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Star of Bethlehem + VIDEO

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

   Hope your season is going well! Mine is! Got the tree up and decorated. Need to finished decorating the outside and the rest of the house. 🙂

   Today, I’m sharing a card with a video showing me speed coloring it. It’s a VERY long video!!! The digital image I used is “Star of Bethlehem” by Crissy Armstrong. Yes, this is another of those pesky images that was intimidating me.

   I’ve actually had this card finished since before Thanksgiving. I have been trying to find the time to edit the video. We’re getting down into crunch time for my Christmas cards to go out, and you know? That’s okay. Even if they get there after Christmas. I’m hoping everyone will realize that I put my time and love into them and they’ll NEVER get another card like it.

   I kept the card layout simple so I could show off the image. I really like how it came out. 🙂

   To help accent the image, I used some Silver Sparkle Cord from Lawn Fawn to go behind it. To make the sky and the star pop, I used Dark Chocolate cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for my card base. I stamped my greeting from the Simon Says Stamp “Merry Everything” stamp set. I then heat embossed it with some Ranger Silver Embossing Powder

   To make the star and its light look magical, I used some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to accent that area. You can’t see all of it in the photo, but it does show some of it. I also used Crystal Effects on the star and donkey’s eyes.

   For the inside, I wanted to keep it simple and very elegant, so I used this sentiment from a Hero Arts Christmas stamp set I have. I also heat embossed it using the same embossing powder from the front of the card.

   That’s it for me today. I hope you like my card.

Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Head Piece: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Clothing: W00, W1, W3, W5
Sheep: 0, W00, W1, W3, YR30, YR31
   Body: N2, N4, N6, N8, N10
   Nose: W1, W3, W5
   Hair: T5, T7, T9, 100
Sand: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
City: E30, E31, E33, E34, E35
Sky: 0, B32, B34, B37, B39

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