Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Come to Bethlehem

I'm not always good about planning ahead for holidays, but this year I've already made several different Christmas card designs, so I'm feeling pretty good.  Of course I created the cards (this being one of them) for my Holiday Stamp A Stack last weekend--but we'll just pretend I'm on top of my planning. :-)    

Anyway, this card uses the set Come to Bethlehem.  I inked the stamp with Early Espresso, and then I dabbed Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint on top of the ink--all before I stamped on my Naturals White card stock.  That gives the Wisemen image a nice shimmer.  

For the base of the card I rounded the edges and used the background stamp Sanded--stamped with Versamark.  I also used the new Waffle Paper (found in the Holiday Mini Catalog) to add a little more interest and dimension.  I like that the Waffle Paper is a fun accessory that doesn't add too much bulk to your card.  I ran a line of adhesive and then just folded the Waffle Paper back on itself as I moved across--kind of like ribbon folding. 

Stamps:  Come to Bethlehem, Sanded BG
Ink:  Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Waffle Paper (assortment 2), Linen Thread, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, sponge, Cutter Kit, Corner Rounder punch


Shari said...

Really clean and simple card. Love the waffle paper accent! Great job.

Jessica said...

Hi, I navigated your blog today and it has been such a blessing!! Very refreshing, you projects are great! Tx for sharing. I found u thru SConnection,
Jessica Urrutia

Amanda Mertz said...

Great classic card. I bet the shimmer looks awesome on the wisemen. TFS!