Thursday, 3 November 2016

Joyful Nativity

Hello, Crafters.

Ready or not, I'm off to Telford today! 

Over the next three days, I'll share the Convention with you and will be able to share some super swaps with you once I get back!

Today's card is all white except for some minimal gold embossing.

I started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), with two layers of Whisper White CS. 

When we use our really thick Cable Knit Embossing Folder, we're advised to give it a light spray with water. 
I wondered what would happen if I did that for a regular embossing folder. 

As there's only one way to find out the answer to questions like this, I picked up the bottle and sprayed. 

The CS started to bubble!

I'd sprayed it with my stamp cleaner spray! 

It was interesting to see but I really didn't need to know that's what would happen! LOL! 

I took another piece of Whisper White CS and sprayed twice, lightly with water! 

Then I ran it through my Big Shot using the Holly Ebossing Folder.

It came out beautifully but I'm not sure it's any better than it would have been had it not been sprayed. 

I then took a smaller piece of Whisper White CS and
wiped over it with my Embossing Buddy. 

I used the Nativity stamp from the Joyful Nativity Stamp Set and stamped it with Versamark. 

Then I stamped the PEACE BE WITH YOU stamp from the Reason for the Season Stamp set in Versamark, too. 

I covered both images with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set using my Heat Tool.

I don't know why but I was left with a small straight line near the bottom of the ground where Mary is kneeling.

I used my Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and very carefully painted over the white area. 

The glitter sits on top of heat embossed surfaces, so I removed it very carefully using a piece of kitchen towel. 

It hasn't totally concealed the blemish but it is a lot less obvious! 

I attached the first layer to the card base using Dimensionals and then I used Glue Dots to attach the dry embossed layer. 

I also used Glue Dots to attach the image to the Whisper White layer and then attached it to the card front using Dimensionals.

A very striking, quick and easy card to make. 

That's about it for today. I'm off to do my packing now. 

Until, tomorrow, happy crafting!



  1. It's really beautiful, Jan. I personally love the layering and all the white. Very elegant ... perfect for the subject matter!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I wasn't sure whether to have one or two layers on the card base. I'm glad I went for two! It's a beautiful stmap set! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. Hi Jan,
    What a totally stunning card, it's so beautiful...I'm going to go and give it a try. Oh, by the way, I found out that a package of Tic Tacs fits perfectly in your little hanging box from yesterday. Yay, I've had the most difficult time trying to find something to fit them in.I think the package is made bigger here, and that's why they don't fit in other projects that I've tried...Ann in Canada
    ps - I can't wait to see the things that you'll be bringing back from Telford.

    1. Hi, Ann. I'm always pleased when someone makes my projects - have fun with it. That's great about your Tic Tacs, I'll have to see how ours fit in! I've made 120 swaps, so I should have loads to share when I get back home! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.