I did it! If you’ve followed me for a while, you know my goal was to design and create a Christmas card each month this year. And I did it! I made several cards of each design and finished the year with this card for December.
You can find all my other Christmas cards here…January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
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This card is a simple, no coloring card. We all know how busy the month of December can be so I wanted a quick and easy card for this month. 🙂
I used the stamp set from Unity Stamp Company called A Child is Born to make my card. I stamped the manger image on kraft card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used my Misti Stamp Tool instead of an acrylic block to hold my stamp. This allowed me to re-ink my stamp and stamp the image twice to get a good, crisp, dark image.
If you don’t have a Misti, you need to add it to your Christmas wishlist! It’s perfect for those larger stamps that sometimes don’t stamp completely the first time. Simply re-ink your stamp and stamp over the image a second time. I love mine!
I used the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies from MFT stamps to die cut my image. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on kraft card stock and punched it out with a scalloped circle punch (similar to this).
I embossed a piece of kraft card stock with the Weathered embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. That particular folder is no longer available, but you can use your favorite embossing folder instead. To add a little depth, I applied Memento Rich Cocoa ink to the edges with a Blender Brush from Taylored Expressions then attached it to a white card.
The stamped manger image is attached to the card with foam tape. To finish the card, I added the sentiment to the left corner of the manger.
This has turned out to be one on my favorite Christmas cards that I’ve made! This layout and technique would make such a great masculine card with a different image. It could also make a beautiful sympathy card using a simple flower stamp.
Making a few Christmas cards each month has worked out great for me this year! I’m going to do it again next year so I can use even more of my (many 😱) Christmas stamps. 🎄 Join me next year – you won’t regret it!