Thursday, April 30, 2020

O Holy Night

I made this card a little while ago but I was so hoping to get more made but my crafting time has gone to making cards for those alone at this time, so I didn't manage to get anymore than one made, well I did make another but let's just say the technique I tried on that one using my color burst metallics was so bad it went right in the trash.

I used my distress inks to make the background, I first made a mask for the light using a sticky note and a round die, I place the opening of the die where I wanted the star to be on the card and sponged my ink in the center, then I took the piece that I had cut out and put it over the circle and did my blue sponging all around, this took a long time to do, so I was trying to think of a quicker way to make the card, but never got to that.  After inking I embossed my image on top lining up the star with the circle I sponged, and embossed it with my black embossing powder, I do like how it turned out though.

Stampendous - Manger Scene stamp, embossed w/black powder
Distress inks - Fossilized Amber, Tumbled glass and faded jeans for background

I know some of you are saying I don't want to think of Christmas right now, so I am sharing the first spring pictures I took back on March 22nd.

We came across these deer up on a hill, they didn't seem to mind too much that we were there.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say Hi,



Esther Asbury said...

Lovely Christmas card -- I have a hard time making them before November for some reason! (smile)

April said...

Your card is lovely! I love the simplicity of it - all the focus is on the nativity. Thanks for sharing your wonderful Spring pictures too.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very pretty card. I like your sponge work. It's flawless. The way you left the centre white really shows off a glow radiating off baby Jesus.

What a surprise to see the deer. You looked like you were close. I always enjoy seeing your photos.

R's Rue said...

I love it.

Donna Phelan said...

This is a beautiful Christmas scene card! Love it....I should be making these now!!!

Louca por porcelana said...

I do love it!Beautiful photos too!Hugs!

Diane said...

Love Christmas design Connie. We too have deer I refer to them and the hedge clippers since they spend a lot of time eating all my plants.

Hugs Diane

Leslie Miller said...

Sometimes a card that appears simple is actually one that took way too long to make. I totally get that. It's beautiful, though, and I like the yellow circle around the light. Your lovely spring photos are a sight for sore eyes, for sure. I may not want to think about Christmas, but the reality is I need the cards and better to start now. I always have fun making them once I get started!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful traditional card, love it and loving your nature photos.xx

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Connie,
I don't mind Christmas posts any time of year! This is a beautiful card depicting the true reason for the season! Your distressing and masking were a lovely success~ Beautiful inspirational card~
And thank you for sharing the "Spring" pics! They are so pretty! We have yet to see much 'budding' in MT; but it won't be long!
Hugs, karen o

Debbie said...

the card is so pretty, i am always happy to see you getting some christmas cards done!! i love the deer, we saw some yesterday!!!

Janice said...

Beautiful silhouette card and lovely photos of your Spring.