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"Christ the Savior is Born" Christmas Card

Welcome back!  Today I want to share with you a  variation of a night sky background that I've seen Jennifer McGuire do.  Jennifer & I added the stars the same way, but the used different colors of Distress Inks for her night sky.

For mine, I started at the top of a piece of 4 by 5 1/2 inch piece of watercolor paper and applied a very heavy layer of Black Soot Distress Ink--the heavier you can apply these colors, the better.  Next, I applied a layer of Seedless Preserves, blending it slightly into the black ink above it.  Lastly, I added Blueprint Sketch, again blending it a little with the purple ink above it,  leaving room for colored embossing paste like I did in the "The Cattle are Lowing" card.

To make the stars, I mixed a little bit of Confetti White Perfect Pearls pigment powder with a little water to make a pearlized water.  I dipped a paintbrush into the mixture and from various heights, tapped the brush to make different size  drops to represent the stars.  This gives a bigger impact than the previous card.  I set that aside to dry while I finished the other images that I needed to put this card together.

For the large star, as before I stamped the star from the Peace stamp set onto a scrap of yellow cardstock, applied Liquitex Iridescent Medium with a paintbrush, let it  dry and fussy cut it out.  I stamped the Christ Child onto a scrap of watercolor paper, colored the image with Distress makers and water, and fussy cut it out after it had dried.

On a paper plate I took my Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pad and pressed down on it to release some ink, mixed it with some embossing paste, and applied to the bottom of the night sky panel to resemble dirt.

For the stable, I took a piece of brown cardstock and ran it through my die cut machine in a woodgrain embossing folder by Darice.  I then cut it into 1/4 inch strips and glued them down to make the stable, trimming as need to fit.  I used Tombow Mono Multi Glue to adhere the star and foam tape to adhere Baby Jesus under the roof of the stable.

I hope you're inspired by these 2 cards and I encourage you to share your projects made with any Little Acres Creations stamp set in our Facebook group, Little Acres Creations.  If you want more inspiration using these great stamps, head over to YouTube and subscribe to Chelle's channel , Creative ChelleBear.

Until next time, I wish you Creative Cardmaking!



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  • Marji on

    Great explanation of techniques. Thanks for sharing. Gotta try them out! Hugs


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