Friday, November 12, 2021

O Holy Night


One of my favorite Christmas carols, just happens to be Oh Holy Night.  So, when I first saw the sneak peek of Concord & 9th's O Holy Night Stamp Set,  I actually gasped.  I knew that I'd be making my personal Christmas cards this year with that beautiful sentiment stamp.  I made these cards en masse, so I know this particular design is pretty easy to assembly line - even with the embossing.  If  you work in groups of 3-5 cards at a time, you'll have plenty of time to stamp and emboss each panel.  

To begin with, I cut my card front panels from Navy card stock (I used Gina K In the Navy card stock, to match with the envelopes, however, Concord & 9th has a beautiful Midnight color as well).   I lined up the sentiment stamp, and building stamp in my MISTI.  Then I put the star stamp on a small clear block.  I generously powdered each panel, before placing it in the MISTI to stamp with Versamark ink.  Once the panel was stamped with the larger images, I pulled it aside, and stamped the star.  I stamped up to five panels in a row, before adding the gold embossing powder to each panel.   Once all were coated, I'd heat set the embossing powder (bonus to working with multiples is that the heat gun heats for the first panel, so the subsequent panels are super quick).  

Once the embossing was done for all of my card fronts, I pulled out a couple of Distress brand inks, and some Life Changing Blender Brushes.  I used a smaller brush to apply Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink over the top of the star, and to blend it down towards the buildings.  Then, I used a larger brush to apply Black Soot Distress Ink to the top corners, and down the sides of the card front. 

Before, I adhered the card fronts to a white card base, I splattered them with Sparkle Paper Glitz that had been thinned with a bit of alcohol.   The finished card will be mailed out inside In the Navy envelopes that I stamped and heat embossed with my personalized return address stamp.  

And that's the finished Christmas card.  I made quite a few of these, with just a little time here or there, over the course of a couple days. I like to put my cards in the mail no later than the day after Thanksgiving, so I have made these a little early in order to get them fully prepared for mailing - but they are quick enough to make at any point in the holiday season.   I think they're gorgeous, and due to the single layer card front - they will not require any additional postage. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

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