Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Greetings

Hello my crafty friends:

One of my crafty pals I got to know on line via the Hero Arts Flickr group and I did a card exchange. I'd sent her this card, and you could see the beautiful one she sent me here on her blog watermarks.  Is n't it lovely!?

Christmas is still one week away, but I don't think it's too early to send you a Christmas greeting right?!  So I'd like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a joyful holiday season with this holiday card!

I kept it rather simple, hoping to achieve a CAS design.  The cutting die is the Fancy Happy Holiday from Poppystamps (which I've won from their November new release blog blitz giveaway, thanks so much Poppystamps!).

On the background, I used the Speckles stencil from the Tim Holtz Collection, some homemade embossing paste, and EC's Silk Microfine Glitter (Cool Diamond) to create the illusion of falling snow.

The ornament is from the Hero Arts - Magic of Christmas clear stamp set.  I stamped and coloured with Copics and add Candy Cane stickles.

And I would like to link it up to some challenges:

Poppystamps Challenge #3 - Sparkle and Shine.

Simon Says Winter Inspiration.

CASology #126 - Snow.

Shop Our Stash #181 - Red Alert, my stash item is the ornament stamp.

Die Cut Diva's December Challenge - Snow and Christmas/Holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by!  May you experience the magic of the season!!  Hugs!


joy said...

Hi, Cindy! This is a gorgeous card - love your embossed background. Merry Christmas to you!

Arlene said...

I love the way you hung the ornament from the "s" in holidays. Don't you just LOVE the Elizabeth Craft Design's microfine glitter!

Wonderfulpatterning of glittery snow.

So glad you're joining us at Die Cut Divas' for December's challenge.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Very gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!!!

Kara Lynne said...

You made your own embossing paste! Wow! This is a beautiful card, Cindy, I love that die and especially the background you created!

Chana said...

Beautiful CAS designf, so very nicely executed. Thanks for accepting the RED ALERT Challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Maureen Morton said...

Thanks, Cindy and Merry Christmas! Great texture on this beauty....and beautiful contrast. Have a Happy!

Deepti said...

The embossed BG looks fab with bold red sentiment :)

Michelle N. said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Love the texture, the red sentiment, and the ornament hanging from the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Snow Challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

Thank you for your sweet Christmas wishes, Cindy! I love your sparkly snowy background and the font of your sentiment is divine! Love the charming ornament, too!
Wishing you a happy holiday with your family!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely card, your swap friend will enjoy it!

Jingle said...

This is lovely! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Have a wonderful holiday!

Leslie Hanna said...

I really like that little ornament hanging from the sentiment! Thanks for joining our Red Alert challenge at Shopping Our Stash!