Monday, December 6, 2010

Swan Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I was done making Christmas cards. But, I sat down yesterday to write them out. And you know what happens...You go ,"Oh I want to send so and so a card too". And before you know it you are 10 cards short. So, I am back in the studio today making more cards. This is one of them. I used a DeNami Swan stamp.


The Sentiment stamp is from Studio G. The CS is white, Real Red (Stampin' UP). the DP is from Provo Craft. I stamped the Swan in Real Red ink (SU) and the sentiment in Garden Green (SU). I masked the swan and did not reink before stamping the next image. I wanted it to look like swans swimming.
I used a Stampin' Up punch for the edge and lots of Marvy Punches. To add the beads and buttons, I used Pioneer's Embellishment glue stick. I ran it around in the areas where I wanted the beads to go. Then I sprinkled the beads on and gently pressed them into the glue. Let the glue dry before handling too much. That glue should hold well, but it will be a delicate card that I will not trust to USPO. LOL. Here are some more view for you.


Challenges for Christmas Swimming Swans:
Mark's Finest Papers: Red and Green
Wee Memories: Favorite Christmas Song- The 12 Days of Christmas (seven swans a swimming)
DeNami: Punches
Corrosive Challenges: Red and White
Stampin for the Weekend: Recipe: 2 circles - Buttons, Sentiment Stamp, and beads; 2 Squares- Punches; Buttons and bling
Flourishes: Winter White with a pop of color
Stamp something: Use a Christmas color combo
Lets Ink It Up: Christmas with sparkle and bling
Christmas Card Challenges: monochromatic Christmas
Robyn's Fetish: Vintage Christmas
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Show a Holiday Greeting
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Ribbons and Bows
TSG Clear Stamps: Bring on the Bling
2Sisters Challenge: Sparkly Christmas
Cardvaarks: Monochromatic-sadly their last challenge
So, its back to work for me. Need to get those Christmas cards finished. Have a great day.
Karen

38 comments:

  1. Very pretty card, Karen! Thanks for creating for our current DT call ... good luck!

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  2. What a lovely card- the swans are so pretty and the beads are just amazing!

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  3. Very pretty - good luck with the DT Call!

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  4. WOW, that is a lot of challenges! Very pretty, love the beads. The swan in perfect for the song!

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  5. The swans are so serene! Your card turned out more than just lovely! Ira x

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  6. what a gorgeous creation so elegant thanks for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

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  7. Oooh beads!! Pretty pretty beads!! I like the ribbon you used too!

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  8. Gorgeous card Karen! I love the bow and all the beads!
    Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
    Hugs, Rleen

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  9. Gorgeous card, love the sparkle and design. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU. Suzanne x

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  10. wow what a stunning card & all that details must have taken you ages. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic x x

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  11. Hello Karen
    Please let me introduce myself I am Susan from New Zealand. I have placed a card in the "I did it Creations Challenge" and liked your card so popped over to your blog. When reading your profile, you have very similar interests to me, although I am not able to do quilting any more unfortunately, my indulgence and overtaking of my life is the cardmaking. I just love your card the addition of the beads is stunning you must have steady hands that's all I can say.
    Smiles:)

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  12. Love, love, love the beads. I've got to try it. Thanks for sharing with I Did It Creations.

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  13. this is really pretty, I love the effect of the beads, what a fab idea!! Thanks for joining in our Vintage Christmas challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)
    P.s. Check out my yummy blog candy here, closes 12/12!!

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  14. Your card is gorgeous and what beautiful addition the beads made!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

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  15. Just gorgeous!! I love the repeated stamping which gives the swan such motion and the beads are such a wonderful embellishment! Lovely card!!

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  16. This is beautiful. Thank you for joining Speedy's Friends.

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  17. Karen, I just love the way you did the beads on this, so beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing this with our ribbons and bows challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY this week. We're having a buy one get one free on all sheets for a limited time at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, hope you will check it out!!

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  18. Really pretty card, those swans are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this week and hope to see you for the next challenge. Jill

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  19. Oh my goodness, this card is so pretty! Love how you stamped the swan multiple times- such a neat effect that works PERFECTLY for the 7 swans a swimming! So amazed you were able to work in SO many challenges into this one card!

    Thanks for joining us for the last DeNami challenge of 2010!

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  20. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

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  21. Very pretty! Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

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  22. what a cool use of those swans....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

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  23. This is beautiful.. I love all your beads. Great job.

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  24. Wow, love how you stamped the swans and all of those beads are just beautiful! Nice sparkle! Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

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  25. Karen an adorable card with lots of bling. Love all your beads and the swans are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

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  26. wow, this is lovely with all the pearls! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge with it and good luck!

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  27. Beautiful card! I love the ribbon.
    Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges. :)
    hugs, Vanja

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  28. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

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  29. Wow, gorgeous card, I love the beads!
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

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  30. Wow, wonderful card. I love the colors and the way you stamped the swan image to create several. The bead work is fantastic and such a perfect finishing touch! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  31. Love all the beads! I never really know what to do with those! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

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  32. Beautiful card thanks for playing with us at Corrosive challenges

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  33. I love this idea with the swan, and the beads are just darling!

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  34. A really beatiful card, so elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

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  35. Beautiful card. I love the ghost images of the swan and the beading. Thank you for sharing your art.

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  36. This card is lovely. The details are fantastic!

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