Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Merry Christmas--Merry Monday #130 and FMS 158

October 15, 2014

I am leaving on a trip to Washington D.C. in the morning!  I am so excited and will be doing a lot of sightseeing and tourist things.  I am going with my dear friend and we are going to have a blast!  With that being said, today was kind of crazy trying to get everything finished at home that needed to be done before I leave.   I did find a few minutes to sneak in my craft room.  I wanted to make a card and decided to link it up with two of my favorite challenges.  

I used the fabulous sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge theme, "Silent Night!"   I am always inspired by these amazing design team members and I hope you will stop by their blogs for inspiration!




I am using a Stamp Set that has never been inked!  It is retired, but it is part of the "Best of Christmas" set.  I hope you will enjoy my card.  Nothing says "Silent Night" to me like the Nativity.



The base card is Smokey Slate (5 1/2" X 4 1/4").  I layered Night of Navy and Smokey Slate on the next three layers.  I used the Stars Decorative Mask from Stampin' Up! and embossing paste to create the "Silent Night!"  



I added another layer of Whisper White and Night of Navy to make the focal point.  I stamped the Nativity in Momento Black and used my Stampin' Up! Blendabilities to color the scene.  I adhered a punched border on the left side to accent the image.  A strip of silver ribbon was the finishing touch.  I also stamped Merry Christmas (Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set) to complete the card.  I felt the Nativity spoke volumes, so I did not add any other bling.  


Please leave a comment if you have a minute.  It really means a lot to me!  I love to hear from you!

If you have any questions, please contact me at: Claire.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin!
Claire





18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful Christmas card. I love all the stars and the beautifully colored Nativity. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jen! I had fun making this card! XX

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  2. Have fun in DC Claire, I was there with Stampin' Up! demo's a few weeks ago and had a great time! The layers on your card look great and love the stamped image! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you very much, Debbie! I have never been and I am so excited! So nice to hear from you! XX

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  3. Have a great trip! Your card is terrific - love the stars!

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    1. Thank you very much, Linda! Great to hear from you! XX

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  4. Love this, Claire! It is a perfect representation of Silent Night for sure! Have fun in DC! I'll be wavin' atcha! Thanks for playing with my Merry Monday challenge this week!

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    1. Thank you very much, LeAnne! I had a blast in DC. I saw you waving! XX

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  5. Sweet! I love all your little stars. I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation. : )

    Patti

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    1. Thank you very much, Patti! So glad you visited my blog! XX

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  6. Very fun design Claire.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you very much, Diane! So happy you visited my blog! XX

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    1. Thank you very much, Jodi! Love to hear from you! XX

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  8. Love this card Claire! That little nativity is just perfect and I love the grunge splatters on the background. The embossing paste stars on the navy complete the scene perfectly. Hope you had a great time in DC!

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    1. Thank you very much, Joanne! I had fun making this card! XX

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  9. Just beautiful! I love this combination of image and texture! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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    1. Thank you very much, Narelle! SO nice to hear from you! XX

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