joyful nativity

Hello crafty friends. Today’s Christmas card was inspired by the new challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches, which is a combination of colours and a sketch as it was the fifth Tuesday in the month. I decided to go with a mixture of Claritystamps – I love it when different sets work well together.

I started with the ‘joy’ two-way stamp from the ‘feel good words’ collection, stamping the outline in ‘watering can’ Archival and the infill with ‘festive berries’ Distress Oxide.

I then masked off the word with the pre-cut mask that comes with the set and used some low tack tape to create a narrow panel across the word. I brushed ‘chipped sapphire’ Diustress Oxide across it and then stamped the ‘joy to the world’ from ‘Barbara’s Christmas Sentiments’ across it, again with the ‘chipped sapphire’.

I created the scene on the bottom part of the card using stamps from the new ‘miniature nativity’ set (again with ‘chipped sapphire’), and then lightly brushed ‘mustard seed around the images. I finished by using a torn piece of copy paper and sponging a little of the ink under the images to ground them.

I finished by mounting the topper onto a layer of dark blue card and then attached it to a 6×6 card blank.

On reflection, I’m not sure about the narrow panel across the word – if I was to do it again I’d probably just stamp the sentiment across the card without adding the ink behind it. What do you think?

4 thoughts on “joyful nativity

  1. I absolutely love this Deborah – the way you created your scene is such a clever way to incorporate both colours and sentiment. I love the sentiment along the strip by the way – I wouldn’t change it! Thanks for sharing with us for the Double challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches this week!

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