Apologies for not posting the last few days – my hubby was digging a trench in the garden to put in a sprinkler pipe and found out that a pickaxe and internet cable dont enjoy each others company!!! So we’ve been without the internet for a few days…

Which gave me time to catch up on making some holiday cards. Today’s card features the adorable set Baby Jesus is Born which I love – it’s a great set for making teacher and kid cards and this was a very fun card to make as I got to play with micro beads and glitter :-)

I used Chocolate Chip cardstock as my base with a frame of Basic Black and then Ballet Blue as the mat on top. The image is stamped with Black Stazon and colored using Watercolor Wonder Crayons and a Blender Pen. I put Tombow Multi Adhesive on the sheep and sprinkled on Clear Micro Beads to give them a 3D look which also shimmers and looks silvery in the light – the sheep turned out very cute :-)

I made the stable using Kraft cardstock – I cut out a triangle for the roof which I then covered using strips of kraft and trimmed the edges to make them neat – I cut out the two sides and then used Dimensionals to adhere the stable over the stamped image to give the impression of looking into it. I took a strip of So Saffron onto which I put a piece of Sticky Strip and I then attached little strips of cardstock to make the straw effect – I attached this finished strip to the card using dimensionals in the center and glue dots on each end.

I stamped the sentiment using Chocolate Chip ink and used my Word Window Punch to cut it out and I used Dimensionals to attach it to the roof. I cut out the star using my Boho Blossoms Punch and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and finished off my card by placing this on the top of the stable and wrapping a piece of Silver Elastic Cord around the blue mat.

The star and sheep both shimmer and shine – I loved making this card and it put me in the holiday spirit so I’m off to make some more holiday cards this morning :-)

Getting ready for Christmas!
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2 thoughts on “Getting ready for Christmas!

  • October 30, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Very nice job! I was just searching for some inspiration for this set since I will be making my Christmas cards with it. I don’t think I have time to be as detailed as you, but I like the look.

  • August 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    This thing is amazing!!!

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