24 Nov 2013

Three Wise Men

Artful Times Challenge Lilac and Silver popped into my mail box yesterday and I just had to play, don't usually use purple but couldn't resist the silver .........as embossing powder and all things glittery popped into my head I just knew I was hooked.

First stop were my Tim Holtz Mini Holidays Christmas stamps and an embossing folder which I inked with dusty concord before adding my card and running through my big shot, I love this technique it can have some very different effects each time. The colour was quite pastel so I stamped the snowflake and inked around the edges in same colour, also stamped one in silver for the star and quickly added silver fine detail EP, the three wise men were stamped in same ink (Silver brilliance) inside the embossed frame, sentiment was heat embossed with same silver EP. Lastly I added versamark to the edges of card and added more EP (not showing up to well in photo) so hard to get the sparkle without the glare with EP.  After a rummage in my card blanks I found this lovely deckle edge purple card to mount my creation on...........and a quick Christmas card was made, think I had better make a few more quick ones as I haven't really started yet!!

I would also like to play at

Heck of a challenge November In the Frame

Thanks for looking
'till next time


Tim Holtz stamps Mini Holiday Sizzix Alterations Embossing Folder
Ink Brilliance Silver and distress ink dusty concord


  1. Very nice Christmas stamp Maggie and you have the right colours for the challenge as well.

    I am struggling a bit on this one

    Love Chrissie x

  2. So elegant - and that fab sentiment stamp looks stunning in silver!
    Alison xx

  3. Like this one - love how you've got the stamp inside the frame and the snowflakes around the edge.

  4. Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge.


  5. Beautiful, Thanks for joining us at HOAC.
    Chris x

  6. Wonderful card Maggie :)
    Von ☺

  7. Love your 3 wise men silhouette stamp Maggie. Gorg. Lis x

  8. So sorry I am so very late in posting a comment. I have been so busy and then went away an d now am back and have got a bad chest infection. Still, no excuses, I should have made an effort. Hope you will forgive me.
    Love your card, and in lilacs too, great silhouette stamp- I love stamps like this one.
    Hugs, Neet x


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