Star of Wonder, Star of Night

Today I have a beautiful Christmas card recipe for you that looks difficult to do but is actually quick and easy! I used a combination of Stampin’ Up! Bethlehem Edgelits and Star of Light Edgelits die-cuts to make a silhouette of the Bethlehem night when Jesus was born.

Christmas card with a shiny star on a midnight sky over Bethlehem

Hi Friends,

How are you today? Great I hope.

Hurting Again ūüôĀ

I was busy yesterday morning with Christmas card preparations for my Saturday Sampler Stamping Event and I think I over did a bit. Unfortunately,  now I am paying for it. Getting older is certainly not for sissies! As I usually do, I lean on card making to distract me from hurting. I am always a bit surprised at how much better I feel after making a new card. I think card-making must produce some endorphins or maybe it is just the distraction?

My card for Today

Today, I have a beautiful new Christmas card recipe for you. This card looks difficult to do but is actually quick and easy! I used a combination of Stampin’ Up!’s¬†Night in Bethlehem (clear 145282/ wood mount 144809) stamp set, Bethlehem Edgelits (144676), and Star of Light Edgelits (142110) die-cuts to make a silhouette of the Bethlehem night when Jesus was born.

Color Combination for my Card

My color combination for today is Night of Navy (ink 147110 /card stock 100867), Gray Granite (ink 147118/ card stock 146983), and Whisper White (100730).

Card Directions

First, I started out with a Night of Navy (100867)¬†card base cut at 4 1/4″ X 11″. Using the Bethlehem Edgelits (144676) and my Big Shot(¬†143263), I cut the larger Bethlehem silhouette out of Gray Granite (146983)¬†card stock. I applied Snail Adhesive (104332) to my Bethlehem die-cut while it was placed on top of release paper to catch the extra adhesive (Like I usually do). Then, I attached the Bethlehem die-cut to the bottom of my card base.

Directions for the Shining Star

Next, using the Starlight Thinlits Dies (141840) and my Big Shot (143263), I cut a star out of Night of Navy (100867)¬†card stock to use as the backing of my large star. I cut the top shiny lacy piece of my star from a specialty card stock I found in my “stash”. You can easily substitute Sparkle Glimmer paper (146957) for a similar look. I applied Snail Adhesive (104332) to the back of my glittery star piece while on release paper to catch the extra adhesive. Then, I attached the lacy piece to the Night of Navy background.¬†I attached this two piece combination to the card base using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).

Card Sentiment

Then I used the sentiment “Star of Wonder, Star of Night” from the Night in Bethlehem (clear 145282/ wood mount 144809) stamp set. This shows up very well on the bottom of the Gray Granite Bethlehem silhouette. I used Night of Navy (147110)¬†ink to stamp my sentiment. Inside, I attached a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock (100730).

Second Guessing Myself (As Usual)

I am still trying to decide if I need some little stars around the big star on the front or if having the big star by itself makes a bigger impact. What do you think? I could go either way. Let me know in the comment below what you think.

If you would like an Annual or Holiday Stampin’ Up! catalog please email me your name and mailing address at SunnyLuCards@gmail.com I would be honored to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Have a great day and Happy Stampin’

LuAnn

 

 

 

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I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!

Author: LuAnn

I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!