Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas 2014 - nearly done

Am I the only one still working on Christmas cards?  Some of you who comment on a lot o-  is the year of the wise men!  I like the stamp - great with no coloring as a time saver - but it is long and narrow so harder to fit some sketches.  I elongated this sketch but otherwise stayed true... I used a scalloped rectangle (Nestabilites) but cut three edges, then repositioned in the die to cut the 4th edge - to result in a more narrow rectangle to fit the image.
BG - shiny augergine cs; stamp - Stampendous; Sentiment - Stampouri; ric rac - very old metallic gold; gold stars; unknown EF.  The use of chalk is sort of hidden but I like the result.  I have a bag of metallic chipboard (adhesive backed) stars that are just a bit too shiny.  I rubbed in a bit of glue and then some powdered chalk.  Voila - a subdued shine much more to my liking.
Bingo - center: punch/die cut, stap, bling; sentiment: 
Any, w/ non-traditional Christmas colors:


Krafty Kows said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous Christmas card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Anne Lise said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks so much for sharing here at Scrapper's Delights! Good luck, and welcome back next week!

Anne Lise - DT

Unknown said...

beautiful card! I love your take on the sketch and all the lovely gold and white! thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge! Irene DT xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Unknown said...

so pretty, I love white on white xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at
Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dorothy :-) the scene is lovely and the embossed background and details are fabulous, love the gold ric-rac :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x