I have an oldie but a goodie stamp from Morning Star Stamp Company that is in the format of a birth announcement that I absolutely LOVE to use to tell The Christmas Story...take a look:
Isn't it just beautifully worded?! I embossed it on vellum to use as an overlay over my image of the Wise Men which was embossed in clear on white cardstock and then I blended Salty Oceans and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks over it. I chose the image of the Wise Men over the Nativity scene because I love the symbolism of them following the star that was the wondrous HOPE and PROMISE of God's LOVE for ALL of us. Here is a closer up so you can see the wording better:
The Wise Men image is from a SU! set called Wise Men from Afar and I die cut both that layer and the vellum overlay with a die from Penny Black's Stitched Square & Circles. I also cut another of the circle dies that I made into a frame by using another plain smaller circle die and then layered over the top of the two layers before mounting to a square layer (and a black layer and a white card base).
I didn't want to totally leave out the Nativity scene in my card, so I added it to the inside...
I die cut the Nativity scene from Penny Black's Manger die and added a small silver Stitched Circle (from the same Penny Black set as above) behind it. My sentiments are from an older SU! set called Christmas Blessings.
This challenge is still open for a few more days, so check it out right HERE. Not sure how much I'll be posting before Christmas, so let me take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a most blessed and happy Christmas surrounded by family and friends, and most of all God's LOVE!
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