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,