Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dreamy Madonna Christmas Card with Paper Artsy

Hi Dreamers!
I am back again today with a dreamy Christmas card!  I used non-traditional colors and the mind blowing stamps designed by Lynne Perrella-Paper Artsy.  The Paper  Artsy Stamps are available in the USA at Blockheads Paper Arts!  I used markers and stains to make the background for my card.

 size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Materials need to make the background and the card:
Stamps: Babushka Balloon Paper Artsy from Blockheads Paper Arts
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Weathered Wood and Tumbled Glass Distress Markers-Ranger
Summer Sky and Pear Tart Memento Markers
Stains: Brushed Pewter Distress Stain
White, Cream, and Aqua
Green Ribbon

Click here for instructions on making the Background Paper.

  • Make background following Tutorial.  Instead of using the reinkers, scribble the Distress Markers onto the craft sheet. 
  • Add a bit of water.
  • Proceed per tutorial instructions.
  • When background is dry stamp the buildings with Black Soot ink

  • Stamp the Madonna on a separate piece of White CS and cut out.
  • Color the halo with the Memento Markers.
  • Run a Metallic pen around the edges of the halo.
  • Glue Madonna to background
  • Make slits in this piece at the halo edges.  Feed the ribbon through the slits
  • Add this piece to a Aqua Card base
  • Add rhinestones

How about a few fun Challenges for my Dreamy Madonna Christmas Card?!!
Bloggers Challenge: Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas: Contemporary color Combo
Allsorts: bling
One Stop Craft Challenge: vintage Christmas
Sugar Creek Hollow:vintage Christmas

Have a super weekend!  Love ya.


  1. Great Christmas card! Love the images and great bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  2. Fabulous vintage look your card is amazing Karen really lovely x

  3. Really stunning use of the LP stamp, Karen - love it!
    Alison x

  4. Another really stunning piece of artwork Karen.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. Very Creative! I love this! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

  6. Oh this is so different, Lovely piece, Thanks for sharing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, Love Hazelxo

  7. How unique and beautifully executed. Thanks for the step by step instructions and thanks for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  8. Love the halo on the Madonna on this. Great ATC, thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge.

  9. A lovely vintage Christmas Card.

    Thank you for joining us at One Stop Crafts challenge in our Vintage Christmas challenge.


  10. Fabby card Karen! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Bring On The Bling challenge x

  11. I love your card. Those Lynne Perella stamps are beautiful. It is simple yet so complex and I love the colors-not too bright but dreamy.

  12. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  13. Wonderful holiday card, love the artsy images! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  14. what a great Chrstmas so different from the norm, thanks for joining us at SCH


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