Thursday, September 18, 2014

JOY

I knew immediately that I wanted to use the Flourishes Peace & Joy set for the Merry Monday challenge to let your sentiment be the star.  I thought the simple, versatile Viva la Verve Sketch was perfect for it.
I white embossed Joy & then sponged on Distress Ink evergreen bough & festive berries.  Stickles was added to the letters & I colored in the holly leaves with a white gel pen.  The MFT Framing Flourishes die cuts, cut with my Big Shot, made a great frame in keeping with the stamp design.  The holly image from the set was white embossed on the card front & a strip of dry embossed vellum was attached in the center.  The Joy panel is mounted with foam tape.  

I decided against adding anything else as I really like it as is. What do you think--too plain?  I always appreciate your comments.
Edited to add: Also entering Cuttlebug Mania--Anything Die Cut.

31 comments:

Lisa said...

Greta you are on a roll!! This is beautiful, I love the fancy frame. You're right too it goes perfectly with the sentiment. Doesn't need a thing, looks good to me!

EdenLand Designs said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The white embossing & vellum add so much texture to the background, and it sets off the sentiment beautifully. No plain about it!

Dawn Turley said...

very pretty Greta. That beautiful colours of your focal points is stunning.

Bonnie said...

This is definitely not too plain, Greta! I love how the design doesn't over power the beautiful white on white embossing! And that frame is awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Rosemary said...

lovely take on the sketch, greta... the inked sentiment piece is fabulous!!

Becca Cruger said...

Wow! White on white is just stunning when done right. And that pop of color directly in the center is such a great counterpoint.

Martha said...

WOW, this is simply beautiful, Greta!
Love the texture, inked panel, and flourishes!

laurie said...

I love it, just perfect! Crisp and clean!

joy said...

Absolutely not too plain, Greta! I love the colors you used over the sentiment and the MFT die is so pretty here.

Mrs A. said...

You have totally pulled this card off. I love the joy panel. hugs Mrs A.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Love this! So very beautiful.

Cat Craig said...

Love all the embossing. Beautiful white parts perfect to set off your gorgeous inked panel.

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Greta, like how you've used the two embossed panels as well. Cheers Robyn

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful! I love the joy panel! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Greta!
Love that soft white background which really emphasizes the color and the sentiment.
Thanks ;)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Greta! Love the elegant embossed image and the colorful background!

Colleen said...

Beautiful!!

Linda said...

This is beautiful .... love the delicate look to the background xx

Anja Curvers said...

Oohhh this is so beautiful love your card.

Ruth M said...

Greta, this is stunning, I love the white embossing and the sponged ink and that sentiment panel pops beautifully against the crisp white background! A gorgeous card! Ruth x

walchowDesign said...

Love the white embossing and the vellum panel together with the pop of colours, Greta!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a masterpiece, Great!! Simply extraordinary in every way!! Hugs, Darnell

Sanna Lippert said...

such a beautiful card!

Debbie Henderson said...

This is just simply beautiful. Love all of the embossing on the white card base! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

Katie said...

It is perfect just the way it is. The only thing that you could add and not detract from it would be some sequins.

Deepti said...

Oh my gorgeous! Love that intricate sentiment along with the intricate diecut :) so pretty!

Kimbo said...

So very pretty, not plain at all

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful! And festive! Love it!

cm said...

The only thing 'plain' about this card is how "plain stunning' it is, Greta! The embossed holly background and the strip of vellum are perfect backdrops for the incredibly lovely Joy with the amazing sponged background. Work of art!!
Hugs~c