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Muse Christmas Vision #44

Hi Everyone,

I have been soooooo busy lately, but I wanted to play along in the current Muse Christmas Vision, where Chris Blagrave made a wonderfully soft Christmas card:

You all know this is NOT my strong point, but I think I succeeded this time. I took my favorite little Christmas tree stamp and heat embossed it in white. then I took my sponge tool and sponged without inking up the sponge, just using whatever color was still on there - that's how you do soft, I guess...
Added the sentiment (all tamps by STAMPlorations) and the bird (Memory box), which I kept white. and splatters - you gotta have splatters!

Here is Chris' card:

It's easy to see what elements I took

Also linking up with:

Memory Box May challenge - for the birds
CAS Mix-up - stamping and heat embossing
Challenge iconsgrab button for Christmas at Sweet StampinSimon Monday Challenge Blog

So come on and play along! You are going to need those Christmas cards....

Happy Stamping!


Monica Maier said…
Love the ink blending behind the trees Cornelia! Great cards!!!
Ashwini Rao said…
You make the loveliest Christmas card, Cornelia! This card gives out a great feeling of peace and I really loved it!
Jenni's Jems said…
Love the soft colours behind the trees ...and thanks for the tip !and the bird just finished it perfectly x
Ruth said…
For someon who says it's not their strong point, this is beautifully done! Love a bit of splatter too :) xx
Liebe Cornelia,
die Karten sind ein Traum!
Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
Flo said…
Solche zurückhaltende Farben bin ich von dir überhaupt nicht gewohnt. Wie kommt es?
Na, vermutlich wolltest du uns mal verblüffen, dass du auch anders kannst.
Das kann ich verstehen, mich reitet auch manchmal der Schalk.
Deine (frohe Weihnachten dann) Karte gefällt mir sehr gut, selbst ohne - oder gerade deshalb - die üblichen Weihnachtsfarben.
Liebe Grüße
BożenA said…
Clearly we can say that your card is very, very beautiful. For me, better than the original. Well, but you just have :-)
Pam A said…
Perfection! Love it.
conil said…
NAILED IT! This is the perfect CASE. What a lovely Christmas scene and one more card for you collection.
Nora Noll said…
This is STUNNING!! Can I say that I think that I like yours better then the one you CASE(D)? Pinning it for later!!
Kim Heggins said…
Gorgeous card...I am in love with your beautiful tress, so festive.
Maura said…
Cornelia, what a beautiful card! I love how your trees are done, so soft and lovely. So glad you joined us in our challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Maura
Anita in France said…
Oh, Cornelia, I think it's safe to say soft colours and delicate sponging are definitely your strong point ... this is just lovely! The 'light' around those trees is so dreamy ... it positively glows! Hugs, Anita :)
Loll said…
Amazing desing as always Cornelia! Love the soft sponged background. That black sentiment really pops. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx
Bonnie said…
What beautiful colors sponged around your embossed trees, Cornelia! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
nancy littrell said…
OMG Cornelia...I Love your emboss resist technique on your beautiful trees, your splatters and how your your seno pops! TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy
papierelle said…
Einfach nur wunderschön, die Kombi vom Embossing und Stempelfarbe liebe ich sehr.
LG Gundi
cm said…
Cornelia, Chris' card is lovely, but yours...oh my! Swooning...
Di said…
LOVE this card Cornelia! Now following the MUST Christmas Challenge at your suggestion. My card isn't influenced enough by the current Muse but will be watching future themes for sure!

Thanks for the tip!


Di xx
Susan said…
Love the embossed white trees with the white bird! Great soft colours around the trees. Love the splatters and the white-on-black sentiment - great contrast. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.
Gail said…
Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Gail
Marilyn said…
Gorgeous card. Love the embossing with the color behind.

Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and i hope you will be back again.
Marilyn S

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