Christmas church scene

Hello crafty friends – time for another Christmas card today as I’m getting my stash well and truly ready for posting! Today’s card uses one of the Claritystamp winter scenes sets drawn by Jayne Nestorenko. I think these are just beautiful – and they work for other occasions as well (this would make a great wedding card). I’ve gone with a bit of an unusual colourway for this one, thanks to the palette on this week’s challenge from The Paper Players, and also picked up the theme of ‘white Christmas’ from Inspired by

I started with a black 6×6 card blank and stamped the scene onto it in WOW clear ink, then heat embossed it with white super fine powder.

These stamp sets come with pre-cut masks, so I covered up the image and added one of Clarity’s moon masks. I bushed ‘pumice stone’ Distress Oxide through it to give me a soft moon. I then sprinkled WOW’s white ultra high powder on the card to look like snow (or stars?) and heated it to set it. I added some of the grey to the church and lychgate as well using a waterbrush.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using metallic silver powder, and was going to leave it there. I felt the hillsides looked a bit stark, though, so used a waterbrush to add some of the ‘pumice stone’ across them to soften the lines.

I like the effect with the grey watercolour, and it makes the scene stand out in relief against the background. Hope you like it!

14 thoughts on “Christmas church scene

  1. Deborah, you know if you add grey to any image it’s going to please my eye! Seriously beautiful card, and what a gorgeous stamp!
    Thanks so much for being inspired to play along with Inspired By again!

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  2. I couldn’t take my eyes away from your gallery of pictures. This is absolutely the most beautiful church scene I’ve seen. You used the color challenge perfectly. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this wek.

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  3. Deborah, I just love how you created this beautiful scene! All of the details are fantastic and I loved seeing the scene come together in your photos. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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