Monday, December 18, 2017

PSX Magic

I am glad that I have several vintage PSX wood mount stamps. They make such wonderful images, especially when embossed. For this card, I drew the round ornament shape on the front of an A2 card, sketched in the metal hanger and then carefully cut out the circle. Added silver pen on the hanger and loop and adhered the sparkly silver cord and knot. 
Gold embossed the angel and then used the embossed image as a resist when I traced the circle around the stamped image and colored it with a dark green Tombow marker. Stamped the sentiment, which is also a vintage stamp from Uptown Stamp Company, in the same dark green. Finished the card by clipping the corners with one of my decorative scissors that I hardly ever use anymore. Ahhh... simple elegance! 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Christmas/Winter Holidays   (
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Anything Goes        (
AAA Card Challenges- Sparkle                                          (
Found this wonderful free image when looking for a Nativity scene. Love how the sentiment is incorporated into the design. So fun! You can find it here-    Not sure who makes the inside stamp. I got it in a grab bag of stamps at a local Goodwill. Most, including this sentiment, were not labeled. And, I printed the image off on vellum and colored it from the back, creating the nice muted colors. Lastly, if you look closely, you might be able to see that the vellum has specks and strings of metallic glimmer. So pretty! 
Entered into:
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Livin' On The Edge      (
QKR Stampede- #274 Anything Goes                                             (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #363 Anything Goes  (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Dec             (

Many years ago I tried my hand at using foil with stamping. Quickly learned that I wasn't very good at it. (I guess you could said that I was foiled by the technique? Ha. I just looked up the definition of the word and it means "frustrate the efforts or plans of". Ha again! ) This snowflake was one foiling attempting that worked out. I found it tucked away in a box of odds and ends a few days ago and knew that I had to put it to use for a few current challenges for sparkling and snowflakes. I also paired it with a wonderful saying I found years ago as the inside sentiment so that I could enter it into Word Art Wednesday Challenge. 
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes          (
The Cutie Pie Challenge – Stars and/or Snowflakes     (     


  1. What a lovely effect this gives. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. So pretty! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Gorgeous card! Love the gold embossing on your angel! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  4. I like that you only get the full effect of your card when you open it, clever Thank you for playing at AAA cards

  5. Kathy would you be sure and check my blog
    Thank you for taking time to comment on my card for The Paper Shelter Blog Hop! I appreciate your kind words...and I am shaped like a coconut also! LOL! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. I forgot to say to check my blog or the The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog tomorrow morning! LOL....

  7. Three beautiful cards. The snowflake one is very elegant and classy - love it.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge and all the best for 2018.

    Helen x


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