Monday, November 14, 2016

The Greatest Gift of All

I've been trying to find a fairly easy design for my Christmas cards, that I can do in multiples, in assembly-line fashion.  Here's one that may fit the bill, using a beautiful retired set from Hero Arts.  Unfortunately, everything I used is discontinued, except for the distress inks.

Greatest Gift

supplies: white and black cardstock, Hero Arts Greatest Gift clear stamp set, Memory Box Texture Shine stencil, VersaFine ink and clear embossing powder, distress inks: salty ocean, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, wilted violet, and fossilized amber, and splatters of brushed pewter distress paint, sequin

I started by stamping and embossing the image on white cardstock.  Then I secured my stencil and used amber and chipped sapphire inks to make my rays.  After removing the stencil, I then sponged on more distress inks to fill in the night sky.  When dry, that was splattered with silver paint, masking the stamped image, and then the panel was framed in black and added to my card base, along with a single sequin to highlight the star.  My mini Misti will really come in handy if I decide to do this in multiples......

Here's the inside of the card, using a companion stamp set, Heavens Rejoice.

Greatest Gift, inside

I'm entering this into Hero Arts Holiday CardMaking challenge.  There aren't many cards of this type so far.  



  1. Gorgeous nativity, Lin - that'll make a wonderful holiday card! Just love the shimmery ray background!!

  2. What a beautiful way to celebrate the season Lin.

  3. What a beautiful card! I love your sky. I think it's awesome to pull out older stamps, etc and use them!

  4. The background sky is fantastic Lin! This is s pretty card!!

  5. What a stunning card - love it Lin,

  6. I have that set and had been wondering how to use it effectively so have pinned this to have a go when I get the time.

  7. Just a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration! So nice to see a card that is about what it is all about!

  8. What a beautiful and meaningful stamped scene! You always come up with the most amazing designs. Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs, Autumn


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