Thursday, November 25, 2010

Come to Bethlehem card

Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you've had a wonderful day!

Now it's really time to get busy with my Christmas cards!  I saw a card similar to this one when I was browsing the web, and loved the poinsettia on it!  It adds such a festive touch!  I decided to make my version of the card.  It is so easy to sponge the edges and layer it together.
I used StazOn Ink to stamp the image.  I've found that it works best if you ink the stamp thoroughly, then ink it even more than you think it will need.  It makes such a  difference in how the images comes out. If you have a spot that  doesn't look dark enough, you can fill it in with a black marker.
I like the way this image looks when stamped on the Top Note die cut.
The only embellishments on the card are the gold brads and a tiny rhinestone.

Inside, I just  layered the outside edge  from the die cut onto a piece of white card stock to create a writing surface.  I think it dresses it up a bit!

If you haven't started making your Christmas cards, you might enjoy this stamp set.  It is so elegant and fun to work with.

Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set
Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green card stock
Riding Hood Red classic ink and Jet Black StazOn ink
Top Note Die, Sizzix Die Cut Machine, Standard Cutting Plates
5-Petal flower punch. piercing tool and mat pack, Stampin' Sponges
Gold Brads, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Mickey Roberts said...

Great card, Diane! Love the idea of putting the Top Note "frame" inside the card. Very cool!