Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vintage Merry Christmas

Happy Sunday!

We are relaxing this weekend and taking a much needed break just hanging out at home. Hope you've had a good weekend too. I did a little crafting last night but needed to wait for glue to dry before I could finish my project. So now I'm ready to share it with you.

On this card I used the cracked glass technique except that I cheated and used crackle finish glue. I colored the image with Copics and then applied the glue and waited until this morning for it to dry fully and work it's crackle magic. It does cause some Copic ink to bleed, specifically the red, but I still like the final result.

On my finished card I have used the new Very Merry designer paper available now at Whimsy. These papers were designed by Crissy and Ann, exclusively for Whimsy Stamps. This piece has beautiful poinsettia flowers along the edges with a cream background. The flowers are the same as the one from the Vintage Christmas stamp set and were hand colored by Crissy and then Ann used them to create the final layouts. I distressed the edges with a tool and then embellished with lace and ribbon and this big beautiful gardenia flower.

This card fits the challenges at:
I Did It Creations - traditional Christmas colors
2 Sisters - Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
Elephantastic - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in traditional colors
Crafty Catz  - paper tearing
Fairy Tale - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Paper Play - ribbon, lace and flowers

If you missed out on the Whimsy blog hop, you still have a few days to join in for a chance to win some prizes including the grand prize of all 6 new stamps, a ticket die, and the new papers! Click HERE to start hopping!

Tomorrow starts week three of our Whimsy Anniversary Celebration and we will focus our attention on the custom design offerings at Whimsy. All custom rubber and custom digital designs will be 20% off for next week only!

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday evening and a great start to your week tomorrow!


cheryl said...

oh this is gorgoues hun I love the crackle effect,it makes it so dimensional and I love that hugs cheryl xxxx

Deb said...

this is so stunning Denise, love the cracked glass effect and the angel looks fabulous, love the new papers too! hugs Debx

Jill said...

Lovely lovely card Denise, so perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this week and hope to see you at the next challenge. Jill

Annette22 said...

what a great card, wonderful image

thanks a lot for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Jeanette said...

Beautiful card. So much beauty to take in. Love it. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Denise, love that sweet image.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card the ribbon added to the lace and the gorgeous gardenia really finish off the card and the angel is very pretty.
Thanks for taking part in this fortnights Ellephantastic challenge.
Elle DT


Hi Denise
A beautiful thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Anonymous said...

Hello your card is stunning.
The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Riet said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Suzie said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie xxx

darling Ho said...

What a beautiful card! The color you used is pretty! All the details are perfect!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

PokSa said...

Beautiful card. And a fantastic style.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Mary J said...

What an amazing card - so elegant!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss! Hope you can share more inspiration at our next challenge!

Mary J x

Cecelia said...

Hello there Denise;0) This is absolutely beautiful! I so need to try that cracked glass technique. Evert time I see it, it looks great. Love the poinsetta too! Hope you are having a great start to a new week. Take care;0)

Cecelia B

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, denise. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

stampingandstitching said...

Wow gorgeous card, Denise! Beautiful design and details! Your crackled panel looks fab! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week:)

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Denise! Fabulous technique and the paper. I love the lace and the flower.

Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges. :)

hugs, Vanja

Kat said...

This is beautiful Denise. Love the crackle effect and that gorgeous flower. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Vanja said...

Hi Denise! It's me again!
Thank you for joining us at CCT,too! :)

Hugs, Vanja

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

So gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Play! :)

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful image. I love the background paper that you pick. Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

Unknown said...

Lovely card, really glad you joined IDIC challenge this week! Hugs from sweden!

Helen Laurence said...

What a lovely card thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic. Best of luck. Hugs x


Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

Brenda Dean said...

Beautiful angel and a beautiful card!