under the Mistletoe...FTTC142 54

Mona Pendleton | Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 10:00 PM | , , ,

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Happy November 1st! It's Tuesday, so that means it's time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge and time to welcome the talented Miriam Napler who will be joining in the fun for the month of November! This week Beate is our Hostess and is challenging us all to create a project using the Out of the Box technique. All you do is stamp the image and let it partially hang out of the frame/shape. Beate has a fab video tutorial on Splitcoaststampers: Out of the box with Nestabilities if you are not familiar with this technique.
Being a newbie myself and never having tried the creative Out of the Box technique, I gave it a try and here's what I came up with:
I stamped the pretty sprig of Mistletoe from Meet me Under the Mistletoe ~ a set full of gorgeous images and coordinating sentiments ~ colored with Copic markers, trimmed around the part that was to hang outside the circle, then using a Spellbinders Classic Circle SM die template, I cut/embossed the image. I layered the image on top of a Lacey Circle and an Eyelet Circle die cut.
For sketch inspiration, I played along with the current Cardabilities Sketch Challenge:
Shown below are a few of the collections of Copic Markers from which I used a marker from:
G94~
C1~
E33~
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you take on the challenge and for some awesome inspiration, please be sure to see what the rest of the DT has created: TammyHeatherSilkeMakikoCindyBeateMona (that's me), Miriam Napler (November Guest Designer) and visit the Flourishes site for COMPLETE details on how to join in on the fun!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flourishes Meet me Under the Mistletoe
Dies & Machine: Spellbinders
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Markers: Copics YG95, R37, C1, R59, T1, E33, G94
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54 Sweet Comments So Far:

GinaB said...

Stunning card, Mona! Love your interpretation of the sketch! The mistletoe stamp looks amazing! Gorgeous choice of PP as usual! TFS!

Irene said...

I like it, Mona!!! Paper is beautiful!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful job Mona. I love the embossed white background and pretty Mistletoe you colored so perfectly. :)
Hugs~

Rebekah said...

How beautiful and festive. I totally love the out of the box technique.. one I must remember. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

Ashley said...

So gorgeous and so elegant, Mona!!! Gorgeous stamp! TFS!

Crystal said...

Fabulous!!!! Love the beautiful stamp and the elegant papers! What a creative eye you have! I just love learning from you!!! Thanks!

Karen W said...

Beautiful and you did a fantastic job on the out of the box!!

Ros said...

Fabulous card ... I'd never heard of this technique so thanks for the links ...

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love the papers, what you did with the layout and that gorgeous image you used.
Hugs and smiles

Makiko Jones said...

This is super fabulous Mona!! I love those designer papers and clean style! Beautiful coloring too!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, this is a truly pretty image and with your coloring skills, even more gorgeous! Very nice card, Mona! Stylish and gorgeous colors!
Hugs, Wendy

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Mona, love the papers you chose to work with too.

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona! Love the way your embossed background echos the mistletoe leaves. The papers you've used here are so pretty!!!

Mirna said...

So gorgeous! Love the colors in your pretty papers and how you colored the mistletoe! That embossed background is such a nice touch too!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love this color combo and those lacey circles.

Jeanne J said...

Hi Mona! This is a gorgeous card. I love the mistletoe and that sweet sentiment! Your colors are striking! The stitching and the embossed background are the perfect finishing touches!

Shirley said...

Very elegant and lovely! Love the creative use of the DP too!

GabrielleH said...

Love that mistletoe stamp!!!! Gorgeous background layers of DP!!! Fantastic take on the sketch!!! Love it!

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful, Mona! I love your coloring and how you used the sketch. Those patterned papers are so pretty!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Color perfection!!!

Carol Reisner said...

So lovely, Mona! Love the mistletoe stamp and the pretty PP you used!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a beautiful card, Mona! Love the mistletoe and wonderful mix of PP papers!

Il Gufo e La Mucca said...

wow, this card is really gorgeous....love the colors!
Thanks for playing with us at cardabilities!!
Clelia

Helen Watanabi said...

Wonderful design, Mona! Love the beautiful papers you used!!! Such gorgeous colors! Also, that Flourishes stamp is incredible! TFS!

Kathy Martin said...

So pretty and festive! Love all those patterned papers! :)

Linda R. said...

That is such a pretty card with a pretty image..

Hugs, Linda

Cindy Haffner said...

Just PERFECT Mona!!~

Silke Ledlow said...

So sweet and gorgeous Mona! The mistletoe image is perfect :) !!! PS: Love all your latest creations...you rock sister!!! Hugs ~S~

Stacey Pembroke said...

So pretty, Mona! Love the mistletoe stamp with this gorgeous mix of papers! You inspire so much! Thanks!

Gale Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous and elegant!!! Those papers are beautiful along with the perfect mistletoe! TFS!

Teri Holister said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love this technique; I need to give it a try! That mistletoe looks amazing!!

Janetcraft said...

Mona, I enjoy seeing your creativeness. Love this stamp image!

NanceB said...

Love it, Mona!! These paper are so beautiful and that Flourishes stamp is divine!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Gorgeous stamped image! Love how you colored it, Mona! And your choice of background papers is fabulous! Such incredible talent you have!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

What a gorgeous card Mona!! Your papers are very pretty and I just love the embossed background!! So many interesting textures and layers. Great job hun and thanks for sharing your work with us at Cardabilities. xxx Steph

Donna H said...

I'm speechless!!! This is so stunningly elegant, Mona! WOW!!!!!

Marie said...

The lovely embossed background which mirrors the stamp, the beautifully coordinated DP, the 'out of the box' technique, the layered dies and the NON-COLORED berries all add up to a fantastic card tied with a marvelous bow.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! I love your papers and the layout sketch you used! What a fantastic card, it's so gorgeous! :) I'm so glad you are a part of the Flourishes DT, you have such a nice unique card style that I get inspired from :)

Miriam said...

Love the stitching and the long strips of paper Mona! Beautiful!

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful job! Pat

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Lovely Mona!

Kathy said...

Beautifully done, especially being your first time! Blessings!

Kathy

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Mona! Love the multiple layers on the circles, and the crisp, bright colors!

Dee said...

Beautiful card Mona. Perfect christmas card, love it!!

Yogi said...

pretty card. interesting sketch

Susie said...

Your work is outstanding!!

Jack said...

Fabulous card. I love this stamp and the sentiment. xx

Anne said...

Ooh.. was the first thought that popped in my head.. A good ooh.. what can i say, but i love everything about this card from the colors to the little details..thanks for sharing...

stampqueen said...

Great card - bright and sheery!!

Naomi said...

Oh my! This is a real STUNNER, Mona! Love the colours, the DP, and the LO!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning Christmas card Mona!!! I so love your layout and the use of the out of the box techniue!! Gorgeous!!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous!!! Colors are perfect!!! Would have been tempted to color in the berries....love them plain with the red and green!!!

Sheryl said...

Hi Mona! I LOVE THIS CARD! Your layout and pretty dp looks so lovely with your mistletoe! I love the sentiment and the way you added your bow! SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

lynn said...

how sweet! love this, mona!--and the sketch!


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