Merry Christmas 31

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, November 30, 2014 @ 10:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Whether it is homemade cards, gift tags, or gift wrap there is a lot of making and giving this time of year! This week's challenge is all about Holiday cards!
I was in the mood for creating a metallic shimmery textured Christmas card:
I'm all about texture and metallics this holiday season! Using Texture Paste along with a Layering stencil makes for a beautiful textured background. Randomly sprayed metallic Distress Spray Stains adds a beautiful shimmery appearance highlighting all the intricate stenciled detail.
I completed the card with a gold embossed Mini Holidays 4 image that really compliments the metallic background:
I was having so much fun that I created a second card featuring the Santa image from Mini Holidays 4:
To create the background, I added lots of texture using Texture Paste along with the Harlequin stencil. For color, I used a various Distress Stain Sprays listed below:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my cards today and I hope I have inspired you to give it a try and join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit theSimon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!
Products Used:
Ranger Texture Paste, Tim Holtz Layering stencil Gothic, Distress Spray Stains, Stampendous Gold Encrusted Jewel kit, Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Mini Holidays 4, Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink Pad, Simon Says Stamp Kraft Woodgrain Cardstock, Ranger Clear Emboss It Dabber, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Mini Cabinet Card Movers and Shakers Alterations, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gumdrops Ornamental EmbellishmentDina Wakley Ranger Gesso Medium, Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft Core Cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Weathered Wood Ranger, Tim Holtz Ideaology Crinkle Ribbon, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper String Solids, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Harlequin, Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spray Ranger Pine Needles, Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spray Ranger Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spray Ranger Stormy Sky, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Worn Lipstick, Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Words: Script Thinlits Dies, Tim Holtz Idea-olgy Paper Stash French Industrial 
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31 Sweet Comments So Far:

mamablitger said...

Oh Mona your cards are fabulous. Especially the first one with texture paste and shimmery sprays.. Oh gosh.. LOVE that !!! Thanks a lot for sharing inspiration. It's highly appreciated !!
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Helen Wallace said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards here Mona. Especially love the first one with the texture and glimmer :)

Ros Crawford said...

These are gorgeous cards I'm sure they look even more beautiful IRL!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful shimmery golden card! Love the texture in the background in both and that you did the elegant gold card and then the pretty traditional colors.

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful cards, Mona!

Samra Leshinski said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutely breathtaking! All the textures and colors are stunning and that yellow shabby bow is such a beauty! It is such a joy visiting your blog! Always filled with beauty and inspiration! Thank you!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Mona, hope you are well. Love the metallic touches to these cards and the backgrounds are gorgeous. Tracy x

Dawn LL said...

Such fun designs. I love metallic and I love the texture background one of my favorites.

Stella said...

That metallic look of your first card made me sigh....so gorgeous and your Santa is a cutie! Fab use of stencils and sprays. Always a pleasure to be here!
XX

Lisa said...

Oh wow, both of your cards are gorgeous, Mona!! I love the color of the sprays...they really bring out the amazing texture!! Both are absolutely fabulous!! Love, love them!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Loving the metallic take AND the more traditional color combination!! Gorgeous & festive! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lisa said...

A pair of beauties Mona, the first is extra special!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow....such stunning cards Mona! Love the stencilling and shimmering! ;-)

Mirna said...

Two gorgeous cards, Mona! Really love your techniques!

GinaB said...

Simply gorgeous, Mona! I especially love the first one! TFS!

Angie said...

Beautiful nontraditional cards! Frame worthy for sure! You created two beautiful looks!

francesca said...

super lovely card!

JennyGerber said...

Super gorgeous cards, Mona!

Gale Evans said...

Truly magnificent cards! WOW!

Greta said...

Your backgrounds are beautiful, Mona!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. both cards are wonderful, Mono. Love the gorgeous background you created. :)

GabrielleH said...

Stunning pair, Mona! Love the shiny metallics!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

The first card had such a wonderfully unexpected pastel vibe! I loved that! And the second card was equally stunning with its bright happy colors. I especially liked how you used different colors blended on the background harlequin pattern.

Mary Reidel said...

Stunning cards! Beautiful use of those sprays!

Cindy Percovich said...

Wow, these are so amazing, Mona! Love your background texture!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Magnificent cards! I really love the gold one! Stunning backgrounds!

PaperMomma said...

Gorgeous cards, Mona!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful cards Mona!! Love the backgrounds.

Emma Williams said...

As always, your card oozes elegance and beauty ~ it's absolutely gorgeous, Mona! :)

BevL said...

Beautiful designs, Mona! Really love the gold embossing!

barbarayaya62 said...

FAbulous cards !!!! Both of your projects are stunning! barbarayaya


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