I had the privilege of being invited to be Guest Designer for the Merry Monday challenge this week (#206). This week's theme is Nativity. I had to really think about this one because I don't own any religious-themed images or sentiments. I figured I could do something with the guiding star or a similar idea. My first try at a starry sky with a landscape was an epic fail, or at least not to my liking. But because I had the star stamp set out on my desk, I had this sudden bolt of inspiration to use the Sunburst Thinlits with some glimmer paper and make the star to focal point of the card.
When looking at my available sentiments, I had also spotted "Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy" in a Cat's Pajamas stamp set called Joy to the World, so I reused this sentiment, stamped in new colors, on my new card. I embossed it in gold powder, handcut it, then stamped it again in Dapper Denim (a new 2016-2018 In Color) and cut out part of the sentiments to glue on the first one and get the two tones.
To make my star stand out more, I die-cut a bigger star out of vellum cardstock and pierced the outline before matting my gold embossed star with it. I like that it looks like the light halo we see around stars.
To finish it off, I tied two ribbons (gold ribbon and Dapper Denim ruched ribbon) together at the bottom of the card.
Stamps: Bright & Beautiful (Stampin' Up!), Joy to the World (The Cat's Pajamas)
Cardstock: Denim Dapper, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Dapper Denim, VersaMark
Accessories: Gold Glimmer Paper, Paper Piercer, Piercing Template,
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stars Framelits Dies, 3/8" Gold Ribbon,
Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, White Medium Envelope,
Starburst Thinlits Die, Stampin' Dimensionals