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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May your day be blessed

25 comments:

  1. gorgeous card Maxine. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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

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  3. Maxine. This is a beautiful card with a most beautiful image and meaning...love this one...
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  4. A wonderful and well done card Maxine. Blessings and the best of Holiday wishes. - Jim

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

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

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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

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

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  11. Beautiful card and beautiful image.

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

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

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  14. wow, what an amazing card, luv the image! I am having a Christmas giveaway, enter here for your chance at winning.....

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    Merry Christmas!

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

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

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  17. 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 :)

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

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  19. 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
    Word Art Wednesday

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

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

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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