I love designing and making my own Christmas cards to send out each year. This design is my favorite so far. Night Divine is a beautiful Christmas bundle and my first purchase from the new Mini Catalog. Because the whole suite was spectacular, I bought the whole thing. I usually only get the bundles but every now and again, I come across one that captivates me enough to purchase every element in it. The “Night Divine” set is that and more.
To achieve the “glow” around the manager scene, I used blending brushes on a 1 3/4″ in white circle. The bottom and center of the circle are Daffodil Delight. After the yellow, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy are blended outward to the edges of the circle. Be careful not to overlap the yellow and the blues or you will get green. I was careful not to mix the two colors. When you leave a small gap of white between the two colors, it will work beautifully.
For the background, I used a piece of the gorgeous Night Divine Designer Series Paper. I bordered the DSP with gold followed by black. All of these pieces are attached to a Night of Navy card base.
On my first attempt, I tried to emboss on just the DSP but I found that it didn’t show up well. Later, I tried embossing on Night of Navy and it showed up better especially with the black border. The “O Holy Night” comes from the Night Divine stamp set. In general, you can’t go wrong with the Scripture sentiments in this set..
The people are die cut from black cardstock then highlighted with a white gel pen. I also used the gel pen on the windows of the cityscape. The cityscape is from a retired set that I just couldn’t part with. I liked using the silhouette of Bethlehem in the background to help ground the nativity scene.
On the inside of my card, I used a sentiment from a retired set, “Hope and Peace”. The line of four stars came from the Stars at Night stamp set which is a wonderful compliment to the Night Divine set. I’ll add a list of the current supplies that I used to make this card. You can click on any of the products to purchase them from my online store.
Here is the link to watch my YouTube tutorial for this card. Video tutorial In the tutorial, I cover how I highlighted the nativity and how I colored the circle behind the nativity along with a few other tips.
I’m so glad you stopped by to take a peak at my favorite Christmas card so far this year. Leave a comment and let me know if you already have the Night Divine set and how you plan on incorporating it into your Christmas cards this year.
- Night of Navy card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- Basic Black: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
- DSP Night Divine: 5 1/2 x 4
- Gold cardstock: 4 3/32 (between 4 1/16 and 4 1/8) x 5 11/32 (between 5 3/8 and 5 3/16)
- Basic Black strip (for bottom): 4 x 1/2
- Basic Black for sentiment mat: 2 1/4 x 3
- Night of Navy for gold embossed sentiment: 2 1/8 x 2 7/8
- Basic Black for Nativity die: 2 1/16 x 3 3/16
- Night of Navy for Bethlehem cityscape die: 4 x 2 3/4 (be sure to not run the die all the way through. Only roll the paper to where the bottom edge of the die can just barely be seen under the Stamp Cut and Emboss machine)
- Basic White circle punched with 1 3/4 circle punch
Inside: Basic White: 5 x 3 3/4 with DSP Night Divine strip 5 x 1/2