Hi there Hollowers! Today I am sharing a card using the November Subscription Box. Have you started creating holiday cards yet? Maybe you have already mailed yours out? If so, you are way ahead of me!
When looking for cardmaking inspiration for the stamp sets, I kept seeing these beautiful Nativity scenes with silhouette. images and a colored background. I knew that I had to figure out a way to make that happen with the Nativity stamp set. So I did, sort of! I’ll show you how along with some things I would do differently next time.
I started with a piece of 4 ¼ x 5 ½ white Hammermill cardstock. I stamped up the manger and baby Jesus in Versafine black ink. The next time around I would choose a gray ink. This is because the stamped image is just a guideline for coloring the silhouette. I also stamped the star image and heat embossed with Ranger Holographic embossing powder.
Once my images were stamped, I then used a black Sharpie marker to color in both images. This will create that blackout look without having to have a solid stamp. Another option to create this look would be to use your electronic die cutting machine to cut out the image on black cardstock. I also drew a small hill at the bottom of the card panel to ground the manger image.
Next, I used my blending brush and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide. I then placed a sun ray stencil over the panel and then applied Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. The outside edges of the panel were then blended with Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide. I then took a HoneyBee Stamps stencil called Follow that Star and placed it over the panel. I then took a baby wipe and rubbed it over the stencil which had the effect of removing the oxide ink and leaving a white area which then looked like a star. I also applied Diamond Stickles to the Star above the manger and also applied the Stickles through the stencil leaving little bits of sparkle.
To finish the card, I added the sentiment “Rejoice” in Versafine Onyx Black ink and adhered to a white 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card base.
Until next week, take care!