Merry Monday #34
Combined Challenge

Merry Monday #35

Hi there

I'm on a bit of a run with Christmas cards at the moment, so I am pleased to be a Guest Designer for Merry Monday #35 this week.  Lesley has prepared another great sketch to inspire us, so get those stamps inked up.  Here is the sketch:

I have put together some of my favourite colours to come up with a more contemporary Christmas look this week. I have stamped the main image from the 'Come to Bethlehem' stamp set in Midnight Muse. I love the result you get with the new ink pads on solid stamps. I clear embossed the image, although it isn't really apparent in the photo, which made it easier to sponge the background. I punched out a large oval and trimmed it down to use as a mask for the star and later used the negative to emboss it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder.



Project Details
Stamps Come to Bethlehem, Four the Holidays (Retired)
Card stock & Papers Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink Pool Party, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Versamark
Accessories Basic Rhinestones, Neutrals Glimmer Brads (Coloured with Copic)
Tools     Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Big Shot, Irridescent Ice, Clear & White embossing powder, Heat gun, Large Oval punch, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Tombow Glue, Inkssentials Blending Tool, Copic marker (B99)

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Thanks for looking!



Such a stunning card Judy! Love the glimmer paper and the sponged sky!

Mary Davidson

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Your sponging is perfect! I love everything about this card!

Paula Dobson

A stunning card using one of my new favourite sets (I have so many, lol). Fabulous Judy ♥

carrie gaskin

Very lovely, Judy. The colours as just perfect for these serene beauty.

Narelle Farrugia

WOW Judy! This is just stunning! Love your sponging and your use of the irridescent ice. Gorgeous!

Bev Gomez

Hi Judy, Wow so pretty, I love that set and your card is so gorgeous! I love how you made the sky. Love it. Hugs, Bev

Marie Bingaman

Pretty card! I love the colors! The silver glimmer paper is the perfect touch to set off the blues! :)


Beautiful card Judy, I love all the glittery paper. You have created a wonderful scene.

Wendy Aungst

Such a beautiful & peaceful Christmas card, Judy! Love all the sparkle! Thrilled that you could join us this week as our Guest Designer as I am a huge fan of your work! :)


Wow, Judy May, this is gorgeous! I love these colors and the sparkle and glimmer! Congratulations on your win last week and thanks for being a Guest Designer at Merry Monday this week!


This is just beautiful! What a wonderful way to highlight this set, especially the star! Gorgeous! So glad you could be with us this week!

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