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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Star Shine

It's week 39 at Less Is More and the theme is Stars, so I thought it was a good opportunity to use this little Stampendous Christmas stamp  that I bought a while ago to make some of this years Christmas cards. I stamped the image and the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and  then used Antique Linen, Chipped Sapphire and Pumice Stone Distress inks and a water brush to add a little colour. Next I went over the stars and the sentiment with a fine glue pen and sprinkled on some glitter. The words I used are on a Chocolate Baroque Christmas theme plate, called Peace on Earth.                                                                                                                                               

I am also going to enter this for St Luke's Charity Challenge; Anything Christmassy and
Scrapbook Sister's Card Challenge; Anything Goes.


  1. Great stamp, I used that one too, good to see it coloured in too!

  2. This is gorgeous Jean! I love how you've used the colour - it looks really effective. Maria x

  3. LOVE this! I love the coloring with the spotlighted star! Beautiful work. :)

  4. Beautifully coloured Jean and such a lovely traditional image:)
    Val x

  5. I love the soft colours you've used for this image Jean. A lovely card!

  6. Beautiful card, it does look so peaceful. Yvonne x

  7. Beatuful Christmas card....your colouring is just perfect...thank you for playing along with our challenge over at St Lukes.


  8. Lovely traditional Christmas card, gorgeous colouring

  9. This is lovely Jean, I'd like to get some Christmas silhouette stamps.
    Great job!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. A beautiful card Jean - the way you have placed the scene is perfection. Love the softly inked background.
    Sylvia x

  11. Beautiful card Jean, lovely colour and I like how you've highlighted the star. Dianne

  12. Lovely! The real spirit of Christmas. The image is super and I do like the way you've coloured it in. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

  13. A gorgeous simple and elegant Christmas design. Thanks so much for your continued support.
    Tara x
    St Luke's Charity Card Challenge Founder

  14. Stunningly simple but so effective x

  15. Love this classic scene so softly coloured too :)
    Thanks for joining us at St Luke's.
    Jenny x