Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Merry Christmas card for Crafting Musketeers October challenge

Hello Crafteteers!

It is October 2...and a new challenge at Crafting Musketeers.  The challenge this month is my all time favorite card type: Christmas!

I thought the focus of the card should be the Merry Christmas postcard stamp by Inkadinkado- which is available at Michaels.  I stamped the image with Ranger archival ink and then applied TH antique linen distress ink on the entire image.  Vintage photo and walnut stain was also added along the edges.  The tree scene was colored using TH distress markers.  Stickles in Candy Cane was applied on the Merry Christmas.  I distressed the edges and mounted it on black card stock.  I die cut red paper using the exquisite Spellbinders die Locking Loops.  I added black gems in each of the interlocking loops.   All of that was mounted on green card stock.  To finish the outside I added the dark red bow with a Recollections antique metal flower with a gem in the center.

The inside was easy: white paper stamped with JustRite's Christmas Inner Thoughts.  Distress stains in antique linen, vintage photo and walnut stain were applied as shown.



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see your Christmas Creation at the Crafting Musketeers this month!

Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:




29 comments:

  1. Fab Christmas card- love the design! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com

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  2. Very artistic creation!
    Good luck!

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  3. Beautiful Christmas card! So elegant! Love the classic colors and the vintage look. The Locking Loops looks fabulous! Looove it! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges!

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  4. It has taken me a good year to find what I really like and what I enjoy creating. This card is PERFECT. I knew I had seen the image somewhere and when I read your post my mind flashed back to the shelf where it sits at Michels. It is so what I remember Christmas to look like. This visit has made me very happy. Thank you for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    I joined your site and hope you will pop over to mine.

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  5. Love what you have created for this challenge its so different and has a vintage type feel.

    Hugs
    Carrie x

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  6. Love what you have created for this challenge its so different and has a vintage type feel.

    Hugs
    Carrie x

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  7. I love that stamp, Kathy and the way you've used it against that lovely background and the bow is delicious. I'm so pleased to have joined the team with you wonderful ladies x

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  8. I love that stamp, Kathy and the way you've used it against that lovely background and the bow is delicious. I'm so pleased to have joined the team with you wonderful ladies x

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  9. It's lovely Kathy, very vintage. xx

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  10. Oh Kathy! Love the card - so rich and Chrismassy without being gaudy. Fabulous. And I LOVE LOEV LOVE your blog name... now I can't stop singing it. Hope you don't mind but I'm following the Teapot! LOL. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog.
    xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

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  11. First time on your blog and Especially love the way you add such gorgeous bows to your projects
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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  12. Fabulous creation great to have you on board x

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  13. Very, very pretty. LOVE the ribbon and the layers. Thanks for linking up in October's Just Because Linky Party!!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy

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  14. A really lovely christmas card. Very elegant and love the tradiional feel to it.
    Mags
    x

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  15. A really lovely christmas card. Very elegant and love the tradiional feel to it.
    Mags
    x

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  16. A really lovely christmas card. Very elegant and love the tradiional feel to it.
    Mags
    x

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  17. I'm back again to thank you for sharing this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. x

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  18. Wow, Kathy Jo, I really love the elegant and traditional look to your card.Very beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful! I love the old-fashioned Christmas feeling that you get from this card.

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  20. That locking loops die is amazing! So intricate. And I think maybe your Christmas cards are some of my favourites too :) So luscious!

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  21. WOW!!! Stunning and gorgeous!!! :0 :) I just took a full peeky around your blog and you do fabulous work!! :) :) New follower here... :) :)
    Thank you for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps this week for Anything Goes!! :) :)

    I hope you will pop by my blog for your chance at my bi-weekly candy!! There is quite a big prize pack this week!! :) :) ~Nicole~

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  22. A really elegant and stunning Christmas Card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Marlene DT

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  23. Such a rich, pretty card! Thank you for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, CCC-DT

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  24. a gorgeous card. Feelings more like spring here but your card reminds me only two more months to Christmas!!! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

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  25. beautiful! that ribbon treatment is gorgeous!

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  26. Beautiful card and image! Thanks for playing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

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  27. I love that postcard stamp!! What an absolutely beautiful card!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  28. Your Christmas card is beautiful and very elegant Kathy, I love the background and your colouring of the image is fabulous.

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  29. WOW! This is a stunning Christmas card. I definitely know I've never made anything this beautiful. It knocked my socks off!
    Karen

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