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12/15/2014

Christmas Noel - Red

Good Morning & Welcome. Today's will be a scheduled post. I made 3 cards from the same lovely PSX stamp (K-1624). Each card is for one of my three beloved brothers & their wives. Here's the first one, that will go to Brother #1 (Mr. made the selections as to which brother got which card)



- Stamped with versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold. Colored with Pentel marker pens. IRL this just sparkles, not sure how well it shows up on the photo.

- Elizabeth Craft gold shimmer sheetz embossed with Sheena Douglas Holly EF. This EF produced a very nice emboss on the shimmer foil, which does not always happen with the less deeply etched embossing folders. The sheet was cut to fit the side borders, since the part under the focal image doesn't show anyway.

- Focal piece was die cut with a S/B die. Don't remember which decorative die it was, but the edge in one place tore just a bit as it was removed from the die. Rather than try to mend it, just snipped the outside part away with the scissors and liked the trim on the resulting edge.

Would also like to introduce 2 new followers: Kristie Goulet of Kreative Kristie. I found Kristie's link over at another blogger - and zipped over to see her cards. Do please take a few minutes and say Hello to Kristie.
and
AJ Bodine of RutabagaPie Designs. I found AJ over at Darnell's, and when Darnell mentioned that AJ was from North Carolina, I had to check out what a neighbor Carolinian was doing. Enjoyed very much seeing AJ's blog and I think you will too! Pop over to say Merry Christmas, if you've a minute or two for inspiration.

 

Stay tuned for 2 more versions of this same image...wonder which one you'll like best?! Thanks for joining me this morning. Hope you have a grand day coming up. Ours will be very busy! Big hugs.

23 comments:

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a beautiful stamp for a focal piece on your card. I'm sure that all your brothers and their wives will be thrilled to receive these.
Lorraine

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card(s) for your brothers! That's a beautiful stamp!

Pat said...

This is very pretty Mary and love the Sheena Douglas EF strip in the background. The main image is beautiful and you have coloured it so perfectly with the shimmery pens, and that red card just shows it all off wonderfully well. I'm sure your brothers and their wives will adore these cards, and can't wait to see the other two. x

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

Lisa said...

What an elegant, gorgeous card, Mary!! The image is so pretty and colored beautifully!! This is fabulous!! I look forward to seeing the other two!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sheila H said...

Your color scheme is so vibrant and eye catching, Mary. I swear you have the most spectacular die cuts I've ever seen. I love all the sparkle.

Sue said...

WOW! That is so beautiful.

Hope you have had a good start to the week. Sue

Mrs A. said...

So far I'm liking this one the best.! Lol. Love the red backing. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

Oh my this is a beautiful card Momma Mary! I love that Noel and the pretty colors you made it, love the punch around it too. The gold embossed strip is so pretty and I love it all layered on the red card base-just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Redanne said...

Oh lucky Brother No. 1 ! I love that beautiful Noel, it is so pretty. A very elegant card which I am sure will be cherished! Hugs, Anne xx

Pippa said...

Hi Mary, lovely card. I've got that stamp too - an old favourite.

Carol said...

A wonderful card Mary, love the Noel stamp - it makes a fabulous focal point. Carol x

Charlene said...

So pretty!! Love how elegant this is!!!

Faith A said...

Beautiful card, love the NOEL image.

You are good to do different for each brother, I have to give the same to my, also beloved, surviving 3, 'cause I couldn't choose what to give them. Good thing to ask hubby to do it, must think of that next year LOL.

jimlynn said...

A beauty!! Very classy and elegant looking. Love the bit of embossing on here.
Lynn

Kathleen said...

Love that stamp and the gold embossing, a fabulous card.

Kath x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow that is one beautiful stamp Mary it shows up so well on the red card.
hugs
lorraine x

Jean said...

A wonderfully festive card Mary, I love the Noel stamp and the lovely shimmery colours you used.
Jean x

Diane said...

Gorgeous stamp and fun holiday design Mary.

Hugs diane

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful stamp, Mary! Can't wait to see the others!

Maxine D said...

I certainly like this version Mary - and well done on the 'save' of the die cut.
Blessings
Maxine

Liz said...

A fabulous stamp! What a beautiful card. xx

scrappymo! said...

Think this red one is my fave of the NOEL trio. Think it is the colour combo of the pop of red with the fab colours you used for the NOEL!