The City Sparkles At Christmas

We are now past the half-way mark for The Stampsmith Challenge, with December’s theme of Shimmer, Sparkle and Shine. The first sample I shared with you made use of a stamp from Christmas Card Sheet #1, once again I return to this stamp for the card and tag I am sharing here.
If you are joining us at the challenge please remember that you must include at least one of The Stampsmith stamps in your artwork.
This card has lots of Shimmer, Sparkle and Shine with the aid of Sakura Stardust pen, glass glitter, pearl drop and a shimmery fabric flower.I stamped the image onto pattern paper. With photo real stamps I always say it is trial and error as to what surface you stamp onto. Some photo real stamps will not give you a decent impression on anything other than the required cardstock but it is always worth giving it a go.  Even though this paper has  a pattern the detail of the stamp shows up clearly.A comment left for the card “Meet Me For Christmas In Paris” was from the lovely Trishia at French Kissed Postcards. She said it would make a lovely tag which is what I went on to make. As it is such a generous sized stamp this is an outsize tag. The tag echoes the card I made, with the image stamped  onto pearlescent cardstock layering onto glitter cardstock before creating the two holes to form the tag.
It is a very busy time of the year but if you are making Christmas cards or tags with Shimmer, Sparkle or a hint of Shine and they include at least one of The Stampsmith stamps, then why not enter into The Stampsmith Challenge, you might be the lucky person who wins the Random Prize Draw.
I am busy with Christmas preparations so will have some more Christmas cards, etc to share with you soon.


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 21:34:04

    This certainly does shimmer – sparkle & shine!!! Just gorgeous & very “Parisian”!! Another beautiful creation!!


  2. Tracy Evans
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 21:39:57

    What a gorgeous detailed image, love your composition and the added sparkle is perfect. Tracy x


  3. Valerie-Jael
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 21:42:29

    More lovely cards! Valerie


  4. Marilyn J. Rock
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 21:43:17

    And; shimmer it does Lynne! Gorgeous! xxoo


  5. Queenie
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 21:55:30

    ooolala very pretty paris holiday cheer.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


  6. Yvonne Whaley
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 22:14:38

    All beautiful, gorgeous images.


  7. Avril B
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 22:20:29

    Gorgeous cardand Tag. Love the shimer and the colour.

    Avril x


  8. Marjie Kemper
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 23:11:50

    Beautiful! Love your sparkly edges, especially.


  9. 2amscrapper
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 00:03:26

    I love everything about this. I received something very special in the mail 🙂


  10. Maria
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 00:07:25

    This looks beautiful stamped onto the patterend paper. I love the subtle colours and sparkle. Maria x


  11. Marie
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 08:43:30

    Oh Lynne how I have missed my visits to you, such beautiful work and your outsize tag is simply divine with the gorgeous patterned paper as its base.



  12. CarolQ
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 09:53:57

    just beautiful Lynne and the way you’ve photographed it conjures up winter and ice perfectly


  13. craftytrog
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 10:19:43

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing Lynne!
    Hope your Christmas preps are going well
    Alison xx


  14. Ira
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 10:37:44

    Lovely card Lynne, what better place to celebrate Christmas than Paris! Your tag is so pretty, too! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x


  15. supersnooks13
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 11:34:25

    Just gorgeous Lynne; especially love the card , I love those colors for x-mas time…


  16. Sue
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 12:52:35

    Very pretty Lynne. You can’t have too much shimmer this time of year.


  17. Silvia(Barnie)
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 14:19:22

    Lynne, both of your Paris themed pieces are wonderful. Love the use of the ribbon and lace, great colors, too.


  18. Cindy Adkins
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 18:11:37

    Oh WOW, these are sooo gorgeous! And I worked all night on my Paris projects…Oh girl, we must think alike! Merry Christmas and many blessings of the season.


  19. Willy
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 19:18:01

    Wonderful Christmas card, Lynne!


  20. Dee @ A Lapin Life
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 20:00:37

    WOW! These are gorgeous!!!



  21. Ellie knol
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 20:57:40

    They are breathtaking beautifu!


  22. Dorthe
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 22:34:08

    Dear Lynne,
    So beautiful, so wonderful shimmery and glittering- I love it.
    HUGS Dorthe


  23. CarolS
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 22:46:27

    A beautiful shimmering piece! Love the wintery look!


  24. MarieS.
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 09:22:54

    Just love it with all the shimmer and glitter,Lynne.Absolutely beautiful.
    Have a lovely Sunday.


  25. Suze Bain
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 11:27:32

    Beautiful card and tag Lynne, fabulous sparkle and I love the blue of the card. xx


  26. PetraB
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 17:31:04

    Beautiful cards, such wonderful colours!


  27. Cynthia Schelzig
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 18:52:20

    Gorgeous!!! You are the queen of vintage!!


  28. Trishia Jacobs
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 20:01:53

    Lynne, did you hear me screaming:) Your beyond-words pearlescent cardstock creation has been hanging from my computer screen since Saturday. Merci beaucoup is too shallow. I’m humbled and honored — I feel like anything I try to say will sound trite, or with my old-age memory, it may even be something I’ve already said before in response to your continued generousity. So let me just stumble on here to at least say this: part of what feeds my soul in this crazy, crazy world is being able to cast my eyes on beauty. I love being surrounded by treasures that call to me, that force me — in a good way — to pause, to stop the busyness and to smile, to take time to feel the glow and warmth it brings up within in. The Eiffel Tower hanging is just such a treasure and it’s appreciated beyond words:)


  29. Penny
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 20:40:55

    Superb shimmer, sparkle and shine! How’s that for an alliterative compliment lol! :-). I love the photo stamp on patterned paper and you are so very right about the trial and error that goes along with them.


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