shabby blue and white christmas card 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

Monique Cards

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas today! ¬†As my gift to you, I have one last Christmas Card to share ūüôā ¬†I don’t know why, but I love using blue at Christmas…and on this card, I like the contrast between using non-traditional blue and the vintage feel of this card. ¬†This is another 5″ x 7″ card, and I doubled matted it like all of the others I have shown over the last several days. ¬†I distressed the edges of my mat and “wallpaper” and inked the mat using Gathered Twigs distress ink direct from the ink pad.

Blue and White Holiday Lamppost Christmas Card

I chose to do this card a little differently in the sense that the sentiment is not the main focal point of the card. ¬†Instead, I die cut a Tim Holtz Holiday Lamppost from light weight chipboard and embossed it using the Fran-t√°ge Aged Black embossing enamel by Stampendous. ¬†I absolutely love the texture of this embossing powder…yes, I did say texture! ¬†This embossing powder/enamel has a bunch of different sized granules in different colors. ¬†The main color being black with gold.

Before adhering the lamppost to the card, I did add some frosted film by Tim Holtz where the lamp is. ¬†I chose to leave the backing on the film because I did not want to see the design on the “wallpaper” through it…I just wanted the texture ūüôā ¬†I then added fine green glitter to the holly leaves and glued three SS16 Siam Flat Back Glass Rhinestones in the center of the leaves for the berries.

I then¬†glued a Bronze Snowflake Metal Filigree Embellishment (#203-B) near the bottom of the lamppost and layered a sentiment I embossed using¬†one of the stamps from the Tim Holtz Festive Sounds stamp set. ¬†I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze embossing powder. ¬†Finally, I scattered a couple small snowflake charms from the Jingle Bells Tibetan Charms Collection around the right side of the sentiment and added a Bronze Corner Metal Filigree Embellishment (#731-B) in the upper right corner of the card to add some balance.

I hope you enjoyed the last card of the season, and again hope you have a fabulous day with friends and family.  Thanks for popping by on this special day!

ButterBeeScraps Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz – Festive Sounds Stamp Set
  • Tim Holtz – Holiday Lamppost Bigz Die
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Midnight Bronze Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous –¬†Fran-t√°ge Aged Black Embossing Enamel
  • Tim Holtz – Frosted Film
  • ¬†Tim Holtz –¬†Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

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