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Merry Monday #52

Hi there

Time for another Christmas card with the Merry Monday #52 challenge.  This week is a colour challenge with Always Artichoke, River Rock and Cherry Cobbler being the chosen colours to work with.

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It is ages since I have used Always Artichoke on a card. I used it quite a lot a few years ago, but with the trend towards brighter colours it fell by the wayside. However, this is a great opportunity to renew the acquaintance with a more classic, muted Christmas card than usual. I have also used a retired stamp set 'Peaceful Wishes' which I bought second hand in the very early days before I joined up with SU.  It is still a keeper.

It is difficult to see, but I have trimmed the brocade ornament with pearls to enhance the classic elegance and popped up the entire panel on textured Always Artichoke card stock. 

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For the inside, I have used the miseltoe stamp from 'Peaceful Wishes' with markers direct to the rubber. 

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Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Wishes (retired), Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season, Woodgrain
Card stock & Papers Always Artichoke (textured, retired), Cherry Cobbler, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Regals Pattern Stack
 Ink Always Artichoke, Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, River Rock
Accessories Antique brads, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Craft wire (not SU)
Tools     Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Big Shot,  Dimensionals, Sponge daubers, Stampamajig, Stampin' Write markers (Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler), Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by.

ETA:  Thanks to the lovely ladies at Merry Monday for selecting this card.

Merry Monday Winner

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