Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Merry Christmas, Sweet Friends! Today we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

In celebration of Christmas, I am sharing another Mixed Media Christmas card that I designed using the December 2016 Artistic Outpost (AO) release stamp sets, Christmastime and Gloria (both available at Our Daily Bread Designs).

If you have not had a chance to visit The Artistic Outpost Blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the AO Christmastime stamp with an embossing ink, stamp onto white cardstock and emboss with white embossing powder.

2). Using a water brush, apply a variety of brown inks (I used brushed corduroy, vintage photo and walnut stain) to cover the white cardstock, gently wipe the ink away from the embossed areas.

3). Trim the embossed panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim again, mount onto a piece of suede cardstock, trim once more and mount onto the white card base.

4). Ink the angel image and sentiment from AO Gloria with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat set with the heat tool.

4). Using a water brush, apply the same variety of brown inks as above to the images and dry with the heat tool.

5). Fussy-cut the angels as well as the sentiment, mount all onto black cardstock, fussy-cutting along the edges.

6). Mount the angels and sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam and add shimmer with a clear glitter pen to the angel wings and ornaments.

7). Finish off the card with a few pearls in the corners.

 Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs to all of you and I hope you have a very blessed Christmas!

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”  John 3:16 NKJV 

Jesus is the Perfect Son of God who came to earth born of a virgin to die on the cross for your sins and mine- what a wonderful free gift of salvation we have when we truly believe in Christ as our Savior!  I pray that you have accepted His free gift this Christmas season.


Karen Letchworth said...

This is truly gorgeous, Julie. I love the texture on the background and the sweet touches you've added. It's absolutely lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I hope you will stop by again soon.
God bless,
Word Art Wednesday

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow, Julie! It truly has a vintage flair. Love all the embossing and your choice of vintage colors!! Gorgeous work my friend! Happy New Year!!

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