I am excited and honored to be Jo's Guest Elf for this fortnight's Christmas Kickstart Challenge. The theme this time is "The Christmas Story" which is what I love most of all to include in my Christmas cards. Even the cards I make with snowmen or reindeer on the fronts have a small nativity stamped on the inside or some reference to Christmas being a celebration of Jesus' birth.
I usually try to use neglected supplies in my stash for Jo's challenge. But when she asked me way back near the beginning of the year to do this theme, I knew the die set I wanted to buy esp for this card.....which you will see in a moment. I heat embossed all the edges in sparkling gold and spattered with white gesso for a starry sky.
My card is a gatefold style with a velcro fastener under the gold backing of the sentiment panel.
|For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11|
Here we are all opened up. I left the bottom part of the center panel white so a greeting can be written. Sorry about the angle of the left-hand panel.....it made a bright white glare on the gold foil shepherd and sheep. (Hey....at least you can't see a reflection of me in my pink fuzzy bathrobe!! Ha. Yes...that really HAS happened!!) You can see the other side of the velcro pad on the backside of the sentiment panel.
Supplies used include:
STAMPlorations - A Child is Born - Typografia Christmas
Gold embossing powder
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Darice - Manger Accessories die set
Darice - Manger die
DCWV Foiled cardstock in Gold
White cardstock scraps
Simon Says Stamp - Soft Navy 100# Cardstock
Tombow Hook and Loop Tabs (retired)
Hope you enjoyed my card! Thank you to the wonderful Jo for inviting me to be her Guest Elf. I hope you all will join in "The Christmas Story" Christmas Kickstart Challenge. I can't wait to see your Christmas Story cards!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add Sparkle (I have sparkling stars and sparkling gold embossing)
2. Addicted-To-Stamps Challenge #179 - Anything Goes Stamp Focal (I have a focal stamped sentiment on the card front)
3. Allsorts Week #548 - Christmas Gifts (The 3 Wise Men on the inside have gifts)
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #466 - AG Christmas
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
6. Word Art Wednesday #414-415 - AG
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #103
8. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #198 - Animals + Christmas