Saturday, December 14, 2013

blog break . . . .

until 2014!  I am leaving next week for Colorado and will not be back until the 30th.  This will be my last post here until the new year.  I will be busy with family and friends and also doing some baking before I actually leave.  However, I will still be checking out other blogs and commenting when I have some time.

One more Christmas card before I go, which I will enter in the Magenta December challenge:



The background was made by sponging Brilliance pearlescent jade ink through a stencil that I bought at Walmart.  There were 3 sheets of stencils with four designs per sheet.  For $2.97!!!!!  Now, they are small, but you can re-position the stencil to cover a larger area. 

I used three Magenta stamps on this card - the holly, the tiny tree and the Joy.  Some doily sections and sequins were added and I called it done. 

May your holidays be filled with love and joy and may 2014 bring many blessings your way!

14 comments:

Barb said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card, Joy! Love the shades of jade! Looks so pretty with your doily sections!

Enjoy your holiday time and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! ♥

Greta said...

This is a jaw-dropper, Joy! I haven't finished my Magenta entry, so better get to it. Have a fabulous time with your family & friends for the holiday!

Mariëtte said...

Lovely stamped card in such a beautiful color. Thanks for joining the Magenta challenge. Enjoy the holidays!

Linda said...

I not only love the unusual color but also the way you used parts of a doily-gorgeous Joy! Have a wonderful holiday with your family, and happy New Year!

May said...

Gorgeous stamped card, Love the colours & design...Have a fabulous Christmas with your family & A blessed 2014... Hugs May x x x

Maureen Morton said...

Very cool background, and love the lace! Another knock-out holiday card. Happy and safe travels and Merry Christmas, Joy!

Manon @ Kasimodo said...

Vraiment superbe!
Merci de ta participation au défi Magenta et bonne chance!

Theresa said...

Lovely card, Joy! Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe trip. See you next year.

vicki said...

Hi joy this is so pretty! I hope you have a lovely break and christmas and new year :)
Vic x

Cindy C. said...

Very lovely card Joy!!

Cornelia W said...

Hi Joy, just hopping over to say Happy New Year to you - fabulous card!

~amy~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this...green is my favorite color and how clever to do the snipping on the doilies!

Happy New Year!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Wow..this is so very beautiful Joy! Love the doily details :)

Robin K. said...

Wow! Love everything about this card Joy!! And the color is stunning!!! Hope you enjoyed the holidays and your time with family!! Happy New Year!