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Christmas card with non-Christmas stamp

Craft Stamper Magazine challenges us to use a non Christmas stamp to create a Christmas themed image.

I used my Hero Arts Plano stamp to create this card. I stamped it onto water color paper and heat embossed it. then sprinkled it with Brushos and cut out the trees. 

I slightly sponged around the trees.

I stamped the sentiment onto vellum (Hero Arts Decorate your Holidays) and also heat embossed it, plus a little sponging..... Added the sequins, which I made with my MFT dies.
I love using non Christmas stamps for Christmas cards - Thanks for the challenge!

I am also playing with CASology and in the Snippets Playground - my snippets are the sequins and the vellum strip


Also linking it up with Less is More ( as Sarah suggested) - the theme is "More than one Tree" and Moxie FabTree-mendous Trees 

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I also want to thank everyone who emailed me, wrote me and left comments on my blog about my father's passing away. I appreciated you thinking about me and my family and send me your condolences. It warmed my heart. 

Thank you so much - I am always amazed what a wonderful community I found in blog land. It almost like family! Above the cards I got from Nonni, Vicki, Sandie and Doerthe  - thanks my friends!


Toni said…
I love this! I had assumed mod trees but even cooler that it's not a tree stamp at all!
Julie B said…
Love those trees and the Brusho colours are fab Cornelia. So good to see you are back and playing here in blogland.x
Flo said…
Das ist doch selbstverständlich, das man an Freunde denkt in solch schweren Zeiten und versucht zu helfen/trösten/Mitgefühl zeigt wo es geht.
Deine Weihnachtskarte ist sehr schön geworden. Wunderbare Farben hast du gewählt, nicht gerade typisch weihnachtlich, aber festlich.
Danke dafür, du Zauberin.
Liebe Grüße,
Kim M said…
First of all, I LOVE your card! Love the vellum strip. Looks awesome! Second I'm glad to see you posting again. I've missed you, my friend. Lastly, once again I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you are doing okay. Big hugs! :-). Kim
Susanne Vargas said…
Ich habe diesen Stempel, wäre aber wahrscheinlich nie darauf gekommen, Bäume daraus zu machen! Du bist brilliant! Schaut echt gut aus!
Meine Karte ist in der Post. Bin erst am Wochenende dazu gekommen, sie zu machen! Bist du denn schon wieder zurück!
Eine ganz wundervolle Weihnachtskarte, oh, gefällt mir sehr gut ;))
Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth
hellerlittle said…
wie g*** ist das denn wieder !!!
Eine tolle Idee von dir diese Stempel so zu verwenden - respekt
LG hellerlittle
Anonymous said…
Such gorgeous trees! Great take on Festive challenge. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! May
Meghan said…
Love those trees!!! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!
Monika Reeck said…
Dear Cornelia Ich denke an dich auch in der schwierige Zeit....ich versuche eine Karte zu dir zu schicken suesse...I am sorry even it is late...Ich habe gebeten dass du und deine Mama be patient and can be strong on that time...Hugs from me in Munich Cornelia..

you are clever to make that Baum for your card...wish you now feel a bit better suesse...

hugs, Monika
Sarah G said…
Glad to see you back, Cornelia. This card is so cool - you could link up with the current challenge at Less Is More as well where the theme is trees. Such a creative use of the stamp!
The trees card is absolutley MAGNIFICENT!!!
Michelle said…
I love those trees. Great design!
Kristie Goulet said…
I LOVE these trees! So great to see your card here. Hugs!
Sazzle Dazzle said…
A fabulous card Cornelia - those trees are simply stunning, great colouring and the sequins add a wonderful glow.
So sorry to hear of your father's passing and apologies my condolences are somewhat late.
Thrilled that you have posted and shared at LIM this week. Many thanks
Less is More
papierelle said…
Ganz besonders mag ich dieses mal Deine stylischen Weihnachtsbäume. Eine sehr schöne Karte!!
LG und in Gedanken bei Dir Gundi
Cathy said…
Beautiful card Cornelia, love the way the trees are almost glowing.
Sorry to hear of your loss, sending belated hugs, Cathy x
Elaine said…
Great card - The trees look good and the addition of the sequins just finishes it off nicely.
Far North said…
What fun trees! Love the beautiful blending of colors!
Chrissie said…
I was so sorry to read of your father's passing Cornelia, my sincere condolences.
This is a super card, what an innovative way to make trees.
Thanks so much for joining in the challenges at Craft Stamper and "Less is More"
Renee said…
Very cleverly made trees! I love the strip of vellum. Thanks for joining us at the Take It, Make It Challenge.
Peanut said…
Beautifully made! I can't belive thhose are not eally tree stamps. What a wonderful job turning them into tree. And I so LOVE the Brusho colours... must get some. Following you now. Stay strong...Your Dad will always remain in your heart.
hugs, Asha
Anne said…
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, my condolences to you and to your family.

Your card is beautiful Cornelia, love the glowing bright colours

Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More this week.
LIM Designer
Di said…
Firstly Cornelia - I hope that time is kind to you, your Mom and your family after the passing of you Dad.

It's good to see you in the Playground, and how very clever to use the Hero Arts stamp like that! LOVE the vellums plus the sequins of course.


Di xx
maria f. said…
Such a creative idea and beautifully executed! You and Brushos get along well! I hope Alles ist in ordnung hier in Deutschland and that you are doing well. Nice to see you back in blogland. Hugs.
Absolutely fabulous card Cornelia! Love the way you created these fun trees! The sequins are the perfect touch.
Anita in France said…
My goodness, Cornelia, this is stunning ... and so beautifully creative! The brushos on the trees positively glow and the sponged background creates such a soft aura around them! This stamp has gone straight into my wish book! Good to see you back, my friend! Anita :)
Sarn said…
Fantastic alternative tree card.

Sending my sincere condolences to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx
Rosmarie said…
Eine geniale Idee und total gelungene Karte!! Du bist ein Genie!
LG Rosi
Jackie said…
Love how you have coloured the Christmas tree's ! Thank you for joining us at Craft Stamper Make it Take it
Linda said…
Fab-u-lous!!! I love how you've made those trees. Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx
ElizabethR said…
Love your tree's, thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth xxx
Tracy said…
Beeeautiful, loving your trees! Thank you for joining us for the Take it Make it Challenge over at Craft Stamper, good luck. xoxox
Anonymous said…
Hey Cornelia! Your card is fantastic!!! I love how you change that Plano stamp to create trees. Your are so creative. Thanks for joining us in the Take It Make It Challenge.
Elina Stromberg said…
Love your design! The card looks gorgeous!
Thanks for playing with us at TIMI challenge!
Lyndal said…
HUGE CONGRATS on your Craft Stamper WIN Cornelia
Darnell said…
This is simply brilliant, Cornelia!! Congratulations on the win from Craft Stamper!! Hugs, Darnell
Crafty Claire said…
Congratulations a lovely elegant card x
Stunning card! Congrats on Craft Stamper win - definitely deserved!
Anonymous said…
Just beautiful, Cornelia!
Kelly Griglione said…
Oh my gosh, Cornelia, I am so sorry to hear about your father passing away! Much love and prayers to you!! I'm totally in love with the Christmas trees you created from that plano stamp ... so creative!! Big congrats on your shout out at MFW : )
BożenA said…
Great card, beautiful colors - my favorite. Very cool idea for a Christmas tree.

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