Friday, 1 December 2017

Night In Bethlehem Home Decor

Hello, Crafters.

Today saw the start of the Year-End Sale Event.

If you see anything in there you want, order it ASAP because these are retiring products, and once they've gone, they've gone. Good luck!

Also today, Stampin' Up! have announced changes in the way the pre-order for the Stamparatus is going to work going forward, and these are the main points:-

1). The ONLY pre-order period is from 5th - 31st December, 2017. This time slot will NOT close, regardless of how many orders are placed. After December, the Stamparatus will only be available from the new annual catalogue when it goes live on 1st June 2018.

2). Customers and demonstrators will only be able to pre-order one Stamparatus each.

3). If you pre-ordered a Stamparatus during the first time slot, you can still order a second one during the December time slot.

Please let me know if you have any questions: janb@janbcards.com


My project today is a home decor idea, which I've based on the card I shared recently using the Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set, and the co-ordinating Bethlehem Framelits Dies.

The first background I made was using some Glossy Paper, and sponging it with a Dauber and Night of Navy Ink. 

This was a first for me and I thought the result was great!

Once I was happy with the sponging, I went over it with a piece of kitchen towel to buff it up, and it looked lovely. 

However, my first attempt at stamping some stars with Craft Whisper White Ink didn't achieve anything on this glossy background, so I put it on one side for another day! 

I moved onto plan B which was to use a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock (CS), and I successfully stamped stars randomly over the top using Whisper White Craft Ink. 

I also stamped one of the large stars towards the top right-hand corner.

I stamped the Mary and Joseph, and the shepherd and his sheep stamps, by inking them in Versamark, and then Night of Navy Ink.

When I'd stamped them onto Whisper White CS, I dipped both images into my box of  Clear Embossing Powder. 

I used my Heat Tool to heat set them both, and then die cut them.

To put the scene together, I adhered the back row of houses using Dimensionals. 

To adhere the second row, I added Double layer Dimensionals on the lowest part of the die cut, and single-layer Dimensionals where the row of house was going directly over the first row of house. 

To adhere the two images, I used triple-layer Dimensional on areas where the image was going directly on top of Night of Navy background and single layer Dimension over the rest of the two images! 

I'm thinking about adding the sentiment "Rejoicing in Christ" in the space between the two images.

I think it would finish the picuture off nicely making it balanced. What do you think?

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting!

JanB.

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