Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Shaping Paper - Religious Christmas Card

I woke up to a gorgeous view of a blanket of freshly fallen snow out my front window. The snowfall is calling for me to bundle up, throw my boots on, and go for a winter walk.  I wish! Gotta get the boys off to school and head to work. Reality check :(
But first, a post:

Pick a shape - any shape! What a fun challenge that The Paper Players has this week! And what a wonderfully talented group of designers. Their 'shapely' cards are amazing!  When I saw the challenge for this week, I didn't think I would bother playing along, only because I rarely use anything but a rectangle (maybe a circle once or twice??). But I was so inspired by the design team that I gave it some thought and changed my mind. I'm so glad I did. I was anxious to use the beautiful Mary and Babe stamp from CTMH that I recently acquired and thought a good shape to use as its base/background would be a manger. I searched for a template, to no avail, so started drawing one. During my failing attempt, the thought of using a star instead came to my mind. I ended up printing off different types of star shapes in a couple of sizes on cardstock, cut them out, and used them as templates. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured it with Copics. I then fussy cut it out, glued it to some gold cardstock, and again fussy cut it out to create the gold border. I layered the different coloured stars, added some strips of gold paper, 3-d foam-taped the image, added the sentiment, and finished it off with a glitter-threaded bow.

I am also entering this card into The Addicted to Stamps and More HOLIDAY challenge this week, where you can choose ANY holiday and make your creation with its theme :)))

Thanks for looking - Have a great day :)

Supplies Used:
Paper: Recollections Silver, Gold (both foiled & glittered); CTMH White Daisy
Stamps: CTMH Mary and Babe
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; CTMH Chocolate
Other: Copics; 3-d foam tape; glittered thread


  1. Beautiful! What a stunning card....both the shape and the image! Lovely shaped card, thanks for sharing with us this week!

  2. Very pretty Tania! I love the pop of sparkle! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  3. LOVE your shaped card and that image is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  4. Wow! this is so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)


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