Night in Bethlehem

Another Color Lifting Technique Card to Share

I promised to share another card that I used the Color Lifting technique on. So, today, I am sharing a Christmas card using the Night of Bethlehem stamp set and coordinating Bethlehem Edgelit Dies.

I used Shimmery White cardstock because, first off all its pretty and has a shimmery shine to it and secondly it holds up to water well. I also used whisper white and night of navy cardstock as well as night of navy, marina mist and dapper denim ink.


You can view the instructions for the Color Lifting technique on my last post here.


The star is made with the gold glimmer paper and Mary and Joseph are die cut from gold foil paper.

A few dimensionals pop the images up off of the card to give it more interest.


The Color Lifting Technique creates a beautiful and mystic, midnight sky.


Its a simply beautiful technique and I hope you'll give it a try with your own favorite color combinations.

Thanks for looking!

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Christmas Cards by My Talented Team


I wanted to share some of the swaps that my team created for our #1 Stampers Meeting swap this month.

These ladies are so talented and creative. I love seeing their fabulous designs each month and look forward to seeing what they will come up with.

This amazing swap was made by the uber talented Mary Ann Hazlett. She is so good at fine details and 3D projects. This card was made with the Hearts Come Home bundle in the Holiday Catalog.


Here's a look at it opened:


This beauty is by Tonya Beatty. Tonya makes such delicate and pretty cards, with a unique twist. I always love seeing her wonderful ideas.


Here's a cute little card by a cute little teammate- Teresa Fisher. I like the simple and fun nature of this card. This card was made with the Merry Cafe stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.


The Christmas Quilt bundle is a favorite of mine and this card shows exactly why I love it. Tina DeSalvo made this colorful and and cute Christmas card that would be perfect to send to friends and family this holiday season.


And last by not least, one of my favorite stamp set bundles, ever- Night in Bethlehem. This gorgeous card was made by Sue Brennan. I adore the colors that Sue used and how she made them pop, by sponging around the edges with the elegant eggplant ink. So pretty!


I hope you enjoyed all these beautifully made cards, by some of my incredibly talented team members.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Stampin' Up! Night In Bethlehem- Beauty in Blue

I think this just may be my favorite of all favorites, in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. The more I use it, the more I love it.

The Night of Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelit dies were used for this monochromatic-ish Christmas card. I decided on all blue colors in different shades to keep it subtle and serene.

I used soft sky, marina mist and dapper denim inks from dark to light as I shadowed each set of buildings one over the next. I got this idea from the sample in the Holiday catalog, where the artist used the same shadowing, only with different colors.


I paired the blue colors with silver glimmer paper and silver foil sheets to not only, compliment, but blend with the subtle hues of blue.


I started with dapper denim, then stamped next in marina mist and finally, soft sky ink. The cut out images were attached with dimensionals.


I wanted to stamp the images on soft sky cardstock to give it a softer background and not so bold as if I were to stamp it on a whisper white background. However, I did use whisper white on the inside of the card for a nice crisp background for the inside verse.


A few sparkles were added to the sky with the rhinestone jewels and ombre glitter enamel dots. We made this card at my team meeting and a close version of this same card at my card class last week.

I think everyone enjoyed using this gorgeous stamp set as much as I did!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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