Thursday, September 7, 2017

Peace Joy Love, MM255

Yay, Merry Monday is back! I've been awful about making Christmas cards this year, only three of them so far to be exact, so this challenge is just what I need to get on the ball. This week Marcia would like us to create a card with the word "Joy" in it. 

This left loads of options, and looking for further inspiration I went through all my Christmas stamp sets to see which ones have been neglected. I purchased this stamp set from a local scrapbook store which was going out of business about three years ago, and I am embarrassed to say this is the very first time I am inking it up. I don't know what I was waiting for because now I love it! The sentiments are just gorgeous.

I'm really pleased with the way this card came out. The gold shine of the embossing is so pretty IRL, and I was able to line things up perfectly thanks to my Mini Misti. Once the stamps are all lined up in the Misti, it's no trouble at all to make duplicates so I made four of these. And now my Christmas card stash is up to a whopping 7 cards, lol! Though I think I may have to keep one of these for myself, so let's call it 6. I am so bad that way :-) Sometimes I hate parting with my creations! 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Peace Joy Love (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Cream (SSS), Brushed Gold (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Here Comes Santa (Doodlebug)
Ink Pads: Versamark, Lipstick Red (SSS)
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)

Thanks for stopping by, and I'd love it if you left a comment!


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I can't think what you were waiting for to ink your stamp up either Sandy - it's so pretty! What a gorgeous bunch of Christmas cards - you're well on the way now!

Darnell said...

What an inspiring post, Sandy! Your design is utterly gorgeous, but the impressive thing is that you disciplined yourself enough to make four of them! Go you!! And way to go using old NBUS, too!! Hugs, Darnell

LeAnne said...

Love love love this! I might have to put this on my own wish list! Beautiful colors and embossing!

Nancy said...

These are Incredible Sandy! What? Three years? LOL I am sure I have something in my stash at least that old and unlinked. Fabulous job!

Marcia Hill said...

I can see why you'd want to keep one for yourself as it really is BEAUTIFUL Sandy! And yeah to you for making 4!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

Love, love the gold embossing. Such a pretty sentiment! Thanks for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

One of my fave Lawn Fawn sets and you made it shine, Sandy! Just love the red & gold combo!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so beautiful. Your embossing is perfect.
I thought it was a sticker at first.