Friday, November 18, 2022

Mid-Month Christmas Inspiration


 Today is the day we share our mid-month inspiration photos for The We Love Stamping November Challenge, where the theme is Christmas, and we have a very generous prize on offer.

I chose another nativity scene this time, but used it behind an aperture in the centre of a wreath.

The image (my original Christmas stamp) was stamped and silver embossed, and coloured with Alcohol pens - the background was coloured  using Polychromo  pencils

The wreath was stamped using two green inks, and then a layer of silver embossed branches - the stamp was part of a Magazine freebie set, and this panel was mounted on foam tape for added dimension.

The sentiment was green embossed onto vellum, and adhered onto the dp, another magazine freebie, and the whole was mounted onto a red card base and the red flatback rhinestones were the final detail

A piece of washi tape adorns the inside.

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brenda said...

A wreath shape is always pleasing Maxine and so nice adding the Nativity scene focally.

B x

Linby said...

A beautiful traditional card, love the accents you used too.

mamapez5 said...

Well done. A very well executed card. I don't seem to get notification of your posts any more but saw this on my reading list (which I only think to check on a Friday when I write my blog). I hope you are keeping well. Kate x

Donna Walls said...

You've created a very pretty Christmas Card and I love the image. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
Donna xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you are always an inspiration! I am in awe of your talent. Lovely card!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Beautiful design Maxine, love the idea of the circolar aperture in the centre of the wreath. Lovely Nativity scene as well, so glad to see the true meaning of Christmas in your card. I haven't Nativity stamps in my stash, I must provide! :)
Beautiful finished inside too!
Have a lovely weekend!

Gerrina said...

An absolute stunning wreath! Love the glitter; it fits perfect. Hugs, Gerrina

jimlynn said...

A beautiful way to frame out the scene. LOVELY card Maxine.

HilaryJane said...

I do love that wreath, what a good idea to stamp in different colours and to silver emboss it. The end result has a real depth to it, great card xx

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card!

Dawn T said...

Great wreath and beautifully done to have the nativity inside the aperature.

aussie aNNie said...

WOW this is amazing and love it, thanks so much for entering our challenge with your fabulous design at[aNNie designer for The Sisterhood of Crafters]{My Blog}

Diane said...

Very pretty card and design!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT
{Nellies Nest}
{The Sisterhood}

Glittertastic said...

A lovely traditional Christmas card.
Thank you for sharing your card in our challenge at Dream Valley.
Sharon – Dream Valley Challenge Designer - Stop by and see me!!!

Donna Walls said...

I'm popping back in to say Thanks for playing at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
The Paper Funday Challenge
The Inspiration Station Challenge

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, Wow! a beautiful card and love the oldest nativity stamp you have used inside the wreath. Hope you have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Jan Mahew said...

A wonderful twist to a traditional creation, Maxine! Lovely embossing. Thank you for sharing your Holiday creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful work Maxine, I've often looked at wreaths in stamps but never ventured that way you've done exceptionally well, and great use of your very own nativity stamp.
Not many of us crafters can say that.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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

Brenda said...

Love this card Maxine, the wreath is gorgeous and I love the Nativity scene in the center of the wreath/ You've colored it up so pretty too. The shine from the silver embossing looks amazing! Love this card! Glad you don't need any oxygen, pray that it stays that way for you! Hugs and blessings, Brenda

KraftyKoolKat said...

So beautiful Maxine, such fine detail.

Margaret said...

So pretty. I love the silver embossed wreath and such a pretty image in the center.

creationsnz said...

Hi Maxine, I always love how you do an inside decoration! CarolG

Kathy said...

Maxine, from the three posts I have read today, you sure are getting your money's worth with magazine freebies...I love the way you have done this wreath...I'm going to have have to CASE (Copy and Steal Everything) this card. The washi tape the wreath, the sentiment, the jewels all come together beautifully in support of your beautiful Nativity!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent! Love the stamp and the coloring. The embossing really stands out. nicely designed card.

Hugs and Blessings

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi Maxine! Your card is so beautiful and creative! I love the aperature and the addition of the silver embossing is stunning! I also wanted to thank you for your comments on my are truly a blessing! Hope all is well! Blessings, Angie

Christin said...

Like your beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at DigiChoosday! Christin

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card with the Nativity scene and wonderful embossing!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Neet said...

Your image in the centre is perfect and such a lovely one too for Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus. To use that greenery to surround it is perfect, the perfect foil for an image of Our Lord.
blessings, Neet xx