Christmas Magic

I woke up this morning wanting to make a Christmas card. I looked 
online and found this sketch at 52 (Christmas)Card Throwdown and 
knew right away what I wanted to do. It paired perfectly with the 
challenge at Less is More to use jewel colors. I chose to use blues as they reminded me of the blue topaz jewelry my sis-in-law's mom 
always wore.

You know when you make a card and you love it so much that you 
want to share it with everyone - well that's how I feel about this one.
It's so simple, yet there's still so much going on! I lucked out with the
weather today and was able to take the picture outside with the sun
bringing the glitter from the Wink of Stella glitter pen and the sequins
to life.
My card is not completely true to the sketch but it's close. I moved the 
sentiment up and added sequins to draw the eye down to where the
sentiment was originally intended to go. 

I used the Simon Says Stitched Circle Dies finally. I've had them for at
least a month but for whatever reason I forgot about them until today???
I love the little extra detail the stitching gives to the card - there's two
rows of stitching - one on the circle piece itself and one on the piece the
circle is cut from (I hope that makes sense). I sponged the
circle piece with some Tim Holtz distress inks (peacock feathers,
salty ocean, broken china and chipped sapphire) and then decided to do 
the inlaid die-cutting technique - again :) 

The deer image is from the Stampin' Up's Jolly Christmas stamp set. 
I've made a few cards with this set and will be sharing them with you

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Paper Lily Leaf said…
Beautiful! Such a stunning card with gorgeous jewel colours and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x
Lynn Fletcher said…
Love the silhouette of the deer against the sparkling night sky background in the stitched circle cut. Love your creativity Susan! :)
Chrissie said…
I love that super twinkly background, what fabulous colours!
This is a gorgeous card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
Sazzle Dazzle said…
I love blue-topaz so this one works brilliant for me.
Superb inking and a beautiful design
thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More
Patricia Hays said…
The blue background is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in our sketch challenge at 52CCT! :)
Neets B said…
Wonderful creation. I love the blue shades and the silhouette looks beautiful against the blues. You've really captured all the shimmer and shine too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More
Deborah Frings said…
Oh this is just gorgeous! I love the rich topaz shade of the sky behind the deer and the sparkle is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!