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6/12/2016

Christmas Card Club - Star of Wonder

Good Morning, and it's time again for our bi-weekly Christmas Club to share some cards. This week, Zoe of Stamping Scene selected our theme as Star of Wonder.

It's been a while since I had a little brusho & spray session, so that was my first effort on getting a card ready for this challenge. Used Strathmore 140# water color cardstock, Brusho-s in Cobalt and Ultra Marine Blue. Then added some pearlized spray. Puddled all that around...drizzled some Color Burst Metallic Sky Blue & Amethyst, and finally after playing with all this, spritzed on some Lindy's Starburst Spray - in a dark blue. Sorry, don't remember the name. It was good to play.

Used these backgrounds on both the cards shared today.



 - Sue Wilson Wisemen Striplet die cut from one of the brusho backgrounds. Some silvery American Crafts glitter paper backs this. Debated whether to add a little touch of silvery wax paste over the blue, decided I best leave it alone as is.

- Another Sue Wilson border die cut twice from another American Crafts glitter pack, slightly different shade of silver than the one backing the striplet die cut. Think this border is from the SW French Collection.

Didn't have a good space for a sentiment, so used a small silver sticker at the bottom of the die cut.


- Used the darker of the brusho backgrounds to stamp a Hero Arts nativity stamp over the background, heat embossed with Ranger's Queen's Gold.

- Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Frame cut from white c/s, heat embossed 2 coats of the Queen's Gold. Placed the frame over this background, and once it was adhered, decided to leave some of the blue showing outside the frame. This is mounted on white craft fun foam.

- Sue Wilson flourish  (it's part of one of the border sets, with 3 parts to this die - and I didn't use the cutting edge - so had to hand trim parts of this). Used a white snippet, then heat embossed with 2 coats of Queen's Gold.
- the card front is embossed with a C/B geometric EF, that was used as a cushion when embossing some design paper recently. Having an extra layer of card stock under the dp, keeps the folder from 'tearing' the paper.

Again, not much space for a sentiment, so used a silver sticker, which was colored with gold pens, with a top coat of Wink of Luna Gold.

I do hope you'll check the sidebar for the links to my fellow club members, as I'm sure each will have some awesome cards to share for this challenge. Hope my Star of Wonder is what Zoe had in mind!

Thanks for popping in. Have a wonderful day. Blessings & Hugs.

53 comments:

Valerija said...

Wonderful scene on both cards. Great job!
crafty hugs
Valerija

brenda said...

Two very pretty cards Mary both in lovely colours.

Have a lovely Sunday - I mailed you.

B x

Sammy said...

Oh how lovely. I just adore the rich blue colour on both of these cards. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Mary! I love the blues in combo with the metallic accents, so perfect for a holiday card! Lots of glitter and glamour! Excellent start for this year's stash. hugs :)

Rita said...

Oh how stunning Mary. Love the bright night sky shining. Love cards like this at Christmastime. Hope All is well with You. Hugs Rita xxx

Marilyn said...

Pretty cards!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Stunning cards... Love Sue Wilson Dies...
Hugs Sylvie xx

cuilliesocks said...

Two beautiful cards Mary and just perfect for the challenge, Gorgeous background colours and beautiful die shapes. Fabulous designs, Kate x

Lisa said...

These are both stunning, Mary!! I love the designs of each one!! The colors are so gorgeous!! They are elegant and beautiful my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

These are gorgeous Mary! The recipients are going to love these, your Christmas Card Club is a great idea!

Sarah said...

Ooh, love these cards full of inky goodness Mary, the blue shades look really lovely and those Sue Wilson dies look amazing, I have one set that I really should dig out and play with xx

Pia S said...

What a beautiful blue colors, looks fantastic with silver and gold. I like a bit of these metallic colors and sparkle on Christmas cards...

Brenda said...

Wow, both of your cards are gorgeous Momma Mary! I so love the color you used of the brusho's, they made amazing backgrounds! The stamps and dies are perfect and I love your sweet little sticker "Merry Christmas". A big sentiment would have taken away from your beautiful cards. Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Mary and love that blue Brusho and pearlescent painted card you created to die cut and stamp your two nativity scenes on to and the ornate silver die cut and then the gold scalloped frame and pretty border on the second are both gorgeous. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Both the cards are very pretty, Mary! Love your Brusho's diecut scene in the first one and all this gold and the Sue Wilson flourish border in the second card!
Hugs and sorry if I'm in hurry...

dutchess said...

Two great cards Mary...and made from your fabulous Brusho creations....wonderful colour choice....love the dies....we are just in from our christening so sorry to be late commenting xxxx

Kathleen said...

Very different type of background, loving all the silver and gold and the sparkle.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful cards Mary, two lovely scenes and colours, love the die cuts too.
Hugs Pam x

Birgit said...

