Thursday, October 6, 2011

Loved up Christmas

I can't believe I've actually made my hubby's Christmas card and it's only the 6th of October!

My friend Linda sent me a wonderful package of goodies including the Very Merry Christmas stamp set and embossed images of the Flower Dot Pattern - thanks again, Linda! I've been admiring the Flower Dot Pattern for a while and was delighted to get to play with it. I know the sentiment set is going to get a lot of use in the lead up to Christmas and also throughout the year by using only parts of the sentiments.

Hubby's Christmas Card
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Flower Dot Pattern and Very Merry Christmas

To start with I applied barn door distress ink to the embossed image and sprayed liberally with a water and perfect pearls mix. I love the wonderful shimmery effect of the perfect pearls but just not when I'm trying to take of photo of it! The snowflake is covered with white glitter and the chipboard heart is encrusted with red gems including a couple of heart shaped ones.

Hubby's Christmas Card - close up of the bling and sparkle.

The sentiment is stamped with barn door distress ink. I'm submitting this card into the Lily Pad Cards Bling Challenge , the Textured to Perfection Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and the current Hero Arts Challenge.

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Just showing the shimmer of perfect pearls in this photo.

My blogging is probably going to be a little bit patchy over the next little while (and it already has been for a while!), as at the moment I'm helping with organising a Christmas craft fair and trying to get some bits and pieces made for it - just need a few more hours in the day!

18 comments:

Lin said...

Beautiful, Heathr - love the snowflake and heart combined!

Maureen Morton said...

Such a lovely, shimmery card of love, Heather! Between you and Barb, you will be all ready for Christmas by Thanksgiving. Glad to hear you are doing your craft fair again this year. I enjoyed the pix from last year. I don't know how you do all you do - and so expertly!

Barb said...

This is so beautiful, Heather! Just love the red with kraft and your heart and snowflake combo looks gorgeous!

Rachel W K said...

love the shimmer, it's so beautiful! Good luck with the craft shows!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning card Heather and I love your gem heart so pretty. Good luck with your craft fair. Don't forget to post some photographs for us.

Tracey said...

SO GORGEOUS Heather!!! LOVE it!!!!

Dawn said...

stunning card Heather and good luck with your craft fair.

Brenda said...

This is so beautiful Heather! I am so glad I ordered that background stamp! Love the shimmeriness of the perfect pearls!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh Heather, this is STUNNING!! I love the kraft, red, and white combo. And your embellie is perfect! I have to get that bg stamp - it is one of HA's finest. Hugs!

Deirdre said...

Stunning Heather - love it.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Well done. The red rhinestones on the glittery white snowflake is very striking.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

So pretty! Love the snowflake with the blingy heart.

Tiffany said...

It's beautiful! Love all the shimmery and shine on this card and the snowflake looks fantastic!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is beautiful! I can almost feel the texture jumping off my screen!! Great take on the trigger!

Rina Damay said...

Stunning!

Tania A said...

Love your card, Heather! I especially love how sheeny it is :)

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Kathy W said...

Great card; I like the use of the cardboard as an accent. Thanks for the inspiration.

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