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>> Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The last day of November is usually the day I start to panic because I haven't decorated yet, bought enough presents, or made enough Christmas Cards.  This year is no different - I still need to make a bunch more Christmas cards to have enough to send out.  Here is one more down, and I think I will make a few more like it.

To start this card, I stamped the Cardinal on Branch image and colored it with Tim Holtz distress crayons, CTMH ink using a blender pen, water color pencils, and a white gel pen.  Then I stamped the new Holly Jingle Bells image twice and fussy cut both out.  I colored them with water colored pencils and distress crayons.  On one of the images, I cut only the holy out and added some SU! Dazzling Details to make the berries pop.  Next, I chalked the background rubbing a sponge on some chalk and then rubbing it all around my image and panel.  It still needed something so I used stencils and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I then rubbed some of the TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink all around the edges.  On the sentiment banner, I used the new Holly Days Christmas Greeting rubbing on a bit of the chalk so it wouldn't look so white. 

Hope you are not as late as me with your Christmas cards!




Janett Ray said...

Oh Nancy, this card is just beautiful. What a great ideal to combine these two stamps. Love the background.

Shelia said...

I agree with Janett, combining these two images is such a great idea! Love your gorgeous card! wow!!

Robin Clendenning said...

what a cool idea Nancy!! I love the two stamps together like that! Love your stenciled bg too, how pretty this is!

Sue said...

What a gorgeous card Nancy! I love how you covered the cardinal with the holly and bells - and your coloring is incredible!

Karin said...

I love the layering of images and your coloring is always fantastic! The banners sentiment is just super too!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is awesome, Nancy! I adore your fab bg & the cardinal is perfect to go w/ the silver bells. Beautiful card!

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