Wednesday, October 29, 2014

O Holy Night



What a stunning set we have to show off today in our second day of Happiest Holiday Round Two sets at Power Poppy.  Marcy really showcased the peace and beauty of a Christmas Eve service on a winter night with such skill in O Holy Night.  It will be a wonderful and meaningful addition to your Christmas stamp collection.  

Heres Marcys notes on this set...

This classic snow-covered church on Christmas Eve in this set is intended for creating make-and-go cards. The very detailed image stamps up beautifully and would be just as pretty in one color as in full color! But when given a fancier treatment, I believe it will shine, too. It includes five simple and reverent sentiments.



For us Christmas celebrations are all about Christmas Eve and going to our service at Church.  It is a beautiful celebration for us of Christ’s birth and we joyfully light the Church up for the last Christmas carol candle to candle until the whole sanctuary glows.  This moonlit Church is totally reminiscent of the peace of Christmas.  

I decided I wanted to do something a little different from the card I created for Monday’s tutorial HERE, and have a cleaner design showcasing a shaker card.  

First I stamped the Church in Memento Teal Zeal ink onto Neenah Brilliant White cardstock, then washing in a little ink with my waterbrush in the same colour to give the night and the shadows some depth.  It’s a really great quick application of colour.  

Then I formed a frame out of Spellbinders Circle dies and an acetate window adding all the little shaker elements underneath on the scene (sequins and beads), popping the frame up with foam tape.   


I kept the rest of the design quite simple with embossed snowflake pennants, curly sparkly ribbon and a teal bow.  



Here’s the creative line-up today, I know their creations will be so inspiring to you!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan

and our fearless soon to be Mrs. Marcy

20 comments:

Liz Williams said...

What a beautiful color to do this in and I love the sequins adding a touch of glimmer.

Miranda said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

Julie Koerber said...

How incredibly fun to add a shaker card effect with those fabulous sequins! Love the cool ice blue feel of this -- just too pretty Ms. Christine!

Judy Sander said...

Love this beautiful stamp and your card. Got to get this.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so very beautiful Christine
Gr Karin

Karen W said...

How cute and fun!!

Katie Sims said...

Love your idea to make this a shaker card and those sequins really make this sparkle. I love the wintry colors you used.....you always have the best ideas! Big hugs.... :)

JoAnn said...

I love this stamp set and you have showcased it beautifully in your shaker card. Love the colors you used.

Lyn said...

Oh how beautiful is this card I would love to be purchasing this set <3

Pauline said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love all the monochromatic tones of blues- so pretty. Great idea to make a shaker card with this image. Gorgeous!

Patti J said...

What a lovely scene! Christmas Eve is my favorite service of the year. Love your card, Cheistine!

Leslie Miller said...

How beautiful, Christine! I love the delicate wash of color, and the shaker is a unique and lovely design for this image. Very creative!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty Christine, wonderful shaker card. The blue hues are perfect and the sequins are darling.

Brenda said...

Another beauty!

Conniecrafter said...

Our Christmas eve services are very special to me too, I love what you did here with the soft coloring, Beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

Teal gorgeousness! I love the shaker card Christine! I think teal is your signature colour girl! :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is so pretty and I love that you made it into a shaker card. This set is gorgeous and is on my must have list.

Marcella Hawley said...

Ok, I just fainted. I am writing this from the floor of my office. Your card is So. Darn. CLEVER!!! I just love every single detail, the concept, the colors, the choice of sequins (various sizes and colors, some even clear!), your beautiful monochrome shading of the church image... sigh. I may never get off the floor.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So serene and gorgeous!! And it's a shaker card too?!?!?! How clever and stunning!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, I so agree that Christmas Eve services are so beautiful and wonderful!!! And what a beautiful monochromatic card...and a shaker card too! Just love how you've color washed it for subtle and soft tones, and the sequins and yummy ribbon treatment...how it all comes together to beautifully! WOW! Hugs, sweet friend!