Sunday, July 29, 2018

Christmas Joy!

Sara Emily Barker Retro Christmas Card Christmas Joy 1

Hello, friends! You've been very kind to visit my first two posts today, and as promised, this is my third and last. This is not what I planned to share with you, so stop back this coming week to see a couple more Christmas cards I've made using Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades. I couldn't do them justice in indoor lighting and it's pouring cats and dogs here AGAIN!

Sara Emily Barker Retro Christmas Card Christmas Joy 2

This is a very simple card and entirely flat for easy mailing. I started with Distress Heavy Stock and stamped it with Tim's Christmas Cling Foam stamps and Brushed Pewter Distress paint, creating a resist to the Distress Oxides. I used Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough. I used a damp wipe to remove the ink from the stars.

Sara Emily Barker Retro Christmas Card Christmas Joy 3

  I over-stamped in Cracked Pistachio with the Merry Christmas stamp from Tim's Sparkles and Christmas set. Christmas is cut from the card using the Retro Merry Christmas die. Joy is a Holiday Talk Metallic sticker.

Sara Emily Barker Retro Christmas Card Christmas Joy 4

The bauble is a Movers and Shapers die -- Mini Retro Ornaments. I cut it from silver Metallic Kraft Stock, scuffed it with steel wool and colored the bow with alcohol ink--Meadow.   I attached a thread for the hanger and mounted the panel on black card edged with  Brushed Pewter.

Sara Emily Barker Retro Christmas Card Christmas Joy 5

I'll be sharing with:

Thank you for your visit! 
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. So elegant and stunning!! The colors are gorgeous!! Love the background stamping and the details!! It's so amazing!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it!

  3. My goodness, you have been busy! This clean and simple card is so gorgeous Sara!! I love the background and the colour and stamping are fabulous!! Love all the details!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

  4. So pretty Sara! The background looks amazing! Love the wonderful colors and design!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  5. <Love this background! I adore this color, it's one of my favorite! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  6. A beautiful design, so simple and lovely! I love the Cracked Pistachio and don't use it nearly enough. The "Christmas" is striking set against your beautiful background in black, with the single ornament which I love. Just a lovely card, Sara Emily. Hugs!!

  7. Beautiful background and the bauble looks fabulous. Love. Tracy ❤️

  8. Gorgeous CAS Christmas card Sara! The colours and design are wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  9. A great CAS design! You're rocking this word die! It looks awesome with the ornament and the beautifully colored bg. Hugs, Autumn

  10. Love the fresh colour, and simple design - perfect for posting!
    Alison x

  11. Lovely mint-fresh Christmas creation, Sara! I've never seen that font in the word Christmas before - it reminds me of mid-century-modern in California! Beautiful! hugs, de

  12. Love this cool coloured Christmas card. I keep looking at that die. I am trying not to buy stamps wonder does that extend to dies?!! Thanks for all your lovely comments. xox


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