Hello everyone. Last Saturday, along with my friends Peggy and Susan, I spent the day at Scrapbook Creations in Spartanburg, SC. It is a good thing that we love that place so much. It is a 2.5 hour drive (each direction) for us, but we love going!! I had big plans to work on dozens of cards (!) and perhaps a layout or two. Oh silly me! I should have known that I over estimated my planned creative output!
What I did manage to do was make several new Christmas Cards. I will post the other cards at a later date, but today I thought we would start with something special.
I love Heartfelt Creations dies and stamp sets. Seriously. I know they are time consuming to cut and assemble, but I love what can be made with them. I used the poinsettia dies, stamps, and the Oh Holy Night stamp to make this card.
I am going to confess that this card was inspired by a very simple card and a very detailed HC layout. I combined the two ideas and came up with this card. Not too over the top, but very pretty and Christmasy.
I stamped Close To My Heart white card stock with CTMH Crystal Blue ink using the poinsettia stamps. I then cut out the stamped flowers using the Grand Calibur cutting machine. I also cut out the Pine die cut, by Elizabeth Craft.
I applied a silver finish the the flowers, and after they dried, I used a stylus to shape the petals. The flower layers were glued together and filigree centers were added.
I used a light blue card stock onto which I stamped both the Oh Holy Night image and text. I used large daubers and added additional ink around the edges of the sky and on the foreground. I added white touches to the sheep and a bit of color to the shepherds, and shimmer to the star and domed buildings.
I matted the stamped image onto CTMH Colonial White card stock and matted that onto a piece of CTMH printed card stock. I attached the flowers to the edges of the stamped image.
I made two copies of this card... and I may go back and make more. I do love the flower and the Holy Night stamp.
For those of you who may not be aware, Bitten By the Bug 2 is holding a Design Team Call. You have until Sunday, Sept 22 to submit an entry. All of the details are on the BBTB2 blog.