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Monday, May 16, 2016

Purple Onion Christmas.....

Hello dear friends: I love the Purple Onion images, specially Stacey Yacula Christmas collection.  Today's card was made with the Christmas Tree and the Elm the Puppy rubber stamps , I'm submitting this card to the Muse Christmas Visions and the Sweet Stampin' Christmas May Winter Fun, here is my card.


The Christmas Trees were heat embossed in white then, I sponged each one from top to bottom with Tim Holtz distress inks in Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass, I love the beautiful pastel shades I get with this inks. The Joy die cut word is from a Penny Black die set called Love and Joy.
The little puppy was stamped onto a piece of Strathmore Multi Media 90lb. water color paper and fussy cut with my paper snips and the exacto knife and placed on the panel with dimensional foam adhesive, I'm getting better at using my exacto knife but, I found out the hard way that, for intricate and delicate images like the bow on the box top, it's better to reinforce the back with a couple of pieces of scotch tape, that way, when you go at it with the knife, the pieces cut better and wont rip off, this paper is let thick than the usual paper (Canson 140lbs.) I use but it's great if you want to fussy cut your images.


Here is the picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Cozy Cupfuls which has the most adorable images and the mitten is from my go to set for the inside of my cards, Merry Littles
Here are the banners that inspired my card.

Muse Christmas Visions.

May Winter fun.
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

21 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Oh I see the word Purple Onion and I must dash to see! Such cute stamps they create!! Adorable puppy great tip with the tape & Exacto knife cutting! Anything to save a colored image right!!

Maria A. said...

Thanks my friend, all of this images let you crate really sweet scenes.
I've ruined to many images trying to cut small details like this bow but it occurred to me that it was because the paper can't take to much bending, the tape helps a lot but you still have to be really careful.

Jenni's Jems said...

Aw this is such a sweet card and you have coloured it beautifully !!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Aw this is such a sweet card and you have coloured it beautifully !!x

Sonny said...

Really cute ! Love the details that you put into it . Soft and pretty colors

Lisa Poe said...

Those floppy ears, irresistible. Joy is exactly what you see on this card. You are quickly becoming the 'Queen' of fussy cutting!

Ardyth said...

So pretty - love the pale colours and the white embossing! So glad you joined us at MCV this week!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Now that is one darling Christmas present! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with us at MCV this week, Maria!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jenni, I really like the pastel shades on the trees.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, so glad you stopped by.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Lisa, some time ago I didn't like fussy cutting images but it's beginning to grow on me. I really like the results on this little puppy.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Ardyth, I love the Muse card, the trees look really pretty embossed in white.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Cornelia, who wouldn't want a sweet little puppy for the Holidays?

Mary Fish said...

Love the puppy coming out of the gift!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Such a darling card! Love the pastels and the adorable puppy...so worth the fussy cutting effort! The inside of your card is just as delightful and I am thrilled that you were inspired and played along this week with Muse Christmas Visions!

Birgit said...

Such a sweet and fun card, love that puppy!!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, it was worth all that fuss...y cutting.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Birgit, this puppy really is so cute.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Chriss, the fussy cutting took some effort but in the end, it was so worth it.

Marilyn said...

Maria, your card is lovely ... love the embossed trees and the puppy.

Wedgie said...

Super cute card - Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx