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Sunday, October 31, 2010

FSS Ornament


Happy Halloween to all you Ghosts and Gobblins!

Here is todays post with another Christmas Card. I jusy LOVE making Christmas cards and this year I have so many gorgeous images to use. This is a new Digi Image from Fred She Said called Christm,as Ornament

I just got this new Cuttlebug embossing folder hat is actuallu a frame. I then printed the ornament twice the size to fit the Spellbinder oval scallop and colored them with Copic Markers. I cut out one of the ornaments and the holly and layered it with foam tape for added dimension.

I then printed Season's Greetings to fit another spellbinder die. The sentiment came from the Christmas Rose Digi Set, which actually has many different sentiments. And, this set can be purchased as a Digi or pre-colored images. They are absolutely Gorgeous.

I sometimes have a hard time just stopping. So I cropped out all of the image except for some of the Holly, then printed four sets of holly, colored them with copics, cut them out and mounted them on all four colors.

The Hand Stitching was done with Red Embroidery Floss.
I've had several people ask me how I do the stitching. I plan it out on paper the size I need and just play with a design then pierce the holes before stitching. This was a new pattern I worked out and it seemed to take forever to get everything even. BUT, I love doing it so it's well worth my time.

The cardstock and the background paper is from the Mistletoe paper pack from Close to my Heart.


Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge - Holiday Card
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Use a Christmas Digi
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Let's Punch It Out

14 comments:

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Nancy and your coloring is just gorgeous hun!
hugs & blessings!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, Nancy. The new stitch is a winner. You have so much patience. See you on Tues. nite.
Cheryl

dstandard said...

Gorgeous card Nancy. Love the rich colors .

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous Nancy!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the image and your colouring, and all your details make this so fabulous!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your masterful coloring gives such depth and beauty to this sensational Christmas card, Nancy!

A fabulous addition to the Friends of Speedy the Cat's holiday card challenge!! Thank you for playing along and sharing your wonderful work with us!

Joanne Travis said...

That ornament image is spectacular!! Love all of the elements of your beautiful card.
Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy! All your cards have been beautiful|!

Virgo5 said...

This is gorgeous, and the hand stitching is amazing, wonderful touch!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! This is amazing! That framework is beautiful! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Karen said...

Oh wow, this is brilliant, so nice to see a classic Christmas card, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.
xx

Becca Fabozzi said...

Lovely card! Fantastic coloring. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at DCD christmas Club

Chrissie said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing your super creation with the Creative Card Crew this time!
Chrissie

Ann said...

Wowza, this is stunning! Thanks for playing the Wee Memories challenge this week!