Merry Christmas everyone!
This little Christmas card was made using the adorable Baby Jesus Stamp and Die set from Neat and Tangled. I stamped the image twice onto Bristol card stock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Versafine ink is waterproof, and won’t bleed when watercoloring.. I used both Distress Inks and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images. I first colored the hay with the Distress Inks and blended them out with water and a paint brush. On the second image I only colored the baby Jesus. I used the Zig markers to add pigment and then smoothed it out and spread the pigment with water and a brush.
Next I created the background panel. I brushed on two blue Distress Inks with an inexpensive paint brush (My Clarity Stencil Brushes are on reserve), making the center darker and lighter around the edges. To finish the background I tapped on some Shimmer Spritz and then blotted it up with paper towels. That pulls some of the pigment up in certain areas, but leaves behind added texture and shimmer.
Using my Stampaholic Stamping Tool, I lined up the greeting that came with the Baby Jesus stamp set and stamped it with the same Versafine Black Onyx Ink. I was able to stamp the sentiment twice for a darker image, by leaving it in place in the stamping tool, inking it up, and stamping it again. The bed of hay is adhered with a small piece of foam tape, with the baby adhered flat on top of that.
I love this sweet and simple card!
For more details, please check out the video below!
Thank you and Merry Christmas!