Monday, January 4, 2016

Merry Monday Guest Designer


I am very honored to be a Guest Designer for the Merry Monday Challenge Blog today. Their theme this week is "White on White with a Neutral Color as the Sentiment."


I chose Sketch #90 from Operation Write Home as the basis for my design. I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 3.25x4". I adhered it to my non-stick craft sheet, and taped the "Holiday Knit" stencil by Tim Holtz over it. I spread Golden Light Molding Paste over the stencil, and when I had a good, smooth coverage, removed the stencil. I made sure to clean the stencil, sheet, and palette knife immediately, so the paste wouldn't dry on them. I sprinkled white glitter over the paste, and set that aside to air dry. (I just wish the sparkle showed up in the photo, but I just couldn't capture it. It looks very pretty in real life, though!)

For my greeting, I die cut the "Merry Christmas" from Simon Says Stamp 5 times from white cardstock, and once from grey. I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere the die cuts together, topping the white ones with the grey. It definitely was NOT easy, since the die cuts are so delicate, but I think it helped give the greeting a better presence with all that is going on in the background.

While the greeting dried, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4x5.25". I ran it through my die cutting machine with the "Argyle" embossing folder from Darice. By this time, my stenciled panel had dried. I shook off the excess glitter, using a Swiffer dusting cloth to clean up the mess. I cut the panel into two pieces, and adhered a piece of transparency behind them, leaving a 3/4" gap. Then I cut fun foam pieces, and used Be Creative tape to adhere them to the backs of my stenciled panels. I mounted them to my argyle piece, and used a micro brush to add tiny dots of Multi Medium to the backs of my die cuts. I glued the words down, overlapping the transparency. I used my 1/16" hole punch to punch a dot for the "i" in Christmas, and glued that to the transparency with Multi Medium. Finally, I mounted the card front to a white A2 card base.

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous textures on your card. Love it! So happy to have you joining us this week as Guest Designer. xo

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  2. Gorgeous card, Andrea! Love, love, love the holiday knit panel :) Pretty! Thank you for being our Guest Designer at Merry Monday! Happy New Year!

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  3. That is such a pretty card! The white on white looks great and the greeting right on the split also great.

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  4. Stunning white on white card!! Thank you fro joining us again as a "guest designer" on Merry Monday!

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  5. Andrea, this is a work of art! So much texture and sparkle! Thanks so much for joining our team this week!

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  6. Gorgeous white on white card with all of that texture. Thanks for being our GD on Merry Monday.

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  7. Beautiful card Andrea, I love all the fabulous texture. So glad you could join us as Guest Designer this week

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  8. Such a pretty card, love the quilted look to the background. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week!

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  9. A very beautiful card. I love all white cards, they always look so elegant.

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    1. Congrats on Guest Designer at Merry Monday, Andrea! Just love all your layers of white topped by that yummy sentiment die cut!!

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  10. Congrats on the guest design spot! Your card is just stunning!

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  11. Your all white card is stunning! I love the textures you achieved with the embossing folders. Beautiful! (thanks so much for stopping by SNSS blog and leaving a comment on my card!!!

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  12. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the stencils!!

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  13. Your work is beautiful, Andrea! I love white on white and will have try out the way you layer your die cut words. I'm also going to have to check out the Merry Monday Challenge.

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