Merry Monday #38

Time for a new sketch at Merry Monday.  It is almost scarey how fast Christmas is approaching.  If you have yet to start your Christmas cards...your time is running out!  My card is created with Smokey Plum, which is a shade of purple.  My camera skills are lacking in taking the photo though!  I am sure to you my card looks like I have used one color for my ink, another for my paper and another for my ribbon.  In person, they are the same shade!  I always craft at natural light photo attempts!  Here is the original sketch:

The stamps are from the October Stamp of the Month, Very Merry Christmas.  I inked my ornament with Smokey Plum pigment ink and clear embossed.  I then swiped Pearl paint into the un-embossed area to add some shimmer.  You will have to take my word for it...I don't see any shimmer in the photo either!  At least my bling still blings!

I finished out the inside as well.  The pattern paper is from the Moonlight paper pack.  While the paper pack is more so for Halloween, I thought the purple colors worked well for a Christmas card. 

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge
S1210 Very Merry Christmas
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
X7161B Moonlight Paper Pack
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Z2502 Enchantment Pigment Inks
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
Z1360 Rhinestone Brads
Z1752 Clear Sparkles
Retired Organdy Ribbon
Dots Embossing Folder-Provocraft

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge-Up to You
Catered Crop-Circles
Christmas Card Challenges-Bows
Emergency Crafters-Recipe (Gems, Ribbon, Die-cut)
Paper Crafting Journey-Add Some Bling
Pile It On-Holidays
Totally Papercrafts-Christmas

Be sure and check out the creations by the other Design Team members, they are sure to be amazing!

You have until Monday at Noon (PDT) to link up your card at Merry Monday!


  1. I love the embossed ornament, such a pretty card!

  2. Such an elegant holiday card, Allisa! The shimmer from the ribbon and the bling add the perfect touch. I really want some of those rhinestone brads! You will be hearing from me. LOL! :)

  3. ooh wow beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at TPC a Carol

  4. What a beautiful ornament, Allisa! And that rhinestone brad on the organdy ribbon is gorgeous! I love that you've used non-traditional colors too.

  5. LOVE the card, Allisa!!! How did you get the Gypsy color on the embossed swiss dot background? Looks like the color is in the indented part or is it just an optical illusion :)

  6. Gorgeous card Allisa, love the ornament and the ribbon!

  7. Gorgeous! The ornament and ribbon are lovely, as are the colours - thank you for joining in with Emergency Crafters this time, Carole Z X

  8. Your card is stunning Allisa! I love the shine on the ornament and your beautiful bow and brad. Just gorgeous.

  9. Beautiful card!! I love the bling you added!

  10. Stunning card Allisa, your ornament and the bow are beautiful and the papers are wonderful.

  11. Lovely card. Fabulous bow.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

  12. Gorgeous ornament...the colors are beautiful too. What a pretty embellishment and ribbon treatment! Glitzy!!

  13. Beautifully stylish Allisa! Hugs!

  14. Thank you for entering our Bling it up challenge over at
    The Paper Crafting Journey !

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


  15. Oh my goodness this is beautiful inside and out! Love, love, love the bling and your perfect bow!

  16. Hi Alissa,

    such a beautiful card! Very classy!
    Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters!
    ~Lucy x


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