Friday, 14 February 2014

Star of Bethlehem

Happy Valentine's Day everyone - did you get spoilt??

Here is a card I made using a technique that I learnt in a cardmaking class I attended some time last year.

You stamp the image onto pearlescent card and using a paintbrush and water you swipe over the image, carefully and within the lines to shade it in.  You then just dab your paintbrush onto the ink pad and paint parts of the image for contrasts of the same shade.  I really enjoyed doing this and think it looks really effective.

My fella thought this was an Autumn card because of the colours, but it's actually a Christmas card lol.


ABC Christmas Challenge - Chocolate creams
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Flower Power
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Colours beginning with a B (mine are Brown, Beige, Bronze)

Items Used:-

Handmade base card
Free paper and Forever Friends Christmas paper
Personal impressions Bethlehem stamp
Dew Drops brilliance ink "Coffee Bean"
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles glitter in Brilliant Bronze
Britannia dies set of 3 poinsettias
Spellbinders floral oval dies
Pearls from "e"

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


  1. What a fab technique Michelle and I love the finished result. Great flowers too and the colour combo is lovely. xx

  2. my goodness! this is totally striking and awesome!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. so stunning michelle.really fab image and i love your monochromatic design and flowers ;D

    x coops xx

  4. Beautiful card Michelle, love the image and design. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  5. Beautiful flowers on your fabulous card.

    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

  6. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Lovely card, I love the lay out and the stamp. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  8. That's a beautiful stamp and those poinsetta's finish it off perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and good luck! xx

  9. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  10. A real chocolate dream, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  11. Beautiful card, Michelle! Love the sketch you've used, and the lovely, peaceful colors. Wonderful! hugs, de