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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christ is Born

For my Sweet Stamps post today, I wanted to share the Stained Glass Nativity card I made to celebrate the birth of Christ the Lord.
  I stamped the image onto Parchment Vellum (after first swiping the vellum with the anti-static pad), and then embossed using Queens Gold EP. I did the same for the sentiment. I colored the image from the reverse side using Copic Sketch markers using small flicking strokes from end to end. Once each color was dry, I would blend using the next higher color. For each color , I generally used at least three colors.
  The background is called Faux Wood, and seems appropriate for a baby born in a stable. The next layer is a shimmery Gold cardstock from Paper Temptress.  I added silver rhinestones that were colored with Copic YR24.
  I cut a piece of plain white cardstock that fit just inside the brown rim of the image and attached it to the back of the vellum using spray adhesive. And, I used a touch of Stickles to the star and the baby's Halo.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas Day!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Penny said...

Perfect card for today! It is beautifully done! Love it! :^)
Merry Christmas to you and yours! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Beth Norman said...

This is such a beautiful scene. I hope you had a Merry Christmas. We got together with family today and just got back from a 2 hour drive. It's late and I've got to go to bed to be up early for our 10 guests tomorrow's festivities. Have a wonderful New Year and I look forward to seeing all of your new stuff.

Kristie W. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Shelly!! Your coloring is wonderful and the wood paper is a great background.

Barb said...

Shelly--this card is stunning!

Maxine D said...

Shelly this is an amazing card - love way you have coloured the focal image.

Terry said...

Shelly, what a gorgeous Christmas card! Love, love, love the stained glass! Hope your Christmas was beautiful and wishing you a fabulous 2015! Happy Sunday!

Kathryn said...

gorgeous card!

Donna said...

This is gorgeous! I don;t work with vellum often. I need to try that too. Such a beautiful scene and a lovely Christmas card. I love the stained glass effect.

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful design Shelly!! Really love that stained glass look!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!! ;)