Friday, September 19, 2008

A Christmas Card

I mentioned that I received the October releases for Our Daily Bread. Well, I got a chance to play with one of the sets yesterday. It's called "We Three Kings" and I am really liking it for my Christmas cards.

I didn't realize until someone told me that I had these kings falling off their camels! It's too late to change it now. I guess I stamped it the way it fit onto my acrylic block. But, these guys are supposed to be on their way DOWN the hill. I guess I have them stopping their camels and looking UP at the star. Yes, that's it. Oh, well. Live and learn. Other than that, I really like the card. Using this week's sketch on SCS, I got to use up some scraps! I also tried out the technique from this week's tutorial on Splitcoast. It's called Striped Wipe as you use reinkers on a baby wipe and just stripe it across the glossy cardstock. I had to find and dust off my glossy cardstock first. That paper just doesn't come out very often.
Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe~
Stamps: We Three Kings
Ink: Palette Black, Reinkers: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Paper: So Saffron, Black, Asst scraps of DP
Accessories: Heidi Swapp crystals, Distresser, Baby Wipes


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! It doesn't matter that they're looking at the star. They were, after all, following it to find their Lord and Savior. I'm not sure that I can picture it going down hill. I'm not sure what you mean. But I love the card! And I have two questions - what are reinkers? What do they do? ~Lucy~

Sharon in NE said...

Your post made me giggle. Since you didn't have them heading downwards as the stamp apparently intended, I think looking at the sky was a good answer. :D
Loved the background. Very nice card.

Kelley said...

You are too funny!! Yes, you are right..thay are looking at the star!!! It is a beautiful card!

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous, Angel!! Fabulous images, and you've done a wonderful job with the technique and layout challenge!!

Deborah said...

Love your card Angel! Gorgeous effect you achieved! I would imagine one would lean back a bit while aboard a camel! Looking at the star for sure, you are a hoot! Deb

A Stroke Above said...

I thought the guys on the camels were looking "on high" not "from being high" lol No one knows how to ride a camel, really.... I love the stamp. I have already voted for your 31 days, but here is my comment to enter. That is a great candy package!! Keep the wonderful designs coming! Linda Crowder

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card! I'm looking forward to seeing the new sets!

Michelle said...

This card is beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the new sets!

Bastelfrosch said...

This is a wonderful card.
I love this stamps.
Greating from Germany!