Thursday, November 10, 2011

Star of Wonder, Star of Night...

Lest We Forget...November 11th.  Thank you to the many of you who have served and continue to serve - fighting for freedom.  



Here we are at Friday and showing you a last beautiful set that celebrates the hope and meaning of Christmas for me.  It's a beautiful new silhouette set from Lauren Pope.  


I began by inking up the stamp with a brayer and some teal water-based ink.  You need to ink it up and lay it down quickly because water based ink beads up even on a polymer stamp.  Another way to do it is to ink up the stamp with a brayer and then lay the paper on top of the stamp, pressing and smoothing it onto the stamp with your fingers.  Craft ink, VersaMark or chalk inks all have the sticky-ness where this wouldn't be a concern, but I wanted that teal color :)   Then I inked up the stamp a second time with VersaMark ink, lining it up to the teal image and pressing down, then adding Iridescent Ice Embossing powder and embossing.   

Then I stamped up a second image of the stamp, die cutting out Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the manger, with a Labels Twenty-Two die.  Then using a matching marker to the ink, I darkened all the inked areas to deepen the color - then followed the same embossing steps to make it shimmer.  


Finally, I popped up that Spellbinders shape onto the main image matching it up to the image beneath.  The shine and shimmer looks awesome in person.  

I've paired it with the beautiful Velvet Teal ribbon, and the very elegant Toile Lurex in Silver.  

As you can see I've given the bottom some fancy edging with the Fleur De Lis Squares die, then accented the card with my new FAV Kaiser Sparklets in Sea Breeze.  

The girls will have beautiful cards to show you today...

And Don't Forget...

We have one last Mystery Blogger - be sure to comment on all the DT Girls' beautiful cards, and if you find the Mystery Blogger of the day you could be chosen to win this beautiful set!

You can also still play in the two Noon-Time Challenges listed on the Flourishes Blog and the Snowy Delights Challenge - deadline is today (Friday at 5:00 pm Eastern) 

Tommorow all the Winners will be announced in the Winner's Circle at Noon Central on the Flourishes Blog.  


The New Release Bundle is NOW AVAILABLE HERE!  For one week only you can get all the new sets at a discount, and don't forget our new beautiful die set!  

42 comments:

Luanne said...

beautiful card! Christine. love the color like a deep ocean with the sun shining it sparkles.

Luanne
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Naomi said...

Oh my, what a STUNNER, Christine! Love the teal and white colour scheme, the shimmer of the irridescent ice, and the lovely trim!

petra,s cards said...

as always a verry stunning card!!!! great colours!!
xx petra

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the teal !!!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! That's stunning Christine! Love how you esp. highlighted the manger scene! Fabulous color!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card! Love the color you used! Greetings from Anne-Elise

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Beautifully done. Love the shimmer of it ... like Luanne said, sun hitting the ocean. TFS.

Teri said...

Very pretty!

Tanya said...

this is so beautiful Christine! I love the teal and the sparkle, wow! awesome!

Emily Keaton said...

This is So beautiful, Christine! Gorgeous colors. :)

Karen W said...

Wow I love the glitz on this. Gorgeous!

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful card -- love the teal color scheme and all the shimmer of the irridescent ice!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the teal color . Thanks for sharing
Marilyn

Jayne said...

Beautiful set and beautiful card.

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Christine! I love the rich teal and all the sparkle! The trims are so beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

Christine, this card has so many surprises -- from the embossing to the die cut shape to the ribbon... wow! I bet the sparkle in real life is amazing!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Teal coloring is so rich and lovely. What a great stamp, I love manger scenes.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card beautiful colors love the set. Mary L Schreiber

flourishes said...

This is so beautiful. the color is stunning.
Jan Marie
1Flourish

Janet said...

The embossing is beautiful!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How beautiful, Christine! Love the color and shimmer. It's so elegant and lovely.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, the shimmer you have got going on here is amazing! Lovely card!

Angie Price said...

wow, the teal is never a color I think of with christmas but it looks just wonderful.

Becky said...

Gorgeous colors.

Rosemary said...

so gorgeous done in teal!! love it!

Leslie Turner said...

Love, love, love that color! Beautiful card!

Theresa said...

Love the monochromatic blues ...very elegant. Great design!!

Margaret said...

very pretty - love the color

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the embossing.

Angel said...

Goodness, can you say SPARKLE?!? Gorgeous!!

Amanda said...

WOW! Christine, this is a Stunning card! I love the color you chose and the shimmer you have! It's so eye catching and beautiful!! :)

Rebecca Johnson said...

Lovely card, Christine. I love the use of non-traditional Christmas colors. The teal is mezmerizing.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Moira said...

Wow-what a unique design and the color is so rich!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love all the tones of teal!

Denise said...

Beautiful card! I love the color! Very elegant image!
DeniseB

ecpiercy said...

Christine, what a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this technique - love the sparkle!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty in blue! I love the shimmer and sparkle! So beautiful!

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine, you have made very beautiful cards this week.
every card is different and beautiful.
great designs and decorations.

greetings karin

gg nurse said...

Such a creative, beautiful card! I so want this stamp!

Susan (rainy said...

Oh I LOVE this image!! And your card is stunning, Christine. I'm off to see the new releases right now!!

Kathy's Kountry said...

Love this set depicting the Nativity! What a refreshing set!

Leslie Miller said...

Very interesting the way you created this scene, Christine! It turned out just beautiful with all that wonderful shimmer. A truly lovely card.