Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Morning....

Good morning everyone.  I'm having a little trouble getting motivated this morning.  Even though I no longer work on a job outside the home, Monday still holds that dreaded feeling of something lost; the weekend just flew by and now it is time to get back to the cinderella chores. 

This morning I want to share a card I made to enter into the challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  You can go there and click on the tab at the top of her page and see what this is all about.  This week Joan and Selma are asking for the following things on a card:

Create a Christmas Card
Create an embossed background using Selma's technique
Use stripped paper
Gold emboss sentiment

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and took my brayer and put green ink on the folder then added my paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I'm not really good at this technique, but I was pretty impressed with how it turned out.  I used a Spellbinders die to frame the sentiment and used gold embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.  I used my new Spellbinders die for the bird cage and another one for the stand.  I used Ranger distress ink to add some interest to the die cuts.  A little spit, glue and Scor-Tape (just kidding) I only used glue and Scor-Tape and your card is ready to go!

I'm still having trouble making Christmas Cards when it is still so warm outside.  I know it is time...I just need a little push!   

Well that is it for me this morning...I'm off to get my day started and hopefully I will have a little time to "Breathe".  Hope you can have some quality time just for you today!

Supplies:  Spellbinders dies, Heartfelt Creations sentiment, gold embossing powder, glue, Scor-Tape, Ranger Distress Ink, Mary Ann Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Stampin Up Ink in Wild Wasabi


Olga said...

yours is gorgeous!!!!! Mine's in the trash, gotta try again LOL

Joan Fricker said...

Glenda, you card is so pretty. Great colors too.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.


DottyA Cards & Things said...

Know what you mean about Christmas sprit.... it's just not there for me either.... but your card is beautiful..!
Don't work to hard today!!!

chris richards said...

Hi Glenda, lovely card with beautiful embossing !
love and hugs
chris richards

Cheryl said...

Love your elegant Christmas card. Great details on the die cut and love the embossing.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Olga's comment cracks me up! I was practicing making flowers this weekend and my trash is full! LOL! Your card is a gorgeous work of art!

Starla said...

Christmas cards?! OMG....I never even consider those until Dec 23!! LOL!

I'm with you on the Mondy feelings...oh wait! I still have to haul kids to school and work! That's why I still feel the dread of Mondays! LOL
I hope you have time to Breathe today! I'm not sure that is an option for me today looking at the mounds of laundry and unwanted cobwebs in the corners!hehe

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Glenda! I am like you I just can't get in the mood to do Christmas. You card is fabulous! Love that birdcage and the embossing. Have a wonderful day!

Janine said...

Great card Glenda and I love your christmas window card too!!

Selma said...

I know what you mean about Christmas cards,but when it's time to send them out, I'm always so happy I got started early. Your card is gorgeous. You did a great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us again this week in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Mrs. Swandog said...

Love your card...your design elements and the way you put them together are wonderful!

Patty Sue 2 said...

It must be a fall thing, but like Ola and Patti my trash is seeing more of me than my blog! Your cards are always so neat and unique! Beautiful job dear friend.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awesome creation Glenda!! Very unique and beautifully put together!

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