Merry Christmas…in April?

Posted by on April 9, 2011 in Challenges, Christmas Cards, Distress inks, Perfect pearls, Stamping | 6 comments

…well why not I say!

I bought the Hero Arts “Magic of Christmas” stamp set last year, but it didn’t arrive until after Christmas and I haven’t had a chance to use it much….so I am getting in nice and early for this year! My inspiration for this card came from the very talented Joy Taylor and this was her card. I loved her layout!

I am entering this card into the new Challenge Blog, Lily Pad Cards, where Kathy Racoosin has laid down the following colour challenge.

Quite challenging considering the amount of colours! But alas, here is my Christmas creation.

And here is a close up of the stamp layering…I used a small width foam as I like the subtlety of this. You can’t see it in the photo, but I used perfect pearls on the card. I swiped the distress inks on my acrylic block and then spritzed with perfect pearls water before painting it on the bauble and the leaves with a paint brush. It is nice and shimmery in real life!


Stamps: Hero Arts ‘Magic of Christmas’ (CL462), Hero Arts ‘Holiday Messages’ (CL244)
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress ink – Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage
Card: Regal Craft Card (textured white single fold), white card
Other Supplies: American Crafts black embossing powder, white ribbon – thin width, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, foam dimensionals, Gloss Accents, Perfect pearls, paint brush, mini mister, acrylic block, blending tool

Thanks for looking! (oh and Merry Christmas!)



  1. This is beautiful. You did a great job with those colours.

  2. I love Christmas anytime of the year! Besides, if I want to get them done on time, I have to start now. Great card!! Saw you on Lily Pad and had to check it out. 🙂

  3. Well done, Marion, and now you have a card for NEXT Christmas! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  4. What a beautiful, elegant Christmas card! I love the nontraditional colors for your card. Thanks for participation with Lily Pad for The Color Throw down. 🙂

  5. wow! love that you used those colors for a holiday card! gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Lily Pad Cards! =)

  6. An awesome card Marion! Love those non-chrissy colours and in April too… I’m impressed. With all that wonderful detail this card is certainly for someone very special.

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