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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Come to Bethlehem

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I've been busy decorating the house for Christmas, thus my absence, but I stopped today to make a Christmas card. I used Come to Bethlehem- love this set! I stamped my background first with En Francais in Crumb Cake, stamped off once. The edges of my image are aged with Soft Suede and a sponge dauber. I ink up my dauber first and then stamp off on a scrap of paper before applying to my image. It gives it a softer look.
 My poinsettia is done with the Five Petal punch, punched twice, petals curled with a chop stick, then layered. The center of my poinsettia is one of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch. Sponged the outer edges with Cajun Craze and then lined it up in the Snow Burst embossing folder.
 The inside is double matted and stamped in Cherry Cobbler with two more holly leaves to match the front of my card.
The card base is 5.5". The Marina Mist frame is 4.5 and the inside Night of Navy frame is 4 3/8". I cut the Very Vanilla 4 3/8" square. The inside mats are: Night of Navy- 5.25" square, Marina Mist- 5" square, and Very Vanilla is cut 3.5" square. Have a GREAT day everyone!!!!


Paper: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Classic Stampin' Ink: Garden Green, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem, En Francais
Punches: Five Petal, Boho Blossoms, 1/4" circle
Dies: Stocking Accents
Other: Snow Burst embossing folder, glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, gem


Kim said...

Very pretty card, thanks so much for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Barb, what a pretty card! I love the Poinsettia embellishment! To cute! I also like the way you did the inside. I just started decorating the insides. Very nice! I'm starting my Christmas cards to send this Saturday. Love this time of year!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful! I love the En Francais background and the sponging! And so smart to use the embossing folder to make the center of's looks awesome. TFS!

Lois said...

Beautiful card. I really love this one. TFS