December 2, 2016

Christmas JOY

Ok, I am really running against the clock on this one.
I made this card following the sketch over at 
Retro Rubber Challenge where you have to use an older
rubber stamp.  The Joy stamp is from a 2000 Stampin Up

I stamped it with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with
Brutus/Monroe Alabaster embossing powder.
I LOVE this embossing powder, some of the best I have used.  It covers
very well and heats/melts quickly and evenly.
I flipped the sketch on it's side and using some glitter paper
 added some strips.  The background paper is from a
Christmas paper stack from Michaels a couple years ago.

Well, that is it, thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered:
Retro Rubber Challenge - sketch/use rubber stamp  ends 12/2
Time Out Challenge - Anything goes Christmas  glitter/sparkle ends 12/6
Moving Along with the times -  Anything goes Christmas ends 12/6
Crafting with Attitude - Anything goes ends 12/24
CCEE Stampers - Color Red


PJ said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love your take on the sketch. I also read your "profile" and I'm so sorry about the back surgery. How positively wonderful that you found a way to stay upbeat by stamping, it shows. You do fabulous work. I would like to follow your blog I just don't see where to join. Again lovely card. Please feel free to stop by my blog as well.

Katy McGloin said...

Such a lovely card! I love the ornateness of the JOY image. Your choice of designer paper was spot on. Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber's sketch challenge. Hope to see you in our gallery often!!

Team Clark said...

I love this to pieces, the bright festive colors and design! I have the stamp and want to give it a go. Hugs, Autumn

Debbie Mageed said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love that SU stamp and you're the first I have seen of it. Your flipping of the design is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber (and just in time!!) and hope you will join us again soon.

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful card! I love your take on the sketch. Love the Joy image. Thanks for joining RRCB.

Jane Knudsen said...

What a beautiful card! I love the glitter paper as it showcases that beautifully embossed sentiment!! I am so glad you made it in under the wire! I would have been sorry to miss this beauty! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber! Be sure to come back and play along again!

Emma said...

Fabulous Christmas card - I love the glitter strips! The bold "feature" sentiment is brilliant and stands out so well! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, Emma (DT)