June 1, 2013

Merry Monday #64

Happy Saturday!

I'm quickly popping in to share a card I created for this week's Merry Monday #64.  I love this week's sketch:

My card:

I wanted to do something different - out of my comfort zone - I wanted to create a snowy Christmas picture using the masking and sponging technique.  This is my very first attemept, and I'm really happy how my card turned out.  The base of the card is Whisper White, then I used the patterned paper from SU! Pocketful of Posies.  The beautiful tree is from SU! Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.  I used torn paper to mask the bottom of the card.  I then sponged the top portion and bottom using Baja Breeze ink.  I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The trees that are on the edges, I stamped it two more times, without re-inking to make them appear more distant.  The seniment is from SU! For the Holidays.

Thanks for so much for stopping by,



  1. This is gorgeous, Martha! Wow, love the sponging you did and those trees look magical in your wintry scene!! SO happy you joined us at Merry Monday!

  2. Oh, Martha, this is breathtaking! I have saved it in my CASE file so I can look at it again and again. Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Beautiful Christmas scene - love your interpretation of the sketch - thanks for sharing for Merry Monday 64 - Hazel, Guest Designer x

  4. Perfection! Your snowy hills are amazing! This is such a wonderful and refreshing card! LOVE!