Red, gold and brown for ChristmasI announced a goal at the beginning of the year to create Christmas cards each month, but I ended up taking a bit of a break over the summer. I decided it was finally time to get on the bandwagon to avoid the late-November panic attack. This is the card that I created for my September contribution to my stash. I've made 7 of this design, so I'm doing pretty well toward my total goal. I have to say that I'm liking how the elements come together on this card. My first attempt at the card didn't include the ornament and I felt like it was missing something. I let my mind noodle on it over night and when I woke up I had the epiphany to add the ornament with the bow. I think that the ornament adds an extra something to the card. You can't really tell in the photo, but the ornament is actually embossed gold and it adds a bit more to the glitz to the card.

I created this card to participate in the Merry Monday challenge this week.  It has been a while since I participated in one of their challenges, but I was inspired this week to give it a try. How do you think I did on the challenge?

I used the following materials in my card:

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages

Cardstock: Real Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark

Accessories: Champagne Glimmer paper, Brights DSP (retired), Gold Foil paper, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Large Scallop Edgelit, Holiday Ornaments Framelit, Stampin' Dimensionals, elastic Gold cord (retired)