Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas - the main card

Welcome

I usually mass produce my Christmas cards, and this is the one that I designed for this year.


I bought some new Christmas stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs this year, and this is the focal image - stamped in Espresso Ink and painted with watercolours.


The glow on the lamp was attained with a quick rub of some Inca Gold gold paste.


The final detail was to gold emboss the sentiment.  
I can share this now that all the cards have been posted - finally!

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25 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous card Maxine. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine - the true meaning of Christmas! Love the Espresso ink and your colouring! Thanks for sharing - Love it! :D

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine. This is a beautiful card with a most beautiful image and meaning...love this one...
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Irish Cherokee said...

A wonderful and well done card Maxine. Blessings and the best of Holiday wishes. - Jim

Dreja said...

Eine wundervolle Karte. Toll gemacht. Danke daß du bei der Stempelsonne mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Luxo da Lix said...

Wow, it's classic and gorgeous! Thank for participating on Docerela Creation's challenge.

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous Maxine. Such a beautiful image and sentiment... anyone receiving this card is very lucky.

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 21st ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
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mamapez5 said...

A beautiful stamp, and just what a Christmas card should look like. Lovely .painting and the gold on the lamp is just right. A very happy Christmas to you and your family. Blessings. Kate xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this image- and your coloring is spot on. Gorgeous!

Becky said...

Beautiful card and beautiful image.

Dottie Seubert said...

What a GORGEOUS manger card, Dottie. It's the best time of year to remember our precious Savior, Jesus Christ!

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Kristie said...

This is beautiful, Maxine, and just perfect for the season!

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Becky said...

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. Sending Hugs & blessings :).

Cynthia said...

Lovely CAS design, Maxine. The gold embossing is perfect!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT
Merry Christmas :)

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a gorgeous card, Maxine. The manger/nativity cards are among my favorite Christmas cards, and this one is just gorgeous. You are SO good at the embossing technique. I think I've mentioned before that mine never turn out quite right, so I always appreciate those who have mastered it like you have. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your God-given talents with us. I appreciate your participation in our challenges.
God bless you,
Karen
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Susie Bentz said...

Such an elegant card! Great idea to use the Inca gold for the lantern glow! Thanks for playing along with December Quick Quotes Challenge.

Sara Castelo de Carvalho said...

Love the images!
Thanks for joining us at Docerela!
DT Member Sara

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, This Nativity scene is magnificent. I like the fact that you emboss your sentiments usually in a metallic color. You brought gold to the Infant in you own wonderful way. Blessings Carole

sue card maker said...

lovely card thank you for joining us at A Crafty Mess Challenge Sue DT xx

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Maxine this is a beautiful image and I love the way you've colored it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge this month at Quick Quotes.

Jo Ann said...

What a fantastic CAS card with great coloring. Thanks a lot for joining our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. There's still time to enter more projects in this week's Challenge so, I hope you come back and join us again. Want to share God's Word with you found in Psalm 27:14 which says, "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." A Blessed and Happy New Year to you!

JO ANN
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