Friday, December 5, 2014

{SS} In the Spirit of Christmas

Good morning-
I'm back today to share a gorgeous card  I made using the "Chalk Board Technique" which I completely love.  I know that black is not really a color used most often for Christmas cards, but I just could't help myself.
For my card today, I am using "Madonna and Child Stained Glass" and "Merry Christmas" sentiment; which have all been heat embossed with "White Detailed Embossing Powder".  I then took the SweetStamps white dye ink and with a q-tip, added the white detail above the head of the image and around the sentiment.  I then distressed the edges.

I try not to make 6x6 cards, simply because I do not have the envelopes for them, but I could't resist adding more and more detail to the card.  That is a rare occurrence for me too, since I like to keep my cards clean and simple, but not over ally simple.  I added the candy dots on the left hand corner and and gorgeous clusters of flowers. 
 I would like to share this card in the following challenge(s): 
(I used both 3 different embellishments: candy dots, flowers and bling; as well as three different patterned papers)
(Die Cut (Star), Rubber Stamps(image and sentiment) and bling)

Nazeema "Calypso" Thompson


  1. Delighted you chose to share your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments Calypso! I really like the white dye ink you applied with the q-tip - that is a nice touch! Also like the Candi dots, the doily and the lace - kind of a vintage - contemporary mix!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#121 – Holiday Bingo]
    RubberMAD (

  2. Fabulous card, I love this! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!
    Mandy x (Aud Sentiments DT)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card, I love all the elements, thanks for joining in our challenge at Alphabet.

    Pat xx

  4. Quite beautiful! Beautifully done.

  5. WOW this is gorgeous!! I love that image and all of your different papers, gorgeous embellishments too! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  6. Swooning- this is just too Gorgeous!!! LOVE!!!