Friday, September 7, 2012

Christmas Star

This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down one post
or click HERE for 'Heart of Flowers.'

I managed to squeeze in a little more crafty time today, and made a Christmas card so that I can play in the Merry Monday Challenge:


Here is the sketch:


These tiny pennant stamps are from a Just Rite set called O Christmas Tree, which I bought from Overstock.com several months ago.  I stamped, colored and trimmed each one out, then glued them to the back of some nested circle dies.  The snowflake is from the same set.


The black punched wide border needed a little somethin' extra, so I added a piece of retired specialty paper from Stampin' Up!.  It's matte black and high gloss black stripes.  And please don't look too closely at the coloring of those tiny pennants:  my vision has changed, and I cannot see close-up so well anymore, even with my contacts.  ;-)  Time for those magnifying glasses!


Thanks for coming by today, and thanks to those of you who left such lovely comments on my Heart of Flowers card (next post down).  It makes my heart happy to read what you have to say!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: O Christmas Tree - Just Rite; Holiday Sayings - Hero Arts; Punched Tin - Market Street Stamps
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, black patterned - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Sahara Sand - SU
Fibers: white cotton twill (from packaging); red sheer ribbon
Other: pearls; circle dies - Spellbinders; Copic markers; Lattice Edge punch - Martha Stewart

25 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

I have noticed a change in my vision in the last month too so get me some of those magnifying glass too! I looked closely anyway and didn't see a thing wrong. Love this idea - so creative and so pretty! Wonderful card. Hugz!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun pop of color against the neutrals! Looks fabulous :)

Maria said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, Colleen! So elegant and classy! Wanna borrow my magnifying glass? I usually get it out when coloring with my copics!:-) A very lovely card with great color! Take care, hugs!

LeAnne said...

I love this! I love the way you colored the pennants....I call that "loosely watercolored"!!! I remember when I needed glasses AND contacts....then the contacts got more & more uncomfortable. Now it's only glasses, but I have to take them OFF to do close work! CRAZY! This is a lovely card, and I think that BG stamp is wonderful! Thanks for playing along this week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee those pearls and love love love the colors!!!!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Colleen this is a real STUNNER! The red and green are beautiful against the rich dark brown.

Kylie said...

This is beautiful, Colleen. Absolutely beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Colleen! LOVE that medallion/ribbon combo! And the black background sets it off beautifully!

Lisa said...

What a pretty little Christmas badge this is and it really pops on the strip of black. Gosh I know what you mean about coloring the tiny stuff LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

The colors really pop. How fun! You could put another pearl in the middle of the medalion. I, for one, think your coloring is amazing!

Chris R. from Iowa

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I cannot believe it's time to think of Christmas! FUN card---love the ribbon!

~Tammy~ said...

Very pretty! I have not had crafty time just cause so I am now wayyyyy behind in my Christmas pile. I was doing pretty well too! Oh well, there's always boxed cards!

Linda R said...

What a wonderful Christmas card you have here. Love the design of your star.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Hugs~

Mrs. Croghan said...

Wow Colleen, this is stunning, I love your colouring! It looks so cool!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Love the main image with all those pearls! Awesome ribbon tails and punched border!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Terry said...

I love the use of pennants for the wreath look. And the pearls are lovely!

Hugs,

Terry (FD)
Merry Monday

Annette said...

wow this is stunning...the added pearls are so perfect...I love it.

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card, I love the papers and colours your used and the pearls are wonderful.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, so stunning!! Your medallion and ribbons look quite festive. Oh, and I can relate to the changing vision--me, too! It's such a downer to realize it's happening, but helps knowing I'm not alone ;)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful find, Colleen! It made a perfect Christmas star! It's so good to see you again at Merry Monday!

Leslie Turner said...

Hi Colleen! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! I've gotten way behind on blog stalking! I tried to visit your blog the last time you left me a comment but couldn't see any pictures, only text, so I didn't leave a comment. We can thank either satellite internet, Chrome or Google... not sure which! But anyway I can see your lovely Christmas card this time. You're smart getting a head start!
Hugs,
Leslie

Benzi said...

Ooh, la, la...love this card. What a great idea you came up with to do this fabulous creation. I love your pennants and sure it took a while to get it made, but well worth it.

yyam said...

Oooh....this is soooo pretty! Love the mix of elements and patterns! :)

Shirley said...

Christmas gorgeous!!!

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