Nov 4, 2016

Mary and Child Inky Christmas Card


Happy November everyone!  I'm still going at it with my Christmas card making.  I'm not sure if this card really came together as I had hoped, but the individual pieces really make me happy, so here it is.  I started by sponging Distress ink onto a tag, then stamping with an old Stampington & Company stamp.  The splashes of water add a lot of interest.  I really loved this panel!  But somehow decided not to make a tag and cut it down for this card.


I embossed the IndigoBlu vintage scroll in copper onto kraft and sponged brown over the edges.  I layered with a Fiskars punched border, sponged as well.  The pine branch dies are cut from copper kraft core paper.  I layered several flat Prima flowers together to make this one dimensional flower.  The Madonna stamp is also by Stampington.  How's your Christmas card making going?  Do tell.


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26 comments:

brenda said...

As always, a lovely creation Autumn and adore the colours on your work on the post below.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Love all the tones together on this beautiful card Autumn - I think it is a c=wonderful result. I have not started my cards yet - I tend to make them all one design each year.... mass production.
Blessings
Maxine

Lozzy said...

What a beautiful card for Christmas with those colours and your design....Hugs Lozzy x

Darlene said...

This is just gorgeous Autumn ... love your composition! Great job!

Helen Wallace said...

A wonderful amalgam of hues and textures. Love the image and the big clustered bow.

Marty F said...

This came together beautifully, Autumn! I'm sure your tag with the Madonna stamp would have been awesome, but love it on the card. The copper background is so pretty with your pink colors. Love it! Hugs :-)

Donna Ellis said...

oooh, lovely pinky-copper colors and textures in your creation, Autumn! Your soft colors, papers, ribbons, and embossing really bring the message to the front line! I love how your creations always tell a beautiful story. Beautiful indeed! hugs, de

Unknown said...

Peacefully Elegant with the lace and the beautiful embossing, the gentle colors and musical background... beautiful Autumn. Xj.

SD pooja said...

Its Beautiful ,the embossed bg looks Awesome !

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Autumn!! The texture is fabulous!! I love the beautiful Madonna image!! You've showcased it so perfectly!! The flower and the colors are gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. ~DT Janis, The Merry Christmas Challenge

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh what a stunning card Autumn, completely gorgeous with that super Stampington stamp!! I adore the way you have done the background, that copper and red colour combo are so festive and elegant!! Brilliant card!!

rachel said...

absolutely stunning Autumn - i adore this xx

Susan said...

I've been offline for awhile so have been missing your lovely creations. This card is so beautiful. The colors are stunning.

Helen Gullett said...

Wow... Autumn, this is beautiful and trully amazing. Love the message and the picture.

Jackie PN said...

Autumn, your card is absolutely stunning!! What wonderful elements you have married into this beautiful card- well done!
xx Jackie

Pawsitively Creative said...

Well, the Christmas card making in my house is basically non existent so far. I applaud how you can make cards! It always astounds me that people create these gorgeous and spectacular cards! Not sure how you do it. Cards scare me, weird I know. Your copper embossed background is stunning and the layered dies are beautiful. That Madonna image is front and center and such a lovely focal point. Beautiful my friend. Hugz to you muffin ~Niki

butterfly said...

Love the rose blush tones with the neutrals - this is really lovely.
Alison x

Vintagehandmade said...

What a stunning Christmas card, Autumn! That Madonna stamp is fabulous and you showcased it beautifully! I adore your quote and your fantastic background! The way you layered your dies is awesome and that bow is super gorgeous! Marvelous job, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! xx

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Your colors are soft while still being energetic and bold. Everything is so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge.
-Chris
SNS DT

sarascloset said...

Lovely Christmas card! I love how all your bits came together and the Vintage Scroll stamp is gorgeous! I would love to add that to my stash! Great card! Hugs! PS No Christmas cards yet! Check back with me in January! Tee Hee!

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card, everything came together beautifully xxx

Dorte said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card, Autumn, so many lovely colours and details. Thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge. Welcome back for a new fun challenge tomorrow!
Dorte x

Martina Svoboda said...

Beautiful card, so perfect colors, looks very festive and I love the vintage feel. And also the branch dies, those look great on anything. perfect job! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!
Martina

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful project filled with so much love and holiday joy! the vintage feel is amazing! :)

thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog Extra! :)

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