Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Come to Bethlehem
Is it just me or is it really hard to find religious stamps and stamp sets for Christmas? That doesn't make sense to me. While I enjoy the secular parts of the holiday, I prefer religious or at least less cutesy sets for making cards for my Mother and my aunt to give.
One of the cards we did for card class last week is this one using a new-to-me stamp set from Stampin' Up! This is the Come to Bethlehem stamp set and is one of their cling stamps - they call 'clear.' I cut the star to be separate from the rest of the stamp as I knew I would want to do it in different colors and placements.
One tiny tip for the day: To save ribbon, fold one end over the other and tie together with some twine. Then cover the tied area if you like. I left one end hanging out from under the oval area. It saves just a bit of ribbon over tying the ends together but it was just enough to make this ribbon go the distance.
Thanks for your visit today!
Ingredients: Stamps: Come to Bethlehem from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: gold, Elegant Eggplant, Concord Crush from SU!; Enchanted evening from Papertrey Ink
Ribbon and gem: Hobby Lobby