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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Family & Friends at Christmas

Hello friends!  Welcome to the middle of the week AND the first day of October!
The Summer flew by so fast, right?!

 I'd like to share a Christmas card with you:
I do love a beautiful snow covered landscape image for Christmas!
I have cut the top portion out to fit inside the circle frame and colored it with my Copic markers and then gave it some sparkle and the ice some shimmer with my Wink of Stella.

For the green card front base and the layer behind the vellum, I've used this Snow Background and stamped it with white pigment ink all over the green.  I also sponged some of the white ink around the circle frame and edges of card front base.

The sentiment I used is not the entire sentiment but just the first and third lines of the sentiment because I knew the entire image wouldn't fit inside my circle frame...so I had to do some clever masking and I embossed it in gold over the vellum where you can see the snowflake peeking behind it.

There is also a circle frame layer of metallic gold card stock as well.  The image is popped up and then I popped up the green card base snowflake frame and rounded the edges of it.  The tiny bows and gold twine is attached over top of the card.  I thought it added a nice touch to the finished design.
Here's a close-up view of the image:


Thanks for celebrating with me today and especially for all the nice birthday wishes!  I sure appreciate it!!  Hope you've enjoyed my card today!
*Don't forget to enter my birthday blog candy if you haven't done it yet!  CLICK HERE!*

HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

40 comments:

Penny Duncan said...

Congratulations and what a beautiful card!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Vicki-- a stamp named after you!! A big Congrats my friend!! So proud of you!

Cheers
Dr Sonia
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Patti said...

Oh Vicki This is so great!! and I really love your versatile stamp!! You go girl!


: )
Patti

Beth said...

Congrats Vicki and I am one of those followers that remember......your card is gorgeous makes me wish for some snow...but guess it is a little early for that. Look forward to your new endeavor with DRS Stamps you never disappoint GF.
Hugs

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the design team!! How exciting - and to think a stamp named after you too! I'd be over the moon in happiness!
LOVE this beautiful card! The green on it just makes it pop. Gorgeous!
Lynn

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Vicki that is fabulous news for you..I love your gorgeous Christmas card..the little bows look so pretty and love the scene and sentiment in gold...gorgeous card design too.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lorraine Lowe said...

Wow Vicki this is absolutely beautiful the image and the design is superb, I love this a lot
hugs
lorraine x

Sue said...

So pleased to hear your happy news Vicki :)
Your card is gorgeous. I love the Winter scene and beautiful gold embossed sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

Monika Reeck said...

wooowww Vicki....I never seen alos Monika Background stamp...yeah cool stamp name with your name Vicki and I loooveee how you embossed the sentiment ...soooooo clean and not splater out side the gold embossing powder..how to make the paper again fine after heat embossed Vicki?Any tips?a very serene card with lovely stmaping image I adore this...and you´ve got mail Vicki...much from me hihi (SMILE) hugs, Monika

Regina said...

Vicki, that's a fantastic news! Congrats!
Your card is wonderful - a Winter dream! Your coloration is absolutely beautiful!

hugs & smilies Regina

Tammy said...

WOW what wonderful news Vicki, how exciting! Congratulations!! Gorgeous card, fabulous design and I love all of the gold touches!
Hugs, Tammy

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous work, Vicki! You really knocked this design out of the ballpark.

Congratulations of your new DT position!

Wishcraft said...

Fab design Vicki, a really lovely card... congrats on your DT post too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shelly said...

This is so pretty, Vicki! And Congrats, to you!!! Yay!!! :)

julieprice3 said...

Congratulations, that's awesome news, love the card too, very pretty
Hugs Julie P

Tammy said...

Congrats on rejoining the team! Wonderful card to start things off! Love the vellum background, it is always inspiring!

Patti J said...

Yay! Congratulations to you, Vicki! I have someplace new to shop, now...lol! Your card is lovely, and now I am off to see your very own background! So happy for you! Hugs...

Rhonda Miller said...

Congratulations Vicki! I love your card. The green background is lovely and the stamp is great.

aussie aNNie said...

How awesome congrats my friend and what an awesome Christmas card...loving this one This is just so adorable....love the image and added bling. ..xxx
aNNie


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vic said...

Yay congratulations Vicki that's fab news!!! Wow a background stamp in your honour that's amazing :)
What a gorgeous card can't wait to see what you create with their new ones :)
Hugs
Vic x

Stef H said...

i remember those years. you're who introduced me to DRS! where has the time gone, but i'm so glad to see you are back with them, because their stamps and your creations are FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

hope your birthday was as spectacular as you are!

hugs :)

Olga said...

Absolutley gorgeous!!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Congratulations on reuniting with DRS Designs, Vicki! What a gorgeous card you have created here with their beautiful stone bridge over the ice and snow!! Sensational work!

Ka's Creations said...

Hi Vicki. Congratulations on such exciting news! I am an awe of your beautiful kick-off Christmas card. I love the look of gold on vellum and had yet to try embossing anything on vellum. Thank you so much for taking the time to check and comment on my blog the other day. I am now one of your newest follower. I have not been disappointed once yet since I started looking through your archive. So glad I stumbled on your lovely blog last week!

Amy Johnson said...

Congratulations on your new endeavor. I love your Christmas Card! It's gorgeous!

Céline said...

congrats !!!!
another fab card!
hugs
céline

Lola said...

What a gorgeous scene you've created! Love all the sparkly goodness. Congrats on your new (or old?) position!

JD/ Jill said...

Congratulations to you. This Christmas card is just stunning! So very nicely done!

Sue said...

Congrats, Vicki, this is exciting for you, and us!! Can't wait to see the cards/projects you make. This first card is wonderful and the sentiment is so true. Lovely scene, lucky recipient!

Hugs
Sue

Anneke said...

dear Vicky
congrats with your DT membership, and you have earned this .
great work and design and the sentiment is realy tue.
big hug from Anneke

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulstions!!! How exciting, and LOVE what you've created! Really liking the ribbon up top, can't wait to see more!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

congratulations! and specially if this is a coming back with people that you already know...the card is so lovely and thanks for sharing this info...I did not know this co.
bye bibiana

Asha said...

This is wonderful! I love the layered circles... very snow-globe. The background is simply stunning! I'm definitely visiting DRS. Congrats, my friend. I am bursting with joy for you. You really rock!
hugs, Asha

Becky said...

Congratulations! They picked a winner when they picked you! This card is gorgeous, beautiful image.

crafty-stamper said...

brilliant news and congratulations-beautiful card and love the image within the aperture
Carol x

Ina said...

Beautiful card Vicki. Lovely scene and bling.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the gorgeous image- the coloring and shimmer- and the gold ring around the cut circle- WOW. Loving the bow across the top- so pretty! And, Congrats on the new DT!

nwilliams6 said...

Very pretty Vicki! I love your scene you created here and the card is elegant and wonderful. Congrats on rejoining with this company - I can't wait to see what you create. Hugz!

Deepti said...

Congratulations Vicki on the super happy news :) love the card u created. The stamps look fabulous

NanaConnie said...

See, I AM getting caught up on my blog visits. :-D Magnificent sparkle on the snow and that gold embossing is such a perfect touch for an elegant Christmas card. Love it!

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