Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Silent Night, Holy Night....

I am starting to steal a few minutes here and there to work on Christmas cards and tags as we are into November and the time really does start to fly by.  I sent a bunch of cards and tags home with my sister Beth who was visiting from Oregon and forgot to take any pictures of what I created.  Oh well.

Tonight I wanted to play with a nativity silouhette 4x4 die from Cottage Cutz.  Here is the card that I made in just a few minutes tonight and it would be easy to reproduce to send to many.  I plan on giving it to the Pastor at my church who has been so kind to my family and performed Stuart's Funeral Mass back in February.  Thanks for taking a look at my card!  I have been enjoying seeing so many holiday cards starting to be posted on everyone's blogs in the last few days or so.  This is such a fun time of year to be creative....well really any time of year is fun for creativity!

 I die cut the nativity die from the center of the card base.  I then embossed the dark blue cardstock base with the "old parchment" embossing plate from Cheery Lynn Designs to give it some lovely texture.  Next I cut out a nativity silhouette die cut in white.  I then backed the opening in the cardbase with some double sided paper with "starlight" on it in yellow and white.  Once this paper was in place I glued the white nativity silhouette die cut into the opening.   I placed a portion of the semtiment in the center of the nativity silouhette die cut on the front of the card by masking it.  The full sentiment says "Silent Night, Holy Night". 
   I then worked on the inside of the card.  I first placed the second half of the sentiment - "Holy Night" - on the inside of the card on the left hand side.  I added a second sentiment to the right hand side.  (Note: Just click on the pictures if you want to see a bigger photo)
To finish the card I added some stickles to the star, the stable and the halos on each of their heads. Then a nice blue and white twine bow on one end. This is a beautiful card in person and very simple to make!  I love that!

Thanks for taking a look!
:) Jill

I tried to link to the Nativity Silhouette die but the website of the store was down tonight.  I purchased mine from The Scrapping Cottage which should come up if you do a search.


  1. Looove your nativity scene, Jill! You really put a lot of thought and detail into it which really shows through. Can't go wrong with those stickles!!

  2. This is beautiful, what a lovely scene Jill.

  3. Jill, what a stunning and beautiful card. Love that nativity scene you used and did an amazing job with this card one that I am sure your pastor will treasure.

  4. Gorgeous Jill and I love the colors you used.. amazing detailing of the die cut too!! Really beautiful! Hugs, Rebecca

  5. WoW! Gorgeous card Jill! I love that intricate Nativity scene! So elegant and beautiful!


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