Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas Card times 6

Laurie has an interesting challenge for us this week, on Make It Monday.
Setting up an assembly line for our card making.

I did create 6 cards, taking my time to add the various levels and layers,
something I love to do. Total therapy for a card lover's soul!

The house is from Winter Village, stamped in the colors of our home.
From there, what scene to put my home in, was my challenge.
Simply love the Holiday Greens Borders, and dies and it's possibilities.
The tiny wreath on the door is from Home For the Holidays.
It just fit perfectly!
Here's a photo of the bg, before the die cuts were added:

First stamped the pine needles, a bit lower than the top of the card, 
so they would show under the top level, and inked the top
Using a stencil created from In the Meadow, the snowy hills
took shape.

Next came the spruce branch die, heat embossed with
Stampendous: Aged Green Embossing Enamel,
popped up with foam.

I thought of adding the berries to one corner.
Too busy? 
What do you think?

Finally the stamping, and die cuts were added, along with the
sentiment and some tiny flat sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Stickles Crystal provided the 'snow'.
I plan to spend today adding some pizazz to the inside, 
and envelopes too.
Thanks for looking at my process!

PTI Inks: Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Olive Twist,
Spring Rain, Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewel, Cocoa Bean, & Saffron Spice.



  1. This is, without a doubt, the prettiest Christmas card that I've seen this year so far. I'm wowed by your talent and by the incredible background you created. I'll PM you my address because I need to touch it and see it in person! :)

  2.!!! Spectacular cards Nancy, beautifully done!!!

  3. These are so beautiful Nancy! Your layering is amazing. I would send out these cards to friends and family in a heartbeat!

  4. This is extremely adorable! This would be my happy place, if I could live in a it!

  5. This looks like a still life from Currier and Ives! Gorgeous!

  6. Very nice! I love your idea with the layered greens !

  7. Where do I even start?! You do have my address, right? Oh my gosh Nancy...I am totally in LOVE with your beautiful Winter scene and all the layers of goodness packed into these cards! The double layer of greenery looks FABULOUS, I love the snowy hills you created with a stencil, and then the colorful scene you created with the house and all the other elements just blow me away! Absolutely lovely, lovely set of cards my friend...well done!! :0)

  8. Can I just "ditto" what Marcia said? These are so fabulous Nancy! I love the double layers of greens as well and I love that you colored the house the same as your own. What a fun personal touch. These are sooooooo darling!!

  9. Nancy, your holiday cards are just lovely! And I like the addition of the berries in the corner, I don't think it makes it look too busy at all!

  10. Really beautiful Nancy... just like one of those beautiful old fashioned cards. Cheers.

  11. Wow, you do incredibly detailed work. This is my first time visiting your site and I can't wait to click around, but I just had to write something first. Wonderful!

  12. I love this so much! And I love it with or without berries. What a gorgeous card. I'm taking a look at that Winter Village Set again.

  13. I want to be there for Christmas with the snow and berries! Wow this is stunning, Nancy!

  14. Nancy your card designs are so elegant. This winter scene is gorgeous and total piece of frameable art!

  15. Nancy truly is the most beautiful Christmas card EVER! I love it with the berries or without! GORGEOUS my dear!

  16. Your pine and spruce borders frame the scene beautifully, Nancy! It feels like a winter long ago, peaceful, quiet and just lovely! so clever to use your house colors too!

  17. Wow! You are a natural at this Nancy...your cards are just beautiful (and so much work)! Lucky recipients ;)

  18. Beautiful Nancy! So much detail.

  19. Gorgeous, Nancy! Your attention to detail is beyond comprehending. I'd love to be inside your brain to see how your artistic mind works to come up with these fabulous designs. Simply stunning work!

  20. So beautiful Nancy. Love all the layers to this gorgeous winter scene.

  21. These are stunning cards each one is a work of art.

  22. This would be an absolute knockout if it were only one card. Add the fact that you did it in MULTIPLES, and it's absolutely mind-blowing!

  23. Beautiful!!
    Another set I really want to find the time to play with! :)

  24. What an amazing set of cards. Perfect in every way. Pinned so I can try my hand at this.