Monday, December 24, 2018

The 2018 Christmas Card

Welcome

Firstly may I wish all my followers and visitors a Blessed and Peaceful Christmas

This is just a quick post to share the Christmas card design I mass produced this year. 
I am sharing it now as I think most of my overseas recipients have now received their copy.


My starting point was this wonderful die cut - I was sent it as a RAK from Kary over at 



After cutting out the image, I painted the star and rays with Inka Gold gold , which gives a wonderful gleam IRL



I then embossed this sweet nativity in silver below the adhered die cut.


I used an embossing folder to add a simple frame to the feature panel, which was mounted over a white base
 

I am linking this to:



23 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous, love the die and the stamp too Maxine, a wonderful design. I dont do just one. I think it would save a lot of bother but I get bored and want to do something different!
Its sunny ans summery here the cicadas are humming outside, it really sounds like Christmas. No rain much the occasional shower and tomorrow is to be fine throughout NSW.
I'm scheduling a post for Christmas tomorrow morning, all being...
Happy Christmas dear Maxine, and LORD bless you in 2019.. till He comes.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Gerrina said...

Beautiful how the light text pops on the dark cardbasis! Hugs, Gerrina

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Your card is stunning Maxine!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful card showing the wondrous gift of Christmas! Wishing you a very Blessed Christmas!

Ellibelle said...

It is absolutely beautiful, Maxine. Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty, Maxine,
Thank you for all the nice comments that you leave on my blog.

Hope you have a very special Christmas!

Glennis said...

A very lovely card Maxine

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas

Barb said...

It's a lovely Christmas card Maxine. Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas. Barbxx

Quillish said...

Oh Maxine, this is absolutely gorgeous and so peaceful. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year!

Dawn Turley said...

Very beautiful Maxine. So elegant.

meg said...

A beautiful card, simple but dramatic, thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar.

Mac Mable said...

What a perfect Christmas card, great die cut and love the little bit of bling. So elegant and such a fabulous design. Continue to enjoy the festive period and here's to a healthy and crafty 2019 x

The Craft Princess said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
DT
Crafter's Castle
crafterscastle.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

This is a stunning card Maxine and I love that it focuses on the real meaning of Christmas!! Such a beautiful die and I love how you used inka gold to paint the star. So pretty and I bet has a lot of sheen in real life. I also love that image, so beautiful embossed in silver. Your card is just so elegant Maxine and a good one to mass produce! Hugs, Brenda

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and Boxing days, love the navy with the white sentiment and the cute nativity stamp, I get too bored making the same cards over so opt for something different.... Congratulations on winning the prize at Southern Girls too.... Have a wonderful week... Megan

aussie aNNie said...

I am still away but borrowing grandson's laptop just to catch up.
A most beautiful Christmas card Maxine, love love love the most traditional.x
Sending some Aussie heat.xx

Sylvia said...

Stunning Christmas card,Maxime.I hope you enjoyed The Christmas days.Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

Gr,Sylviax

stampingbowd said...

Maxine this is lovely! I love the white and gold together. I hope your Christmas was not too difficult! Love and Hugs!!!

Fran said...

Maxine your card is beautiful and so elegant. I love the die cut.
A late Merry Christmas and a Very Happy & Healthy New Year to you.
Hugs, Fran

Gina Knott said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the white and gold together. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ , good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Gina xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is such a stunning card Maxine. Brilliant design with a beautiful sentiment. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge:)

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Neet said...

Simplicity always wins and this card is simplicity at its best. I love the starkness of the lettering especially against the navy of the card.
Blessings, Neet xx