Monday, December 10, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #161

I really love the latest color combo from PDCC #161, I couldn't help making a card with two of my favorite Hero Arts Stamp.And remember the "Stamp-kissing" technique? If you are not familiar with this technique, here and here are great tutorials.
Merry Christmas to you
I love how the blue brings out the wintery look of this fabulous stamp called Merriest Christmas Wishes. I made it "kiss" the Music Background. See how MERRY it looks?  The tree trunks were colored with a mixture of water and Distress Ink (Antique Linen) with the help of a paint brush. I finally put my new ribbons from Michael's to good use.

A BIG thank-you for the warmest birthday wishes yesterday over Facebook, Hero Arts Flickr Group and my blog here. I am deeply touched!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

44 comments:

Kelly Griglione said...

Awww, he's singing a Christmas carol! How sweet. Great use of the colors, Virginia! I was stumped on that one.

paula said...

Gorgeous card Virginia :) I love how you used the kissing technique on this card. So beautifully done

aaga said...

Great technique, love those colours!

Barb said...

Oh, my! This is one of the prettiest cards you've made, Virginia! Just LOVE the way your kissing turned out with these two stamps - a perfect pairing! LOVE IT!! :)

Greta said...

Love these colors, too, (no time to play along)--love how you used them!

lenny said...

This is so gorgeous!!
Love that music background!
Great choice of blue inks!! And that ribbon...
Euh...love everything about this card!
Thanks so much for your sweet words!!
It's so encouraging! :)

Dawn said...

totally awesome Virginia. I love the way the blue background looks with the soft brown branches.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great frosty wishes Virginia!

Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful...so elegant!

joy said...

Just beautiful - love the way you added the color to the tree trunks. And, your kissing technique is perfectly done!

Jeanette M. said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia! The stamp-kissing is perfect on this. And I love the way you painted your trees!

Brenda said...

This is definitely one of the most beautiful cards you've made. I love the music background and your trees are perfect.

BabyBokChoy said...

I adore your little non-blue bird against the blue background!! so cute.

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous stamp kissing here, Virginia! Beautiful card!

shirley-bee said...

This is such a beautiful card, Virginia, and the music background is the perfect touch.

alexandra s.m. said...

Fantastic card Virginia!
It has publication written all over it!!

xx

Kim S said...

The snowy music is gorgeous!!

Anita Rex said...

So pretty Virginia! Love how you used the colors! :> And my favorite technique too!

Sheila H said...

Your kissed background is superb, and so are your painted trees. Fabulous card, Virginia!

sandie said...

great background and love the little bird x

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the results of the kissing!

Nancy K said...

yikes, that is amazingly gorgeous, V! the challenge colors are in perfect harmony!

Besthobbyeva said...

This card is absolutley gorgeous. The colors are just amazing!! Great job.

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a great day!

Laurie

Laurie said...

I love this Virginia! The colors are so pretty and I love the contrast on that card base! Gorgeous!

Annette said...

pretty Christmas card and I love that sentiment... Hope you had a great birthday Virginia..

Rachel W K said...

i remember when you shared your kissing technique... i was awed then and am awed now! the music pattern is so perfect for a wintery holiday card! and happy belated birthday!! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia that is such a gorgeous card, I love that bird and your fabulous sentiment. Happy belated birthday my friend! ~hugs

Caanan said...

Oooooohhhh, how pretty!

Maureen Morton said...

So festive, Virginia. I always have such trouble with this technique, but you sure have it mastered. Wonderful colors. And congrats on the HA tweet, too!

Judy1223 said...

Just saw this tweeted at Hero Arts...congrats on that! GORGEOUS card, amazing kissing technique!

Julie Ranae said...

Oh Virginia...this is simply beautiful and such a perfect interpretation of this week's colors! So happy you were able to play with us in The Cafe : )

Brenda said...

I LOVE this card Virginia! Gosh those colours are awesome and I love that HA birch stamp!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Great take on the technique Virginia! Love the birch and the background!

Linda Beeson said...

Love the blues, love the technique, love the stamps!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a stunning color combo! LOVE what you've done with that fabulous, music background! So pretty!

Melissa Shea said...

oh my! gorgeous, Virginia, totally gorgeous! I love the color combo and the sweet pearls, the perfect ribbon.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! gorgeous card, Virginia! love love the kissed background and that you used those colors for a holiday card. fabulous work as always!

Lynn said...

Super cute! I love the tiny birdie! Thanks for playing along in the Play Date Cafe challenge!

Rose said...

that little guy is singing up a storm!! beautiful card girl :)

Veronica Z said...

Virginia, this card is stunning, absolutely stunning. It needs to be framed! Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe! hugs!

mypapercraftworld said...

So stunning ... love those birch trees against the strong blue, and the music background for the sweet singing bird is inspired! Anita in France :)

Kelly Griglione said...

YAY, I was so excited when I saw your card spotlighted on Moxie Fab!!! I recognized it when I scrolled down only about a tenth of the way ... you're so completely FAB, Virginia!!!!

donna mikasa said...

I ADORE this, V! The colors, the fabulous bow. Congrats on being one of Cath's faves!

Mary H. said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, as I adore this stamp. Haven't been very successful in my use of it yet, as I always get the color splotchy when I try stamping it. Love the music background and your painting on the tree trunks. I'll be trying this technique. Thanks for sharing.