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:

aussie aNNie said...

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


froebelsternchen Susi said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

Mac Mable said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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}

Sue said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

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

Loll said...

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

Lovely Linda said...

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}}}

Dawn Turley said...

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

crafty-stamper said...

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

Anjie said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Absolutely stunning!

Helen Haines said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.

My Paper Epiphany said...

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

Jackie C said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Ginny Maxam said...

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

Olga Fink said...

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

Andree said...

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

Monika Reeck said...

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

Suchi said...

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

Leslie said...

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!

Melanie said...

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)

creationsnz said...

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

Bev Polen said...

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

Angela Bode said...

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!

Judy McKay said...

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