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Monday, 10 November 2014

Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him!

I wanted something simple---very simple.  I wanted all the focus to be on the image and words and not on the intricacy of my design.  That's what I achieved with this card.

I chose to use part of the image from my retired 25 and Counting stamp set.  All I wanted was the manger and star, not the number.  Easy peasy when I used my Stampin' Markers to colour only those areas.  I haven't used Pacific Point in a while and love the colour (even though it's one of the harder blues to get right onscreen).  I decided to use that as my base cardstock and then used only a much smaller piece of Whisper White onto which to do my stamping.

I inked up the starry portion of the stamp using my Pacific Point and then inked the remainder (except for the number) using my Basic Black.  After "huffing" the stamp well, I managed to get a really good image on my Whisper White.  I coloured up the star and the manger scene with my Stampin' Markers and then decided to add my sentiment and another star from the retired Come to Bethlehem stamp set.  For the sentiment I used Pacific Point ink and for the star I used Crushed Curry.  The star is, again, only a portion of the actual stamp and so I inked that up using my Stampin' Marker.

After attaching my stamped Whisper White to the Pacific Point base, I added a single Rhinestone, which I had coloured using my medium Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker, to the centre of the star.


For more Christmas cards that are faith based, check out the Christmas Card Challenges.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
    Your card is so sweet!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  2. Such a sweet, beautiful card, Heidi! I love that stamp set and you've just inspired me to use it again. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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    1. Thank you so much, Marsha. It's always such fun to find more uses for stamp sets that one owns. I'm not ready to let go of a lot of them yet.

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  3. Very cute!! I love that sweet image. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC!

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