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5/29/2016

Christmas Card Club - Carols

Good morning, and welcome to another Christmas Card Club post. This week our bi-monthly challenge theme (#11) was chosen by Rita, of RMG Creations. Rita selected Christmas Carols.

In the stash, I found some music score paper with the song Jingle Bells, (not a traditional carol, but none-the-less a Christmas carol of sorts). Somehow I managed to cover up the left side where the title shows, but it IS the score of Jingle Bells (at least that's what it says! I don't read music so really wouldn't know LOL).

 
 
The background paper started as a white & black music score. Sponged DI Fossilized Amber to create a more vintage look. Added DI Antique Linen around the corners & edges. To create more depth, DI Tea Dye applied to the corners  around the edges of the paper, keeping the darker color minimal.  Lastly, sponged DI Iced Lemonade at the very center to create a golden glow. Distressed the edges with the Tonic paper tool. Darkened the edges with Vintage Photo.

- PBlack wooden Christmas motif stamp was inked with Versamark, heat embossed with Rangers Gold detail powder. Parts of the image did not show well, so added an embellishment over that.

- Impression Obsessions Carolers Die cuts inked with Versamark, then heat embossed with Rangers Detail Gold Powder. This gold is not as vivid a gold as my favorite Queen's Gold.

- Cottage Cutz Vintage Bells diecut from white, colored with copics. This cuts as 2 pieces. Added some glossy accents to the ribbon and bells after coloring. The Jingle Bells seemed to work with the song title.

- white card base was inked at the edges with versamark, heat embossed with Gold Detail EP.

Hope you will take time to visit my fellow team members, whose blogs are listed on the side bar, and see how they were inspired by Rita's Christmas Carols theme.

For my USA friends, let's not forget that tomorrow is our Memorial Day holiday, when we remember those who have died for our freedom while serving in the country's armed forces.

As always, thanks for coming to visit, and I hope you will have a most pleasant Sunday. Blessings & Hugs

53 comments:

dutchess said...

Wow what a background ...just love it Mary....and those carollers are fab!....
and the bells....wonderful card xxxxx

Rita said...

Good Morning Mary. Love your Jingle Bells card, I can see the work you have done to create the vintage look. Funnily enough I love vintage Christmas cards and I too have gone for vintage. Thank you so much for joking me in this challenge. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love the background, and the cute bells.
Have a good day
Patricia x

Sammy said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card. You did a great job on the background, and I just adore the jingle bells. I'll take your word for it that the score matches the theme... I do read music, but can't see enough of it to work it out, lol. x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Christmas card and the bells and yellow colours are stunning.xx{aNNie}

scrAPpamondo said...

A perfect Christmas card, Mary! Love your vintage background, you have had so much care with it, have made a great blended inking! The bells look great on the pine branch and the sparkling carolers are amazing!
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Christine Harrop said...

Jingle bells is definitely a Christmas song and those bells are great.Fabulous background Mary. Hugs Christine xx

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous!! Love the background!

Mrs A. said...

Well it is certainly music . My card has unidentified music on it too. It took me ages to work out which way wash end up!! Your card fits Rita's challenge perfectly. Sorry I haven't replied to your emails. Hotmail blocked my account and it took 3 goes before they reinstated my account. Now I can't write new messages or reply to any in my inbox. Can't even reply to their email telling me they have reinstated my account to say no you haven't . So stale mate at the moment. Anyway help your self to the winners badge and you can also take the top 3 badge as well. .
P.s. I can get incoming emails. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, fantastic card, I love your background with the music score and the bells are lovely. Super dies of the carol singers, it all goes so well together and a pefect card for the challenge, Kate x

Pat said...

This is beautiful Mary and the all the brown shades look lovely on the music background and really give it a vintage feel, and the prettily coloured and embossed images look great and finish the card perfectly. x

Veerle said...

Love your background Mary looks fab.
Hugs Veerle x

Carol L said...

I love how warm a Christmas card feels whenever it's done on a piece of sheet music. Great idea to put the pine branch on top with those pretty jingle bells and carolers! This card just sings Christmas to me!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE the vintage feel of this one Mary! The music score as a background for those carol singers is inspired! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Barb said...

Wow Mary I just think this looks fantastic. I love how you've made the background and those bells on the pine bough are beautiful. A lovely idea to add the little children, adorable. Barbxx

Greta said...

What a fun theme (love Christmas Carols!) & a beautifully crafted card, Mary!

Birgit said...

