Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Magic of Christmas

I've loved this stamp ever since Verve came out with this a couple of years ago.  It's something I try to impress on my kids but it's pretty hard to see past wish lists!  Here I've combined this wonderful saying with the manger image from Weary World.  I colored this image with Copic markers but now for a confession.  I got some ink on my finger, didn't realize it and put a tiny part of my fingerprint on the corner of the card.  But not wanting to start over, I decided to sponge the edges of the layer with distress ink Tea Dye... which meant I had to ink up the edges of the other layers too!  Not as clean as crisp as I had originally planned but I kind of like it.  I'm just glad I was able to use some of my designer papers - always have a hard time with patterned paper.  What do you think of my card?   And let me know if you come up with any ideas to center Christmas around Christ and not just presents! We already do the Advent reading, deciding what to give to Jesus (cause He has a stocking on the mantel also)...

Diana Nguyen, Christmas, Verve, manger, weary world, Peace on Earth, card

Ink:  Distress Ink Tea Dye and Colorbox black pigment ink
Dies:  MFT Blueprint 15, Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia
Paper:  Recollections Botanical Noel, Rustic Luxe, DCWV Old World Stack
Accessories: Gold glitter, gold twine, MS branch punch, Copics

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