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Sunday 22 January 2017

Christmas Card Club- Star of Wonder/Any Star

Mid way through January, and the second of this months challenges for the Christmas Card Club, set by Maureen.
 I've done two cards, mainly because I was struggling a bit! lol.
The first one uses mainly Card-Io/Majestix stamps- The Snow Globe, trees and house are all from various sets of theirs.
 The star is a random one- no idea where it's from.
The Santa and sleigh is by Inkylicious, and comes with two versions facing opposite directions, a sentiment and a sprinkling of stars.
 The sentiment inside the oval is a small peel-off, I didn't have a stamp small enough.
 The snow globe was stamped in Silver Encore and heat embossed in Detail Silver EP, the star also stamped in silver Encore, but heat embossed with Crystal EP.
 Images stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, and Distress ink Tumbled Glass sponged for the hillsides and added with a soft brush for the sky. I'd cut out a mask for the outside of the snow globe so I could keep all the ink inside it.
 The silver foiled backing paper is from Craft Creations which I've had for ages, I think it's discontinued now.
 I trimmed down the image panel and rounded the corners, then added some silver ribbon across the top left, and some ribbon and a bow on the bottom right.

I spotted this star stamp whilst looking for a suitable one for the first card. I'm sorry to say I have no idea who made it, it's a clear stamp and I've had it for years. Again it was stamped in Encore silver, and I used two Embossing powders on it. Silver detail for the words, and a WOW! powder, one of the Chloe Endean inspired ones, called Jingle Bells, for the star. It's sort of a gold/silver mix.
 Backed it onto some gold glitter paper, then some more of the Craft Creations paper in a different colour. I also added a torn corner of some star & snowflake embossed vellum I did myself using various stamps and crystal EP. First outing for this stamp, despite how long I've had it!
 It's annoying me, as I feel I should know who made it, but the only names that keep coming to me are people who don't make clear stamps, so I know I have it wrong. Feels like it's in the back of my head somewhere though.


Christine Harrop said...

Two great cards Shaz. I really love that star stamp! Hope the name pops out of your head ... lol! Christine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two beautiful cards for our theme this time Shaz, it's a gorgeous stamp even though the name escapes you.

dutchess said...

Two super cards Shaz...love love the snow globe so clever...I just love the image inside.and the second card is elegant....xxx

scrappymo! said...

Oh Shaz, they are both so beautiful!
I do not know the name of the second stamp either...but it dies look familiar to me too. You have made it up into a lovely card...the gold and silver EP must look so lovely IRL.
The first card is so pretty. There is soluch workin this one Lots of lovely details. The snow globe stamp is fabulous and I like the way you made the inky background to showcase the stamps inside the globe.

MaryH said...

Oh my, 2 totally gorgeous cards. I love your soft stamping & sponging on #1's snow globe card. The colors look so ethereal with the softness you've given the stamped images. Also very much like the gold & silver of #2...just perfect bling for Christmas. Best wishes to you in the coming days. I'm amazed that you had time to enter the challenge....Lots of prayers coming your way that all will be well. Hugs & TFS

Rita said...

Hi Shaz. Love both cards , I'd find it hard to choose a favourite. Hope things are going ahead in February. Hugs Rita xxxx

misteejay said...

Two lovely cards Shaz.
Toni xx

Mrs A. said...

I do like that little scen you have made inside the snow globe and the second card has such impact. Good luck for February. Will be thinking of you. Hugs Mrs A.(ValeryAnne)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shaz
Two fantastic cards... I am going to look in your cheap Dies... amazing prices...
Hugs Sylvie x

Barb said...

Two super cards Shaz. I really couldn't choose my favourite. Barbxx

Carol said...

These look great Shaz, love the cute star stamp. Carol x

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