Tuesday, December 28, 2021

A Christmas Card - at last


A special welcome to Jawad, my newest follower. 

As intended yesterday, here is my Christmas card for this year... 

I kept to a traditional colour scheme of red green and gold,
and featured the wonderful tree stamp from the Sweet 'n' Sassy O Holy Night set. stamped onto some white snippets, and die cut, then layered over a green snippet, trimmer to give just a small border.

The background was created by mixing iridescent paste with Brutus Monroe Phonebook ink spray, and using the ARTplorations Confetti Circles stencil

A wee piece of red bakers twine featured across the top - in some cases I used a piece of gold lame ribbon when the stencilling had not quite gone right ...


Jane Savage said...

Beautiful, I love the background!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things I hope you had a lovely Christmas! xxx

brenda said...

Traditional, elegant and Beautiful Maxine, a lovely Christmas card.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card shines beautifully - I love the gold embossing. Lovely!

Mac Mable said...

The iridescent paste and mixing with the spray, along with the stencilling looks so pretty. The tree stamp and the sentiment is beautiful and so is your card Maxine. Here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2022....Sending hugs x.

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the sentiment. Very well done card. The gold really makes the card pop.
Stay safe and Happy New Year.
Love, Hugs and Blessings,

Jan Mahew said...

Glamorous gold effect of the stenciled background, Maxine! Thank you for sharing your spiritually uplifting creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Love the simplicity! Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Hope to see you there! Good Luck and Happy New Year.
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, I love the shape of the stamp.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Doris Klein said...

Wonderful make - I love the sentiment tree

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Sarn said...

That's a really nice traditional card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Maxine! Love the traditional color scheme for Christmas!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Dearest sis, thank so very much, Maxine, I’m the happy recipient of one of these cards and I was impressed on pulling it out of the envelope. It’s hanging up with others! I went to do one for you as were in my list but then realised new address and then didn’email to find it out at the time so am sorry.

Thank you for your faithfulness in commenting on both my blogs, you do cheer my heart - especially my Christian one, as not many do. It’s deeply appreciated. 😃💕 was impressed at your use of the gold shimmer stencil background and also that beautiful sweet and sassy stamp. I have few but they’re hard to get here too. Well done and thank you!

Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Kristine said...

Wow, fabulous card, I love how that verse forms a tree!! And you got all fancy with paste sprays and Stencils 😁 that's so awesome! I've never tried pastes in my crafting.... yet! Might have to try it. It's a beautiful effect. Cheers, kris

Di said...

Love this card Maxine - absolutely right for the Christmas story.


Di xx

Gerrina said...

Beautiful text and oh how I love the sponged background! Hugs, Gerrina

Dawn T said...

Simply stunning Maxine. So elegant and that is a fabulous sentiment as a focal point.

Neet said...

Some people are so clever and whoever designed this stamp is up there amongst them. What a lovely way to portray such beautiful words. the addition of the bakers twine and the little touches of gold are all this needs to make it a luxurious card for someone.
Yes, it only needed a simple greeting on the inside and 'blessings' are perfect.
May I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year Maxine.
God Bless, Neet xx

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely Christmas card! Hope you have a nice New Year's day! And a very special upcoming year! Sending prayers and Blessings your way...Jill

Shelly Schmidt said...

So very beautiful Maxine! I love the shimmery confetti- and LOVE this beautiful sentiment!!!
Happy New Year!!!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a superb Christmas card for the year, I felt I was cheating a little not making all different ones all year and batch made many. Sad to hear that Omicron is making an entrance into the New Zealand community, one person who knowingly went out with it caused over 3000 people in the area they visited to catch covid and last heard they had been charged and fined under the health orders here. Currently over 119,000 active cases in NSW and we are trusting them all to remain in isolation.... Have a wonderful week... Megan

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely project and stunningcolours. Impressive.
Happy New 2022.

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog. Happy new year ��

MagsB said...

I love this, Maxine, what a perfect layout to showcase the fab text Christmas Tree! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

Happy New Year!

love Mags B x

Cynthia said...

Lovely design and sparkly background. Hope you have a great New Year Maxine!

Di said...

Lovely card Maxine - whoever doesn't like the traditional ones, that is where it all began after all.


Di xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful...love the rich gold bkg.
xx Karen