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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

a multi-challenge adventure

I sort of wanted to use the title Jingle Belles Less is More Merry Monday adventure, but it didn't really have any ring to it (other than the jingle part).  The sketch is from Merry Monday, the colors are opposites on the wheel at Less is More, and the theme (things that fly) is from Jingle Belles:
stamp set - Scenic Season (retired); ink - Garden Green, Real Red, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Pewter; card stock - Whisper White, Real Red; punch - 2-1/2" circle; Big Shot with Lacy Brocade textured impressions embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

The first version didn't have any embossing, but I thought it needed just a little something, so after I added the Lacy Brocade, I flattened it out by sending it back through the Big Shot between two pieces of chipboard.  It's just what I was trying for, and I was still able to stamp the greeting on top without losing definition.  

While looking for a sentiment for the inside, I pulled out Angelic Joy and decided the Jingle Belles/Merry Monday combination was so good, I was going to make another:
stamp sets - Angelic Joy (retired), Four the Holidays (retired); ink - Old Olive, Versamark; Stampin; Emboss powder - Gold; card stock - Certainly Celery; designer series paper - Letters to Santa (retired), Christmas Cocoa (retired)


Lesley said...

Wow!! Both are so lovely Kathe! Love the angel, she is very elegant.

Jen said...

sweet little cards kathe
Fabulous colour choice. Thanks for joining us the week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are very nice Kathe, I really like the CAS look. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Chrissie said...

Lovely Christmas cards... you're really getting prepared early!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Bonnie said...

I love the subtle texture on the first card that lets the sweet little scene shine! And the second card is so elegant! Thanks, Kathe, for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, we are honored to get a DOUBLE HELPING of kathe goodness this week! i looooooooove that gorgeous red card, the soft embossing is so clever, i need to try that. and of course the angel is incredibly beautiful as well! a double header of masterpieces! ♥♥♥

Wendy said...

Both cards are awesome, Kathe! I love them both! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Benzi said...

Kathe, your cards are beautiful. I love the scene on the first and who doesn't love an angel.

LeAnne said...

Both of them are lovely, but I think the first one is FABulous! Thanks for participating in the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Both cards are lovely, I like the elegant embossed Angel. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Margaret Moody said...

Love your cards, Kathe! Love the clean and simple look of both!