Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Nativity Christmas Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? I hope it is good. I wonder if you remember I was having a few problems at work. Well they didn't really resolve and on Monday I handed in my resignation letter, I will work until the end of term but I will not be going back in September. It does all feel a bit unreal at the moment.

I decided that I wanted to get all of my husband's cards made for the year and the last one to make was the Christmas card.

Last year I bought a Nativity die set from Crafter's Companion. I made the background with Pixie Powders and colour burst ink. I had to remover lots of the colour so I now  have paper towels covered in ink to make into more backgrounds with. The embossing folder I used is called Falling Snow  by Creative Expressions. 

All the dies I used came in the set. I cut them  in black and embossed them and used some gilding wax to highlight the details. 

This is a die designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. 

I do have some other simpler ideas for this die set. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Jackie

gr karin

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, love the background.
Linda xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Jackie,
oh how sad that it has all come to this.
Big crafty hugs wending their way to try and help.
Love this wonderful card and your design is so wonderful.
Love the background you have created it's gorgeous.
Hubby is going to be so pleased with it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carole J said...

Lovely card, Jackie - I love the nativity die cuts and the falling snow embossing folder! I'm sorry to hear you've had problems at work, but honestly ... I resigned from my teaching job and have not regretted it one bit. It will feel strange, but if you were unhappy, it's a worthwhile move! Big hugs!! xx

Laine said...

Fabulous and festive Jackie. A stunning background!

pam said...

Lovely Christmas card for your hubby Jackie, sorry your upset at work has turned out you leaving..
Hugs Pam x

Andree said...

A lovely Christmas card Jackie. The silhouette looks fabulous against your gorgeous background.
I'm sorry you are having problems at work. Sometimes it is better to just walk away. You never know what exciting things are waiting for you just around the corner. Sending hugs xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

gorgeous Christmas card Jackie. Love the gold accents

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Jackie. I'm so sorry the situation at work didn't resolve, but at least you have time to look for something else, if that's what you want.
Em xoxox

Alison59 said...

The perfect Christmas card Jackie :-)

Sorry to hear about your resignation - gentle hugs for you xx

ALI said...

Beautiful background and card.

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love the night sky that you created, really beautiful!

Unknown said...

Hi Jackie, Super Christmas card love the background you have created. Hugs Jennifer

Shabneez said...

A beautiful nativity card Jackie. Hugs, Shabneez x