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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Friends Blog Waltz


This is my card for the November Waltzingmouse Stamps Friends Blog Waltz, where the theme is Christmas.  I used one of my favourite stamps, St Nicholas from their Nutcracker Sweet set.  Aiming to make a clean and simple card I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed it silver.  The peace sentiment and tiny snowflakes are from the same stamp set.  To make the dove I used a stamp from the Text It set, heat embossed with a shimmery blue powder on white card then and ran it through the Cuttlebug with a Sizzix die.  I cut a second dove from pale blue vellum, layered both together and attached them to the top of my card using foam pads.  I used a pale blue Sakura gel pen to colour in a couple of sections of the image and finished the card off with 3 clear and 2 blue faux gems.

21 comments:

Vera said...

This image looks gorgeous silver-embossed! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia Aston said...

Love your pretty shaped card and the lovely embossing!

Sandy said...

Oh wow Denise this is beautiful.
So gorgeous card.

Kelly S. said...

Oh what a cool design! I love the triangular shape with the dove on top...and that Nutcracker image looks so sweet on this! Great job!

Antje said...

Clever solution to emboss in silver and a good looking too! (I did not get this set, because I am not good in colouring!) Love the triangle shape - very creative!

www.injoystampin.com said...

I love heat embossing, one of my favs. Thanks so much for sharing. Robyn

Joanne Gilch said...

Lovely card...so different!

Belinda said...

What a fun shape and the lovely dove on the top of your card! So pretty! And the embossing really makes the nutcracker stand out!

Monique said...

Love this CAS look :) The embossing really pops out this nutcracker... So Festive :)

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet project

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply gorgeous! The Nutcracker looks stunning embossed with silver and the lil' rhinestone accents are a nice touch!

Pauline said...

Lovely CAS card, love the little dove and the sparkly gems.

Jen said...

Don't you just LOVE the sparkle that silver embossing powder gives? I know I do.
Thank you for sharing your card creation.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Your clean and simple creation provided outstanding results...this is truly striking. Love the embossing and the gemstones...such a wonderful addition.

Nerina said...

Love the monochromatic look with the shimmer - very elegant!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love that you embossed him and the bling is a great touch. Nice!

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely love the unique shape and clean design! The silver and blue just pop off that white background. Very pretty! :)

LaurieJ said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the silver embossing.

Sandie said...

What a beautiful creation. Love the heat embossing and the CAS design.

Ren-Yi said...

great embossing. and i love the non-traditional card shape. just stunning.

Beryl said...

A lovely elegant card and nice to see a different shaped card too.
Beryl xx

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