Saturday, August 25, 2012

Joy to all

Christmas cards are one of my fun things to make so you will see many in the next few months.  Joy to All is a sentiment from Hero Arts stamped on a brick background from Penny Black.  The Lantern stamp is from Prickley Pear.  The inspiration for this card came from Prickley Pear and was used for my July Christmas in summer workshop at Fond Memories.  The edges of both the spellbinder label and the card base were distressed with Black Soot.  I then used Pumice stone to distress the two and it brought it some of the Black Soot to achieve the effect you see.  Two shades of Copic green were used for the pine.  Ranger enamel was used for the snow and then glitter was added.  The base was mounted on red and a red ribbon added to finish the card.  Hope you Enjoy.


  1. Very much like this card. The background brick wall is perfect.

  2. LOVE this GORGEOUS Christmas card, Mary Jo! LOVE how you incorporated the two different distress inks to achieve such a cool effect!!! I'm not very good @ distressing and need more help learning -- NO Tim Holtz here -- LOL!!!

  3. Love how the brick wall looks behind the lantern! A great workshop idea!


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