Monday, December 5, 2016

This Year's Christmas Card

Welcome.

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to my latest follower - I cannot see a new photo, but the total number has gone up one.  If you would like to introduce yourself, that would be wonderful.


When Our Daily Bread Designs introduced their Christmas dies back in October I feel in love with them immediately, and bought this nativity set, and the word Peace.


I started the card by loosely painting the background with Rich Cobalt, Ocean Wave and Sunflower Twinkling H2O's, then masked the bottom of the card and sprayed it with Lindy's Blue Hawaiian Blue mica spray.


The word, star and angel were cut from gold paper and the nativity from thin black card and glued onto the base. 


This shot gives an idea of the sparkle this has. 


I made two prototype cards, and DH decided which one he would prefer.  This alternate one has just a sprayed background, which looked quite 'arty farty'. To be honest it was my favourite, but as his name is on the cards, I chose to honour his choice.

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31 comments:

  1. Wonderful Maxine, may you and yours be blessed with comfort and joy and have a happy and HOly Christmas.xx{aNNie}


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  2. It's a fantastic card Maxine! Just beautiful !!!
    Happy new week!
    oxo Susi

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  3. Beautiful Maxine! You background is wonderful, the blending on ground to sky is seamless, creating a lovely backdrop for your sweet silhouetted nativity scene! So peaceful. hugs :)

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  4. Absolutely love those Lindy sprays, so sparkly and absolutely love this card. X

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  5. I love these dies too, Maxine, and I agree with hubby I love the vibrancy of the top one, great card, I do lots of different ones, my sister was here today and she wanted three of them!! So I drew lots of one and she'll be surprised that way 😊
    I get bored easily so need different designs.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  6. Hi Maxine! I am your newest follower, Sue of Sue's Card Craft. This peaceful scene you have created is beautiful, lovely background.

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  7. I love all the variegation in your background! Really fantastic!

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  8. Both cards are so pretty Maxine. The nativity die is really beautiful and looks amazing in black with the gold accents. xx

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  9. How beautiful Maxine - I love that Die and the scene you have created!! The clours are perfect and the bleding is great - well done - a great choice for your Christmas card. You know, I am keen to see the other one now! :) {{{hugs}}}

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  10. Beautiful Maxine. I hardly ever do just one card design. Always something different for every person.

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  11. Beautiful silhouette image and great backgrounds----Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

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  12. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

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  13. Lovely gold embossing. Thank you for joining us at the Anything Goes Challenge at Polkadoodles. Helen DT

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  14. Love your card and thanks for joining The Paper Shelter.
    Greetings, Marianne

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  15. I rather like the artsy fartsy one better myself but both are quite spectacular. I suspect even more so in person where you can see the shine.

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  16. Really Beautiful! I love the peaceful scene and all the shimmer! Perfect for this months Mixed Media Card Challenge with the gold!

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  17. Smashing card! Thanks for sharing with us! Jackie DT @ Creatalicious!

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  18. Actually, I think both are gorgeous! Love that blue sky with the wonderful nativity scene. It's hard to find nice religious themed stamps, and ODBD has some good ones. I think you've done a superb job using this special image, and both backgrounds look so nice with it. Would be a hard choice to just choose one! Blessings to you all, TFS & Hugs

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  19. What a great idea to make some of the silhouettes gold! t makes it a special card! Hope you enjoy some sunshine this week!

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  20. Beautiful card Maxaine! That is such a great die! And your background is really Beautiful!!
    Hugs,
    Ginny

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  21. this is stunning Maxine! What a gorgeous background you created!
    xoxo Olga

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  22. A fabulous card. You've created a wonderful scene with a gorgeous background and pretty gold accents.
    Thank you for joining in with the December challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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  23. I love both and the sprayed background is my fav...nice gold sentiment and great christmas image Maxine..happy sunday
    Hugs
    Monika

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  24. Perfect Christmas card..beautiful silhouette! Gorgeous card! :)
    Suchi xx

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  25. Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Creatalicious Challenges "Anything Goes with optional traditional Christmas colors" challenge!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, Creatalicious DT
    Love To Scrap!

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  26. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional traditional Christmas Colours” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

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  27. I love love love that background, great card Maxine. CarolG

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  28. Maxine, congratulations for your beautiful card being selected as the ODBD Customer Card of the Day!

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  29. Oh my Maxine!!! I see we were thinking alike!!! Yours are gorgeous!!! I love the sparkle and the gold star. Love the splatters!!! I think it's so cool when card makers create similar and didn't even know it!!! Hugs! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  30. Beautiful project especially the background. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month and we hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

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