Friday, November 20, 2009

A Child is Born

I love the combination of sets on this card: my "Festive Frame" and "Hand in Hand", and "Vintage Borders" by Nina Brackett. After stamping the frame in Memento Black onto Ivory Pure Luxury, I colored the images and borders with Copics (trimming the image leaving about 1/8" around, lining the edge with black and coloring with red to make the double border) and then masking the center oval and stamping the greetings border (love all the languages in this one!) across in Antique Linen Distressing ink, I love that soft look on ivory. Next I stamped the pair of hands in the middle, colored and then sponged more Antique Linen ink into the oval around them. Last I inked up just the "a child is born", part of the Bible verse from the Festive Frame set and stamped at the bottom right. I wrapped a Large Flourish punched from Fresh Asparagus to the top accented with a few adhesive pearls I colored with my Cardinal Copic to look like the berries in the arrangements.

Have a blessed weekend! Thanks for visiting me in our first ever STV member hop! Be sure to check Gina's blog here for the complete list of participants! :)

37 comments:

vdutchr said...

Melanie - this is so special with those hands! Beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wowza Mel!!! How very precious!!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

How beautiful, Melanie! Love the combination of sets you used to create this wonderful card!

Melissa Cash said...

So sweet Melanie!

Linda said...

Mel you made a breathtaking card. Just precious and really makes a statement. I love it.

JenMarie said...

This is so sweet!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is so precious! I love the hands in the Festive Frame, so perfect.

Mary Duffek said...

Precious and beautiful!

Karen Knegten said...

Melanie- You are the queen of combining sets! Awesome!

Selma said...

This is beautiful Mel.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Things that make you say awwwwwwww! Cute, cute!

wordbird said...

Oh Melanie, This has to be the sweetest card ever. I love this so very much, it so touched my heart this morning.
What a wonderful combination of the stamps sets! ;D Diana

joy said...

"a child is born" what a perfect sentiment! Your card is absolutely lovely!

Giovana said...

So sweet!! Wonderful creation Melanie.

redwasher1 said...

So sweet! Adoreable!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful! I love your combo of the two sets! Nice job!!

Theresa Momber said...

Mel, this is stunning! What a great combination of stamps!

jude said...

Wow i love this card the way youve used the childs hand image with the festive frame adorable and cute !
hugs judex

Lori said...

Fantastic card!

NinaB said...

What a sweet card, Melanie.

buggin2stamp said...

This is so precious. I love the combination of these two sets.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Such a great tribute to a Christmas baby! Love this!
~ky

Christi said...

Oh, wow! Your card is stunning! I love the hands inside the frame with that sentiment! So precious!

Janice M said...

So pretty!

Stampin' Pam said...

Splendiferous Mel! LOVE it - especially with the senti - perfect.

Tina Gilliland said...

How precious!!! LOVE this!

catdidit said...

so beautiful Mel! Love the colors of the poinsettias on this one too!

Joan Ervin said...

What a precious and touching Christmas card, Melanie....your combo of stamp sets came together beautifully...I love every little detail on this gorgeous card!!!

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you have used different stamp sets! Wonderful job!

Katy said...

beautiful card and great combination of stamp sets!

Brenda said...

Oh Melanie this is so beautiful!!! Those sets look like they were meant to go together. Awesome!

Linsey said...

OH gosh, Mel this is a real beauty! LOVE LOVE how you've combined these 2 sets..hand in hand--how completely perfect for the birth of Christ..omgosh, you are brilliant missy! A most precious Christmas card and super inspiring as well :) i love and miss u and hope everything is well in your world. ive been out of the creative loop for quite some time but i dare say that im back and cant wait to catch up with everyone! big hugs to one of the most amazing women im lucky enough to know! xoxo

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful Melanie! I love the hands in the festive frame!

Jerusha said...

How beautiful! You never cease to amaze me with your creations and your art. I love that you've combined some of your awesome sets here. So special!

Miesdf said...

That is beautiful! I love the hands set and did not think of combining the 2 sets. You are amazing.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a wonderful way to use your two sets!

Allison Cope said...

Simply beautiful Melanie!