Sunday, 2 August 2020

Christmas Card Club - Nativity

It has been a few weeks since I posted a card for the Christmas Card Club Challenge. I was babying  my neck to relax and release it, so I just had not been making cards.

If you are interested in joining this club challenge, let me know. We take turns chosing the theme and we make a Christmas card every two weeks. My right sidebar has hyperlinks to the others members blogs...click on them if you want to take a peak.

My Nativity  stamp is  Christmas/Noel, from Recollections, 2017. I think it is the first time I have used it...but not completely sure. I can not remember using it but wonder of that is just old age setting in!

The image was hard to stamp. I wasted a whole 8x10 sheet of Bazzill stamping paper and kept getting an image that was not crisp. I switched to Tsukineko, Versa Fine Clair, Nocturne and got a crisp image first time!
I swiped the image with soft aqua and pale lavender chalk inks. You can barely see it as I think I was a bit too cautious.

I matted the finished image with a snippet of  dark teal ombre style HunkyDory Mirri card and placed that on a piece of Best Creations Surf's Up glitter embossed paper.


This card is proof that any design paper can be used on any type of card! The A side of this paper is large aqua hibiscus flowers heavily embossed with clear glitter here and there.  Luckily, the flip side is this sunburst type design hopefully looking like the rays from the North Star.
I wiped all the edges of the DP and the mirri card with a violet chalk ink. The teal ombre Mirri card fades into a violet colour even though it hardly shows up on this card.

Another mat of the HunkyDory mirri and this card was done.   Well, almost done. I added a small aqua diamond on the star over the nativity. Of course I did not realize it was slightly crooked till I took this photo...it has since been straightened,

22 comments:

dutchess said...

Lovely traditional nativity image Maureen...and that gorgeous sentiment...xxxx

gwen70 said...

Love this card. xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card x

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Maureen, hope you are well. This is a lovely card. CAS and it gets the message over. Christine

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous scene Maureen.

Sue xx

Chris said...

An elegant and beautiful card, the stamp is gorgeous.
It's amazing what a difference the ink pad you use makes to the crispness of the stamp. I use the Versafine Clair inkpads whenever possible, I find I get the best results with these.
xx

Carol L said...

This is such a beautifully framed card! Loving that image with the bold sentiment, and the overall look is just perfect for me! So glad you kept trying different papers and inks until you found something that was just perfect! Take care of that neck and stay well!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful design.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maureen, such a fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Bonnie said...

Love that large sentiment and the sweet Nativity scene, Maureen! Perfect paper and framing!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card, love the verse. I hope you are keeping well and your neck isn't too bad.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful
Gr Karin

rachel said...

A beautiful card Mo - love what you have done! Hugs rachel xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card for the Challenge
Hugs Sylvie xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this sentiment and that it's the main focal point on your card, great card for our theme this time. I'll be a little late this time I'm afraid.
Lorraine

Mrs A. said...

The design paper does indeed work perfectly with this stamp and I can see the chalks that you have used on it too. hugs Mrs A.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

lichazul said...

Beautiful card , congrats👏👏👏
I love Xmas cards😊 , i love Xmas
Hugs and good vibes from Chile 💐

Pia S said...

I invested in a stamping platform, my Best Buy ever. Makes it so much easier to get a good stamping result, less paper end up in the bin and I can use stamps I previously avoided due to poor stamping quality. However, this turned out beautifully. The sentiment is also incredibly decorative.

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely traditional card Maureen, Kate x

Zoe Tant said...

Super card Maureen. Love the CAS style. Zoe x