Joyful Nativity Christmas Blues

by Joanne James7. December 2022 20:00

Today I'm sharing a card for the current challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments where they have an inspiration challenge:

It's pretty obvious to see where my inspiration came from! I loved that nativity silhouette in blues in the bottom left corner and I wanted to recreate it using one of my favourite retired sets, Joyful Nativity, and ring the changes with some new blue colours. This is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I took a stitched circle in Orchid Oasis, then using a mask of torn paper, added ink in both Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky to create a faux-layered background. I added white splatters before stamping my holy family and stable in Orchid Oasis, using my Stamparatus to get a good, densely inked image:


I added a couple of wooden stars and a 'peace' sentiment, courtesy of the Santa Express Memories and More pack and left them bare as I like the resulting contrast against the blues. A little extra stamping on the inside completes my card:


So what do you think? I like to have a few religious cards to send out at Christmas time so I was glad to have the opportunity to bring out this set again.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/8/2022 7:57:17 PM #

I think it is a WINNER!  Love how deep the colors are and yet your Nativity stands out beautifully, especially with the stars!  Beautiful!

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
12/9/2022 7:28:21 PM #

What she said. A winner! Absolutely stunning, Joanne! I love those blues, they combine beautifully, and the stars are perfection. I love seeing cards that express the real meaning of Christmas.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
12/9/2022 8:58:27 PM #

Love the gorgeous scene you've created. The sponging of the blues to create hills, the splatter of white suggesting stars - wonderful.

Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
12/10/2022 2:36:44 PM #

What a beautiful card, Joanne!!  Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Smile

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
12/11/2022 11:22:05 AM #

So glorious, Joanne!  Such perfect colors in building that scene, love the pinpoints of stars!  Just amazing - your eye for color is amazing!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Patti Brunter
Patti BrunterUnited States
12/12/2022 4:27:07 AM #

What a beautiful nativity scene you have created Joanne! The stars against the dark blue colors is just stunning! Thank you so much for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

VickyUnited Kingdom
12/12/2022 1:25:01 PM #

This is a wonderful, peaceful nativity scene Joanne and I love how you've used the blues to great effect. A true celebration of the birth of Christ! Vicky x

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