Thursday, 6 December 2012


Hi lovely bloggers friends and followers - hope you are all having a happy day?
Just popped by to share a card which I have made for the Xmas Card Swap at the Chocolate Baroque Online Community Group. 
I thought you might like to see it and here it is ~

The Chocolate Baroque stamp  is from the Christmas Flourish set - one of my all-time favourites.
The image was stamped onto white card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white emb. powder.
Several shades of blue Distress Inks were applied over the image with a TH Inkssentials applicator. 
Sentiment - "Christmas" from HOTP,  "Wishes" from Layers of Color.
A mixture of water with a tiny amount of household bleach was spritzed over the ink to give a snowy effect.
A sprinkling of Glamour Dust added here and there to the Holly leaves.

I would like to enter the following challenges ~
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge - "Christmas Anything Goes"
Try It On Tuesday - "Lets Get Inky"
My Craft Spot - "Merry Christmas"
Victorine Originals - "Blue and White"
The Stamp Man - "In The Bleak Midwinter"

Love and Hugs,


Lisa Jane said...

beautiful.. love the spritzed snow effect
Lisa x

Sasha said...

Such a beautifully stamped image, Sylvia. I love how you blended your distress inks, too. The shades of blue are gorgeous! Fabulous Christmas card!

I hope you are keeping well and warm in these cold days. I will be in touch soon xx

Caroline said...

WOW this is stunning I love how the colour fades. Caroline xxx

Home sweet home said...

Oh this card is really beautiful,love the blue colour and the snow effect is fabulous.

Lovely work:):)

Wish you a lovely day.:):)


Denise said...

Love this beautiful, elegant card Sylvia. Such a gorgeous Holly stamp.
Denise xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

love your card Sylvia that stamped image is absolutely gorgeous

jacqui x

Lynne said...

I`ve got that stamp, yours looks fabulous done like that`s not pink lol. Love it!
Lynne xxx

Christine L said...

So stunning Sylvia... that flourish is beautiful and I love how you've used the blue shades over it. And I think you've stamped the flourish in the insert too? I can just see it peeking out!

It's a bit bbrrrrrr up here at the mo isn't it? Hope you and your lovely hubbie are keeping well and avoiding all these bloomin bugs that are doing the rounds!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! I love this card ! I just received that stamp set, it has so many beautiful flourishes ! Your card is gorgeous. Have a great day, Shirleyx

nnalorac said...

Love your gorgeous card Sylvia, beautiful image and inking. Carolxx

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the colors!!! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Fabulous card,it works so weel and looks so elegant. Love it
Chris xxx

brenda said...

So gorgeous and elegant Sylvia, that flourish is stunning.

B x

sally said...

Elegant & sophisticated! This is lovely.


PetraB said...

Absolutely lovely and delicate

Sue said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely stunning Sylvia. I love the white embossed image and the wonderful blue background.


Doreen said...

Beautiful card Sylvia,love the

RefRacBe said...

Super card. I love how you have shaded the blue from light to dark.

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a stunning card Sylvia beautiful stamp and fabulous shading


Gwen said...

this is so gorgeous!! Truly perfection! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is gorgeous what a beautiful card. Love it
groetjes Marja

Miranda said...

Lovely and smashing card Sylvia-Anne! It's been a while since I visited your blog, can't keep up with blogging....warm greet Miranda

Kathleen said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love it to bits, think this is the best Chritmas card I have seen this year.

Kath x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous ♥
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia. The best use if this stamp I've seen. Must have a go at that.
Beryl xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning,
What a stunning stamped image, a beautiful elegant card, I love the colours.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

coops said...

oh wow so stunning.i love the beautiful stamp and gorgeous shade of blue :D

xx coops xx

Irene said...

A beautiful and stunning card Sylvia.

lisa said...

Simple gorgeous, Sylvia. I love the hues of blue you've used. As always you have created such a classy card.
Hope all is good with you.
hugs Lisax

Viv said...

Oh Sylvia what a beautiful card, I love that stamp and the lovely colour..... and the sparkliness and snowy effect too, everything about it really :) Viv xx

Crafting Belle said...

Just gorgeous xxx

Unknown said...

Sylvia This card is so beautiful love this flourish stamp...
fabulous techniques with the inks and snow effect.
Hugs Sarah x

Aileen said...

What a wonderful flourish. x

Kate said...

This is such a gorgeous card! The techniques that you've used to create this have resulted in a striking card!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia that is just a beautiful image, and I love the colour choice the whole card is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Pamela said...

Beautiful, elegant card, thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful elegant card. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

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Marilyn said...

Beautiful card and I really like the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'