Today I wanted to buy a new stamp set (like I don't have enough already, huh?), but I was looking for more Christian Christmas stamps instead of trees, santa, etc. So I found this one of the Nativity and thought it'd look great on a sky type background. So I got out my distress inks! The colors I used were:
But first I stamped the Nativity on white cardstock with pigment ink then clear embossed. I stamped another one on a scrap paper to use as a mask when I applied my distress inks. I also used a post it note as a mask to differentiate between the sky and the sand. Then after it was all done, I added some 'stars' by spraying water on the background. I love how it makes the watermarks.
Finally I removed the mask and added a fine yellow line with a Copic marker to act as a 'halo' around the Holy family. I added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen.
I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then trimmed the piece and added it to a white card. I really like how this turned out and may do a few more for my Christmas cards this year.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great night! :)