Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Joyous Celebrations Christmas Card

Hi friends, how is your week going? Great I hope. I woke up about 7:00 to a cool sunny day. Almost chilly actually.  I made this card for the Merry Monday Challenge #27. I sure like doing these challenges but have to laugh at myself because I come across them and stamp a card like I posted last night with my Wonderfall card and it was closed all ready. Dang! Story of my life really. A day late and a dollar short. I tell you there are some things nice about a small town. My mailman just stopped in to bring my mail and wanted to know how my family visit was and I told him I had a catalog to mail to a friend and didn't want to drive into town for just that so he took it for me and will bill me. YAY! Now I can get some other work done.

 I wanted to use this Festival Of Prints DSP and the Holiday Frame on my card, so this is what I came up with. I hope you like it.  I first fussy cut out the Holdiay Frame EF but wasn't happy with it so I used the Oval Accent Die to cut it out and then I textured the frame centering it in the oval.  Then I did fussy cut the ornament in the center and added some bling with a Rhinestone. I took my sponge with the Island Indigo ink pad and went lightly over the embossed image and then sponged around the edge too. 

Here are the details: 
Stamp Sets: Joyous Celebrations
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory, Festival Of Prints DSP Stack
Inks: Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die, Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Sponge, Basic Rhinestones
I want you to know how much your comments touch my heart. I mean that and I have made some great wonderful friends by that. I hope you have a great day, Hugs, Bev 
Make sure you check out the other stampers by checking out this link:http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/ 
Here is the challenge for this week: 


  1. I love the coloured embossing on this card Bev. It gives such great texture.

  2. Wonderful card, love all the texture. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  3. Oh my gosh, I made a card with the sponging on the embossing just like you did today! Very cute center and layers! So glad you played with us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. This is so pretty...I haven't gotten this folder yet, but I can see so many possibilities for it! I love your choice of colors, too! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!!

  5. What a pretty Christmas card, Bev! Loving that new EF! Love that you sponged color on it and used some new papers! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  6. This is very pretty! Great sponging!

  7. What a great idea to sponge this beautiful embossed oval, Bev! It really brings out the pretty design. And the ornament is really pretty in the center! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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