Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scripture Christmas Card

This card is literally a scripture card - the distressed paper is part of a page of the Gospel of Luke.  I found a second hand new testament in a local thrift shop and decided that I could use it for more than reading.....

The stamp is one of my original christmas stamps from Kiwistamping, a local firm.

The rectangle was cut, embossed and stencilled with a nestie rectangle - I used Whisper Ink - Mossy Stone.  I then crushed and generally distressed the scripture page and used some Tim Holtz distress Tea ink...When I attached it , I deliberately left it looking scrunched and dimensional.

The image was stamped in memento black ink and painted with Twinkling H2O's before being mounted on a slightly larger circle of gold paper.  I used dimensionals to lift the image.

The background paper was from a pack I bought at the Warehouse (equivelent to Micheals), and I sprayed that and the base card with LuminArte Shimmering Mist paints.  I was not worried about the slight blotching as that gave the impression of stars, always essential on a Christmas card :-).

I loved creating this card, and I hope you enjoy it too.  Thanks for leaving a comment to let me know you have visited - I am blessed by your calling in.


Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Maxine!!!
You're right about the white spots on the background....they look just right! Great job!!!
Blessings, Maria

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - what a great card! I love that image and the DP!! It is perfect for Christmas....your scripture page looks great crushed...very effective!! I am really enjoying all of the different techniques you have been trying - way to go girl! Thanks for sharing Maxine - it is always a pleasure to come and see you! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}