Tuesday, November 7, 2017

O Holy Night - 30 Days of Christmas, Day 24

Today I have a special fold card to share with you.  It uses one of my favorite Technique Junkies stamp for the focal image.  It is also a larger than usual card in order to get all I wanted to do on this card. It is a 5x7 card.  There will lots of instructions for you as well.   The Technique Junkies stamp I used is Stars Are Brightly Shining - http://techniquejunkies.com/stars-are-brightly-shining/

The focal image stamp is tamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder on a sheet of white card stock measuring 4 1/8 inch by 6 1/2 inches.  I used the MISTI - http://techniquejunkies.com/misti-most-incredible-stamping-tool-invented/   - and stamped it twice to be sure all of the image was truly inked.  Then I sprayed various shades of green and blue Art Anthology Colorations sprays - http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/art-anthology-products/   - to get the grassy hills and the night sky.  I also used some glimmer spray for the stars. This card folds flat for mailing.

I used three die cuts of the buildings in Bethlehem, the star, and one of Mary and Joseph.  There is one building scene die cut on the front, and two on the inside. Those are over lapped and one is raised up a bit with a small piece of white card stock scrap to make it even at the bottom. 

Here you can see the inside and how it is folded. 

And now for all of the measurements:
1.  The dark blue card  stock for the base card is cut at 7 x 10 inches.
2. Score at 2 1/2 and at 7 1/2 inches. Fold as you see above.
3. The interior white card stock is 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.
4. Score at 4 1/4 inches.  Flip the card stock over and score from the left edge at 6 3/4 inches.
5. Cut two dark blue panels - one piece is 2 3/8 x 6 5/8 inches, the second piece is 2 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches.
6. Adhere the dark blue panels on the inside white card stock in the appropriate place (where they fit of course).
7. I adhered the Bethlehem building scene die cuts, trimming where necessary to fit.
8.  Use a firm tape runner adhesive on the back of the inside (where the star will be placed) and adhere it the dark blue base card stock at the edge leaving a dark blue border on all three sides.
9. Then use a firm tape runner to adhere adhesive on the back of the front panel only 2 1/4 inches from the edge and down the length of the panel. Adhere it to the front panel leaving a border along three edges.  It is helpful at this point to fold the card flat as you adhere this panel.   It ensures the card really does fold flat.
10. Then I adhered the die cut of the star and Mary and Joseph on the inside panel where they will not show when folded.  I pressed the star onto a Versamark pad and dipped it in glittery white embossing powder and heat set.

It is a bit of a fussy card but I think it is a dramatic card. I will send this to my sister-in-law who lives in assisted living and doesn't have much room for any seasonal decorations. So she  can display this. 

  Have you placed your Technique Junkies Christmas stamp order yet?  You only have a few days left!  

During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND every customer can use my discount code – TJ10Judy  for an additional 10% discount! That means if you use my code you would receive 30% off all Christmas stamps.  And if you see stamps you want that are not Christmas , using the TJ10Judy code will get 10% off of everything else that isn't Christmas.  So get shopping, stampers!

Have a wonderful day, and get inky.

Judy Jackson


Beth Norman said...

This is a delightful card. Your sky takes the cake, and I love the white scene.

lynda said...

This is a stunning card, Judy! Love the background transition from the green to the blue. Very rich jeweltones. Looks amazing and really makes the little white embossed scene pop. Your technique description is perfect!