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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Christmas Shepherds (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a sample made using stamps from A Child is Born and Holly Bells.  We're spoiled for choice with so many beautiful stamps this month!

I've used a dictionary page as my background and stamped the Shepherds with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The holly was stamped and embossed with Gold embossing powder. I coloured the shepherds with Graph'It markers and added some white to the sheep with a gel pen. Its quite time consuming colouring on the text but I love the effect.

I've edged the page with a gold krylon pen, layered the page up one a brown card blank and tied a twine bow along the edge. I was lucky enough to find a dictionary page with 'Christmas' on so I took a red pen and circled the word as a fun sentiment

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx



8 comments:

  1. Beautifully designed card as always Claire. Love the shading around the shepherds. It really makes them stand out. They almost look 3D. Fab idea.
    Flo x

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  2. This is beautiful Claire such a stunning card
    Jackie x

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  3. I love how your background is a book page. Very pretty. And, yes, there are so many choices! All beautiful.

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  4. Loving the background! Your stamps are coloured so well on this bg.

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  5. I like the way you used the gold embossing for the holly leaves & echoed it with your edging of the dictionary paper. The opaque effect on the sheep contrasts beautifully with the translucent colouring of the shepherd which I agree is striking with the text showing through.
    Paula (PEP)

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  6. What a great idea to get more interest with this BG!

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