How are you today? Great I hope.
Hurting Again 🙁
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
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).
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.
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Have a great day and Happy Stampin’
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