Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Merriest of Christmas.....

SOS Headquarters

Hello everyone: Before I continue, I want to wish all of you who come to my blog and leave me your sweet, wonderful comments. It's an honor and a Joy to read them and to know you like the cards I make, I feel truly grateful for each word you say.
This is the last challenge for the year 2018 for SHOPPING OUR STASH, my teammates and I will be taking a Holiday break and will be back on January 8th. 2019 with the first challenge of the year, hope to see you then.

This challenge is a Christmas one and just in time for you to make a few more Christmas cards, I know from experience that, when you think you have all the cards you need for family and friends, there is always a couple more that need to be made so, here is my card that I hope will inspire you to come and play along with us in our gallery.

This stamp and die set are from Stampin' Up! and they have been in my stash since I bought them back in August or September of 2017 when they came out in the Holiday Catalog.
I just love the gorgeous silhouette images on the stamps and dies.
I stamped the image of Mary, Joseph and the Donkey on black card stock with gray ink and added a bit of color to Her veil. 
The buildings are die cut out of silver foil card stock and the sentiment is stamped once in black ink and a second time with silver glitter embossing powder.
The night sky is pattern paper I found at the bottom of my DSP drawer, lucky me!!!


This is the way the INSIDE of my card looks like.

I had to cut the buildings a bit to fit the front panel but I didn't want to throw that piece away, it's just so pretty so I glued it to the corner, the sentiment is from another beautiful SU set called "All Ye Faithful".

I hope you go and stop by the SHOPPING OUR STASH blog to get more inspiration from my teammates and they come and play along with us.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Aileen said...

Fabulous card Maria, love that die cut of buildings and palms and the silhouette stamped images and perfect background from your stash. Perfect as always my friend.

Chris Dring said...

What a STUNNING card Maria! It beautifully depicts what this time of year is all about!

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! so amazingly lovely! and the inside is equally gorgeous! love this, maria! ♥

Donna said...

Gorgeous card teammie!
I love the metallic cardstock, it's perfect for the buildings!

Mary Fish said...

what a masterpiece for a traditional Christmas card, Maria!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Such a classic beauty, Maria!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, love the design, those are great stamps and dies and your background is fabulous.

Leslie Miller said...

That's very true about needing the extra cards. So far I've had to make one extra when I thought I was done. Starting on next year's now, unless I have to use one or two more this year. This is so beautiful, Maria! The silver foil looks gorgeous and the night sky was a lucky find. How perfect the leftover bit is for the inside, too. I'm so glad we've become friends through our blogging. Hugs and happy holidays, Maria!

Sonny P. said...

So pretty . Lovely scene and beautifully created .
Beautiful card !