Freshly Made #73
Seize the Birthday #7 - Feminine

Merry Monday #50

Hi there

It is time for this week's Merry Monday #50 challenge.  This week it is a theme challenge - ELEGANCE.

Definitions of elegance include  'tasteful opulence in form, decoration or presentation'.  When I think of elegance, I think of monochromatic designs and sparkle.  I love jewel colours for Christmas and together with silver and sparkle this is what I have for you today.  I initially chose Midnight Muse for the main colour with the silver embossed 'Star Tree' encased in silver glimmer. This stamp was given to me by a lovely friend and it is the first time I have used it.  It is very detailed, but heat embosses beautifully.

For the inside, I have used the same elements again in the reverse colours to maintain the elegant look.

This is a design that is easy to replicate, so I took the opportunity to make another two, also in jewel colours.  This one is in Raspberry Ripple.


This one is in Elegant Eggplant.

This one is in Island Indigo.



Project Details
Stamps   Star Tree (retired)
Card stock & Papers Bazzill White Linen, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper
Ink Versamark, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Elegant Eggplant.
Accessories None
Tools     Nestabilities Ovals, Ovals Framelits, Delicate Designs Embossing folder, Large Scallop Edgelit, Big Shot,  Merry Minis punch pack, Dimensionals, Embossing Buddy, Silver embossing powder, Heat gun

Make sure you check out the inspiring samples from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!


Margaret Moody

Oh my, Judy! So many beautiful cards! Love the stamp image you used! The embossed stars on the tree look like tiny sparkling lights! Love it!


Wow, that is one awesome set of Christmas cards. I love how you finished out the inside. They are all gorgeous!

Susan Joyce

Sheer elegance Judy, they are all superb! Love all of the colours you used, I feel I will have to case your design they are so beautiful and elegant.

Narelle Farrugia

Oh my goodness - you've already got so many Chrissy cards made already with these gorgeous creations! I went with the silver embossing too, you can't get more elegant than that!


Beautiful card Judy, I love the colours you used and the fabulous sparkle.

Christine Blain

I love the way you've decorated the inside of the card, Judy. The Midnight Muse card is my favourite; it is indeed elegant.


These are so beautiful Judy. I love that tree heat embossed and the different jewel colours are stunning!


they are beautiful Judy - and yes extremely elegant. I am looking forward to pondering 'elegance' and having a go this week - love those ovals!


When I saw this on the private blog, I oohed, Judy! I'm still oohing and aahing over the other colors too!

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