Hi Everyone!! It's Lindsay, from the design team, here with you today sharing another video tutorial! I am soo excited to share my card today; I have wanted to use "The Reason" stamp set since I received it and I finally got the chance! This card was a lot of fun to put together, and I especially love the background! Using a tone on tone technique, I almost get the look of velvet! If you want to see exactly how I put this card together, you can watch the video tutorial down below!!
To start this card I stamped the nativity scene included in "The Reason" stamp set onto a white cardstock die cut. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink so I could use my colored pencils and OMS to color in the image. I also stamped and fussy cut the two angels in the set that I colored in too. A little reminder - Joy Clair offers FREE SVG CUT FILES for any stamps that you buy! There are no extra steps or cost, they are just given to you as a free download when you order the stamps. So if you have an electronic cutting machine, there's no fussy cutting for you!! I added a gold frame to the nativity scene and attached the two angels to the top so I could move onto working on the background!
I LOVE the background on this card! I used a dark green cardstock and added a dark green ink through a stencil for a tone on tone background. It's very subtle, doesn't take away from the framed nativity, and gives off a velvet look! After attaching the background to an A2 card base, I added the framed nativity to the top center of the card. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed onto a flag banner and added to the bottom of the card to finish off the front!
I always love to decorate the inside of my cards to give them a really finished look. I LOVE that Joy Clair Stamps sets are packed full of images that not only work on the outside of your cards, but the inside too! I used a sentiment, included in the set, stamped in black ink. To dress it up even more, I stamped one of the angels that I used on the outside, and heat embossed in gold to finish it off!!
This card is definitely one of my favorites that I've made this holiday season! I hope you all enjoyed the video and if you want to make this card yourself, you can find the stamp set listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!
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