Merry Monday #51

We are mixing things up this week at Merry Monday with a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You have numerous options available to help you get started on your next Christmas Card.  I decided to go with the top row, Red, Dry Embossing and Ribbon.

I have seen some awesome cards in blogland with the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder.  I only recently added it to my collection.  This folder does much of the work for you when it comes to creating elegant Christmas cards.  I embossed my white cardstock with the folder and then sponged on Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint to highlight the embossing.  I stamped my ornament in Tulip ink, then stamped again with VersaMark ink and added Iridescent Embossing powder for a little shimmer.

I finished out the inside with a little more dry embossing and highlighted again with the Create-A-Shade paint.  When you are applying thin layers of the paint, it drys super quick.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1520 Ornamental Cheer Stamp Set
S1210 Very Merry Christmas Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Retired Tulip Cardstock
Retired Tulip Ink
Z891 Versamark Ink
Z1039 Create-A-Shade Paint
Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder-SU
Holiday Frame Embossing Folder-SU
Riding Hood Red Ribbon-SU

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps-Vintage
A Gem of A Challenge-Add a Bow
Crazy 4 Challenges-Texture, Texture, Texture
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges-Ribbon & Bling
Gingerloft-Ribbons & Bows

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker's blogs to see their creations!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Diese Karte ist ein Traum,rot weiß ist wunderschön
    lg gertrude

  2. What a gorgeous Christmas card, I always love white and red! Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

  3. That embossing folder is beautiful, looks amazing behind your gorgeous bauble and the bow is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  4. Wow - totally stunning (this card fits last weeks elegant theme too!). Another gorgeous Xmas card for your stash Allisa and one that can be easily sent in the post too!

  5. This is so stylish ... Beautiful card Allisa

  6. What a beautiful card, Allisa! Love the ornament against the embossed background! So very pretty!

  7. A beautiful, shiny ornament, Allisa! The embossing frames it beautifully! Love the inside too!

  8. Beautiful card Allisa, I need to use that embossing folder, it is so pretty!

  9. This is gorgeous inside and out! I love how that beautiful embossed oval sets the perfect backdrop for that pretty ornament! NJ!

  10. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I love how the emboss looks with the paint on it! GREAT tip, Allisa, thanks! :)

  11. Love, love, LOVE your card. Love the shimmery ornament and your bow is TO DIE FOR! Thanks for playing at ATSM this week. :)

  12. Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  13. Gorgeous Allisa! I love that embossing folder too. Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  14. A lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC and Dream Valley and good luck.

  15. Beautiful card Allisa, I love that embossing and the Christmas ornament is gorgeous.

  16. All your cards with this ornament have been amazing Allisa, and combined with the embossing folder and the red make an awesome card.

  17. Gorgeous card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

    Donna x


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