Friday, July 28, 2017

Christmas in July - GIU Day 5

For those of you who know me well, my love of ALL things Christmas is no secret. Patterned paper, stamps, washi, embellishments. You name it and I love it !! So I couldn't let my last GIU day pass by without a holiday card. And because I can be a bit quirky at times, it's not a traditional red & green card.  

Ever since I saw the Imagine Only stamp by Angie Blom, I have thought of making a holiday card with it.  This has been a fabulous GIU week for me and all of you are the reason why !! I could never thank you enough for all of your visits to Meticulosity and also your comments. They made me excited for each of my 5 posts !!


  • Once again, I stamped on patterned paper - this time, I used Crate Paper's Peppermint collection. I cut the paper  to include the pretty scalloped border. I also stamped the image again on a doily-patterned piece of Peppermint collection paper and fussy-cut the headband and dress . All images were stamped with Memories India Black ink.
  • The image was colored with my favorite Distress markers and Faber-Castell PITT Artist pens . A Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush pen added a bit of shimmer. A silver glitter pen by Kaiser gave her eyelashes a little "pop"..
  • A bit of fine glitter was added to the areas around the girl. To me, Christmas + card-making = glitter  ( to the horror of my guy, who ends up wearing it most days !! )  
  • I placed a variety of washi across the bottom of the of the card. The teal washi strip under the girl is from My Mind's Eye, the snowflake washi with a hint of red is by Docrafts and the last 2 snowflake washi are from Recollections @ Michaels.
  • I just couldn't find  the perfect saying for this card so I decided to use a die-cut from the Graphic 45 "Christmas Past" collection. I adhered it to a piece of slightly larger silver glitter paper.
  • I adhered paper and elements with Tombow adhesive - the permanent adhesive runner for larger areas and the MONO Aqua Liquid adhesive for smaller areas. 
  • AND because it is a holiday card especially, I could not say enough was enough. Soooooooo, I added a few Basic Grey Opaline half-pearls along the top scalloped border. 




It's hard to believe my week is at an end. Please comment on each post this week for a chance for 2 lucky winners to receive a grab bag of 25 Unity stamps. Winners will be chosen at random.  Comment by midnight EST on Sunday, July 30. I hope you will continue to support all of the GIU girls. There will be 2 more next week who will share their creativity with us. And again, a big thank-you to Unity Stamp Company for allowing me to be a GIU gal !! I hope all of you were inspired and  I would love to see what you create with your fabulous Unity stamps. 

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity.

Debra Davison

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful Christmas card Deb. I love how you altered the stamp to add a holiday theme and the little touch of sparkle is perfect!

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  2. Darling card! I'm a sucker for all things Christmas too, especially Christmas in July! I guessed a scrapbooking page, I was way off. Lol

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  3. Awww!!! Such a delightful card!!! She's so pretty!!!

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  4. Thinking outside the box certainly gives all of the stamps more uses. Cute card and she looks wonderful in it.

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  5. Way to think outside the box really cute idea.

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  6. I'm working on Christmas cards too! Thank you for the inspiration❤️

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  7. Love how you turned this into a holiday card!

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  8. You can never go wrong with anything Christmas. Lovely card. Love the glitter accents and the die cut is perfect!

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  9. This is a fabulous card....just love her..reminds me of those big eyed paintings!

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  10. It's so fun that you stamp on patterened paper. I really like that! This is such a fun non-traditional Christmas card. I often make non-traditional Christmas cards as I love being unique and creating festive things that aren't typical. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us this week!! :)

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  11. I just love the image. You did such a good job with this. So sweet

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  12. So pretty and very very unique :-)

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  13. this is a sweet card. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  14. Such a sweet creation, Debra! I ADORE your sparkle on and off your cards :)!!!

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  15. I love this little girl. I also love glitter and am married to a glitterphobic! Haha You did an outstanding job this week. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. My, you were up early to post this morning! I still am in love with how you use patterned paper and your use of the doily-patterned paper for her dress and headband were so clever. I've enjoyed seeing all your creations this week and so appreciate how you include the name of EVERY product you sue.

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  17. Very sweet card. I love your use of pattern paper along with stamping on it. My middle name is glitter, I love a little glitter on each card I make. Great card, It gets me excited to think about making Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing this week.

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  18. Love this card! The colors are perfect, the glitter is amazing, and Christmas in July!

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  19. What a neat card! Love her big eyes! Thanks for sharing this week!

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  20. Pretty holiday card! I love the embellishment with the washi tapes!

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  21. A sweet face - looking forward
    to Christmas. Lovely card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. My favorite because the girl's eyes really stand out! Then the eashi matches! Blue is my face colour. Wish 8 had a glitter own. So many supplies I haven't heard of or don't have. Well done!

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  23. I guess I didn't check my texting! I meant **washi matches*** 8=I own =pen. I did type it but my phone likes to change it.

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  24. Love washi and DSP. Good job

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  25. I love the short hair unity gals. Good job

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  26. She looks like a little waif. Perfect for holidays, especially Christmas. Thanks for sharing. ❤️

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  27. She's just darling! Love all the sparkle. Always enjoy your fun creations.

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  28. Great card. I too love Christmas. I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing this week.

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  29. just a sweet image and love the 25 stamp that is a subtle hint of Christmas.

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  30. Love all things Christmas too. Love all the sparkle on your card. Really enjoyed all your projects this week!

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  31. Love this non-traditional Christmas card. And thank you for inspiring me to get out my Washi tape & actually use it!

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  32. Love this! The girl is so sweet. I like the non traditional colors you used for a Christmas card. Excellent job this week. Looks like you'll need some help with the "craftermath"!!! So funny!

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  34. Those eyes speak to the soul! Wonderful!
    Kim Marie

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  35. Nice alternative to the usual xmas card!!

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  36. Not the usual Christmas card. Very cute.

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  37. What a great face on this stamp. Love your color choices and always love to see a child's wonder through their eyes at Christmas. That's what this card reminds me of.

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  38. This Christmas card is fabulous, I love your attention to details,, she is colored beautifully. Color scheme fits perfectly with Victorian Christmas.

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  39. Love your card! I love this stamp!

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  40. Fantastic - sorry I am a bit late but using this quiet morning to catch up and get inspired. Awesome Christmas card!

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  41. Was a winner selected for this giveaway?
    You're posts have been missing for a long time.
    Hope everything is OK.
    take care

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