Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Christmas Card with Luke 2 and Interactive Vellum

I had one more Cottage Cutz nativity die cut so I designed a background for a Christmas card quoting Luke 2. I went to Bible Gateway, chose the version I wanted and entered Luke 2 for the search. I used Microsoft Word to make a 5" x 7" document with narrow margins. Then I copied and pasted the portion of the passage I wanted, and played with font and size until it fit the area. I chose Alignment that was even on both sides, printed on white cardstock, then trimmed all excess off the four sides. I lightly sponged some ink on the sides to "age" the paper.

I glued the nativity die cut on a piece of vellum that had gold foil dots, which to me were like stars.  I wanted the text to be readable so I scored and folded the top of the vellum panel and glued it behind the top of the text. I tied burlap string around the bottom of the panel to tuck in the vellum.

I love making Christmas cards that express the joy of the first Christmas! Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed as you create cards for your friends and loved ones!

Come back tonight or in the morning and follow the links on my next post for a blog hop with about 30 of us showing ideas using the stamp set, "For the Love of Crafting!"

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - P, Q, R - I used Q for Quotes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' July challenge - anything Christmas
Cut It Up Challenge #153 - Christmas in July
Die Cuttin' Divas #380 - anything goes with die cut
Dream Valley Challenge #183 - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - make your own background
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #33 - anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #346 - 347 - anything goes

Psalm 19:1 (WEB)
The heavens declare the glory of God. 
The expanse shows his handiwork.

365 Promises of God - Promise #213:The heavens declare My glory and reveal My handiwork.


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This is gorgeous! I love silhouettes.

Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Christmas in July challenge!


Jackie C said...

Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ TH&TI

Tracy Freeman said...

Such a lovely card, i love the vellum panel.
Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Have a great day :)

Neva Zver said...

Great card love the design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love how you used the vellum!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x