Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Finally, a new Christmas card post....

So it's been over a month since my last post because I just didn't have anything to post. I needed some time away from crafting to find a new perspective. I'm not sure I found it yet but I'm sneaking up on it.

I decided to do something totally different with my Christmas cards this year. I pulled out an old Stampendous stamp that I love but never really found the perfect way to use. It's from 2001, called His Name Tree. I stamped it in black Archival ink on watercolor paper. I used Distress inks in Crushed Olive and Gathered Twigs to watercolor the tree. A little bit of gold sparkle from a Sakura gel pen and a die cut star covered with Golden Rod Stickles was all the embellishment I added. I was so surprised that I liked how they turned out. A little rustic, definitely homemade and full of meaning.

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Each card is a little different as the watercoloring was added with a paintbrush and however it went down that's how it stayed.

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Just a simple inside message from Hero Arts Greatest Gift clear set.

I'm working on a couple more Christmas card designs so hopefully I will post them soon. I plan to be back tomorrow with a birthday card I made for my son, Andy's birthday. It doesn't seem possible that he's 30 years old today, especially since I'm just "39" myself!



  1. They are just PERFECT, Nanc! So beautifully crafted!

    Can't believe you had a baby when you were 9! Lol! :)

    Hugs to you and Happy Birthday to Andy! ♥♥♥

  2. These cards are beautiful!
    Jesus the reason for the season!!
    God bless!

  3. Lovely cards, perfect for the season. TFS ;-)

  4. such a perfect card! I would know Fran's hand anywhere! That stamp is a treasure--I've been looking that celebrates Jesus' birth more. Love what you did with it and the watercolor.

    Looks like you'll have a blessed Christmas & share that with others.

    Blessed to Bless,

  5. Nancy these cards turned out beautiful. I love anything that is water-colored. This is beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!
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  6. What gorgeous Christmas cards Nancy. A particularly beautiful sentiment as well. I have to admit to having a bit of a snort at your final sentence, Know exactly how you feel, being "39" myself and my baby turning 25 a few weeks ago!

  7. Beautiful, Nancy!! Love these cards!


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