nativity joy to the world

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card pulls a few blog challenges together, using an old nativity scene stamp from Clarity Crafts, together with one of their ‘frame-it’ dies. I took the layout from Freshly Made Sketches and added in the new colours from Color Hues, together with a dash of inspiration from Hand Stamped Sentiments photo.

The first step was to cut one of the nested circle ‘frame-it’ aperture dies into a square of white card. I then stamped the nativity scene into the circle, added the outer part of one of Clarity’s moon masks and blended a little ‘chipped sapphire’ Distress Oxide around the image.

I mounted it onto a layer of navy card, which filled in the dots to give a nice frame to the image, then attached it to a 5×5 card blank. Finally, I brayered WOW clear ink onto a scrap of cream card and heat embossed it with ‘icecream’ sparkly powder. I used a couple of Julie Hickey’s ‘you’re a star’ dies to cut the stars, glued them onto the card front, then added a Clarity word sticker to finish.

Thanks for dropping in. I’m going to have to stop making Christmas cards shortly and start getting them in the post!

14 thoughts on “nativity joy to the world

  1. This is lovely! Your circular frame is wonderful and perfect for the sketch. I love the nativity stamp and the three stars are a perfect embellishment. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Hues!

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  2. So lovely, Deborah, and perfect for our collage challenge! Great eye! Love that circle of dots to set off your wonderful image! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  3. What a beautiful card you created for Christmas using the inspiration board. After all Jesus is the reason for the season! Thank you for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

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  4. Such a creative and pretty card, Jolanda! I love the added stars and the soft shading. Awesome job with our colors at Color Hues. So glad you joined us.

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