Celebrate the Season

 Another take on the traditional Christmas card that can be easily produced in bulk and mailed without extra postage. I did up a few samples for a local business.  This card will be the basis for their design with a few changes.  This card is created with cardstock and ink only, so the re-production will go quickly.

The card has a nice gold shimmer in person.  You know I had to add some bling in there somewhere!  I first stamped the musical background on my Colonial White cardstock in second generation cocoa ink, then added some distressing with cocoa ink as well.  I then lightly sprayed Gold Smooch spray over my background.  Let it dry for a second and then stamped my images in first generation Cocoa ink.  I am really tempted to add an amber gem to the star on the final project!
I  kept the inside clean and simple.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1483 Glory To God
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Ink
Gold Smooch Spray-Clearsnap

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Catered Crop-Silver or Gold
Celebrate the Occasion-Christmas, no red or green
My Craft Spot-Merry Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday-Christmas


  1. Gorgeous card! The music paper is fabulous and I love the gold stamped image! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  2. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew!

  3. Wow!!! Stunning card. I love your sheet music. Really pretty for this time of year.

    Thanks for joining our star challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  4. Just gorgeous! I LOVE silhouettes - and this one is used perfectly! So glad you joined us at My Craft Spot this week!!!


  5. I love the shimmer and I am so inspired by the beautiful inside - I never take the time to do the inside but yours is perfect!

  6. Very pretty, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  7. Fab card, love the colours! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate the Occasion this week! Rachel xxx

  8. Beautiful! Love the background paper - so pretty! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  9. So,so gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew for our star challenge

    Margaret xx

  10. Fantastic project, love the 'vintage' and 'dusty' character. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  11. Beautiful, beautiful!! I love the gold shimmer and the finished product inside and out, just lovely. Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Christmas (no red or green)" Challenge :)

  12. Gorgeous card!!! Love the pretty nativity scene in front of the lovely sheet music!!! Love the inside too!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!


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