Hello Everyone
A quick post today to share a card made some weeks ago using one of Crafty Individuals newer stamps, an Elements set, CI-396.DIGITAL CAMERAIf you are a regular visitor then you might recognise the Santa as I used him for a wall hanging. I have made a couple of samples using Santa and the angel and for this post it is a card where the angel takes centre stage. angelcardlynnemoncrieff-001It is becoming clear already yet I haven’t even made a dent in my Christmas preparations, that white, cream, silver and also kraft are what I am reaching for and as with many of my 2012 Christmas art projects, the Crafty Individuals Elegant Swirls mask and stencil set is much in use.
This card is 8″x8″ and it makes sense that if  a large rate postage stamp (U.K.) is required then I might as well go all out with dimension.  Initially I simply had in mind to add the stamped angel to the card but as I was playing around it just looked too flat on this size of card, something wasn’t right, so of course I reached for corrugated cardboard which immediately brings extra and I believe, much needed texture.
In the photograph below the different textures:- the painted corrugated cardboard, the stencil pattern in relief with the use of texture paste and Tinting Medium painted on afterwards. The little stars are actually silver, strangely this star looks as though it is gold.  A fragment of crumpled paper swiped with paint.
When working with a colour palette such as this for Christmas, in my mind, shimmer is required so that when the lights from the Christmas tree or candle light catches, the card will dance. The shimmer and sparkle appears in the generous using of Pearlescent Tinting Medium both on the relief pattern but also the edges of the corrugated cardboard and swiped onto the fragment of found paper tucked beneath the flower and the flower itself is made from a fabric with a beautiful pearly sheen to it.  Also on the background, I randomly swiped some Creative Expressions Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax which along with a multitude of other colours, is available from That’s Crafty.
P1000557In fact this card sees a few of my favourite things as you can see that I stamped onto book text, one of my all time favourite stamping surfaces (along with fabric).  Stamped sheet music, also from Crafty Individuals was also stamped onto painted book text.  When I say painted that can either be paint (emulsion or craft), Gesso or Tinting Medium.P1000570Merry Christmas happens to be one of those stamps that Crafty Individuals included in a stamp sample pack with every on-line order.  The selection is random but I tell you, many of those stamps are the ones I reach for time and time again.P1000558
If I happen to share other Christmas cards then I will apologise in advance that many of the above will make a repeat appearance, especially that mask which I have been using with the gorgeous Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mica Flakes.
Many Thanks for your visit today. I will return tomorrow with my final DT post for October and then before we know it, it will be November …. yikes!


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paper Profusion
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:33:30

    Exquisite work Lynne! I love the delicate hues and I’m sure the shimmer in candle light is absolutely beautiful. Nicola x


  2. Brenda Brown
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:44:35

    Beautiful Lynne, love the colours and textures, such an eye catching card.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  3. valerie-Jael
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:56:21

    Really gorgeous, with lots of beautiful details. I need to start making Xmas cards soon! Valerie


  4. Terry
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:10:34

    Such an elegant and sweet card! Love the shimmer and textures! Enjoy the week! Hugs!


  5. astrid51
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:40:27

    If there is one set of new Christmas stamps I could afford to buy, it would probably be this one and your lovely samples, both this one and the last, really show them off to perfection. This card is gorgeous, love the subtle colours and that lovely texture!


  6. Marianne
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 15:46:32

    So very pretty, Lynne! The corrugated card add the right touch of dimension.

    Enjoy a happy, happy day,

    Marianne xo


  7. craftytrog
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 16:42:51

    Wonderful textures, I love those gilded swirls Lynne!
    A beautiful Christmas card.
    Alison xx


  8. Sandy Dehon
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 16:52:47

    So very beautiful – gorgeous Lynne!!


  9. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 17:56:20

    Precious card with that dear little angel and your use of the corrugated cardboard is always a delight…please don’t stop 🙂


  10. Rita
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:12:46

    What a beautiful card Lynne. I love all the textures and the colours etc. Really stunning. Hugs Rita xxxx


  11. Corrie
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:21:27

    Really love your card Lynne with all its tone on tone colours, very festive !
    Corrie x


  12. Annie G
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:24:20

    Gorgeous vintage make Lynne. Wonderful details and techniques. This fortnight at Craft Room our Challenge is Stencil’s and Masks and it would be lovely to have you play along with us x

    Crafty hugs Annie x


  13. Dorthe
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:25:09

    Dear Lynne, this card is fabolous with the texture past used to the swirl mask,, it looks gorgeous, so please don`t apologize for having done that with other cards, I can`t wait to see them!! I love your choice for christmas of shimmer ,white,cream and silver -and choose that myself too. Your card is beautiful, and the corrugated cardboard makes the 3-d so wonderful with the added flower.
    Hug and thankyou for showing your lovely work!
    Dorthe xx


  14. Rosie Schirrmeister
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:59:36

    Sooo gorgeous and elegant, Lynne.

    Have a wonderful weekend


  15. alie hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 19:03:05

    Lovely Lynne…great match of mixed media


  16. Sue
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 21:07:25

    This is beautiful Lynne.


  17. Coco
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 21:28:54

    I don’t have any Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes, but this product looks fab, your card is so gorgeous Lynne !… I love this angel too, so sweet. Great use of CI products and complementary stuff ! Hugs Coco x


  18. Marilyn J. Rock
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 22:01:31

    Beautiful Lynne! Love all your touches!


  19. Meggymay
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 22:09:01

    This is a gorgeous card Lynne, beautiful details.


  20. Shirley
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 23:41:47

    So Gorgeous & Elegant, love it!


  21. Kate
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 01:01:19

    I am loving those golden flourishes in the background. Very elegant piece! Thank you for you sweet comments. I always love hearing from you.


  22. Avril
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:42:56

    Gorgeous hanging Lynne, and the corrugated card adds a lovely depth and texture.
    Avril xx


  23. giogio
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:47:08

    A Christmas card so elegant, Lynne! Great use of that lovely stamp.


  24. Dianne
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 11:15:31

    Oh my goodness Lynne, you make the most beautiful Christmas cards, in all their wondrous,glory . it’s stunning, thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful day..


  25. 2amscrapper
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 18:17:17

    in total agreement with your choice of colors and products to produce this exquisite winter piece.


  26. Marjie Kemper
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 22:00:36

    Oooh lah lah! Love it. Especially your placement with the music paper partially showing and the irregular bottom. Gorgeous!


  27. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 08:32:06

    Truly enchanting. The shimmery texture paste through the swirly stencil looks so effective.


  28. Ira
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 18:01:20

    So sweet… love the corrugated cardboard and pretty textures on the layer beneath. A truly stylish Christmas creation Lynne!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  29. Sharon
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 22:07:59

    Gorgeous Lynne – love the vintage images – what a great stamp set!


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