Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to "A Very Merry Christmas" Hop!
Don't you love this tall Christmas tree? I left it uncolored to look like a flocked one with colored decorations would really pop, these are colored with Copics. A Copic marker I'd like to recommend to you (while we're on this card!) is Y28 Lionet Gold, which I used on the urn. While it's not a metallic marker, there's just something about this shade that perfectly captures the look of real gold! I placed my die over the mat for a stencil and rubbed gold rub on paste all around the tree to coordinate with the Good as Gold mat underneath. See how the paste and cardstock shimmer?

This image is perfect for piling on the bling, I added self adhesive rhinestones and nail heads to decorate the tree. Embossing on the Pure Luxury White is the Argyle Cuttlebug folder, base is Rocket Red. I also wanted to have a big red bow to match the ones on the tree, this is one of my favorite new ribbons, available from Gina K Designs.

For even more ideas with Theresa Momber's A Very Merry Christmas stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: A Very Merry Christmas. Theresa's tip sheet has been added to the Idea Center as a PDF so you can print out her tips and suggestions for a handy reference tool. We've also included her Copic coloring links too.
Here's all the Designer's Blog Links to check out tonight:


September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:


and finally, Theresa's Guest Designers for A Very Merry Christmas:

and a couple more talented ladies Theresa knows! ;)
Geri Utterback
Brenda Turner

25 comments:

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous Mel! just such awesome coloring!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful---love the vase coloring!

Janice M said...

Beautiful card!! I have Y28 copic marker and love using it for a gold shade.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that vase! I have that copic and you are sooooo right!!!
beautiful card!

Lori said...

Beautiful Mel!!! I've been into flocked trees too, just haven't tried it with this tree yet!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This is totally gorgeous!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! I love the way you left the foliage uncolored to look flocked! Great idea and a gorgeous card!

Sharri Seffens said...

Melanie, gorgeous card! I love the flocked look. I have the Y28 marker and love it too!

Giovana said...

So pretty Melanie!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Gorgeous!!!! And wow is that metallic paste fabulous!!!!

NinaB said...

Now, I will have to add that color to my ever growing Copic wish list. Your card is beautiful, Melanie.

JessicaK said...

Wow - and the urn is NOT metallic copic? Amazing coloring.

jude said...

This is absolutely beautiful the image is fab and the creative colouring is awesome .
Stunning
hugs judex

Dawn said...

beautiful Mel!! and that copic is a must have, tfs!!

Jessica said...

Oh how pretty is this!? I love how you colored the tree and all the sparkle! Great job!

JazzyH said...

Very elegant!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Super gorgeous card, Melanie! I love the shimmery gold rub-on and the wonderfully colored tree!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I really like the tree with just the hints of color, Mel! It's a beauty!

Selma said...

This is gorgeous Mel. I am going to have to add that Copic marker to my collection.

Kay S said...

Beautiful!! I love the gold paste around the tree. Someday I have to figure out how to make that stuff go on evenly and smoothly! It never looks right when I use it! Gorgeous coloring, too!

stephanie said...

Absolutely stunning.

joy said...

Pretty, pretty bling on the tree!! with the red ribbon it's perfect.

Justine said...

WOW Melanie this is stunning, love how the colors pop off the page

Brenda said...

Fabulous idea and wow it looks beautiful. Outstanding!

Susan said...

Oooo Pretty!