Classic Christmas

I love many different holiday styles, but classic Christmas is my favorite!!   For me, it doesn't get more traditional than this card.

Here I have used the Shadow Stamping technique to create a subtle background for my card.  To do this, ink up your image and stamp in on your cardstock.  Then lift your stamp and without reinking stamp again a bit to the left or right.  That's it, easy peasy!

There are more samples of Shadow Stamping today at StampNation.  StampNation is a membership site with almost 270 video tutorials, weekly challenges,  written tutorials, lessons in CAS stamping and SO much more.  I hope you'll come and check us out.  I'd love to see you there!

Stamps: Mistletoe & Holly (PTI)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke (SU!), True Black (PTI)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gold (SU!)
Accessories: Jingle Joy die (Lil Inker), Tasteful Trim (SU), Button Twine (PTI)


Mum of 4 said...

I really love the shadow stamping on this card. Beautiful! :)

Sara I. said...

This just oozes class and elegance Maureen!! LOVE it! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season! xx

ThePurplePlace said...

Another beauty....and CONGRATS on being published in the current issues of Paper Crafts Magagine. I was so happy and excited to see your name (and wonderful card) today!!

You are Clare have both become to well-known and well-published designers and it was fun to see you both had a card published in this issue!!

WOOHOO! Congratulations!!

Wishing you a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year too!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely card Maureen.

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Lynn said...

Gorgeous Maureen...I must remember to shadow stamp more is stunning!

Patricia said...

this card is so beautiful.. UI love holly at Chrsitmas..