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:

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

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

    Greetings
    Maria

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

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

    Greetings Jeannette

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  5. Both wonderful cards with terrific backgrounds

    Chrissie x

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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

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  9. Beautiful colours and design as always a super creation.

    B x

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. 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

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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. I love the blue Christmas!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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)

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

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie

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

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

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

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

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  29. Wonderful colours and stunning layers Shirley:-)

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

    Annie x

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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!!

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

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