August 13, 2009

Spotlight On Christmas

The last few posts have been very busy cards. I guess that must be how I am feeling, busy, lol. I have 4 challenges in today's card. The first is using the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches. The second is the color combo from the Color Throwdown challenge. Black/white-melon mambo-kraft and crushed currey. The colors look great together. The third is Christmas in August for Dutch Dare Card challenge. The fourth is using any sketch at Fab's Big on Christmas Cards Challenge.

Stamp Sets: Spotlight On Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: whisper white, melon mambo, kraft, crushed currey
Ink: melon mambo, creamy caramel
Accessories: shimmery pearl paint[ new in holiday mini starts Sept 1st] scallop edge border punch, 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punches, paper piercer, melon mambo polka dot grossgrain ribbon, and the big shot texture swirl plate.
I lightly sponged the shimmery pearl paint onto the embossed image and then painted over the stamped image with the paint.
Thanks for stopping by, Happi Stamping,


  1. Gorgeous card, Carol ! Thank you for playing my Christmas challenge. X Fab

  2. Love the shimmery paint. Nice effect!

  3. Very pretty, Carol---I just used this stamp last night on some cards I am prepping for a Christmas card camp! TFP!

  4. Beautifull card Carol.
    Love the colours and swirls on your card.
    Thanks for joining the DDCC.

    xoxo karin

  5. Such an elegant card. Beautiful.

  6. Fab card, love the colour scheme and the shimmery swirls.
    Thanks for playing along at ICS.

  7. Lovely Christmas card Carol - I really must get some of mine done. Thanks for joining us this week at ICS.
    Karen x

  8. Oh, this is lovely! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

  9. Very nice card, Carol. The ribbon treatment is very nice as well. Thanks for playing.

  10. Gorgeous card Carol, so pretty yet so christmassy, so glad you could join us and use ICS #29 this week!

  11. This is so pretty~ I love how you made the hanging medallion and the swirls are beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week at ICS

  12. I love the ribbon with the joy hanging from it.

  13. Glad you like the colors! I would not have thought of it for a Christmas card, but this looks beautiful! Thanks for playing!

  14. I never would have chosen these colors for a Christmas card, but yours turned out beautifully! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

  15. Ah this is great, I love the colours you have used they are so unusual for Christmas but work really well, Hazelxox

  16. WOW Carol this card totally GORGEOUS! I love it! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule and joined us this week. :)
    Owner of ICS

  17. Your card is `beautiful..
    Thanks for joining in with the ICS :)x

  18. beautiful card! thanks for playing along at ICS


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