Monday, 24 December 2012

Follow Yonder Star ....

.....  I've CASEd Jean Martin's card and gone for a western feel with my Christmas card for Ben.  I've actually managed to combine four challenges in the card:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Woodgrain, Midnight Feast, Way Out West, Back in the Saddle, Sheriff, Santa's Coming to Town, Yonder Star
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Bashful Blue; Versamark
Dies: Spellbinders - Lacy Squares (SS4-295) #2
Accessories:  WMS - Twine, Card from stash; Embossing powder

I turned the sketch through 180° as I wanted the Sheriff Star to look like it's high in the sky with the other stars - this fits the theme for November's WMSCCC of having a source of light in the card design.  I stamped the Sheriff's star in Versamark and embossed with my own blend of powder (black, gold & silver) giving a slightly gunmetal finish and then I cut it out (very easy).  I stamped the background to look like wood (love the large woodgrain stamp).  Then I stamped the blanket stamp in Real Red and Bashful Blue to make the vertical panels.  I decided that I'd put the Santa cameo in the centre of the Sheriff star.  I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler (one of the new SU pads, so very juicy) and triple embossed with clear powder to give an enamel finish.  Once cool, I cut out the cameo and attached it to the star.  At this point I deviated from the sketch a bit to add the sentiment.  The box comes from one of the images in Back in the Saddle and the sentiment from Yonder Star, I mounted it on a small scalloped square, attached some twine and let it hang from the star.
For the inside, I cut two layers the bottom in Bashful Blue and the top in white.  I stamped the outline star in Crumb Cake (second impression so that the image is a bit more subtle) and then the fabulous sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.

Ben really likes cards with lots of layers and details - I think this fits the bill!

Today's the last chance to get to the shops and get any presents - we're off to town this morning to get a few bits.  Bye for now.


  1. Wonderful card Deborah, I like the wood effect and the badge, I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
    Kevin xx

  2. Delihgfully unusual Christmas design & I love the way you used that twine for hanging the star.
    Have a wonderful Christmas all of you.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. LOVE the western feel - how clever! REALLY love St. Nick! Merry Christmas in the UK!

  4. Deborah, just too cute. I love that Santa cameo and you just make him shine. Fabulous card.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Gorgeous card, Deborah! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Hugs

  6. Love the patterns and the santa silhouette.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. :)

  7. Very original and magnificent realization. Beautiful papers. Everything in simplicity ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charima Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.

  8. Such a stunning card Deborah. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz. Hugs from Laine

  9. lovely creation, thanks for joining in this week at Charisma! Gem :)

  10. Happy Christmas Deborah, I love your pretty card. Just love that embellishment.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Hope we see you again in the new year.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  11. A great card from the WMS sketch Deborah! love the stamped strips and the fun silhouette of Santa in the sheriff's badge! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  12. Love all the lines, great stamping Deborah!! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers!

  13. That Santa looks like he's stamped in VELVET! The background your created is awesome, and I love how the sentiment is hanging from Santa's badge :) Amazing work, Deborah!

  14. oh my, I luv how you stamped Santa in the badge...super cute...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  15. Deborah, this card is just perfect! I love the woodgrain mixed with so many wonderful patterns and colors. Such creativity from so many stamp sets! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse! Happy New Year!

  16. I'm echoing Jeanne here...
    Western Santa...
    LOVE it!! :)
    A fabulously fun take on the sketch, Deborah!
    Hope your first American Christmas was wonderful!! :)

  17. Love this Deb! It's my fave this week! Thanks for joining us over at WMSC! :)

  18. Congrats on Top Mouse Deborah!


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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