These are both very pretty card and love the blue colours used.

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful cards!! I love how you used the brusho! great backgrounds!!
xoxo Olga

jimlynn said...

Beautiful dies and beautiful cards! They're both so lovely.
Lynn

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and fabulous Brushos backgrounds
Carol x

Donna Hanley said...

You did a terrific job on these gorgeous colors. Two very nice cards. Enjoy the week.

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Both cards are so pretty.

Hope the week ahead is a good one for you. Sue

Donna Ellis said...

These are lovely, Mary! Beautifully painted! Hugs, de

Sheila H said...

The sparkle is so pretty on your cards, Mary. You are so artistic. As a,ways, the dies are fabulous.

Nancy Stislow said...

These are so beautiful, Mary! What fabulous die cuts you used and love that gorgeous color! You always add just the right amount of embellishing too, never distracting attention from your focal!

Patricia said...

Brilliant "scene" cards Mary, love them both.
The background colour on the second one is amazing
Patricia x

Maxine D said...

What great backgrounds Mary, isn't it fun to play!! They have made wonderful feature panels on your cards.
Blessings
Maxine

scrappymo! said...

Gosh Mary, The background you created for the second card and the piece you created for the diecut SW die on the first card are so stunning! These are two beautiful cards!

I have my eye on that sW die too...it is so lovely.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Mary! Thank you for your kind words on my blog - I'm so happy to be home and back in blogland! Your cards are beautiful! Gorgeous stamps and dies used! I especially love the gold one! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Donna said...

Wow! Two amazing cards! I love both designs. Someone will be very lucky at Christmas time. Hope you have a great week.

rachel said...

Wow these are beautiful mary...gorgeous diecutting ... really lovely xx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful background with these wonderful Nativity figures, Mary! Love those die cuts with the glitter!

Mrs A. said...

Wow Mary what beautiful stars of wonder you have produced. Love the colours you have created with your brushos. Hugs Mrs A.

Pam said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Loll said...

Beautiful and elegant cards Mary. LOVE your background with your sprays ... the colours are GORGEOUS! Beautiful paired with the intricate die-cuts and gold accents. xx

Pam said...

Thank you so much Mary for your sweet comment on my blog and for following me. I lived in Florida (Central Florida, Brevard County) most of my life and now live in North Carolina. I got into card making and blogging about 4-5 years ago. Our youngest daughter and her husband and baby live in Port St. Lucie Florida. Our oldest daughter and her husband and kids live here in North Carolina but about 3 1/2 hours from us.
People in the card making world a very nice and helpful. I have met so many nice people all over the world and have met a few. Some that I talk on the phone to regularly.
You do beautiful work. I think my favorite technique is embossing.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful cards Mary and I love the brusho effect. The border on the first is stunning really highlighting the lovely scene and the star on the second is very much that bright star followed by the kings. Glad you liked the challenge. Zx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lots of people have made two cards this time Mary like you, I found this theme very tricky so went with the anything goes option. Love both of your cards, very eye-catching designs.
Lorraine

Carol L said...

I really like how you put the first card together with that beautiful diecut underneath the main image diecut! What a fantastic combination of color and design! The 2nd one looks so regal and elegant with the gold surrounding the pretty blue colors. Great cards, both of them!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing card...just love your gorgeous images and dies! So beautiful for Christmas.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow these are two beautiful, festive cards Mary those dies, the colours and sparkle look amazing
hugs
lorraine x

Brenda in IN said...

Mary, you have really mastered the brushos. Both of these cards are just lovely. I love the gold embossed frame and the scenes of both are beautiful.

Christine Harrop said...

Oops! Forgot to leave a comment when I checked your post yesterday. I love them Mary. Possibly #1 just eases to 1st position, but it's a close run race. The blues are beautiful. Hugs Christine xx

Team Clark said...

I really love this beautiful starry scene, Mary! It's just perfect for the holiday! <3

MagsB said...

Fabulous backgrounds, Mary! Two gorgeous cards!

love Mags B x

Petra Swart said...

Both your Christmas scenes are gorgeous, Mary!!! Such great shimmer on both and I love the beautiful blues with the silver and gold!!!! So lovely!!!
Hugz

Pippa said...

Two wonderful cards Mary. I think I slightly prefer the top one with the wise men, there's something about the blue and silver combination that makes it just that little bit different.

Gerrina said...

Finally some time to do a bloground...
The first is a real original, but the second id my favorite; love the blue and embosssing! Gerrina

Greta said...

These are both so elegant & beautiful, Mary! I love your Brusho backgrounds!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very lovely cards. Beautiful colors too.

Carol said...

These are really gorgeous Mary, the colours are so opulent. Carol x
PS Sorry I'm so late commenting!