What a beautiful vintage looking card. I love the music sheet as the background the the bells in the front. Just wonderful!

Valerija said...

Love your card. Wonderful card and wonderful background.
Valerija xx

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Mary!! I love the music sheet background!! The carolers are so cute!! This is so beautiful my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Hi Mary, A lovely card. i really like the use of the sheet music.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

rachel said...

such a lovely card Mary - really fabulous - love the music sheet and the bells are just great! Lovely card! Big hugs rachel x

Sarah said...

What a lovely card Mary, a real olde worlde vintage feel to this xx

Inkyfingers said...

You've taken a plain piece of music paper and created a wonderful Christmas card Mary. Your inking skills are amazing!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card, perfect for the theme. I love the golden silhouette children carolling and lovely music paper background.
Lorraine

Anita in France said...

What a deliciously nostalgic, vintage feel to your fabulous card, Mary ... the glowing, softly sponged musical background sets off the die cuts beautifully! Hugs, Anita :)

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Mary, love the bells and the Carollers and the colour of the background.
Happy Memorial Day to you, probably over by the time you get this. It is what we call Spring Bank Holiday here, all the banks and a lot of shops are closed and the children and some firms shut for a week.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas card Mary, love the background and gorgeous die cuts.
Pam x

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, I love all the texture on this beautiful card! The layered die cuts, the silhouettes and all the sparkle make this one gorgeous! The music background looks wonderful with these elements! What a fabulous design on this!

scrappymo! said...

This card looks fab! So mych texture and as always, lots of intricate steps that lead to a fabulous finished product!

I like those Carollers...have not seen that die before.

I LOVE your jingle bells...they look great!

Loll said...

Love the texture and depth you have with your layered design Mary. The music score background is just perfect with the carolers. Love the pretty bells on the branch. xx

Donna Ellis said...

How beautifully done, Miss Mary! I love the golden hues, and vintage image and textures. Wonderful! Hugs, de

Maxine D said...

Wonderful card Mary - love the 'golden glow' and the way you used the embellishment :-) I have a friend who says we don't make mistakes, we just give ourselves opportunities to embellish!
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW Mary, great details in this card, love the images and the bells. Great idea to colour the background music paper, it all works so well together.
Faith
x

Donna said...

Mary this is gorgeous. Love those children's silhouettes. Beautiful design. Have a wonderful Memorial Day and a great week!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a brilliant card.
I love your very fab design of this.
All that super inking of the musical background is wonderful.
Love how you have embossed the die cuts also.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful vintage card Mary, I love the bells and the carolers look wonderful with the silver embossing, it makes them stand out beautifully! Hugs, Anne xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous textures Mary!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing Christmas card...just love your glittery carolers and your pine sprig with those jingle bells...just as festive as can be.

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous, festive scene Mary I love the three images and musical background it is splendid
hugs
lorraine x

Sheila H said...

Your card has so many wonderful elements, Mary. Your design is flawless. The carolers really pop. And I love the music paper - perfect!

Team Clark said...

So pretty and festive, Mary! Do hope you enjoyed a lovely Memorial Day weekend. Big hugs, Autumn

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love how you colored the background music script paper - it gives the idea of candlelight!Love that carolers die cut, I thought you had stamped them in Versamark and heat embossed in gold! Beautiful sprig of pine with the added baubles. Fabulous Christmas card.

Charlene said...

Hi Mary! Such a wonderful jingle bells card!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful Christmas card Mary!!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card love the bells and and music background
Carol x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really well done, Mary! I love how your sponging made the design look pretty and vintage! Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

This is so festive, Mary! Love the jingle bells with the music score and the carolers singing! Now I have an earworm. Dashing through the snow.....

Zoe Tant said...

fabulous festive carol card Mary. Love the sparkly bells with pine. Sorry I'm late commenting. Zx

Pippa said...

I like this card, Mary, and love the way you have coloured the background paper. I would never have guessed it started as just black and white!

Olga Fink said...

It's a gorgeous card Mary! such a beautiful design!
xoxo olga

Sandy said...

Wonderful Christmas Card Mary -- I cannot believe I did not see this until now. I am going to take your advice - I am so far behind I have to just delete, delete and delete! Then apologize!
Sandy xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card. I like the those big jingle bells diecuts decorating your scene. Very lovely.

Carol said...

A wonderful take on the theme Mary, love the dies you've used. Sorry I'm so late commenting...will meet myself coming back soon! Carol x