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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Ring Out Those Christmas Greetings .................(posted by Lesley E)

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm sharing a card made using one of the beautiful new stamp sets which is called Christmas Cheer.  I love the greeting on this set as it looks like a pretty hanging sign and I also love the bell surrounded by mistletoe (as well as all the others, lol!).

 I started by making an A5 tentfold card from pale green pearlescent card, and the rest was just matting and layering having first stamped the mid green pearlescent layer with the bell and mistletoe using Onyx Black Versafine ink.  I heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then coloured the bells with metallic gold paint and the mistletoe with Lumiere paints in green and red before matting onto the darker green pearlescent and mounting that onto the card base.


I stamped the Christmas Greetings onto white card, again with the Versafine and clear embossing powder and then softly blended a little Pine Needles Distress Ink.  I matted this onto gold mirri card and mounted this onto the card with 3D foam pads.

This was quite a simple card but the greeting stamp is so beautiful it really doesn't need much. 

Keep your eye on the blog because there is lots more inspiration to follow from the team this week.

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

8 comments:

  1. The simple elegance of this is particularly striking & emphasized all the more by not adding any embellishments. It's delightful the way the stamps have been allowed to dominate & especially the way that the sentiment is the focal image.
    Gorgeous classic Christmas colours with an understatedness which is difficult to describe - it's just there.
    Paula (PEP)

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  2. Lesley love the nice clean lines and colours in this one.
    Suexxx

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  3. A classic card. Very stylish. Kate x

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  4. Lesley this is beautiful. So elegant and stylish. Beautiful combination. love it.
    greet Marja

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  5. Very elegant card and that really is a beautifully designed sentiment.

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  6. Gorgeous lesley!... I love the design of the sentiment!
    Suzi B xx

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  7. Elegant card. Lovely gold touches!

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