Thursday, December 17, 2015

Merry Christmas!

This week at Stampendous, we’re celebrating the “Reason for the Season!”  Today I’m taking it back to the beginning when Jesus was born.  Can you imagine being in Mary’s shoes, or sandals?  Here you are pregnant, ready to give birth, and you’re having to travel across a desert!  What misery she must have been in!  The heat, the bumpy ride on an ass, all while in labor!  I’m totally in awe of Mary.  Anyway, as I reflected on Mary’s journey, I decided to create my card with that thought in mind.  

Here’s what I used to create this card:

Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Bamboo Leaves Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Desert Sand Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Tim Holtz® Distress™ Ink in Tumbled Glass by Ranger®
Copic® Markers
My Colors® Grasshopper Canvas Texture Cardstock
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here’s what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink on white paper and color with markers.
Cut out image and set aside.
Trim a piece of white paper to 4” x 5.25” and tape stencil down.
Stencil palms on left side and then switch to right side and stencil just the large palm.
Using a sponge dauber, add Desert Sand ink to bottom of paper.
Using a stipple brush, add Tumbled Glass ink to the “sky” portion 
Trim a piece of green cardstock to 4.25” x 11” and fold in half, top to bottom for card base.
Adhere stenciled piece to card base.
Add foam squares to back of stamped image and adhere to card.

Here’s a list of my teammates playing along today:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have another card to share with you tomorrow so please do come back.  Until then, have a wonderful day and enjoy the season!  Merry Christmas!




  1. This is such a sweet card! Terrific job!

  2. I'm lovin your stenciled background! Those palm trees look so soft and pretty.

  3. ADORABLE! You've created a beautiful stenciled scene with such a sweet baby Jesus image. Thank you for sharing today!

  4. This is so pretty LOVE the palm trees! TFS!


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