Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bethlehem Nights

I have a simple Christmas card to share today...using a new stamp that I received for my birthday earlier this month called 'Bethlehem Nights' by Stampendous. I started by stamping the image in black, then heat embossing it using clear embossing powder. I then blended 'Pumice Stone' Distress Ink over the buildings, and 'Scattered Straw' and 'Spiced Marmalade' over the starry sky. I then cut carefully around the edge of the image, and matted it on some more white card for a simple card. This stamp is a little bit different from my usual style...but I like it...and have just picked up a dark blue pigment inkpad to have another play with it...I think that might look better than the black, so I may be back fairly soon with another card using this stamp...


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8 comments:

Sally H said...

Simply beautiful, Helen. A Serene scene

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Traditional Christmas scene always works for me .love your detail on the sky .
Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges .

sue k said...

Stunning card, excellent color combo. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

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Lena's Creations said...

Wow, beautiful and elegant Christmas card. Love it!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
♥ Lena – DT
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Gayatri said...

A gorgeous scene! Very beautiful. Love it. Thanks for linking up at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge :)
Hugs!
Gayatri

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful Helen, I love how you've made this card and the contrasts with the sky are wonderful thanks for sharing, also thanks for,popping over, Shaz in Oz.x
Ps also love the night sky with snowflakes in the adds above too.


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Andrea MacTrinh said...

Lovely scene and great christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Andrea

Sara Sherlock said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Sara
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