Friday, December 4, 2015

Michael Strong Day 5

For my final day as card captain for the Michael Strong Yahoo Group, I decided to make a Christmas is December after all, isn't it......
 I used the same stamps as yesterday- both sets were used for the first time ever- and my goal is to use unused stamps- so Yeah!
 The images were stamped with Versamark and embossed- the Cloisonne Nesting Squares embossed in Queens Gold and the Punch and Spell Alphabet letters with Valentine Sparkle EP. The Smallest of the nesting squares was trimmed out for each square, and I watermarked with the image on the entire red background with Versamark.
 The sentiment and holly are Stampendous images.

If you want to join in the group, look up Yahoo Groups and google Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps, There is daily inspiration by members give us tons of ideas to use the stamps and challenges as well.

Fresh Brewed Designs- AG Christmas
Little Red Wagon- Traditional Christmas Colors
Artistic Inspiration- AG +twist- Christmas
Pile it On- Red and Green

Thanks for stopping by!


Leanne said...

Beautiful card!!

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous and opulent look to this with the gold on red - stunning card Shelly

Lisa said...

What an elegant, beautiful card!! I love the design!! Have a great weekend :)

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Ginny Maxam said...

Shelly this is really beautiful, I love Michael Strong stamps and your use of them on this rich red paper, looks like a christmas ornament!! Beautiful writing on your blog, it was a pleasure to catch up a bit this morning!!

Rhoda Toynbee said...

Your embossing turned out beautifully. At first glance it looks like you sticked the gold design. :)

jimlynn said...

WoW!!! Absolutely stunning card Shelly.

Lyngo said...

Beautiful card. Thank you Shelley for sharing your cards with our group this week . I have enjoyed seeing them .

Penny said...

Gorgeous, Shelly! Love the design and that fab embossing! :^)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Penny

Crystal Ramos said...

This is a show stopper. The red and gold is amazing. Lovely card as always.

Heather said...

Very elegant and lots of stamping details with all of the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

Terry said...

Rick and elegant, Shelly! I love the red and gold, such a great traditional Christmas color combination, but still so unique! Happy Weekend!

Darcy Schroeder said...

What a gorgeous card for Christmas! I'm your newest follower.........I saw your blog at the Outlawz!

Stef H said...

o girl... i hear ya on "unused" stamps. i have 16 photoboxes FILLED with stamps - yep.... 16 boxes. my stamps are catagorized by theme (i.e. flowers, baby, animals, circles, etc) and i have them in avery elle stamp envelopes (nice and thin) and each box holds 35-40 envelopes. so does that tell ya anything? i STILL keep going back to same ones over and over..... and don't even mention the dies as i'm FINALLY working on putting them with the catagory they fit in with or they will NEVER get used! what a job!!! LOL.

absolutely GORGEOUS card. i love the gold!

no decorations outside. not a one. we have a "rule" in the community that they want the decor down by Jan. 15. and if there's a blizzard????? really? for us old folk??? anyway, as it's just me and the dog i only decorate to make me happy... which as you've read on my blog... is just about nothing. at least my heart has christmas in it... tho it's still a tad early for me - LOL.

wishing you and yours a very merry and blessed holiday season!

hugs :)

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, uncomplicated design, Shelly, and I adore it! Love the traditional Christmas red. :-D

Donna said...

Beautiful Card, Shelly. I love the color combo of the gold and red. So glad that you shared this gorgeous card! Thanks for all your prayers for Alex.

Rahmat said...

Lovely card with great colors, and love that embossing. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Katydid Cards said...

This is just lovely!