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10 September, 2014

Take five for Endless Wishes

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I truly do appreciate all of you and them!

The card I'm sharing with you today is another Christmas card, this time created with the Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set from the seasonal catalog from Stampin' Up! It's created using only another four ingredients, so that's where the "Take five" of the post title comes from, although it could also refer to the time taken to create the card, because it's so quick! I've not included the adhesive I've used in the five, because that's a staple item of our crafty stash.

The other four items used are Whisper White and Lost Lagoon cardstock, Lost Lagoon ink and last but not least Basic Rhinestones...


As the name of the stamp suggests, the possibilities with it are endless, here's a look if you've not seen it yet...


To create the card I cut a piece of Whisper White card in half and folded to create the base, then cut the Lost Lagoon and Whisper White for the layers, each a quarter inch smaller than the one below it. I then added the "merry" and "Christmas" to my clear block and inked it up. Luckily before I stamped it, I realized I'd put Christmas onto the block upside down. Oops! I turned it and reinked, then stamped into the center of the piece of card. I then took each of the snowflakes in turn, starting with the biggest and randomly stamped them, or as randomly as I could lol. I matted the layers and then added the rhinestones to the center of each snowflake and as the dot on the i of Christmas.

I love the simple yet elegant look of the card and I will definitely be creating more with this set, after all, the possibilities are endless!

Challenges...
NBUS #2 at djkardkreations - my first time using the stamp set and final entry
AG at Sisters of Craft
#26 AG at Scribble and Scrap
September Linky at DL.ART
#88 AG with a twist at 613 Avenue Create

Sorry I'm a day late showing you that I did, eventually, reach the shoreline on Saturday! The figure in the pic below is one of over 90 life size iron statues along the beach at Crosby. They are all part of the "Our Place" art installation by artist and sculptor Antony Gormley, and were cast from a mold of his body. In case you're wondering, they ARE anatomically correct lol! At high tide, all but those closest to the promenade are totally under water, but as you can see, at low tide they are all visible. I love the way that in this pic the gull is almost posing on the statue's head...

I loved creating today's "Take five" card and if anyone would like to join me in a future "Take five" blog hop, where we'll each create a card using 5 items, plus basics, let me know in the comments or email me.

Hugs,
Em

8 comments:

  1. Simply elegant! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  2. Your classic snowflake Christmas card in the lost lagoon and white is so pretty, Em! And what a fun and interesting travelogue this was for me! NINETY of them?! Well I had to head over to Wiki for more information as I've never heard of the art installation. My he's a fine figure of a man, isn't he?! Thank you for that side trip!! And thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge for the third time!! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. A gorgeous card using one of my favourite new Christmas sets Em! The art installation looks brilliant and is definitely on my 'to do' list :) Vicky x

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  4. Beautiful card, love all the different snow flakes. TFS

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  5. Beautiful Christmas card!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  6. Beautiful way to complete another project before the season closes in. Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
    http://avenue613.blogspot.com
    facebook.com/avenue613

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  7. As the saying goes, "less is more", and this is a very stylish card, thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, best wishes, Anne DT x

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Em xxx