Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oh Holy Night

This card was made using one of my favorite stamps from Impression Obsession, Oh Holy Night (L4191).  This is partly because that is my favorite Christmas song, but also because of the wonderful Christmas story it portrays.

I sponged various distress inks on white glossy cardstock, taking into consideration the design of the stamp.  Then I stamped the image in dark brown.  I trimmed around the image, leaving a small border, then used popdots to adhere it to a piece of dark green cardstock that I punched around with another one of my new Martha Stewart borders.  This was layered on a piece of light brown paper with gold glitter spots, then onto the deep red card base.

I added some holly leaves, popped up over the leaves from the stamped image.  I made the holly leaves by running some cardstock through my zyron, then sticking it to a piece of smoothed out aluminum foil.  I added a light and dark green alchohol ink to the foil side to give it a two-tone look.  After it dried, I punched out the leaves, shaped them and added them with glue dots.  I used small red jewels for the berrie and a yellow jewel for the candle flame by the Holy Night saying.  I used some red Smooch to color in the letters of the word “Holy” and added a little gold smooch around the halos in the picture.  The star charm and an angel charm were rubbed with gold metallic rub-on.  The star charm was placed on top of the star in the stamped image amd the angel was placed in the corner.

I really liked how this card came out and I think I might try a few more of these to give out this year.  I really like my cards to share the story of Christ’s birth and God’s love for each one of us.

I hope that each one of you that read my blog will have a truly blessed Christmas and feel God’s love throughout the year.

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession - All That Glistens Is Not Gold (Use metal on your card)
AiFactory Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Christmas Inspired
Creative Inspirations Challenge #49 – Anything Goes Christmas
Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge #135 - Anything Goes (with Angel)


Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your creation! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



April said...

Very pretty, Marie! This turned out so lovely!

Hugs, April

Georgia Ehrmann said...

so very pretty!I love the distress inks on it! Thank you for playing with us at AiFactory this challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how very beautiful! I love the antiqued look. Just lovely!

Katie said...

Congratulations! We could all use more Impression Obsession stamps! :) Spend in good health! You did a wonderful job coloring the stamp and your holly leaves are just beautiful! What a great idea to use aluminum foil tinted with alcohol inks! And, I love the berry gemstones. Really great card!

Best wishes!


craftybunny said...

Very beautiful creation.Love all your inking techniques.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D

Jennifer Shults said...

Beautiful card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Flutterby this week!

racinggrandma61 said...

Wonderful job on this card. Your detail is just gorgeous. TY for joining us at AiFactory challenges and be sure to come back in 2 weeks and join us again.

Good luck and Happy Holidays

Laralee DT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! I just love the vintage flair to it!! The inking and the punch detail is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card I love the antique look
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Merry Xmas

Carol said...

I too love the antique look of your card. Thank you for joining us at OLL.

Sammibug said...

Beautifully done! I love the holly border and embellishment. Thanks so much for playing in our Nativity challenge at Ooh La La.