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Saturday, 24 December 2011


......... for we haue seene his Starre in the east, and are come to worship him.
The Gospel According to S. Matthew 2:2
The Holy Bible Authorized Version 1611

As I was making this card I kept thinking of the Star of Bethlehem & the Christmas story of Christ's birth.

The last of my Christmas cards - safely delivered this morning. I used the same sparkly Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder that I did here but this time I lost count of how many photos I took in attempting to show its sparkle. The turkey is defrosting but I have presents to wrap & a major catching up of blogland.

With Greetings of the Season
Best Wishes for 2012

Clicking on the images should enable enlarging

front of card
close-up of focal image
angled close-up to show sparkle of heat embossing
& convex dimensional mounting 
inside of card 
close-up showing holographic silver mirri cardstock &
paper piercing of message panel
Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA4SP0170 Christmas Fusion.
Cardstock An assortment of blues in various finishes, white & holographic silver mirri from stash.
Inks VersMark watermark stamp pad with Stampendous Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder, Brilliance Starlite Silver (inking some cardstock & paper edges).
Papers Making Cards September 2008.
Punches Woodware (circle & scalloped circle), Xcut (star).
The ribbon & gems are from stash.


veronica said...

have a great Christmas Paula

Lorraine said...

HI HUNI MERRY CHRISTMAS i do like this one the papers are lush and the star is really beautiful i do love these kind of images maybe im an old fashioned girl at heart really lol beats santa anyday(i do love when he visits me each year though);)
the colours and inside of your card are both stunning too xxx

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Paula
A Happy Christmas to you and yours
I love this card
Jackie x

Aquarius said...

Another lovely card - have a wonderful day

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Paula - what a stunning card! I love the dark blue with silver embossing - just beautiful. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Deborah xx

craftimamma said...

This is gorgeous Paula. You've shown us the sparkle perfectly in your photo so your efforts were worthwhile.

Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas Day and my very best wishes to you for the New Year.

Lesley Xx

kath said...

such a beautiful card paula....hoping you had a wonderful christmas and that santa came a-calling laden down with crafty stuff...big hugs from kath & buddy xxx

Claire said...

Hi Paula, I hope you are having a lovely Christmas. Your card is stunning, beautifully embossed and the convex mounting is such a clever touch.
Claire xx

Miranda said...

Hi Paula, hope you did have a cheerful Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2012, in any way lots of inspiration and creativity in good health! You star is beautiful! warm greetz, Miranda

~ Ali ~ said...

Beautiful creation Paula.....thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog :O) they make my day!

Ali x

Dotty Jo said...

This is simply stunning Paula, Jo x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Paula the elevated embossed star is perfectly coordinated by the ribbon with the glittery edge. I love the wonderful way the star points draw your eye up and down and side to side. The star-gemmed background is fabulous as well.

xxxtglxxx said...

gorgeous embossing! :) Very elegant and stylish card Paula :)