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Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Card To Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Hello and Merry Christmas!

I was honored to be a guest designer on the Digital Two For Tuesday blog this month and this is the card I created using one of her wonderful vintage digital images. I fell in love with this scene as soon as I saw it and immediately chose it for my card.

I printed on white CS and colored the image with markers in colors used during that era. To create the vintage look that I wanted to showcase the style of the image, the background was done in 4 shades of chalk – beige/brown/blue with a touch of yellow.

I then cut the image out along the outside of the arch and attached it to a 3-layer card front of yellow/blue/black CS – of which I first outlined the edges of the blue and yellow CS with a black marker to coordinate with the black double line edge of the image arch.

To keep the same vintage look, I created a top border using a paper punch for the 3 different shapes of leaves and then I outlined each individual leaf in black ink and drew free hand the lines on each leaf. I then punched small circles for the berries and also outlined them in black ink. The leaves/berries were added to the top of the card using glue dots to give them dimension.

The inside of the card.

I hope that you all have a great day today! We have had lots of snow all day yesterday here in this part of WI - it is after midnight and it is still coming down - so it is a white Christmas for us! :<)

Happy Holidays!

Barbara Diane


Linda said...

Hi, I wish you a very merry christmas, very beautiful card is that.
And the owl project is really amazing, you did a great job.
hugs Linda

Eva said...

The card is gorgeous, you are very skilled!
Merry Christmas Barbara Diane and all my best wishes for 2011, with health and full of good times!!

Gaby said...

Hello Barbara,
I love how you have colored that beautiful image. Great job!

Merry Christmas to you. I hope you have a great day!

Big Hugs,

Shirley-anne said...

Thank you for sharing that beautiful card Barbara. I can see what a lot of detailed work you have put into it .
I sent your candy on the 24th it may take up to 14 days? Hope it arrives intack.

Staying Crafty said...

Wow, it's breathtaking!!! Merry Christmas :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the image you used and how you've colored it. Merry Christmas to you. TFS.

Sandee said...

How beautiful this is!!! Merry Merry Christmas!!!!!

PAKY said...

I wish you merry christmas Barbara, the christmas card is wonderful! hugs

Mary said...

What a beautiful card Barbara! I really enjoyed your Twelve Day of Christmas so much, you are so talented with your punch art, thank you for sharing it with all of us! Mary

Lana said...

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Ann said...

That is just beautiful. You did a wonderful job on that. So much detail put into it.
We didn't have new snow but still some on the ground to give us a white Christmas

Creative Grammie said...

What a fabulous card, great job!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Have a very happy and healthy New Year!

ScrappingStephanie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! I just found your blog and I LOVE it:) This card is stunning, and your coloring is amazing. You sure are filled with talent. I can't wait to visit often. I am your newest follower. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

duendes said...

hello Barbara,
very beautiful card.
you did a great job.
happy new year!!!!
big big hugs

Leanne said...

A beautiful detailed card. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year 2011.

Sandy Ang said...

what a touching card ! Hope next year is just as creative and fabulous for you. If you have a fav project of 2010, come by and it link up.