely Christmas 3 – lovely card x
Heather Mills said:
Yeay for already made card bases and using up scraps of paper! I’m all for using up things in scrap piles! And all that turned into a very cute card. I love that die cut and I especially like it spanning the whole front of this fabulous step card. It really ties it all together. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR March ‘step card’ challenge – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x
This is such a lovely vivid image. I really like the pop of colours on her clothing…it looks fabulous!