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Welcome to the Close to My Heart October Spotlight Blog Hop!  If you have found yourself here from Tamytha Jenkin's Blog then you are in the right place.  This month we are spotlighting Christmas Stamp Sets.  I absolutely love the ease of using a silhouette stamp and wanted to share this one with you.

When I went to Convention this year in DC, there were a few products that I really hoped CTMH would bring out and I was not disappointed.  I wanted a red and green Christmas paper and the Mistletoe paper pack was unveiled.  What a beautiful, elegant paper pack it is.  I was thrilled!  Then I wanted colored bling.  How overjoyed I was to see both the blue and green sparkles and the red, purple and pink sparkles.

I really felt that this card needed to be backed with black to bring out all of the beautiful colors as well to tie into the Santa silhouette.  Don't know whether you can tell, but there are clear sparkles in the middle of the snowflakes on the sentiment and red sparkles on the snowflakes on the Santa.  Also, I like a solid dark black stamped image when I use a silhouette stamp so I stamped the image with our Archival Black stamp pad.  I sponged the edges with our regular black ink. 

Products Used
  • Stamps:  I Believe (C1427)
  • Paper:  My Relections Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Pack (X7130B) and Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Inks:  Archival Black  (44751) and Black (Z2105)
  • Embellishments:  Sparkles, Red, Pink and Purple Assortment (Z1326) and Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Other Products:  Adhesive and Sponge Dauber (Z726)
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  1. Great card! That is one of my favorite new stamp images. Really like the color combos that you used.

  2. I have never done a silhouette but yours makes an amazing card!

  3. that looks great. now u just need to change ur link back to my blog

  4. You did an awesome job with this stamp set! The black looks spectacular with Mistletoe.

  5. Lovely card. I just love the silhouette stamps. I really like how you put the snowflakes on his bag.

  6. Beautiful card! I saw the red snowflake bling, and I'm glad you pointed out the clear ones too.

  7. This is beautiful and so classic!

  8. The quote fit nicely in the oval.


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