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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:


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

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

  3. Beautiful card!

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

    Anne Lise - DT

  4. 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

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

  6. 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