Monday, December 22, 2014

SSSC249 Come to Bethlehem

Hello, Friends! 
With all the fun Christmas stamps I have here, I realized most of my religious stamps are in storage.  Because the birth of Jesus is what Christmas is really about, I had to make at least one card that expressed that belief.  Thankfully, I found the stamp set here, "Come to Bethlehem" by Stampin' Up.
It was a simple card to make, which is what I wanted, because the message was the most important part.  I stamped the main image in Versamark ink on navy card stock and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.  Since it looked a little too plain directly on the medium blue card stock, I added a layer of silver brushed card stock behind it.  I stamped the sentiment from Unity Stamp Company in Versamark ink and embossed it as well.  
I kind of hate to share this card with you because it's so much prettier in person and I couldn't get a good picture of it.  It was hard to get the light to hit the embossing just right so you could read the words.  It doesn't look quite as plain in person as it does in the picture, either.  Hopefully you can get the general idea of it and imagine the silver embossing in your mind a little bit better than the picture shows it! 
It was based on this sketch by Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

I am also entering it in the Clean and Simple on Sunday Christmas Challenge #49.
Happy Stamping and Merry Christmas!
I used the following products to make this card:
Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
Unto Us by Unity Stamp Company
Versamark Ink
Marina Mist and Night of Navy Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Silver Brushed Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Silver Embossing Powder by Simon Says Stamp


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fab card. I know how hard it is to get embossing to show up in a photo, but I can imagine how gorgeous this is irl.
Caroline xxx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Angela. The image is so elegant and I love the silver embossing.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge & Happy Christmas!
Mandy xx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Angela. Lovely take on the sketch and pretty stamps. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

anja curvers said...

Gorgeous card really love it and great take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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