Today I want to share a card from my Christmas Stamp a Stack that I held earlier this week.
The photo really does not do this card justice, it really is stunning in person and was hands down the favourite card for my lovely ladies!!
Of course I found a way to incorporate Wink of Stella into my card, it makes perfect stars in the night sky!!
My post is called Night in Bethlehem, but really I just used the Bethlehem Edgelits Dies from the Bundle to create my card, the Merry Christmas came from another stamp set. I just love this gorgeous bundle!
This card is actually quite easy to make, here are the details;
Base – Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″
Dapper Denim cardstock cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
Fresh Fig cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
Glossy White cardstock cut to 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
The buildings are die cut out using the Bethlehem Edgelits Dies and my Big Shot, along with my Magnetic Platform.
The Merry Christmas stamp is from the no longer available Host set Merry Patterns that was available during September and October. It is stamped on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock and layered on top of a piece of Dapper Denim, both are flagged at the end. Some Whisper White Bakers Twine tied around it finishes it off nicely I think.
To create the beautiful colours of the night sky on my Glossy White cardstock, I used my Sponge Brayer and first rolled over the bottom of the cardstock with Fresh Fig ink to just over halfway up. You can go as light or as dark as you want, the more colour you lay down the darker it will be. I then took my Dapper Denim ink and another Sponge Brayer and started at the top to lay the colour and worked my way down. Again, the more colour you add, the darker it will be. I brought the Dapper Denim colour all the way to the bottom, giving the Fresh Fig a more deep purple colour. I was thinking that this would give me more depth to my ground that the buildings that are sitting on.
To finish off the look of my background, I spritzed some Clear Wink of Stella over the cardstock, focusing heavily on the top to simulate stars in the night sky.
I love how my card turned out, I hope you like it as well!
If you have the supplies at home, I hope you recreate it as well. If you do, please share with me how it turned out, I love hearing from you!!!