Monday, October 28, 2013

Blue Christmas

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.

I have two 'Blue' Christmas cards today, using beautiful stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.  I used the new Reindeer Landscape set for the card below along with a couple of beautiful Memory Box Dies.



I used a favourite Dylusion ink combo (Calypso Teal, After Midnight & White Linen) on the background.  I stamped the trees from Reindeer Landscape with Deep Purple Archival Ink and added lots of glitter.    Believe also from Reindeer Landscape, was stamped with black Versafine Ink.   I used Memory Boxes Dies - Deer Trio & Snowflake Corner (they cut like a charm!) with black cardstock.    The Deer Trio is great as the bottom doesn't cut so you can cut to whatever shape you need for your design.    I added lots of glitter to the trees and snowflakes.



I used the new Fancy Flourishes clear set along with an older favorite Christmas Flourish for the card below.



The above background was created with the same three Dylusion Ink Sprays.    I spritzed a little water to blend, blotted with a paper towel roll and added a little sea salt before it was dry to create 'stars' in the ink.  When dry, I used TCW stencil - Star Fall with Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and white Acrylic Paint.

I stamped the Flourish from the new Fancy Flourishes set with Salty Ocean Distress Ink around the border of the background.    The sentiment from Bold Christmas Words and the Christmas Tree from Christmas Flourish were stamped with Black ink.   I added stickles to the tree. 

Thanks for your visit and have a great day!
Shirley

35 comments:

Karin said...

Wow fabulous christmascards, the colors are gorgeous! Very inspiring!
Have a great week! Groetjes karin

maria's knutselplezier said...

Woow, what a gorgious card dear Shirley, I really love the colours and the image, it's just my thing!!!

Greetings
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful cards, love the colours and the stamps you have used. Valerie

Jeannette said...

OOohh WOw shirley,loove your both christmas cards,its very amazing colors and backruond,love the deers.

Greetings Jeannette

chrissies said...

Both wonderful cards with terrific backgrounds

Chrissie x

Elaine said...

Great cards Shirley, love those vibrant blue backgrounds. The deer in black silhouette and the flourish are a lovely foil to the vivd background. Hope you are fine, we have had a dramatci storm overnight, but no damage here thankfully. Elaine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, two stunning Christmas cards Shirley. I love your backgrounds, as always, blue makes such a lovely change to the traditional colours of Christmas. Super die cuts too.

My knee is feeling a lot easier at the moment, I'm glad to say. I felt so stupid at the time.

Sue x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful x-mas cards Shirley.. I love them !

brenda said...

Beautiful colours and design as always a super creation.

B x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wow Shirley, love the colorful fabulous christmas cards, wonderful background and stamps combination.
I wish you a nice week,
big hugs Anja

aussie aNNie said...

Out of this world Shirley, love the vibrancy of this card...I am still practicing using my dylusions.xxx

Gerrina said...

Beautiful cards in beautiful colours! The new stampset is perfect on the first background! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Lindeke said...

What a wonderful Christmas card Shirley! The trees look so beautiful behind the reindeers. And I love the not so traditional colors. Gr, Linda

Nan G said...

Stunning cards! I'll bet they really shimmer and sparkle IRL.

sheila 77 said...

Hello Shirley, I am running out of superlatives to comment on your cards. Is this one the best yet, I wonder? I enlarged it and saw all your lovely sparkle effects and I do like the diamond mountains. Of course you have the very best crafting assistant to help you, that makes a difference.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW WOW This i awesome Shirleey. Beatiful stamps, combination and I love the fantastic colors.
Lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Darnell J Knauss said...

I know I keep saying this, Shirley, but I would love to live in the land of these stunning cards! Such brilliant, brilliant skies and backgrounds you create. Both of these are stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hello
Both are so elegant but with the reindeer card you brought a sense of the majestic to it also.
Gorgeous creations.
Wishes
Lynne

Donna Ellis said...

a wonderful title, Shirley, for your beautiful fantasy Christmas settings! Everything you make has an element of magic to it, and these two cards are especially lovely and magical! hugs, de

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

blue Christmas card!never saw something like this!Artistic card!
Shirley,I am learning new background technique from your every post!

Patricia said...

I love the blue Christmas!!!!
Greetz Patricia

LonettA said...

Your blue christmas cards are amazing! I love this wonderful blue colored background. Also I like the way you created this wonderful cards! Very nicely done!

Paula (PEP) said...

My eye was really caught by your final one & how it creates the sense of a blustery snowstorm. The scene created with the deer is especially striking with your use of the black against the vibrant background colours.
Paula (PEP)

Sophie said...

Traumhaft schöne Weihnachtskarten.
Ich liebe sie beide.
Die Blautöne sind wundervoll.
Es wirkt alles sehr geheimnisvoll.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie

Wendy McCarthy said...

Such beautiful, atmospheric cards Shirley! Love that deer trio. xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great cards Shirley...but I can't help it, the first one is my absolute favorite...stunning card!

Eifelwicht said...

Wow Shirley, your cards are always beautiful, but these are really vibrant!

Corn Dena said...

supermooie kaarten
kunst

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards.

friemelchen said...

Fantastisch diese intensiven Blautöne, die Karten sind wunderschön!!!
lg Uli

Annie said...

Wonderful colours and stunning layers Shirley:-)

I love the dies you have used and the background is fabulous

Annie x

SLScheibe said...

Wow! Those backgrouds are just fantastic! They really make the black art stand out so well. Gorgeous cards!

MaryH said...

Gracious, this color combo in your sprays was just so beautiful with the themes you chose for each card. The MB Deer family were great with this background. I'm really liking that Starfall stencil...off on a hunt now. Loved the tree from that new set too. Stunning cards, both of them. Gotta try that sea salt thing too. TFS & Hugs

Shona said...

I was so busy showing this to my friends that i forgot to leave a comment. But I guess it doesn't matter because I have long since exhausted my vocabulary of words to descibe how much I like your work.So all I've got is... The deer card makes me happy!!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley! I love this card, especially the colours and the design! Beautiful! You are sooo talented!
'lieve groetjes, Saakje'