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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Christmas Card Club - shine a light.

Good morning lovelies - this is my first of two posts today - over at the Christmas Card Club the theme is Christmas lights. I found I had 3 stamps with candles/lamps on them and couldn't choose between them - so I decided to use all three in three separate cards all made using the same technique.




In each card I stamped the image and then masked it off - then masked off most of the card except for a strip - then coloured up the strip using distress inks and a TH layering stencil - I tried to create the effect of the light coming from the candles or the lantern. I think it works quite well and was pleased with these! Unfortunately the final card got inky fingers on it - so I had to add the greeting in a layer to hide it - lol!!!! The first stamp is from penny black and the other two are LOTV.

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.Ttrimmiescraftchallenge: Christmas

Thanks so much for dropping by today - I've got another post at 3pm if you're brave enough for another visit! Big Hugs to you and hope you have a great Sunday!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


43 comments:

  1. That Tim Holtz stencil is lovely.It really does look like rays of light.
    Lovely cards.

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  2. Morning Rachel. Love your cards.....I'm not good with 'white' spaces!! Yours look lovely. I did have to smile about your last lovely card....that would be all over!! Funnily enough I was playing C&S yesterday.....Results later!! Have a good day. Love S xx

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  3. Beautiful cards, love how you have used the Stencil
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

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  4. Gorgeous cards!! Love the background behind those masked images, very clever and it makes for a brilliant end result!

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  5. These are gorgeous Rachel. I love how you have used the stencil for the background design and the images are adorable.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. £ gorgeous cards Rachel, love the effect of the stencil works really well

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  7. Hi. Rachael
    Two fabulous cards.... Mine is up....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  8. Great cards... The little hedgehogs is my fav.. ( as I love hedgehogs),but they're all super, Px

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  9. Love your light rays and very clever way to use all your images. I must say I was torn between which to use on my card. Three super cards . Christine xx

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  10. Your masking and stenciling are superb Rachel, I love all of the cards, the images are so sweet! Hugs, Anne x

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  11. Oh my!!! How clever is that, Rachel. LOVE how you've projected the light with the rays - must try that technique. All three are gorgeous and so perfect for the theme. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful cards.
    hugs, Asha

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  12. Shine a light Rachel these are all lovely! The singing hedgehogs is my favourite. Looking forward to our crafty day together. Mo x

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  13. Great card Rachel. I'm struggling a bit with mine. Hugs Rita xxx

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  14. Wow I love these cards Rachel! the sun ray effect looks glorious.
    Love
    Dawn x

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  15. Wow, I love how you've made the light shine from the lamps on this gorgeous collection of cards.

    Sue xx

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  16. These are so beautiful, Rachel - love the technique you've used. Such a super response to Asha's CCC challenge and thanks for sharing for both of my CHNC challenges too - hope to see you there again soon. xx

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  17. These are gorgeous Rachel. Love the technique and stencil you have used for the light.
    Mags
    x

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  18. Three great cards Rachel. Hazel x

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  19. Wow you've been busy for our challenge. Love them all but especially the cute hedgehogs. Zx

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  20. Lovely Christmas cards Rachel!

    Susan xx

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  21. great card love all the images and great love the layering stencil strip
    carol x

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  22. Gorgeous cards Rachel, I love your images and the sunburst technique, great design, hugs Kate x

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  23. Beautiful cards Rachel :) huggles Sue xx

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  25. Hi Rachel these are all beautiful and I love the mask - what an effect! Like all three images and couldn't choose one as a favourite. Gorgeous.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  26. these are really clever Rachel....fantastic masking ,not something I have mastered but you make me want to have a go!...beautiful xxxxx

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  27. Very, very clever! Absolutely stunning and the masking and stenciling is amazing! Karen xx

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  28. Fantastic cards! Love your use of the TH stencil!!

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  29. A very clever technique Rachel. Very effective too. You have three beautiful cards there.
    Lorraine

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  30. Three fabulous cards Rachel, I can see why you couldn't decide which image to use, they are all adorable.
    Pauline
    x

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  31. Fab Rachel. Really does look like the rays coming from each of the images. I would not have been able to choose which to use either. Now you have 3 added to your pile of 2014 cards. Hugs Mrs A. (aka ValeryAnne).

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  32. Clever designs Rachel. Good save with the sentiment too! Cathy x

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  33. Three gorgeous cards Rachel. So clever to use the stencil to look like the light is radiating from the candle etc.

    Karen x

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  34. 3 perfectly Fab cards. Love #1 with the Hedgies...they are my fav of the PB images I think. So cute and perfect image for this challenge. Love the way you've masked and colored the glowing light as the backdrop for each of the sweet images. Just so very pretty on each card. WTGo. TFS & Hugs

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  35. Absolutely fabulous Rachel love that effect of the candlelight. Susan xx

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  36. super cards, thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

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  37. Thank you for popping in to April CHNC Challenge Extra to share your card with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Anne (April Guest Designer)

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  38. Sorry I'm so late with my commenting! Your cards are wonderful Rachel, love your light rays. Carol x

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  39. Great card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTYHAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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