Thursday, November 3, 2016

Gold, Black, and a Pop of Merry Red

I thought I'd throw a Christmas card into the mix this week so I can play along in the Merry Monday Challenge #220 -- "How will you decorate your door?"  The last time I played a MM challenge the theme was gold, black, and white, which I liked more than I expected, so I went with that again, but added a pop of merry red.
I probably could have decorated an honest to goodness real wreath more quickly than I made this card.  Lots of die cutting and arranging small parts.  The "merry" is three layers of black topped with a layer of red.  Underneath it all is a twig wreath which is part of a Halloween die set.
I used gold mirror cardstock, other gold cardstock, gold glitter paper, and a gold glitter pen.  All the white is Neenah 110 lb.  The dies are as follows:
  • Cheery Lynn Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath
  • Cheery Lynn Holly Corner
  • Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia
  • Impression Obsession Christmas Icons
  • Memory Box Merry Cursive

The gold glittery circles (Christmas balls) are courtesy of 1/2" and 1/4" circle punches.

Merry, merry!  Have a good day!

23 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love this gorgeous creation, so pretty and the colours are just beautiful.xx {aNNie}

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Leslie, this is so pretty! Sometimes our creations can become labor intensive but we just keep going until we are happy. That's what I always say about my tags...it's takes longer to make a tag than to make a card. But I do love your creation and think all that die work is very special!

Donna Ellis said...

That's for sure about the amount of time spent creating your wonderful wreath! I'd make a paper wreath, but in florida, the elements are too severe, even during the winter! Now, back to YOUR wreath, Miss Leslie! GORGEOUSNESS! I am incredulous at the tiny details where the gold ULTRA-MICROSCOPIC (LOL) pieces have been carefully nestled inside equally tiny snowman, candy cane, gingerbread man AND that those 3 characters are also (GASP!) inlaid with more gold! Are you crazy with all those Tee-Tiny-Microscopic pieces? I bow down to your dexterous fingers! The Nimble Queen! (oops, people might get the wrong idea though LOL). Seriously, your card is elegant, gorgeous and VERY intricately beautiful! I so admire the intricacies, Leslie, each and every one of them! Hoping you are enjoying a great week! xo

Diane said...

WOW...how very beautiful this, classy, elegant and gorgeous all rolled into one!! The pop of red is the perfect finishing touch...wow Leslie where do you get all your creative ideas...I have just been drawing a blank lately..stress I guess (hey I rhymed..lol)...have a wonderful day...oh and IF interested Mod Squad has a 'go for the gold' challenge going...link is on my blog under my CAS wreath!!

Darlene said...

Well, it may have taken more time then planned but the end result was well worth it! This is fabulous! Love the color combo and that pop of red is PERFECT! What a beautiful creation. You continue to inspire me ... thanks! I can use all the help I can get these days! LOL Happy Day to you my friend!!

Yogi said...

LOVE what you did with this card. love the color scheme too. Have a great day

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Leslie...this is absolutely GORGEOUS and so worth the time you put into it! Just stunning....love it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday! 😊

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Leslie...this is absolutely GORGEOUS and so worth the time you put into it! Just stunning....love it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday! 😊

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous wreath with your gold, black and merry red accents. TFS Leaslie. Hugs, Nancy

nancy littrell said...

How do you like how my Kindle spelled your name?

pam said...

Love your gorgeous wreath design Leslie, wonderful die cuts you have used, fabulous colour theme, look really elegant and classy, love the pop of red.
Pam x

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Leslie! It may have had a lot of pieces but it all goes together beautifully! Very classy! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Traci M said...

This is stunning, Leslie!! What a beautiful array of color, shape, and design...and the red "Merry" just gives it so much pop!! You sure put those dies to good use!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, wonderful decorating of the wreath, cute images and great use of the different golds. Love how the Red pops against it

Rosemary said...

your wreath is drop dead GORGEOUS!!

Ros Crawford said...

Nearly missed this beauty! How elegant and rich looking it is ... Beautiful!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh I like these layered die cuts, festive and great take on the challenge.

AlisonC said...

Crazy how we spend so long making these cards, isn't it? But yours was well worth it.

fabiola jaques said...

c'est une merveille Leslie, chic et charmant, biz

Pauline said...

SWOON!!! Wow - very classy and elegant! Beautifully done- gorgeous die cuts and textures of paper. I can see why this took a while, but it is so worth it. Love the red 'merry', it just makes the whole card pop. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beauty. It's nice to end up with such a lovely card, even if it took a long time.

KimCreate said...

This is so pretty!

CherylQuilts said...

Wowzer, what a pop of color, and I absolutely love the "merry" die...it has a lovely and light script that covers across the card...nice touch! And what a beautiful wreath you've created...I love it! Haha! Yes, I know what you mean about how long it takes for a card. But it was well worth the time. Hugs! xoxo

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