Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Christmas card challenges - Nativity

More Christmas cards!! I am catching up on previous challenges - these are for Sylvia's April Nativity challenge and will also satisfy Sparkle's challenge to use stitching and the Anything Goes challenge at Year Round Christmas Cards.
I started by silver embossing the O Holy Night stamp on black and adding a cute little gray snowflake (MS) with a black brad. Layered it onto gray using 3D foam tape. Thrifty tip: I punched the snowflake from the center of the gray layer. It will not show and it is always the right colour.
The card front is layered with a piece of flourished red scrapbook paper which I bought last week at S&S for 40% off!! The flourishes are very sparkly!!
Added a thin black gros grain ribbon, glued the stamped element over it and added faux stitching around the image which I "stitched" with my Stardust marker. It just adds sparkle!! More sparkle on the star and the round petals of the snowflake!!
Not traditional colours but I am very happy with these cards!! Brings my Christmas card total up to 54!!



  1. These are fantastic! The red, black and silver color combo is very nice, and the stitching adds a nice touch. So glad you joined us for this weeks Christmas Card challenge! Hope you'll play along again soon!

  2. Great job and I love the silver and black elegant!

  3. Anonymous10:04 am

    What a beautiful Christmas card, love the colours and the stitching! Thanks for joining us for this weeks Christmas Card Challenge!

  4. Such lovely cards!


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