Sunday, August 9, 2020

It Is Never Too Early For Christmas

 Stampin'Up® has brought out it's new Holiday 2020 mini catalogue and within it you will find many wonderful treasures.  It is a great way to get a jump on those Christmas cards and mail them abroad before it is too late.  One of the stamps sets that I have fallen in love with is Peaceful Nativity and For Unto Us.  I usually send out 200 cards around Christmas and this is definitely one set that I will enjoy using.

How to Stamp and Draw Joseph and Mary???

I know that you are wondering how Joseph gained an extra hand when his right side is hidden by the manger???   If you are brave and have a Zig Micro Pen you can do a lot of things. (You need a Black Memento Ink Pad as well.)

The technique is called masking.  I used washi tape to cover up baby Jesus and carefully stamped Joseph only and pulled off the washi tape before stamping on the tag.  Use the Zig Micro Pen (Archival/Permanent) to sketch in the missing robe and hand and leaf (if you want it).  

You do the same thing with Mary.  Use a new piece of washi to cover up baby Jesus, do try to get all the straw covered, ink only Mary, pull off the washi and carefully stamp Mary on the tag. Use the Zig Pen to draw in any areas that need to be added in.

Use Stampin'Blends® to color the images in. 

The dies are from Stampin'Up® Have A Hoot bundle.  You will will see a card from them soon.

Baby Jesus......

I stamped him out on a scrap of Whisper White CardStock and then fussy cut him out with a pair of small scissors. Color him in with Stampin'Blends®.   Put him in the middle of the largest tag and get an idea of where he sits before you stamp the sheep and donkey. I splattered  Wink of Stella on this tag to make it look shiny.

The card base is a standard size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" in So Saffron. 

Banners Pick a Punch was used for the sentiment tags in Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake card stock.  The sentiment is from For Unto Us. Each tag is finished off with Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. 

If you have any questions about this project please feel free to e-mail me and ask. Thanks for stopping by today. My name is Lisa McDonough and I am an Independent Stampin'Up® Demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase these supplies and live in Canada please visit my store in the "SHOP WITH ME" section above.  Have a great day. 

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