06 November 2014

Distress Ink Nativity Scene


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:

Dusty Concord
Faded Jeans
Broken China
Frayed Burlap
Old Paper

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! :)


  1. How exquisite, Kathryn! Your distress ink background is gorgeous with this sensational nativity silhouette!!

  2. Beautiful! Where is this stamp from??? Love your blue background- love this card!

  3. Very elegant! Christmas is coming!

  4. Shelly the stamp is from Michaels.....I think Recollections brand?