Hi all! Today I’m sharing a blast from the past – one of my favorite projects from days gone by. Many of you look for religious Christmas card ideas, and this is one of my favorites! It’s a scene of Bethlehem under a beautiful starry night sky, and I made it using Stampin’ Up’s Bethlehem Edgelits dies. My original post was here but you can read all about it below!
I made this card and framed art using our new Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelits dies. Aren’t they gorgeous?!
I made the watercolor background by inking an acrylic block with 3 colors of ink, spritzing it with water, placing it directly onto the watercolor paper, removing the block, and then sprinkling salt on the surface. As the paper dries, the salt pulls some of the color out, which leaves the splotchy background. I have a tutorial video below to show you exactly how to make it!
On my original card, I had used plain white cardstock for the die cuts. This time I just had to use Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. It’s so much prettier in person than the pictures show.
I love the card so much that I wanted to make a piece of framed art to set out as a Christmas decoration. I might make a few more to use as gifts as well!
Check out my video showing how to make this beautiful card with the Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem edgelits dies!
*Note – two of the ink colors I used on this card are now retired, so instead of Marina Mist and Island Indigo, I would now use Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel! Links are below!
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