Saturday, July 25, 2015

Merry and Bright

Muse:  Christmas Visions #12

Here's my card for this MCV12 challenge.  Marika's fun card offered many opportunities.  I focused on three of the colors (dark red, pink and gray), the presents, and white space.  I stamped, masked and embossed three presents with circles on them in dark red, light pink and gray.  To add extra sparkle I brushed each with clear Wink of Stella and embellished with a clear rhinestone.  Note:  The pink present did not ink entirely and the removable tape left a small blemish on the gifts.  I used a pink Prismacolor pencil to fix the blank spot and added a brushing of Wink of Stella to the presents that helped the blemishes disappear.

Products used:

Cardstock - MFT - Smooth White, Electric Red
Dies - MFT - Die-namics - Blueprints 1
Stamp - Recollections; MFT - Starry Christmas
Ink - Studio G - pigment - silver, gray and dark red (no specific color names were included)
Embossing Powder - Hampton Art - Clear; Recollections - Tinsel
Embellishments - Wink of Stella - clear; Rhinestones - clear - from stash
Marker - Prismacolor Pencil - Blush Pink
Adhesives - Scotch - two-sided and removable double sided tapes

Thank you for looking and commenting.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


  1. Ah, you're giving away all your secrets! No one would have noticed any imperfection at all but I appreciate your sharing tips of how to fix those annoying little things that happen to all of us! You've captured the fun whimsical feeling of the original with this simple, festive card. So glad you joined us at MCV!

  2. Marilyn, I love that you were able to cover up any evidence of smudging and thanks for telling us how you did it...don't we all have that happen to us at some point? I would have never seen it if you didn't mention obviously your fixes worked! Great use of Marika's card colors and elements...your card is so fun and sparkly!

  3. I love this design inspired by Marika's card, Marilyn! It's really CASlicious, which I love, and easy to mail, which I also love, so thank you for the inspiration!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Lovely CAS card - great masking!

  5. Love your take on Marika's card! I see no mistakes only a beautiful card!

  6. A beautiful card! Love the colours you used. Thank you for playing along!