Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas - the main card

Welcome

I usually mass produce my Christmas cards because of time constraints as much as anything, and this is what I have posted out this year.


Most folk who read this blog will have received their cards, so that is why I feel free to share it now.


The main image is from a retired Layers of Color set called 
Christmas Blessings. I chose to stamp it in Adirondack Espresso ink as it was not as harsh as the black ink looked in my 'prototype'.  I added a wee bit of chalk for some subtle colour.


The background was sponged using Barn Door and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, through the stencil Vintage Medallion by Layers of Color (again, retired).

The card was made by using the technique described here.

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May your day be blessed.

23 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

awesome card Maxine. Lovely card.

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful card Maxine. I love that image. Kate x

jimlynn said...

Such a beautiful card!! I know everyone on your Christmas card list will love this.
Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card! The image is wonderful- and loving the vibrant colors!!!

Holly Young said...

Well Maxine, you are way ahead of me in that you've already mailed your cards! This is so pretty. I love the stenciled background. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, the bright background is very eye catching and your central design is is a very delicate contrast.

Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

MiamiKel said...

Stunning, my friend! I love the bright pop of color - gives it a cheerful flair! Lovely image - I'm sure it was well rec'd by your friends and family! Blessings, dear!
x0x0

Karen Murray said...

Beautiful card, Maxine! I love the colors you used. Merry Christmas!

Lovely Linda said...

I recognise that stamp and the Stencil - love it all. Gorgeous colours too Maxine! I am sure the recipients will be blessed! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!! {{{hugs}}}}

fiona henderson said...

Amazing card i love the stamped image and the stencil work.just lovely

Merry Christmas to you and yours

fiona dT
TTPH

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Great project! Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge as well.

La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
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haththi said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Happy Holidays Angelie

sian said...

What a lovely card, Hope that you have a great Christmas. Thank you so much for entering the last TTPH challenge for this year. I hope that you can play along with us next year. Sian (DT)

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
Louise x

Esperite said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the sentiment, thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze, Lynne DT xxx

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

very pretty card. I love the bright colors you added. wonderful look. Thank you for Joining in our challenge @ Parade Your Crafts.
Amy- PYC DT

Margreet said...

Great card...thanks for playing with us at Melonheadz Friends!
xxx Margreet

CraftingMum said...

Lovely Card, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations.
Louise x

Karen Letchworth said...

I would say that the people on your Christmas card list are VERY lucky people - these are beautiful! The Barn Door Red Tim Holtz ink is one of my most favorite colors of all - I can see you love it too! Great Christmas cards, and always something lovely to see my friend! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. It's always SO nice to hear from you.
Hugs,
Karen

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! I love, love, love that stamp!

pam hicks said...

lovely , thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Pam DT x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, I love the strong background colours. Thank you for joining in with Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog & Happy Christmas
Lindsay xx

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card, thanks for entering it in the Eureka! Stamps Challenge.