I love nativity sets and I think that comes from going to a Roman Catholic school as a child. We were brought up in the church and saw nativity scenes all the time. The topic at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for the next 4 weeks is "NATIVITY". I used this beautiful digital stamp from Whimsy for my card that I just purchased. This image reminds me of the Christmas song "While Shepherds Watched." And what better way to start the year...with a new baby named Jesus.
The lambs were painted with my new white puffy paint pen and then I used my heat gun and it fluffed. Perfect lamb wool! I colored my image with Copics. My poinsettias are made with my punches by Nellie Snellen and the leaves are a punch by Martha Stewart. The purple beaded flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the purple bling is from Recollections--both of which I received for Christmas this year. I used white embossing powder on my sentiment. My card is a 6" square, and my favorite fold and size to work with. I feel like I can use larger digital images that way but still have space for embellishments and a sentiment.
I hope you'll join us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month and you can enter your card until Feb. 9 with the winner being announced and a new challenge on Feb. 11. Our sponsor this month is Funky Kits who is donating two digital images of the winner's choice! Please take a look at the cards made by the Design Team for inspiration for our NATIVITY challenge.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
As You Like It, Dies R Us, Art Impressions, Cute Card Thursday, Sassy Studio Designs, CCC Digi Creations, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge, A Gem of a Challenge, Lacy Sunshine, Sentimental Sundays, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Crafty Boots, My Craft Creations, Ooh-La-La Creations, Crafting From the Heart, Artistic Inspirations, Dream Valley, Scrappers Delights, The Christmas Challenge, One Stitch at a Time, Monday Morning Challenge, Get Creative, Memas Crafts, Natalie and Amy, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Card Mania, Crafts Galore Encore, Christmas Cards All Year Around, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Creatalicious Challenge, Die Cut Divas, Emerald Faeries, Seemacrafts, Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge, The Sisters of Craft, Fresh Brewed Designs, Stamping Sensations, Country View Challenge, Jellypark Friends, Whoopsi Daisy, Crafty Calendar, Ladybug Crafts, Inky Chicks, Scrap-Creations, Party Time Tuesdays, Sweet 7 Challenge, Through The Craft Room Door, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards