Sunday, January 31, 2021


 I managed to finish up my Christmas cards for the month, two of each of these designs.  I made four backgrounds, one of them I didn't like at all so I ended up using a piece of patterned paper that I had. The card on the left is my background the card on the right is patterned paper that had silver foiling in it already.

  • Taylors Expressions - Bethlehem Border die
  • Nuvo Shimmer powder - Blue Blitz and Violet Brocade
  • Hero Arts - Merry Christmas message stamp set
  • Star die from Hobby Lobby, cut w/silver foil cardstock
  • Silver pen

I took a glue pen and put little dots all over the background then laid foil over them, rubbed for a little bit and let set for a few seconds then lifted up and that gave me the starry sky.

The card on the left was done with distress inks and the one on the left with more powders like the above set of cards but I took a paint brush to it, didn't like how that turned out as well.

  • Taylors Expressions - Bethlehem Border die
  • Distress inks - Faded Jeans, Broken China for background
  • Star die from Hobby lobby
  • Glue and foil for stars in background
I made it just in time but I got my Christmas cards done for the month of January :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Diane said...

Very fun background colors and holiday designs Connie.

Hugs diane

Debbie said...

these are gorgeous connie, the background paper is perfect for that silhouette. i like the star as a focal point!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful xoxo

Donna Phelan said...

Yay you! Love that Bethlehem border die, looks great! Your background is beautiful too!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely designs, I like the background.

Sending my good wishes for the new month of February :)

All the best Jan

Donna Ellis said...

These are lovely, Connie! I especially like the attention to the "heavens above" with the incredible stars! hugs, de

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

So lovely Connie. Your background turned out great. Very pretty. The DP you used looks like something created by you.

JD/ Jill said...

These are both lovely cards! I promised myself that I would try and make one Christmas card a week...and so far, I am 4 cards behind!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful nativity cards, lovely papers and creativity. xx

Kim said...

Love the town of Bethlehem against both the skies.=)

Louca por porcelana said...

How beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Connie, these look fabulous! Your backgrounds are amazing, including the one made from designer paper. Great progress on your Christmas cards!