Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Greetings!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is such a magical time of the year!  I don't know if it is the magic of wishes, the magic of prayer, or the magic of love that brings us all a little closer together.

The house is so peaceful right now ... not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse!  Cheops is curled up in his bed, the Christmas lights are on and I will soon be having tea by the tree.

I hope this holiday season is everything you wanted it to be.  I can't let the day go by without showing you the card I made for my brother and sister-in-law.

This creation is all about the BoBunny Midnight Frost paper.  I just love blue and silver together!  I die cut a Sizzix reindeer from grungeboard and painted it with Adirondack silver acrylic paint.  I distressed the edges with a sanding block from my Making Memories kit and sponged on Basic Gray (a trick I learned from the fabulous Tim Holtz).  I added silver cording with three jingle bells and a black pearl for the eye.

I knew this card would need to be a little bigger for the reindeer so I pulled out a 4.5" x 6.25" solar white linen card.  I adhered the Midnight Frost paper to a piece of Brushed Silver then added 1/4" sheer silver organdy ribbon.

The tag was created from a Spellbinders Tag Shape 3 die.  I stamped the Believe in VersaMark then Night of Navy and embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  The silver eyelet and gold cording finished it off.

As I was putting together the card I had the Memory Box Frost Border die sitting on my workspace.  I used it to cut a piece of Shimmery White paper which I sprayed with Tsukineko Frost Shimmer Spritz and added ice blue rhinestones.  Rather than cut the end of the die I decided to wrap it around into the inside of the card.

The inside sentiment was stamped on Shimmery White paper cut from a Labels Eight #5 die.  Again, I used Night of Navy ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The snowflakes were stamped in Bordering Blue.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Believe, SU Serene Snowflakes, Stampabilities Merry Little Christmas (DR1139)
Paper:  Solar White Linen, Brushed Silver, BoBunny Midnight Frost Designer Paper, Shimmery White
Ink:  Night of Navy with Clear EP; Bordering Blue, Basic Gray
Accessories:  Grungeboard, Adirondack Silver Acrylic Paint, 1/4" Silver Organdy Ribbon, Kaiser Ice Blue Rhinestones, Kaiser Black Pearl, Tsukineko Frost Shimmer Spritz, Silver Jingle Bells, Silver Eyelet, Silver Cording, Sizzix Reindeer Die, Memory Box Frosty Die, Spellbinders Tag Shape 3, Spellbinders Labels Eight #5, Crop-A-Dile   
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  4.5" x 6.25"


Bea said...

Merry Christmas Donna,
and Happy New Year!!!!
Greetings Bea Wagenvoort.

KarinsArtScrap said...

a beautiful card donna, have a wonderful christmas time with your family and friends and a happy new year.

greetings karin

Gisèle said...

A beautiful card Donna! Merry Christmas to you and yours! We ended up having a white Christmas after all!

Chris said...

Merry Christmas! I have always loved blue and silver or blue and white for Christmas decorations! Your lovely card is one of my favorites!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
Merry Christmas. I too like blue and silver together and this card is spectacular. Have a great day!

Kristi said...

Merry Christmas Donna! Love your card too!

Rhonda Langley said...

Gorgeous card! The distressed reindeer is great!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks for sharing such a delicate and beautiful card. Merry Christmas Donna.

Victoria said...

Beautiful card, Donna. I have that reindeer and Memory Box dies on my wish list. ;)

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

gale said...

Very pretty! I love that reindeer shape.

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