Sunday, December 21, 2014

Snowy Church Scene

Ah...the foibles of husband-wife communication.  Ha!
 "We humans are indeed fortunate if we happen to be chosen to be owned by a cat."
                                                                                ------------Anonymous

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a card that I made inspired by one that Kristine Werner shared in the Online Holiday Card Class 2014.  I won an entrance to this class from Walter & Winnie (Thanks, W&W!).  It was fun, although it came at a super-busy time for me.  I will have to revisit many of the lessons at a later date....and maybe use the ideas for other times of the year.

I rarely do background sponging, but I gave it a try with some Black Soot Distress Ink onto some royal blue cardstock.  I was amazed at how easy it was and how much that added to the sky!  Remind me to try this more often!!!  Then I splattered the background with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in white.  I hadn't done that very many times, either, so it was a bit scary (what if it looks horrible????)...but fun, too.



Next I pulled out one of my very first rubber stamps.  It is special to me because Hubby purchased it and a couple of others for me over 25 years ago.  The tranquility of this nostalgic church image seems reminiscent of a simpler time and place and makes this stamp one of my favorites, even now.  I stamped and heat-embossed in white.  Then I placed a few clear rhinestones in the sky.  I tied a silver ribbon around the blue panel and mounted it on a white card base.  

Still....something was missing........GLITTER GLUE!!!  lol....  Oh, my goodness, I LOVE that sparkly, gooey stuff!!! 



I added a few dots of silver glitter glue to the sky and called it good.  I mass-produced around 10 of these, which made the entire process go a lot faster.  Hope you like how it turned out.  A few of you reading this blog might find one in your mailbox!  :)  

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #22 - Anything Goes w/ CAS option
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #147 - Blue and Silver
4. As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Christmas Image and Why
5. WOW! Embossing Powder Dec. 2014 Monthly Challenge - Memories

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card! It's lovely to use some of the things I've had for a very long time - they bring back lots of memories. xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Liz! I hadn't popped over to your blog for quite awhile and I really had been missing out!! Fabulous projects!!
      Have a lovely Christmas.

      <3
      Janis

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  2. Great card - new techniques and old stamps - a great mix!

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    1. Thank you, Janine! Love pulling out these old Christmas stamps. :)

      <3
      Janis

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  3. Beautiful card, love the image on the dark paper!!

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    1. Thank you, Davi!! I like that contrast, too.

      <3
      Janis

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  4. This is elegant and classic, and yet warm and comfy all at the same time. How wonderful that your hubby was a part of your love of stamping way back then. If my hubby had known that I'd become the stamp fanatic that I am now I think he would have hidden that Stampin Up invitation that i got some 15 years ago!! Too late now!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Hahaha....Yah, I know what you mean abt our hubbies' blissful ignorance abt where all this stamping would lead to!! But mine did give me a sizeable JoAnn's gift card for Christmas, so he must still love me. :)

      <3
      Janis

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  5. WOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOW!! BEAUTIFUL In Deed!! I LOVE the Sparkle and the Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Holiday Weekend!! =)

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    1. Thank you so much, Larissa, for your sweet and encouraging comment. Hope you have a crafty in-between week!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  6. Wonderful CAS card! :) I love the night scene and the using bling for stars which is brilliant! Going to have to file away that idea! Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. I LOVE night skies and rarely attempt them on my cards. I appreciate your sweet comment!!!

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      Janis

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  7. Beautiful card, (and I love the reindeer joke!!!) LOL
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    xx
    Proud to design for :
    The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
    Without Words Challenge and
    As You Like It Challenge.



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    1. Thank you so much, Annette!! Your visit and nice comment mean a lot to me!!! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!

      <3
      Janis

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis