nativity joy

Hello crafty friends. I’m back with another Christmas card, this time using a couple of Clarity stamps that I’ve had for years (from back when they came pre-mounted onto Clarity’s curved handles). They have several of these framer word stamps, although I’m not sure that this is still available.

I might have got a bit carried away, but I’ve combined four blog challenges in this card! As You See It challenge have asked us to highlight ‘the one thing that sums up Christmas for me’ – that absolutely has to be the birth of Christ, which is the most precious gift to Christians and so fits the theme from Time Out challenges (together with the gold embossing). Addicted to CAS are looking for ‘circle’ (that’s the central O in ‘joy’) and Inkspirational have got ‘cheer’ as their word prompt, which for me is also ‘joy’. Phew!

challenge #262

So after all that on to the card! I started with a square of smooth white card and stamped the ‘joy to the world’ in WOW clear ink then heat embossed it with metallic gold powder.

I then stamped it onto an all-over sticky note and cut out the centre of the ‘O’ to give me as mask so I could create the little scene. I stamped the nativity scene (also from Clarity) into the centre using ‘cobalt blue’ Archival ink and then brushed a little ‘broken china’ Distress Oxide across the upper part to colour the sky.

All I then needed to do was mount the card onto a layer of gold and then attach it to a 5×5 card blank.

That’s another Christmas card done that I’ll be batch making more of! See you tomorrow.

9 thoughts on “nativity joy

  1. What a beauty! I love the simple colour scheme of gold and blue – very Virgin Mary. The square format is a great choice. Thanks so much for joining in with us at As You See It – and it was indeed a clever combination of challenges!

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  2. This is so clever – framing the nativity scene in the “O” of JOY! I love your colour combo as well! Thanks for joining us for our Fill In the Blank Challenge at AYSI!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the stamps you used and all the gold looks very festive and elegant. Very clever use of masking too for your nativity scene. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

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